Drake - Spotify Charts 2016

Spotify charts 2016

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From Drake to Justin Bieber, Sia to Coldplay. Here are Spotify’s most popular tracks, albums and artists of 2016

It’s end of year list time, when we get so see what you all loved and listened to over the course of the last twelve months. Spotify recently released their annual lists, revealing its most streamed artists, albums and songs of the year 2016. Check out the image below to see who came out on top. 

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Spotify Charts 2016

Drake’s Year

As you can see, it was quite a year for Drake, who dominated with the most streams for single “One Dance“ and album Views. Drake was also the most-streamed artist of the year, with over 4.7 billion global streams, which was more than twice as much as 2015. It also makes him the most-streamed artist EVER on Spotify, with over 8.7 billion streams worldwide. 

Most streamed artists 

  1. Drake
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Rihanna
  4. Twenty One Pilots
  5. Kanye West

Most streamed male artists 

  1. Drake
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Twenty One Pilots
  4. Kanye West
  5. Coldplay

Most streamed female artists

Rihanna tops the list for most streamed female artist, with more that 2.5 billion streams, beating the likes of Ariana Grande and Sia to top spot. 

  1. Rihanna
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Sia
  4. Adele
  5. Fifth Harmony

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Most streamed tracks of 2016

“One Dance“ wrote history this year. With more than 970 million streams, Drake’s track took the title of most-streamed tune of all time, beating the previous holder “Lean On” by Major Lazer (ft. Mø und DJ Snake) and with it of course the title of most-streamed track of the year. 

  1. One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) - Drake
  2. I Took A Pill in Ibiza - Seeb Remix - Mike Posner
  3. Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) - The Chainsmokers
  4. Work (feat. Drake) - Rihanna
  5. Cheap Thrills – Sia

Top 5 breakout artists of the year 

One Direction fans stayed loyal this year, helping to make ZAYN’s debut album the most streamed of the year.

  1. ZAYN
  3. Anne-Marie
  4. Madeintyo
  5. Rob $tone


A couple of interesting facts from this year’s music on Spotify

  • Top sex song: Sex – Cheat Codes, Kris Kross Amsterdam
  • Top sad song: Say Something - A Great Big World
  • Top breakup song: One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) - Drake
  • Top party/dance song: Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
  • Top workout song: ‘Till I Collapse (feat. Nate Dogg) - Eminem
  • Top gaming song: Fort Minor - Remember The Name (feat. Styles of
  • Beyond)
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