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Spotify announces the most streamed artists of 2017

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With the year coming to an end, Spotify has announced its most streamed artists of 2017.

Unsurprisingly, Ed Sheeran features heavily, topping nine of the lists. Not only is he the most streamed artist and streamed male in the UK, but he’s also topped the global lists too. Additionally, he has claimed the most streamed song and album both in the UK and globally.

In the UK, Dua Lipa is the most streamed female artist whilst Little Mix claim the title of the most streamed group. On a global scale, Rihanna and Coldplay are the most streamed female and group respectively, whilst Camila Cabello bags the title of the most streamed breakout artist.

‘Despacito’ has also made its mark on the UK and global streaming charts. The remix version, made famous by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, is the second most streamed song in the UK. However, both the remix and the original version appear in the global top five, at number two and three respectively.

Other acts to feature in the end of year lists include Drake, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, The Chainsmokers, Ariana Grande, and Kendrick Lamar. Check out the full lists below.

Spotify’s UK Year in Music 2017

Top Five Artists in the UK

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. Little Mix
  4. Eminem
  5. The Weeknd

Top Five Females in the UK

  1. Dua Lipa
  2. Rihanna
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Beyoncé

Top Five Males in the UK

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. Eminem
  4. The Weeknd
  5. Calvin Harris

Top Five Groups in the UK

  1. Little Mix
  2. Coldplay
  3. The Chainsmokers
  4. Arctic Monkeys
  5. Imagine Dragons

Top Five Tracks in the UK

  1. ‘Shape of You’ – Ed Sheeran
  2. ‘Despacito’ – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
  3. ‘Castle on the Hill’ – Ed Sheeran
  4. ‘Unforgettable’ – French Montana
  5. ‘Galway Girl’ – Ed Sheeran

Top Five Albums in the UK

  1. Divide – Ed Sheeran
  2. More Life – Drake
  3. Starboy – The Weeknd
  4. Gang Signs & Prayer – Stormzy
  5. X – Ed Sheeran

Most streamed UK artists worldwide

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Coldplay
  3. Calvin Harris
  4. Dua Lipa
  5. ZAYN

Spotify’s Global Year in Music 2017

Most Streamed Artists

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. The Chainsmokers

Most Streamed Female Artists

  1. Rihanna
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Selena Gomez
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Sia

Most Streamed Male Artists

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists

  1. Camila Cabello
  2. Harry Styles
  3. Liam Payne
  4. Lil Pump
  5. Trippie Redd

Most Streamed Groups

  1. Coldplay
  2. Imagine Dragons
  3. Maroon 5
  4. Linkin Park
  5. Migos

Most Streamed Tracks

  1. ‘Shape of You’ – Ed Sheeran
  2. ‘Despacito’ – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
  3. ‘Despacito’ – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
  4. ‘Something Just Like This’ – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
  5. ‘I’m the One’ – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Most Streamed Albums

  1. Divide – Ed Sheeran
    2. More Life – Drake
    3. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
  2. Starboy – The Weeknd
  3. Stoney – Post Malone

To coincide with the end of year lists, Spotify has also launched 2017wrapped.com, which allows you to view a personalised list of your most-streamed artists and songs of the year.

What do you think of Spotify’s end of year lists? Do they resemble your most-streamed artists, songs and albums? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix

Written by Katrina Rees

I’m Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I’m a writer, charity shop manager, boyband lover and all round music fanatic.
Twitter: @lifeofkatrina
Email: katrinanaomirees@gmail.com

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