Spotify reveals the decade’s most-streamed songs

Spotify reveals the decade’s most-streamed songs, from Drake to Ed Sheeran By Mark Savage BBC music reporter 3 December 2019 comments Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share…

Spotify reveals the decade’s most-streamed songs, from Drake to Ed Sheeran

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Image caption Drake is the most popular artist on Spotify

Spotify has revealed its biggest songs, albums and artists of the last decade, with Drake emerging as the most-streamed artist of the 2010s.

The Canadian star has racked up more than 28 billion streams, with his most popular song, One Dance, played 1.7 billion times alone.

It was dwarfed by Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You, whose 2.4 billion streams, made it the decade’s most listened-to track.

2019’s biggest song was Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Senorita.

Released in June, the island-flavoured duet has already been played one billion times. Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy isn’t far behind, on 990 million streams.

Eilish’s debut album, When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go, was also the year’s most popular album – the first time a female artist has topped Spotify’s end-of-year survey.

In the UK, however, Eilish played second fiddle to Lewis Capaldi whose debut album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, topped the chart.

His ubiquitous ballad Someone You Loved was also the year’s most-streamed song.

Spotify’s data also revealed some quirky facts: Modern Bollywood was the year’s fastest-rising genre; the most popular mood-based playlist was “feel good,” followed by “lit”; and the top podcast genre was comedy.

Here are the music charts in full.

Most-streamed artists of the 2010s

1) Drake
2) Ed Sheeran
3) Post Malone
4) Ariana Grande
5) Eminem

Source: Spotify

Most-streamed songs of the 2010s

TitleArtist
1) Shape Of YouEd Sheeran
2) One DanceDrake
3) RockstarPost Malone
4) CloserThe Chainsmokers
5) Thinking Out LoudEd Sheeran

Source: Spotify

Most-streamed artists of 2019

UKGlobal
Ed SheeranPost Malone
Post MaloneBillie Eilish
Ariana GrandeAriana Grande
DrakeEd Sheeran
Billie EilishBad Bunny

Source: Spotify

Most-streamed songs 2019 (UK)

1) Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi
2) Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
3) I Don't Care – Ed Sheeran & J
4) Vossi Bop – Stormzy
5) 7 Rings – Ariana Grande

Source: Spotify

Most-streamed songs of 2019 (global)

1) Senorita – Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes
2) Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
3) Sunflower – Post Malone
4) 7 Rings – Ariana Grande
5) Old Town Road – Lil Nas X

Source: Spotify

Biggest albums of 2019 (UK)

1) Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish ExtentLewis Capaldi
2) No. 6 Collaborations ProjectEd Sheeran
3) When We All Fall Asleep, WherBillie Eilish
4) Hollywood's BleedingPost Malone
5) Thank U, NextAriana Grande

Source: Spotify

Biggest albums of 2019 (global)

1) When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?Billie Eilish
2) Hollywood's BleedingPost Malone
3) Thank U, NextAriana Grande
4) No. 6 Collaborations ProjectEd Sheeran
5) Shawn MendesShawn Mendes

Source: Spotify

Later this week, Spotify will unveil the latest incarnation of its “Spotify Wrapped” feature, allowing users to generate a personalised breakdown of the music they listened to in 2019.

Other streaming services, including Apple Music and Amazon Music, are expected to reveal their own data later this month.

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