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News: Drake Is Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist of 2015

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Drake has been having a great year with his two successful projects, his clothing line and much more. Now he has yet another attribute to celebrate as Spotify has named him The Most Streamed Artists of 2015 with 1.8 billion streams and 46 million listeners.

Drake has been named the Top Global Artist, Top Male Global Artist and Top Artist in the U.S. His If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late LP was the second most streamed album behind The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness album. His single ‘Hotline Bling’ is currently the biggest viral track in the U.S.

You can see Spotify’s recap of The Year in Music 2015 below.

Most Streamed Artist of 2015: Drake
1.8 billion streams, 46 million listeners

Most Streamed Female of 2015: Rihanna
1 billion streams, 57 million listeners

Most Streams in a Single Day: Justin Bieber
36 million streams (November 13)

Most Streamed Song of 2015: Major Lazer Feat. MØ & DJ Snake — “Lean On”
540 million streams
*Also the most streamed song of all time

Most Streamed Album of 2015: The Weeknd — Beauty Behind The Madness
60 million streams

Most Streamed Artist of All Time: Ed Sheeran
+3 billion streams to date

Breakout Artist of 2015: Kygo
First Spotlight artist to reach 1 billion streams

Most Viral Track of 2015: Robin Schulz Feat. Francesco Yates — “Sugar”
Appeared on Spotify’s Global “Viral 50? chart 55 times

Most Popular Playlist of 2015: Today’s Top Hits
Almost 70 million hours of listening

Most Musical Day of 2015 (Most Streams In 24 Hours): June 19

Top Five Global Artists
Drake
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd
Maroon 5
Kanye West

Top Five Global Males
Drake
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd
Maroon 5
Kanye West

Top Five Global Females
Rihanna
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Beyoncé
Ellie Goulding

Top Five Global Tracks
Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) — Major Lazer
Cheerleader– Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit – OMI
Uptown Funk — Mark Ronson
See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) — Wiz Khalifa
Love Me Like You Do — Ellie Goulding

Top Five Global Albums
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late — Drake
Peace Is The Mission — Major Lazer
Stories — Avicii
Title — Meghan Trainor

Top Five Global Viral Tracks
Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates) — Robin Schulz
Hotline Bling — Drake
Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) — Felix Jaehn
Can’t Feel My Face — The Weeknd
Here — Alessia Cara

Top Five Artists in U.S.
Drake
The Weeknd
Kanye West
Ed Sheeran
Eminem

Top Five Males in U.S.
Drake
The Weeknd
Kanye West
Ed Sheeran
Eminem

Top Five Females in U.S.
Nicki Minaj
Beyoncé
Rihanna
Ariana Grande
Lana Del Rey

Top Five Tracks in the U.S.
Trap Queen — Fetty Wap
The Hills — The Weeknd
Earned It — The Weeknd
Uptown Funk — Mark Ronson
Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) — Major Lazer

Top Five Albums in the U.S.
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late — Drake
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd
Fetty Wap — Fetty Wap
Dark Sky Paradise — Big Sean
SremmLife — Rae Sremmurd

Top Five Viral Tracks in the U.S.
Here — Alessia Cara
Hotline Bling — Drake
Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates) — Robin Schulz
Ex’s & Oh’s — Elle King
Sunday Candy — Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment (tied for 4th place)

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