Drake tops Spotify's 2016 list with 4.7 billion streams

Drake owned the year on Spotify: He’s the most streamed act on the platform with 4.7 billion streams.

The rapper has the most streamed album and song – Views (2.45 billion) and One Dance (970 million) – on Spotify this year, it was announced late on Wednesday.

Drake (Arthur Mola/AP)

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, twenty one pilots and Kanye West round out the top five artists of the year.

The top albums following Views are Justin’s Purpose, Rihanna’s Anti, twenty one pilots’ Blurryface and The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness.

Mike Posner’s I Took a Pill in Ibiza – Seeb Remix came in second after Drake’s One Dance for top songs, followed by The Chainsmokers’ Don’t Let Me Down, Rihanna and Drake’s Work and Sia’s Cheap Thrills.

Rihanna (Thibault Camus AP/PA)

Zayn, the former One Direction member who released a solo album this year, is Spotify’s top breakout artist.

Drake is the most streamed act of all-time on Spotify with 8.7 billion streams.

 

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