Spotify Reveal The Top Artists, Songs & Albums Of 2017

5 December 2017, 12:35

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Some of these stats might surprise you...

Spotify have announced the top performing artists, songs and albums of 2017 so far. 

Ed Sheeran has been revealed as the most globally-streamed artist, with his album '÷' being streamed 3.1 billion times, while his single ‘Shape Of You’ was the most streamed song in Spotify history with 1.4 billion plays. 

"Ed Sheeran absolutely dominated this year with the release of his record-breaking album, 'Divide'," said Spotify’s Chief Content Officer Stefan Blom. 

"There is no doubt that 2017 was The Year of Ed Sheeran, and we are thrilled that so many millions of music fans have discovered, listened to, and shared his music on Spotify. Congratulations to Ed on an amazing achievement." 

Drake, who had top spot in 2015 and 2016, was named second most streamed artist of 2017. 

The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers rounded out the top 5. 

Check out Spotify’s end-of-year breakdown below: 

Spotify Artists, Songs & Albums Of 2017

Most Streamed Artists 
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Weeknd
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. The Chainsmokers

Most Streamed Female Artists    
1. Rihanna
2. Taylor Swift
3. Selena Gomez
4. Ariana Grande
5. Sia

Most Streamed Male Artists
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Weeknd
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists
1. Camila Cabello
2. Harry Styles
3. Liam Payne
4. Lil Pump
5. Trippie Redd

Most Streamed Groups
1. Coldplay
2. Imagine Dragons
3. Maroon 5
4. Linkin Park
5. Migos

Most Streamed Tracks
1. "Shape of You" - Ed Sheeran
2. "Despacito" Remix - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
3. "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
4. "Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
5. "I’m the One" - DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Most Streamed Albums
1. ÷ - Ed Sheeran
2. More Life - Drake
3. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
4. Starboy - The Weeknd
5. Stoney - Post Malone

Emerging 2017 Genres
1. Melodic Power Metal
2. Chaotic Black Metal
3. Chillhop
4. Trap Latino
5. Future Funk
6. Jumpstyle
7. Serialism
8. Cinematic Dubstep
9. Vintage Swoon
10. Gamecore

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