Spotify Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Spotify celebrated its 10th anniversary by sharing data about the streaming service from the past 10 years. Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” is the top-streamed song while Drake is the top-streamed artist.

Drake’s “One Dance” is the second-most streamed song and Sheeran is right behind Drake on the top-streamed artist list. Sheeran’s 2017 release ÷ is the top-streamed album of the past decade while Rihanna in 2013 became the first artist to reach 1 billion global streams. According to Spotify, the platform hosts over 40 million tracks and in the past decade, 16,858,080 years worth of music has streamed on the service. View more Spotify stats below:

Most-Streamed Song Each Year Since Spotify Launch

  • 2008: The Killers – “Human”
  • 2009: The Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
  • 2010: Eminem, Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”
  • 2011: Don Omar, Lucenzo – “Danza Kuduro”
  • 2012: Gotye, Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know”
  • 2013: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Can’t Hold Us” (feat. Ray Dalton)
  • 2014: Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
  • 2015: Major Lazer, MØ, DJ Snake – “Lean On”
  • 2016: Drake – “One Dance”
  • 2017: Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

Top-Streamed Artists Of All Time

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Eminem
  4. The Weeknd
  5. Rihanna
  6. Kanye West
  7. Coldplay
  8. Justin Bieber
  9. Calvin Harris
  10. Ariana Grande

Most-Streamed Songs Of All Time

  1. Ed Sheeran – “Shape Of You’”
  2. Drake – “One Dance”
  3. The Chainsmokers, Halsey – “Closer”
  4. Post Malone – “rockstar” (feat. 21 Savage)
  5. Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
  6. Major Lazer, MØ, DJ Snake – “Lean On”
  7. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber – “Despacito – Remix’”
  8. Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
  9. Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
  10. The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down”

First 10 Artists To Reach 1 Billion Streams On Spotify

  1. Rihanna (2013)
  2. David Guetta (2013)
  3. Eminem (2013)
  4. Kanye West (2014)
  5. Avicii (2014)
  6. Coldplay (2014)
  7. JAY Z (2014)
  8. Katy Perry (2014)
  9. Drake (2014)
  10. Pitbull (2014)

Most-Streamed Albums Globally

  1. Ed Sheeran – ÷
  2. Justin Bieber – Purpose
  3. Drake – Views
  4. Ed Sheeran – x
  5. Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys
  6. The Weeknd – Starboy
  7. Drake – Scorpion
  8. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness
  9. Post Malone – Stoney
  10. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Most-Streamed Female Artists Globally

  1. Rihanna
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Sia
  4. Beyoncé
  5. Nicki Minaj
  6. Adele
  7. Taylor Swift
  8. Selena Gomez
  9. Katy Perry
  10. Shakira