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This week Spotify started rolling out its year-end stats, and it should be no surprise that Drake topped the list of most-streamed artists in 2018. He saw 8.2 billion streams on Spotify this year, and his meme-worthy single “God’s Plan” saw more than 1 billion.
This year, the rest of Spotify’s top-streamed global artists were all men: Post Malone came in second, followed by the late XXXTentacion, J Balvin, and Ed Sheeran. The top-streamed U.S. artists were also all men: Drake, Post Malone, XXXTentacion, Travis Scott, and Khalid. The top-streamed global female artists list was helmed by Ariana Grande, whose “Thank U, Next” saw more than 220 million streams on the platform and broke Spotify’s single-day record. Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Taylor Swift, and Camila Cabello round out the list.
The top “throwback song” of the year? Toto’s “Africa,” and we can all blame Weezer for that. Spotify’s “rising genre” in 2018 was emo rap. The year-end list also apparently calculated how “chill” we are?
Spotify also released data on its users via its Wrapped feature, which lets you know your top-streamed artists of the year, how many minutes you spent listening to music, and which Zodiac signs you aligned with most in 2018.
My top artist? It was pretty much just Bikini Kill, which released its albums on streaming service for the first time this year.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.