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The Most Streamed Artists Of 2017 On Spotify

So this is what the world listens to…

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27:  Ed Sheeran performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

 

Spotify have kindly revealed their most streamed artists of 2017 and it’s fantastic news for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, and Kendrick Lamar.

Unsurprisingly, the main man himself, Ed Sheeran, has come out on top. This year his third album ‘÷’ has become the most streamed album worldwide, mounting up a whopping 3.1 billion plays. His lead single on the album, ‘Shape Of You’, has been streamed over 1.4 billion times and Ed averages 47 million listeners every month. Now that is what you call killing it!

Spotify’s data also revealed something that we already knew – the fact that 2017 has been the year for Latin music. Ten Latin songs appeared on Spotify’s Global Top 50 list and of course this has strongly been led by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s ‘Despacito’ remix and J Balvin’s Mi Gente.

In terms of UK specific music, grime has been a popular genre and Stormzy’s Number 1 album ‘Gang Signs and Prayer’ was the fourth most-listened to album, with 123,324,334 streams. Spotify haven’t mentioned ‘Man’s Not Hot’ but there’s still a place for Big Shaq…in our hearts.

Spotify have organised their streaming data in to lots of categories so, before you scroll down and have a read, we suggest grabbing yourself a cuppa and maybe even a few biscuits and brace yourself for the big reveal!

Spotify’s UK Year in Music 2017

Top Five Artists in the UK:

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. Little Mix
4. Eminem
5. The Weeknd

Top Five Females in the UK:

1. Dua Lipa
2. Rihanna
3. Ariana Grande
4. Taylor Swift
5. Beyoncé

Top Five Males in the UK:

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. Eminem
4. The Weeknd
5. Calvin Harris

Top Five Groups in the UK:

1. Little Mix
2. Coldplay
3. The Chainsmokers
4. Arctic Monkeys
5. Imagine Dragons

Top Five Tracks in the UK:

1. Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
2. Despacito – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
3. Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
4. Unforgettable – French Montana
5. Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran

Top Five Albums in the UK:

1. ÷ – Ed Sheeran
2. More Life – Drake
3. Starboy – The Weeknd
4. Gang Signs & Prayer – Stormzy
5. X – Ed Sheeran

Most streamed UK artists worldwide:

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Coldplay
3. Calvin Harris
4. Dua Lipa
5. ZAYN

Spotify’s Global Year in Music 2017

Most Streamed Artists:

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Weeknd
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. The Chainsmokers

Most Streamed Female Artists:

1. Rihanna
2. Taylor Swift
3. Selena Gomez
4. Ariana Grande
5. Sia

Most Streamed Male Artists:

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Weeknd
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists:

1. Camila Cabello
2. Harry Styles
3. Liam Payne
4. Lil Pump
5. Trippie Redd

Most Streamed Groups:

1. Coldplay
2. Imagine Dragons
3. Maroon 5
4. Linkin Park
5. Migos

Most Streamed Tracks:

1. Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
2. Despacito – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
3. Despacito – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
4. Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
5. I’m The One – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Most Streamed Albums:

1. Divide – Ed Sheeran
2. More Life – Drake
3. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
4. Starboy – The Weeknd
5. Stoney – Post Malone

We’ll give you a moment to take that all in.

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