Sunday 18 March 2018

No Adele or Taylor Swift, so who are Spotify’s most streamed artists of 2015?

Drake in Hotline Bling
Drake in Hotline Bling
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Without Adele, whose new album 25 is hitting number one everywhere, and Taylor Swift with her plethora of hits, Spotify's list of most-streatmed artists 2015 is dominated by men.

Drake may have been slagged for his dad dancing in Hotline Bling but tops the lot with 1.8 billion streams followed by Ed Sheeran, last year's winner, The Weeknd, Maroon 5, and Kanye West.

The most streamed female artists is Rihanna with over 1 billion streams, despite the fact she has not yet released her new album Anti.

She's followed by Ariana Grande, Nicky Minaj, Beyonce and British artist Ellie Goulding.

The most streamed song of hte year, howeger, was Lean on By Major Lazer and DJ Snake and the biggest day for music streaming was July 19.

Ed Sheeran is still the most streamed artist of all time with 3 billion streams so far.

Justin Bieber got the most streams in one day with 36 million on NOvember 13 and he bagged the most streams in one week following the release of PUrpose.

The most streamed album was The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness.

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