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Spotify Has Revealed The Most Streamed Artists And Songs Of The Past Decade

Spotify has joined in on decade-end list fever with its annual end of year wrap-up.

As usual, the streaming giant has shared the most-streamed artists of 2019, which includes Post Malone, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande this spin ’round the sun. They’ve also, among other things, shared the most-streamed songs of the year – Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’ ‘Señorita’, Billie Eilish hit ‘bad guy’ and Post Malone/Swae Lee collab ‘Sunflower’.

But that’s not all – we now also know stats from 2010-2019 thanks to Spotify’s ‘A Decade Wrapped’ list.

The most-streamed artist of the decade is a not entirely surprising result, with the honour going to Drake. The rapper has released five studio albums since 2010, most recently last year’s 25-track mammoth Scorpion. 

After that, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem make the cut for top five.

Most-streamed tracks include Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ up front, Drake, Kyla and WizKid’s ‘One Dace’, Post Malone’s 21 Savage-featuring ‘rockstar’ and The Chainsmokers and Halsey’s hit ‘Closer’.

As The Washington Post acknowledge, it’s important to take this list with a grain of salt, as the stats exist “within a self-constructed reality” and don’t necessarily reflect what people were listening to outside the streaming service.

For instance, Beyoncé’s 2016 album Lemonade was Tidal-exclusive for three years, not reaching Spotify until the middle of this year.

It’s a similar case for Taylor Swift, who pulled her music from Spotify in 2014 with the release of 1989, only restoring her back catalogue to the service in June 2017.

Either way, the lists still paint a fairly interesting portrait of the pop music landscape over the past decade, when gearing albums towards streaming arguably became top priority for many artists and their labels.

Take a look at the full lists – both for this year and the past decade – below. Check out the Spotify website for more insight and a nifty infographic.

RELATED: See The Songs And Artists You Played Most This Year (And Decade) With Spotify’s ‘Wrapped’ Function

Spotify’s Global Top Lists 2019:

Most-Streamed Artists

Post Malone

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Ed Sheeran

Bad Bunny

Most-Streamed Female Artists

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift

Camila Cabello

Halsey

Most-Streamed Male Artists

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Bad Bunny

Khalid

J Balvin

Most-Streamed Tracks

‘Señorita’ – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes

‘bad guy’ – Billie Eilish

‘Sunflower’ – Post Malone, Swae Lee

‘7 Rings’ – Ariana Grande

‘Old Town Road – Remix’ – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus

Most-Streamed Albums

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish

Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone

thank u, next – Ariana Grande

No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran

Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes

Most-Streamed Podcasts

The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Gemischtes Hack

Fest & Flauschig

The Misfits Podcast

Most-Streamed Spotify Original Podcasts

The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Ma

Gemischtes Hack

Fest & Flauschig

Serial Killers

Herrengedeck – Der Podcast

“A Decade Wrapped” Spotify’s Top Lists 2010–2019

Most-Streamed Artists of the Decade (Global)

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Post Malone

Ariana Grande

Eminem

Most-Streamed Female Artists of the Decade (Global)

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Sia

Beyoncé

Most-Streamed Male Artists of the Decade (Global)

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Post Malone

Eminem

The Weeknd

Most-Streamed Tracks of the Decade (Global)

‘Shape of You’ – Ed Sheeran

‘One Dance’ – Drake, Kyla, WizKid

‘rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)’ – 21 Savage, Post Malone

‘Closer’ – Halsey, The Chainsmokers

‘Thinking out Loud’ – Ed Sheeran

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