Spotify’s Year In Music Reveals 2017’s Most Streamed Artists, Songs, Albums And More


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As we mentioned earlier today with the list of the most retweeted tweets of 2017, tis the season for year-end lists. One of those lists that we most look forward to seeing each year is Spotify’s “Year In Music.”

Let’s take a look at what (and who) we’ve all been listening to in 2017, as well as find out about a few musical gems we may have missed out on this year, shall we? We shall.

Spotify can reveal that Ed Sheeran is the most streamed artist of 2017 globally, and remains the #1 most streamed artist on Spotify with 47 million monthly listeners.

Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) was the most streamed album of the year worldwide with 3.1 billion streams, and ‘Shape of You’ became the most streamed track of all time on Spotify, now with over 1.4 billion streams.

Ed Sheeran absolutely dominated this year with the release of his record-breaking album, Divide,” said Stefan Blom, Spotify’s Chief Content Officer. “There is no doubt that 2017 was The Year of Ed Sheeran, and we are thrilled that so many millions of music fans have discovered, listened to, and shared his music on Spotify. Congratulations to Ed on an amazing achievement.”

Spotify also reports that Latin music-listening increased by 110% with “Despacito” and “Mi Gente” both hitting number one, plus 10 other Latin songs making Spotify’s Global Top 50.

Here is a breakdown of all the important lists for 2017 on Spotify…

Most Streamed Artists
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
The Chainsmokers

Most Streamed Female Artists
Taylor Swift
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande

Most Streamed Male Artists
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists
Camila Cabello
Harry Styles
Liam Payne
Lil Pump
Trippie Redd

Most Streamed Groups
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Linkin Park

Most Streamed Tracks
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Despacito – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
Despacito – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
I’m the One – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Most Streamed Albums
Divide – Ed Sheeran
More Life – Drake
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Starboy – The Weeknd
Stoney – Post Malone

Most Musical Day 2017: June 13, 2017

The full breakdown below of this year’s rankings and musical trends including the top playlists of 2017, Year in Music playlists, videos, and more can be viewed here.

Also, for all you regular users of Spotify, their annual Wrapped playlist feature is now officially live so you can check out your very own personalized list of most-streamed artists and songs of 2017.