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Drake at the 2017 Billboard Awards Press Room at the T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV (Shutterstock.com/Kathy Hutchins)
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.
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Here are the lists of Spotify’s most-streamed artists, songs and albums in 2018:
Most-Streamed Female Artists
“God’s Plan” — Drake
“SAD!” — XXXTentacion
“rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)” — Post Malone
“Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)” — Post Malone
“In My Feelings” — Drake
Scorpion — Drake
beerbongs & bentleys — Post Malone
? — XXXTentacion
Dua Lipa — Dua Lipa
Divide — Ed Sheeran
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