There’s not denying that 2017 has been a huge year for music. Kendrick Lamar with his 4th studio album ‘Damn’, Drake blessed us with his newest project ‘More Life’, and it’s not even done! We are still expecting albums from N.E.R.D, Eminem, and many more soon to come! Today, Spotify announced their most streamed artists of 2017. Who are they, you might ask? The answers might surprise you (or not).
Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and The Chainsmokers all claimed spots in the top 5 for most streamed male artists. It’s probably no surprise that Drake turned out to be the number 2 most streamed male artist of 2017 considering his latest release ‘More Life’ was damn near a gift from God.
When it comes to female artists, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Sia, and Ariana Grande made the top 5, only to trail Rhianna as being the number 1 most streamed female artist of 2017! Congrats Rhianna! No one is more deserving!
The number 1 most streamed artist of 2017 was none other than Ed Sheeran. Not only was he the most streamed artist of the year, but his latest album ‘Divide’ was also the most streamed album of the year. But wait, it doesn’t end there. Ed Sheeran’s hit single ‘Shape of You’ ended up being the most streamed song in Spotify history, claiming over 1.4 billion streams….
Let us know what you think? Are you happy with the results, or kind of disappointed? Checkout Complex’s video ‘Spotify Announces Top Artists of 2017’ below to get a better look at the numbers and also some additional info!