Published: Wed, December 04, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Drake named Spotify's artist of the decade

Drake named Spotify's artist of the decade

Spotify has revealed its biggest songs, albums and artists of the last decade, with Drake emerging as the most-streamed artist of the 2010s.

The "God's Plan" singer took the crown, topping off an impressive year after winning for best rap song at the Grammy Awards in February.

Spotify's most-streamed podcasts are The Joe Budden Podcast, My Favorite Murder, Gemischtes Hack, Fest & Flauschig, and The Misfits Podcast.

And Post Malone is the most streamed artist this year, with over 6.5 billion streams from fans around the globe in 2019.

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Global hit machine Sheeran's "Shape of You" won the top spot for most streamed track of the decade with more than 2.3 billion streams, according to the data on more than 248 million worldwide users' listening habits.

Drake's One Dance featuring Kyla and WizKid, Post Malone's Rockstar featuring 21 Savage, The Chainsmokers' Closer featuring Halsey, and Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud complete the top five songs.

Billie Eilish came in second, followed by Grande, Sheeran and Bad Bunny. Though none of them managed to out-stream the top three artists, the top three most streamed female artists of the decade were Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Taylor Swift (the latter whom removed her catalogue from Spotify for a significant chunk of the decade).

Spotify released its streaming numbers for the decade Tuesday in its inaugural edition of "Wrapped", a new year-end look at the music service's most-streamed artists and albums.

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