This announcement comes from Spotify.
Spotify Reveals the Year’s Biggest Artists, Albums, Songs and Trends
Drake Dominates with Most Streamed Track and Album for 2016
Rihanna Named Most Streamed Female Artist for Second Year in a Row
Today, Spotify unveiled its annual top lists that takes a look back at the artists, albums, tracks and moments that made 2016 such an amazing year in music.
“Drake has been unstoppable this year – he’s a true global superstar,” said Stefan Blom, Spotify’s Chief Content & Chief Strategy Officer. ”With the top album and the top song this year, as well as his successful Summer Sixteen tour, Drake continues to engage his fans in a way that only Drake can; it’s no surprise he is dominating the music industry.”
Fans also discovered more new music and artists than ever before in 2016. ZAYN became the top breakout artist, and Discover Weekly was streamed more than 9 billion times this year.
Check out below for the full breakdown of this year’s rankings and musical trends and head to 2016 Wrapped at spotify.com/2016 for the top playlists of 2016, year in review playlists, videos, and more.
Spotify’s Global Year in Music 2016
Most Streamed Artists
For the second year in a row, Drake was the world’s most streamed artist with over 4.7 billion streams this year, more than doubling his record of 1.8 billion streams last year. In fact, Drake is the most streamed artist of all time on Spotify with over 8.7 billion streams.
Here are the top five artists for 2016:
Check out all the categories here.