Rihanna and Ed Sheeran were Spotify’s most popular artists of 2017

“Shape of You” and ÷ were the most streamed song and album of the year.

Rihanna and Ed Sheeran were Spotify’s most popular artists of 2017 (L) Rihanna (R) Ed Sheeran   Frazer Harrison/Getty/Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Spotify has released end-of-year data showing the most popular artists, songs, and albums of the year on its platform. Ed Sheeran tops nearly all of the charts, with Rihanna being the most streamed woman artist.

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Sheeran's album ÷ was the most streamed album of 2017 while its lead single "Shape Of You" the most popular song of the year. The original version of Luis Fonsi's "Despacito," and the Justin Bieber remix, were among the top five songs alongside "Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers and DJ Khaled's "I'm The One."

Despite not releasing any music in the last year, Rihanna proved to be the most streamed woman artist ahead of Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Sia.

The full breakdown of Spotify's 2017 data can be seen in the infographic below.

Rihanna and Ed Sheeran were Spotify’s most popular artists of 2017 Spotify
Rihanna and Ed Sheeran were Spotify’s most popular artists of 2017