Spotify, the music streaming service, might not have launched in South Africa yet, but it’s massive in other parts of the world.

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During 2015, 75 million people have streamed 20 billion hours of music on Spotify.

As you can see the service is really popular, but which artists and music was the most popular of 2015?

Category Winner Streams Listeners
Most Streamed Artist Drake 1.8 billion 46 million
Most Streamed Female Artist Rihanna 1 billion 57 million
Most Streamed Song Lean On (ft. MØ and DJ Snake) by Major Lazer  540 million times
Most Streamed Album Beauty Behind The Madness by The Weeknd 60 million
Most Streams In A Single Day Justin Bieber 36 million on 23 November 2015
Most Streamed Artist Of All Time Ed Sheeran 3 billion 59 million

Top Five Global Artists

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Maroon 5
  5. Kanye West

Top Five Global Males

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Maroon 5
  5. Kanye West

Top Five Global Females

  1. Rihanna
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Nicki Minaj
  4. Beyoncé
  5. Ellie Goulding

Top Five Global Tracks

  1. Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer
  2. Cheerleader – Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit – OMI
  3. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
  4. See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa
  5. Love Me Like You Do – From “Fifty Shades Of Grey” – Ellie Goulding

Top Five Global Albums

  1. Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd
  2. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake
  3. Peace Is The Mission – Major Lazer
  4. Stories – Avicii
  5. Title – Meghan Trainor

Top Five Global Viral Tracks

  1. Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates) – Robin Schulz
  2. Hotline Bling – Drake
  3. Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) – Felix Jaehn
  4. Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
  5. Here – Alessia Cara

Top Five Global Playlists

  1. Today’s Top Hits
  2. Afternoon Acoustic
  3. Baila Reggaeton
  4. Hot Country
  5. RapCaviar

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