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Ed Sheeran & Rihanna Top Spotify’s List For Most Popular/Streamed Artists Of 2017

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Ed Sheeran & Rihanna Top Spotify’s List For Most Popular/Streamed Artists Of 2017

While pushing Drake down to second place, Ed Sheeran grabs the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the year , for male musicians, as Rihanna steadies her position on top for a third year in a row, for females.

Although, Rih has yet to release and album this year, she has her multiple major collaborations to thank including: DJ KhaledKendrick LamarN.E.R.D. and Future.


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Additionally, Sheeran killed the Toronto native’s chances for a three-year streak as he rises to No. 1 due to his incredibly successful album ÷ (Divide) and explosive single “Shape Of You.”

While those were only two of the titles that helped him reach success, he racked up an monotonous 6.3 billion streams throughout the year via additional releases.


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Furthermore, as for the Bajan princess, she didn’t let zero album releases in 2017 deter her chances of achieving a three-year streak on the top.

Also making the list for females was Taylor Swift, who didn’t even place her catalog on Spotify, until the later half of the year…just in time for her new album Reputation.


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In addition to the aforementioned artists, check out the complete lists of contenders and more lists below!

Most-Streamed Female Artists – Global

1. Rihanna

2. Taylor Swift

3. Selena Gomez

4. Ariana Grande

5. Sia

6. Shakira

7. Dua Lipa

8. Nicki Minaj

9. Katy Perry

10. Alessia Cara

Most-Streamed Male Artists – Global

1. Ed Sheeran

2. Drake

3. The Weeknd

4. Kendrick Lamar

5. Daddy Yankee

6. Future

7. Bruno Mars

8. Eminem

9. Post Malone

10. J Balvin

Most-Streamed Groups – Global

1. Coldplay

2. Imagine Dragons

3. Maroon 5

4. Linkin Park

5. Migos

Most-Streamed Breakout Artists – Global

1. Camila Cabello

2. Harry Styles

3. Liam Payne

4. Lil Pump

5. Trippie Redd

Most-Streamed Artists – U.S.

1. Drake

2. Kendrick Lamar

3. Future

4. Ed Sheeran

5. The Weeknd

Most-Streamed Female Artists – U.S.

1. Rihanna

2. Taylor Swift

3. Nicki Minaj

4. Ariana Grande

5. Halsey

Most-Streamed Male Artists – U.S.

1. Drake

2. Kendrick Lamar

3. Future

4. Ed Sheeran

5. The Weeknd


#PressPlay below to hear the time Ed Sheeran admit he wrote “Shape Of You” for Rihanna!

#PressNext below to view more images of the two list toppers!


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Ed Sheeran and Rihanna

Source: Forbes

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