Published: Thu, December 05, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Spotify reveals the decade's most-streamed songs, from Drake to Ed Sheeran

Spotify reveals the decade's most-streamed songs, from Drake to Ed Sheeran

Mandopop star Jay Chou is the artist Singapore music fans listen to the most on Spotify, the streaming giant revealed in its year-end wrap.

Drake, fellow Torontonian R&B singer The Weeknd and Stratford, Ont. pop singer Justin Bieber were the musical acts most streamed this past decade in Canada.

Post Malone was 2019's most-streamed artist.

Post Malone was 2019's most-streamed artist with more than 6.5 billion, followed by Billie Eilish, whose haunting pop sound saw her win more than 6 billion streams.

Drake is the king of streaming: the rapper has been named Spotify's most-streamed artist of the decade. That includes years like 2016, when he earned the most streamed album (VIEWS) and most streamed song ("One Dance") and 2018, when he smashed records with the release of "God's Plan." Billie Eilish's Bad Guy isn't far behind, on 990 million streams.

Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next was the third most-streamed album followed by Sheeran's No. 6 Collaborations Project and Shawn Mendes' self-titled album.

In terms of individual tunes, British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran came out on top in the most-streamed song rankings with Shape of You, which has amassed over 2.3 billion streams since its release in 2017.

In the United Kingdom, however, Eilish played second fiddle to Lewis Capaldi whose debut album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, topped the chart.

Spotify will also give users a playlist of all of their most-played songs to enjoy for the rest of the year.

Drake was also Spotify's male artist of the decade, while Grande was the top female artist.

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