Spotify Reveals Most Streamed Artists of 2016

Spotify revealed the top artists, songs and albums on its platform in 2016.

Spotify revealed the top artists, songs and albums on its platform in 2016.

On a global level, Drake was the top artist on Spotify in 2016, followed by Justin Bieber and Rihanna. Drake’s music accounted for more than 4.7 billion streams in 2016.

In terms of female artists specifically, Rihanna was the top artist of the year, with over 2.5 billion streams. Rihanna was followed by Ariana Grande and Sia. For male artists specifically, Drake was followed by Bieber and Twenty One Pilots.

Elsewhere, Spotify said the top breakout artist in 2016 was Zayn, followed by Frenship and Anne-Marie.

In terms of individual songs, One Dance (feat. Wizkid and Kyla) by Drake was the most streamed track on Spotify in 2016. In addition, Drake’s album Views was the most streamed album on the platform this year.

Here are Spotify’s complete top five lists for the top artists, songs and albums on its platform in 2016.

Top Five Artists for 2016

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

Most Streamed Female Artists in 2016

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

Most Streamed Male Artists in 2016

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

Top Five Breakout Artists in 2016

  1. Zayn
  2. Frenship
  3. Anne-Marie
  4. Madeintyo
  5. Rob $tone

Most Streamed Tracks in 2016

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

Most Streamed Albums in 2016

  1. Drake – Views
  2. Justin Bieber – Purpose
  3. Rihanna – ANTI
  4. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
  5. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness