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Spotify’s most streamed music and artists of the decade

By Ninian Carter

December 13, 2019 - Spotify has named its biggest songs and artists of the last decade, based on the listening habits of more than 248 million global users.

Canadian rapper Drake has emerged as the most-streamed artist of the 2010s with more than 28 billion streams. His most popular song is “One Dance”, which has been played 1.7 billion times, although it is dwarfed by Ed Sheeran's “Shape Of You” at 2.4 billion streams – making it the decade's most listened-to track.


Most-streamed artists of the decade:
1. Drake
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Post Malone
4. Ariana Grande
5. Eminem

Most-streamed female artists of the decade:
1. Aiana Grande
2. Rihanna
3. Taylor Swift
4. Sia
5. Beyoncé

Most-streamed male artists of the decade:
1. Drake
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Post Malone
4. Eminem
5. The Weeknd

Most-streamed tracks of the decade:
1. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
2. “One Dance” – Drake, Kyla, WizKid
3. “rockstar” – 21 Savage, Post Malone
4. “Closer” – Halsey, The Chainsmokers
5. “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

PUBLISHED: 13/12/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images