Some of us may have been unhappy whenin July, but apparently overall it didn’t diminish our love for his music.
Drake reigns king on Spotify’s global charts for most-streamed artist after accumulating over 8.2 billion streams of his songs, according to a release from the streaming platform Monday. Over 42 million listeners play his songs every month, which is about a fifth of Spotify’s.
His album Scorpion also earned the most number of streams, with the track “God’s Plan” being played more than 1 billion times and taking the crown of most-streamed track this year. “In My Feelings”, which sparked a dance challenge, also ranked in the top five.
In October, Drake nabbed the lucrative title of being the top-streamed artist of all time in a list the music streaming service. In that list, Ed Sheeran came in second, though his song “Shape of You” trumped Drake’s “One Dance” as the most-streamed track ever.
This year’s top five most-streamed artists also feature Post Malone, XXXTentacion, J Balvin and last year’s most-streamed artist Ed Sheeran. Ariana Grande was the most-streamed female artist, but no female artist made it among the top five-streamed artists this year.
In other categories, Imagine Dragons was the most-streamed group, followed by South Korean boy band BTS, Maroon 5, Migos and Coldplay.