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Spotify Reveals the Most Streamed Artists of 2017 (Where are the Females?)

Spotify, one of the world’s biggest music streaming platforms, announced their most popular artists and genres in different categories, using data from 2017 that involves all their member’s music history.

The most coveted title for any artist would be the globally most streamed artist and this years’ top five was dominated by males with Ed Sheeran unsurprisingly topping the list. Though this was a great year for women with Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Little Mix topping worldwide charts; it’s sad to see that none women made it into the top 5 most streamed artists and albums. We can always hope that next year a woman will make it to the top.

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The lists also show a massive rise in South American music (especially Reggaeton) with Daddy Yankee featuring on the ‘Most Streamed Males’ and ‘Most Streamed Track’ and Camilla Cabello being the top ‘Breakthrough Artist’. The genre ‘Trap Latino’ also features as number 7 in the ‘Emerging Genres’ list.

The lists in full:

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. Divide – Ed Sheeran
  2. More Life – Drake
  3. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
  4. Starboy – The Weeknd
  5. Stoney – Post Malone

Most Musical Day 2017:

June 13, 2017 (measured by most streams per user)

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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