Rihanna Leads Spotify’s Most-Streamed Artists List

Published: Tuesday 5th Dec 2017 by David

Rihanna and Dua Lipa reign supreme on Spotify.

Epic news for the entertainers below…

Spotify released its annual Year in Music lists which sees the ‘Needed Me’ and ‘New Rules’ performers rock the tallies with ease.

Via ‘Spotify’:

Most Streamed Female Artists

Taylor Swift
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande

Most Streamed Male Artists
Sheeran dominates, but for the first time Daddy Yankee claims a spot in the Top Five Most Streamed Male Artists list.
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists
2017 was a big year for artists in groups breaking out on their own to go solo: Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello and One Direction’s Harry Styles and Liam Payne hit it big on their own as the top 3 breakout artists of the year.
Camila Cabello
Harry Styles
Liam Payne
Lil Pump
Trippie Redd

Most Streamed Groups
Coldplay’s collaboration with The Chainsmokers on “Something Just Like This” put them at the top of the groups list.
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Linkin Park

Most Streamed Tracks
Sheeran’s “Shape of You” surpassed Drake’s “One Dance” to become the all-time most-popular song on Spotify, with over 1.4 billion streams.
“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
Sheeran’s album has racked up over 3.1 billion streams on Spotify since its release in March, making it the most streamed album of the year.
“Divide” – Ed Sheeran
“More Life” – Drake
“DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Starboy” – The Weeknd
“Stoney” – Post Malone

Emerging 2017 Genres:
Melodic Power Metal
Chaotic Black Metal
Trap Latino
Future Funk
Cinematic Dubstep
Vintage Swoon


Top Five Artists in U.S.
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Top Five Females in U.S.
Taylor Swift
Nicki Minaj
Ariana Grande

Top Five Males in U.S.
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Top Five Tracks in the U.S.
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“XO TOUR Llif3” – Lil Uzi Vert
“Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
“Congratulations” – Post Malone
“Despacito) (remix) – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

Top Five Albums in the U.S.
“DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar
“More Life” – Drake
“Stoney” – Post Malone
“Starboy” – The Weeknd
“Divide” – Ed Sheeran

Rihanna’s win will come as good news to her fans who will undoubtedly be impressed that she topped the list without the release of a new album.

Her last set ‘ANTI‘ was released at the top of 2016 and was recently certified double platinum in the U.S. after it was carried to the milestone by streams and pure sales.


As for Dua?

Top five female artists in the UK

  1. Dua Lipa
  2. Rihanna (pictured)
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Beyonce


Dua’s self-titled debut album was recently certified Gold in the United Kingdom.

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  1. idk December 5, 2017

    Congrats to all all of them but we all know streams don’t bring in anything so eh

    • Meme December 5, 2017

      Stream don’t bring in anything? Well explain to me what bring in things sis? Cuz last time I check facts, streaming was the #1 source of music revenue.

    • xedos December 5, 2017

      streaming brings in money. The question is who gets the money? The label get most of it. The difference Is Rihanna has her own label plus she owns the masters to all her songs she did with Def Jam. So she’s getting a whole lot of fun money.

      • Rihboy December 5, 2017

        Exactly she is making her money and it’s making them sick

  2. Datredd23 December 5, 2017

    Queening with no album out! The general public is just infatuated with her !

  3. Datredd23 December 5, 2017

    Music, fashion , makeup, film !! this girl is every where dominating!

  4. pat December 5, 2017

    Rihanna has the best catalog of her peers. not surprising.

    • Meme December 5, 2017

      Agreed. She’s been making superb quality music since the beginning. Quality written songs that are well produced. Even her trap and club songs are better written than these girls ballads.

      • DanYiel Iman December 5, 2017

        ESTER DEAN writes her music she sings it off keyly IMO..✌??

      • Meme December 5, 2017

        DanYiel Iman and what’s your point? Every single artist in history have/had writers. In fact, some of these girls have the exact same producers and song writers as rihanna and their music still can’t compare. #byebish

      • xedos December 5, 2017

        Elvis,whitney and Frank Sinatra never wrote a song. Are they less of an artist?

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler December 5, 2017

        Theyre wayyy better vocalist/performers than Frih

  5. Meme December 5, 2017

    She also made billboards top 10 most successful artist of all time list. (Not sure of the exact title) but y’all never post these things because your fav was too far down the list.

    But y’all was quick to post Forbes list tho.

  6. DanYiel Iman December 5, 2017

    A lot of non talented singers are awarded foolish streaming services…??‍♂️

    • Meme December 5, 2017

      I would share the same sentiment if my fav was absent from the list.

      • Electrikblue December 5, 2017

        Oh shut up Meme. Bey sells out stadiums still dear. Still has millions of fans. Good for Rihanna.

  7. B2B December 5, 2017

    Go Rih, she has more music that her peers IMO. This decade Rih has 4 albums this decade; while also taking a 3 year break. That’s a lot of music for her fans to consume this decade. To break it down, Ari has 3 albums this decade and she should be running it up as newbie. Rih is also a lot less gay than her black peers, so men feel more comfortable listening to her.

    • Caleb December 5, 2017

      Wtf are you actually saying? What makes her “less gay”? Because last time I checked many of her biggest fans are self-proclaimed queens.

    • pat December 5, 2017

      never thought of it that way….but that’s actually very true of her music.

  8. ThatMessJuice.Flop December 5, 2017

    Where’s the Billboard hot 100 and 200 best female artist of all time list? We know Beyonka is below Rihanna on both but we would appreciate it. Anywho. ..can’t wait for Monday next week. The meltdowns are gonna be monumental???

    • Electrikblue December 5, 2017

      You make fun of the site yetvcome here everyday to post commmets that they get paid off of. 2nd you always mention BEYONCÉ. You’re infatuated who cares what part of the list she’s on she still sells out stadiums something Rih has yet to do or any of your favs oh wait Bey is your fav lmao.

  9. We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler December 5, 2017

    Thats what fuels her career. Samsung and streams.

    • Datredd23 December 5, 2017

      Fenty Beauty and Puma say hi plus she already was the number one digital artist before streaming was even a thing! She has dominated in many things give credit where credit is due because now you really looking like a level 5 hater

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