Drake Tops Spotify's 2016 List With 4.7 Billion Streams

He's also the music app's most streamed artist of all time with 8.7 billion streams

What to Know

  • Drake is Spotify's most streamed act with 4.7 billion streams
  • He's also the most streamed act of all time on Spotify with 8.7 billion streams
  • Former One Direction member Zayn is Spotify's top breakout artist

Drake owned the year on Spotify: He's the most streamed act on the platform with 4.7 billion streams.

The rapper has the most streamed album and song - "Views" (2.45 billion) and "One Dance" (970 million) - on Spotify this year, it was announced late Wednesday.

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, twenty one pilots and Kanye West round out the top five artists of the year. The top albums following "Views" are Bieber's "Purpose," Rihanna's "Anti," twenty one pilots' "Blurryface" and The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind the Madness."

Mike Posner's "I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Seeb Remix" came in second after Drake's "One Dance" for top songs, followed by The Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down," Rihanna and Drake's "Work" and Sia's "Cheap Thrills."

"One Dance," though, placed third on Google Play's top songs of the year, announced Thursday. "Stressed Out" by twenty one pilots took the top spot, followed by Justin Bieber's "Sorry."

Drake is the most streamed act of all time on Spotify with 8.7 billion streams. Zayn, the former One Direction member who released a solo album this year, is Spotify's top breakout artist.

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