2015 was Drake’s year. In addition to topping the charts with two projects, including his surprise mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and a joint project with Future, he was also the most streamed artist worldwide on Spotify.
The rap star garnered 1.8 billion streams throughout the year, with IYRTITL being the second most streamed album of the year, coming behind The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness.
Following Drake wasEd Sheeran, The Weeknd, Maroon 5 and Kanye West.
Major Lazer’s “Lean On” was the most streamed track of 2015, while OMI’s “Cheerleader,” Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again,” and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” round out the top 5.
Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly landed at the top of most playlists. Spotify says 25 million listeners streamed 4,700 years worth of Kendrick in 2015!