Get out the champagne, Papi. Drake has been crowned Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade. The self-proclaimed 6 God led with more than 28 billion global streams in the 2010s, ahead of artists like Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Ariana Grande, and Eminem. Drake has now gone back-to-back with Spotify honors, having been named the most-streamed artist of 2018.
Drake almost hit No. 1 in two decade categories. His 2016 single “One Dance” came in behind Sheeran’s “Shape of You” as the most-streamed track of the 2010s. “Shape of You” scored Sheeran his first No. 1 track on the Billboard charts back in early 2017 and remained on the charts for more than a year, which is exponentially more staying power than Anthony Scaramucci had that year. (Remember him? Are you sure?)
Grande was named the most-streamed female artist of the decade, a run that finished strong with the album drops Sweetener (2018) and Thank U, Next (2019).
Looking at the past year, Billie Eilish had the most-streamed album (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?) and second-most-streamed song (“Bad Guy”), and was the second-most-streamed artist. Post Malone finished as the most-streamed artist of the year. He also had the second-most-streamed album (Hollywood’s Bleeding) and the third-most-streamed song (“Sunflower,” featuring Swae Lee).
In non-musical news, the year’s most-streamed podcast genre was comedy, taking the crown from crime and mystery.
See Spotify’s full 2010s and 2019 lists below.
Most-Streamed Artists of the Decade
Most-Streamed Female Artists of the Decade
Most-Streamed Male Artists of the Decade
Most-Streamed Tracks of the Decade
Most-Streamed Female Artists
Most-Streamed Male Artists
Most-Streamed Podcast Genres
U.S. Most-Streamed Artists
U.S. Most-Streamed Female Artists
U.S. Most-Streamed Male Artists
U.S. Most-Streamed Tracks
U.S. Most-Streamed Albums
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