Drake, Ed Sheeran, and Eminem Top Spotify's 10th Anniversary Top-Streamed Artists Charts

Drake, Ed Sheeran, and Eminem Top Spotify's 10th Anniversary Top-Streamed Artists Charts

It's been 10 years since Spotify officially launched for fans. Since October 2008, fans all over the world have enjoyed a decade of music discovery, finding new artists and tracks to fall in love with and rediscovering old favorites. Spotify now has 180 million monthly active listeners across 65 countries. And as of August 31, 2018, they've paid over 10 billion euros to rights holders since launch. Spotify has a music library of over 40 million songs and podcasts, and 3 billion-plus user-created playlists. And to date, over 2,000 genres have been identified on Spotify, among them Wonky (electronic music characterized by synths with unusual time signatures), Shimmer Pop (a Swedish cousin of indie pop and indietronica), and British Blues (the blues ... with a British flavor).

In honor of their tenth anniversary, Spotify is unveiling its lists of the most-streamed artists and songs, milestones and achievements, and most influential genres over the past 10 years. Take a closer look:

Most-streamed song each year since Spotify launch

2008: The Killers - "Human"

2009: The Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling"

2010: Eminem, Rihanna - "Love The Way You Lie"

2011: Don Omar, Lucenzo - "Danza Kuduro"

2012: Gotye, Kimbra - "Somebody That I Used To Know"

2013: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Can't Hold Us" (feat. Ray Dalton)

2014: Pharrell Williams - "Happy" - from Despicable Me 2

2015: Major Lazer, MØ, DJ Snake - "Lean On"

2016: Drake - "One Dance"

2017: Ed Sheeran - "Shape of You"

Top-streamed artists of all time

1. Drake ?

2. Ed Sheeran ?

3. Eminem ?

4. The Weeknd ?

5. Rihanna

6. Kanye West ?

7. Coldplay ?

8. Justin Bieber ?

9. Calvin Harris ?

10. Ariana Grande

Most-streamed songs of all time

1. Ed Sheeran - "Shape Of You'"

2. Drake - "One Dance"

3. The Chainsmokers, Halsey - "Closer"

4. Post Malone - "rockstar" (feat. 21 Savage)

5. Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"

6. Major Lazer, MØ, DJ Snake - "Lean On"

7. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber - "Despacito - Remix'"

8. Justin Bieber - "Love Yourself"

9. Justin Bieber - "Sorry"

10. The Chainsmokers - "Don't Let Me Down"

First 10 artists to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify

1. Rihanna (2013)

2. David Guetta (2013)

3. Eminem (2013)

4. Kanye West (2014)

5. Avicii (2014)

6. Coldplay (2014)

7. JAY Z (2014)

8. Katy Perry (2014)

9. Drake (2014)

10. Pitbull (2014)

Most-streamed albums globally

1. Ed Sheeran - ÷

2. Justin Bieber - Purpose

3. Drake - Views

4. Ed Sheeran - x

5. Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleys

6. The Weeknd - Starboy

7. Drake - Scorpion

8. The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness

9. Post Malone - Stoney

10. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

Most-streamed female artists globally

1. Rihanna

2. Ariana Grande

3. Sia

4. Beyoncé

5. Nicki Minaj

6. Adele

7. Taylor Swift

8. Selena Gomez

9. Katy Perry

10. Shakira

Total time streamed on Spotify: 16,858,080 years

Total tracks now on Spotify: 40M+

Total playlists now on Spotify: 3B+

October 2008 Flashback - top global track, artist, and album:

Most-streamed track: Coldplay - "Viva La Vida"

Most-streamed artist: Lady Gaga

Most-streamed album: Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

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