Spotify during 10: group browbeat streaming service’s most-played artists

Spotify has suggested a most-streamed artists in a platform’s 10-year history. Drake, followed by Ed Sheeran and Eminem lead a rankings – while Rihanna and Ariana Grande are a usually women in a tip 10 list.

The streaming giant, that launched in Sweden, a UK, France, Spain and Norway in Oct 2008, has also listed a users’ favourite songs and albums. It named Sheeran’s 2017 singular Shape of You as a most-played track. Sheeran’s 2014 singular Thinking Out Loud also features, in fifth place. Drake’s 2016 singular One Dance comes second, while a Chainsmokers’ Closer, also expelled in 2016, comes in third.

Justin Bieber effectively has 3 marks in a tip 10. He facilities on Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s 2017 Despacito remix (coming in during 7), and as a solo artist with Love Yourself (8) and Sorry (9).

No womanlike artists have songs in a tip 10, however Rihanna became a initial artist to strech 1bn streams on Spotify, in 2013. She is a most-streamed womanlike artist globally, followed by Ariana Grande and Sia. Adele and Taylor Swift’s initial insurgency to putting their strain on Spotify might have contributed to their particular placings during 6 and seven.



Spotify’s third most-streamed artist … Eminem performs during a Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, Jun 2018. Photograph: C Flanigan/WireImage

Spotify’s consult of most-streamed albums further facilities no womanlike artists. Sheeran’s 2017 album ÷ leads Justin Bieber’s Purpose and Drake’s Views. Sheeran’s x (4) and Drake’s Scorpion (7), expelled this year, give them any a second appearance.

The miss of women on Spotify’s 10-year streaming charts correlates with recent investigate by Baffler censor Liz Pelly, who found a platform’s “most renouned and manifest playlists to be staggeringly male-dominated”.

Spotify’s high-profile editorial playlists are immensely powerful. A high chain on a playlist such as Rap Caviar or New Music Friday can change a song’s fortunes. Playlist enlightenment has also altered strain structure, with verses and choruses attack earlier to equivocate being skipped by listeners.

Pelly resolved that a platform’s algorithmic recommendations meant that “when a user listens to mostly male-dominated playlists, what is constructed are nonetheless some-more male-dominated playlists”.

The platform’s anniversary coincides with new investigate by a International Federation of a Phonographic Industry that found that 38% of consumers still obtain strain by bootleg means.

Spotify has 180 million monthly active users in 65 countries, whose total time spent listening to a 40m-plus songs and podcasts and some-more than 3bn playlists totals 16,858,080 years. The series of artists a normal user streams per month has risen on Spotify during an annual normal of about 8%.

When a use launched a decade ago, Coldplay’s Viva La Vida was a opening month’s most-streamed lane and their manuscript Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends a most-streamed album. Newcomer Lady Gaga was a biggest artist.

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