Drake takes the crown as Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2016, defending his title from a year ago. The Toronto superstar more than doubled his 2015 streaming count, jumping from 1.8 billion to 4.7 billion. In total, he has more than 8.7 billion streams, making him Spotify’s most-streamed artist of all time.
The streaming service made its annual top lists this week and not only does Drizzy take home Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2016, but top male artist, most-streamed song with “One Dance” (which is also Spotify’s most-streamed song ever) and most-streamed album with VIEWS. He was also named both the top Hip Hop and Pop artist of the year.
Last month, it was announced that VIEWS soared past 3 billion streams on the platform, even as it was first released as an Apple Music exclusive.
Following behind Drake for Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2016 are Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots and Kanye West. RiRi was named most-streamed female artist.