Spotify celebrated its 10th anniversary recently and the music streaming giant decided to crunch some numbers on the most popular artists and songs on its platform. To no surprise, Drake came out on top as its most-streamed artist of all time, beating out Eminem, The Weeknd, Rihanna and Ed Sheeran. BUT, Sheeran and Rihanna both have All Time titles of their own.
Drake holds the record for the largest single-week ever for an album in the United States with Scorpion, which had 745.9 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks earlier this year. And according to Billboard, last year the Toronto native was awarded the IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2016, which recognizes the top artist across physical sales, downloads, and streaming.
Ed Sheeran topped the list for Spotify’s most-streamed songs of all time for “Shape Of You”, charting above Drake’s “One Dance”. Sheeran also has the title for most-streamed album of all time, his 2017 album “Divide” named Spotify’s most-streamed album globally, ahead of Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” and Drake’s “Views”.
Rihanna still reigns supreme, of course, as she holds the title for most-streamed female artist globally ahead of Ariana Grande, Sia, Beyoncé, and Nicki Minaj.
As for Spotify itself, the streaming site reports 180 million monthly active listeners across the 65 territories where it operates. That’s an increase from an active user base of about 140 million as of June 2018.
The Spotify All-Time Top 10 Lists are here.