Drake is Spotify’s most streamed artist of all time

By: - Reporter
/ 01:44 PM December 05, 2018

In this June 27, 2015 file photo, Canadian singer Drake performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, London. AP FILE

MANILA, Philippines — With over eight billion streams in 2018 alone, something divine must have made Canadian rapper Drake Spotify’s most streamed artist of all time.

Thanks to his album “Scorpion” and single “God’s Plan,” which brought more than a billion streams alone, Drake bounced back to the top this 2018.


The rapper topped the list in 2015 and 2016, but lost the spot to Ed Sheeran in 2017.

On the list released Tuesday by Spotify, Drake was followed by Post Malone, XXXTentacion, J Balvin and Ed Sheeran, whose 2017 album “Divide” made the top five of most-streamed artist albums.


Meanwhile, Ariana Grande is Spotify’s top-streamed female artist with more than three billion streams in 2018.

The high number of streams is credited to her newly released fourth album “Sweetener” and her latest single “thank u, next” which has over 220 million streams.

Grande was followed by Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello.

Here are the lists of Spotify’s most-streamed artists, songs and albums in 2018:

Most-Streamed Artists

  1. Drake
  2. Post Malone
  3. XXXTentacion
  4. J Balvin
  5. Ed Sheeran

Most-Streamed Female Artists

  1. Ariana Grande
  2. Dua Lipa
  3. Cardi B
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Camila Cabello

Most-Streamed Tracks


  1. “God’s Plan” — Drake
  2. “SAD!” — XXXTentacion
  3. “rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)” — Post Malone
  4. “Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)” — Post Malone
  5. “In My Feelings” — Drake

Most-Streamed Albums

  1. Scorpion — Drake
  2. beerbongs & bentleys — Post Malone
  3. ? — XXXTentacion
  4. Dua Lipa — Dua Lipa
  5. Divide — Ed Sheeran

Most-Streamed Groups

  1. Imagine Dragons
  2. BTS
  3. Maroon 5
  4. Migos
  5. Coldplay
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