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Photo via Wikipedia/Drake
Photo via Wikipedia/Drake

If there was a contest to winning the Internets as a musical artist, Drake gets to put on the crown this year.

He was the most streamed artist worldwide, according to Spotify, with more than 1.8 billion streams and 46 million listeners.

Spotify released the other artists and songs that dominated playlists for the year, reporting that 2015 is the biggest year yet for fans listening to streaming music on the site — more than 75 million people listened to 20 billion hours of music and created more than 2 billion playlists.

Who else topped the Spotify playlists?

Rihanna was the most streamed female artist of the year with more than 1 billion streams and 57 million listeners.

Apparently, many of us are still Beliebers, too. Justin Bieber set a new recored with 36 million streams on Nov. 13, the day his new album Purpose dropped.

The most streamed song of the year — and of all time with 540 million streams — belongs to Major Lazer with Lean On (ft. MØ and DJ Snake). And the Weeknd had the most streamed album with Beauty Behind the Madness, beating Drake’s album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late coming in at No. 2.

Photo via Wikipedia/Rihanna
Photo via Wikipedia/Rihanna

Overall, last year’s most streamed artist, Ed Sheeran, still did well on Spotify. He is now the most streamed artist of all time on Spotify with 3 billion streams.

Something tells us that next year — with Adele’s new album that just dropped — Spotify will be singing a different tune and there will actually be some women dominating that list. But for now, Drake, enjoy the moment.

See more top Spotify lists below:

Top Five Global Artists

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Maroon 5
  5. Kanye West

Top Five Global Males

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Maroon 5
  5. Kanye West

Top Five Global Females

  1. Rihanna
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Nicki Minaj
  4. Beyoncé
  5. Ellie Goulding

Top Five Global Tracks

  1. Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer
  2. Cheerleader – Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit – OMI
  3. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
  4. See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa
  5. Love Me Like You Do – From “Fifty Shades Of Grey” – Ellie Goulding

Top Five Global Albums

  1. Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd
  2. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake
  3. Peace Is The Mission – Major Lazer
  4. Stories – Avicii
  5. Title – Meghan Trainor


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