Spotify Reveals The Most Successful Artists, Albums & Songs of 2018 By The Numbers

Another 12 months, one other Spotify end-of-year listicle for probably the most trafficked streaming platform on this planet. Spotify’s annual Year In Music 2018 exhibits a a lot totally different panorama than what existed in 2017, however one that might have been simply predicted.

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Hip hop reigns supreme as Drake ousts Ed Sheeran for most-streamed artist globally, because the latter falls to the #5 spot, following Post Malone, XXXTENTACION, and J Balvin. However, simply the most-streamed females, pop nonetheless towers over hip hop as solely Cardi B makes it into the highest 5 – no shock there. She’s joined by Ariana Grande on the high spot, folllowed by Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, and Camila Cabello.

Drake and Post Malone each notch two tracks within the most-streamed class, whereas XXX’s “SAD!” rounds out the listing. It is sensible then that Drake and Post Malone would additionally notch the 2 top-streamed albums respectively. XXX comes third with ?, adopted by Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut and Ed Sheeran’s Divide.

Sheeran’s inclusion on the listing is notable as the one album that was additionally on final 12 months’s listing, truly topping the listing in 2017.

In 2018, Spotify takes podcasts into consideration, as nicely, highlighting Fest & Flauschig, The Joe Budden Podcast, Amy Schumer, and extra.

As for the US, which will get its personal listing as such an enormous client of streamed music, the listing isn’t a lot totally different. In high artists, J Balvin and Ed Sheeran are swapped for Travis Scott and Khalid, respectively. Ariana falls to #2 as Cardi B takes the highest spot for US Top Female Artists, whereas Nicki Minaj and Halsey be a part of the group. In US Top Albums, Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy and Post Malone’s debut Stoney exchange Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran.

See the complete Spotify Year In Music 2018 beneath!

Spotify’s Global Year In Music 2018

Most Streamed Artists
Post Malone
J Balvin
Ed Sheeran

Most Streamed Female Artists
Ariana Grande
Dua Lipa
Cardi B
Taylor Swift
Camila Cabello

Most Streamed Tracks
God’s Plan – Drake
rockstar (feat. 21 Savage) – Post Malone
Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – Post Malone
In My Feelings – Drake

Most Streamed Albums
Scorpion – Drake
beerbongs & bentleys – Post Malone
Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
÷ – Ed Sheeran*

Most Streamed Exclusive Spotify Podcasts
Fest & Flauschig
The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal
Amy Schumer Presents: three Girls, 1 Keith

Most Streamed Podcast Genres
Crime and Mystery
News & Politics

Spotify’s U.S. 2018 Toplists

US Top Artists
Post Malone
Travis Scott

US Top Female Artists
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Nicki Minaj

US Top Songs
God’s Plan – Drake
Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – Post Malone
Lucid Dreams – Juice WRLD
Nice For What – Drake

US Top Albums
Scorpion – Drake
beerbongs & bentleys – Post Malone
Invasion of Privacy – Cardi B
Stoney – Post Malone

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