Drake & Rihanna Top Spotify's Year-End Lists

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You might not need another chart to tell you that Drake and Rihanna owned the last 12 months, but just in case, Pandora essentially announced as much with its Top Thumb Hundred list for 2016.

 

Drake, Justin Bieber and Rihanna top this year's Spotify year-end lists looking at the streaming service's most popular acts. 

Beyond all, Drake saw supreme success across U.S. and international charts, topping tallies for top artists, most streamed male artists, most streamed tracks with "One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla)" and most streamed albums with Views. Drake was also the top artist in hip-hop and pop genres and his song "One Dance" was Spotify's top breakup song, according to a press release. 

This is Drake's second year in a row as the world's most streamed artist, receiving more than 4.7 billion streams -- more than double the 1.8 billion he saw last year. Drake is the most streamed artist of all time on Spotify with over 8.7 billion streams. 

"Drake has been unstoppable this year -- he's a true global superstar," Spotify's chief content & chief strategy officer Stefan Blom said in a statement. "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."

Bieber and Rihanna, meanwhile, faired well for themselves, ranking second and third on both the international top artists list and the most streamed albums list, respectively. 

Rihanna also topped the most streamed female artists list and was the most popular R&B act. 

See Spotify's full list of rankings and musical trends below and see more year-end goodies here

 

Spotify's Global Year in Music 2016

 

Most Streamed Artists:

1. Drake 

2. Justin Bieber

3. Rihanna 

4. Twenty One Pilots 

5. Kanye West

 

Most Streamed Female Artists:

1. Rihanna

2. Ariana Grande

3. Sia

4. Adele

5. Fifth Harmony 

 

Most Streamed Male Artists:

1. Drake

2. Justin Bieber

3. Twenty One Pilots

4. Kanye West

5. Coldplay

 

Top Five Breakout Artists: 

1. ZAYN 

2. FRENSHIP

3. Anne-Marie

4. Madeintyo

5. Rob $tone

 

Most Streamed Tracks:

1. One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) - Drake

2. I Took A Pill in Ibiza - Seeb Remix - Mike Posner

3. Don't Let Me Down (feat. Daya) - The Chainsmokers

4. Work (feat. Drake) - Rihanna

5. Cheap Thrills - Sia

 

Most Streamed Albums: 

1. Views - Drake

2. Purpose - Justin Bieber

3. ANTI - Rihanna

4. Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots 

5. Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weeknd

 

Most Popular Playlists: 

1. Today's Top Hits

2. Rap Caviar 

3. Hot Country

4. Peaceful Piano

5. Baila Reggaeton

 

Fun Facts:

• Top sex song: Sex - Cheat Codes, Kris Kross Amsterdam

• Top sad song: Say Something - A Great Big World

• Top breakup song: One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) - Drake

• Top party/dance song: Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars 

• Top workout song: 'Till I Collapse (feat. Nate Dogg) - Eminem  

• Top gaming song: Fort Minor - Remember The Name (feat. Styles of Beyond)

• Most Musical Day: 11th November 2016

 

Top Artists by Genre:

• Classic Rock: The Beatles

• Classical: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

• Country (New): Luke Bryan

• Country (Old): Johnny Cash

• EDM: The Chainsmokers

• Emo: Panic! At The Disco

• Hip Hop: Drake

• Jazz: Nina Simone

• Latin: Enrique Iglesias

• Metal: Metallica

 • New Age: Enya

 • Pop: Drake

• R&B: Rihanna

• Reggae: Bob Marley & The Wailers

• Reggaeton: Enrique Iglesias

• Rock: Red Hot Chili Peppers 

• Soul: Michael Jackson

 

Emerging 2016 Genres:

1. Ambient Fusion 

2. Witch House

3. Indie Emo

4. Underground Latin Hip Hop

5. Baile Funk

6. Dangdut 

7. Hoerspiel

8. Speed Garage

9. Brazilian Gospel

10. World Meditation 

 

MARKET SPECIFIC - U.S.

 

Top Five Artists in U.S.:

1. Drake

2. Kanye West

3. Rihanna

4. Twenty One Pilots

 5. Future

 

Top Five Males in U.S.:

 1. Drake

2. Kanye West

3. Twenty One Pilots

4. Future

5. Justin Bieber

 

Top Five Females in U.S.:

1. Rihanna

2. Ariana Grande

 3. Beyoncé

4. Sia

5. Adele

 

Top Five Tracks in the U.S.: 

1. One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) - Drake

2. Don't Let Me Down (feat. Daya) - The Chainsmokers

3. Needed Me - Rihanna

4. Panda - Desiigner

5. Work (feat. Drake) - Rihanna

 

Top Five Albums in the U.S.:

1. Views - Drake

2. ANTI - Rihanna

3. Purpose - Justin Bieber

4. Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots 

5. The Life of Pablo - Kanye West

 

Top Five Playlists in the U.S.:

1. Today's Top Hits

2. Rap Caviar 

3. Hot Country

4. New Music Friday

5. Peaceful Piano