These Were The Most Streamed Artists And Songs On Spotify In 2015

2 December 2015, 10:32

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Drake, Rihanna and The Weeknd all made the year-end list.

Spotify has released it's annual Year In Music list, rounding up all of the biggest artists and songs of 2015. 

The streaming service has revealed that over 75 million listeners enjoyed 20 billion hours of music on Spotify in just the last 12 months alone - not only that, but a whopping 2 billion playlists were created. 

With huge releases this year from Kendrick Lamar, Drake and The Weeknd, to name a few, there was plenty of competition to take the top spot for titles such as 'most streamed song' and 'most streamed artist. 

Below we round up the most impressive achievements on Spotify this year. 

Most Streamed Artist Of 2015 = Drake. 

With the release of not one, but two mixtapes this year, 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' and the Future assisted 'What A Time To Be Alive,' Drizzy tops the list of the most streamed artists this year. 

Most Streamed Female Artist Of 2015 = Rihanna.

Even though Rihanna's long-awaited 'Anti' album is yet to drop, Rih Rih was still one of the most streamed artists of the year and the biggest female artist of the year for streams on Spotify. 

Most Streamed Song Of 2015 = Major Lazor Feat. Mo and DJ Snake - 'Lean On'

Diplo and his gang scored the most streamed song of the year (and now, the most streamed song of all time) with 'Lean On' - a track that Rihanna reportedly turned down - in total it racked up 540 million streams. 

Most Streamed Album Of 2015 = The Weeknd - 'Beauty Behind The Madness'

Finally The Weeknd released his highly anticipated debut album 'Beauty Behind The Madness' this year - and it lived up to the hype. 

Most Streams In A Single Day - Justin Bieber

It's been a big year for Bieber, who had the most streams in a single day on 13th November, with 36 million streams on that day alone in total. 

Most Streamed Artist Of All Time = Ed Sheeran

Ed takes the ultimate Spotify crown as he's been announced as the service's most streamed UK artist of the year and most streamed artist of all time. Who did he knock off the top spot? Only Eminem.