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Drake dominates Spotify’s end of year stats

“God’s Plan” was the most streamed track and Scorpion was the most streamed album.

December 04, 2018
Drake dominates Spotify’s end of year stats Drake celebrates during Game One of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on April 14, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.   Tom Szczerbowski/Getty

Spotify has revealed the most streamed artists, tracks, and albums of 2018 with Drake once again proving hugely popular on the streaming platform.


With the release of Scorpion in June, Drake ensured he ends the year as the most streamed artist of the past 12 months with the biggest album and individual track ("God's Plan"). In total his music was streamed 8.2 billion times this year.

Outside of Drake, Spotify confirmed on Tuesday that Ariana Grande is its most-streamed female artist of 2018. The "Thank U, Next" artist has 49m monthly listeners and her music was streamed more than 3 billion times in 2018.


See below for a break down of 2018 in Spotify charts.

Most Streamed Artist: Global

Post Malone
J Balvin
Ed Sheeran

Most-Streamed Female Artists: Global


Ariana Grande
Dua Lipa
Cardi B
Taylor Swift
Camila Cabello

Most-Streamed Tracks: Global

Drake, "God's Plan"
XXXTentacion, "SAD!"
Post Malone, "rockstar" f. 21 Savage
Post Malone, "Psycho" f. Ty Dolla $ign
Drake, "In My Feelings"


Most-Streamed Albums: Global

Drake, Scorpion
Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys
Dua Lipa, Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran, ÷

Drake dominates Spotify’s end of year stats