Speed Reads

end of the decade

Post Malone was Spotify's most-streamed artist in 2019. Drake was the most-streamed artist of the decade.

Spotify is joining the end-of-year and end-of-decade list-making party.

On Tuesday, Spotify released its annual 'Wrapped' insights, analyzing streaming data from the past year and decade at large.

Remember 2010? Ariana Grande was that girl on Victorious and Drake was that guy from Degrassi. But lot can change in 10 years: the two artists are now Grammy-winning household names, and according to Spotify, the decade's most-streamed artists. Giving @champagnePapi a good excuse to break out the bubbly, Spotify named him the most-streamed artist of the decade. His hit song "One Dance" was the second most-streamed track of the decade. Grande, not far behind him as number four overall, was named the most-streamed female artist.

Also among the decade's most-streamed are Post Malone, Eminem and Ed Sheeran. Sheeran had the most-streamed track of the decade, "Shape of You." The Weeknd didn't make the top list but landed fifth under most-streamed male artists. Of the decade's female artists, Grande was followed by Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Sia, and Beyoncé.

In 2019, Post Malone was the most-streamed artist, right above Billie Eilish, who was the most-streamed female artist of the year. Grande was the third most-streamed artist and second most-streamed female artist this year.

Top songs of the year included "Señorita" by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, followed by Billie Eilish's "bad guy" and "Sunflower" by Post Malone and Swae Lee. Scorpios were apparently in a musical mood this year — Spotify listed them as the most active signs according to playlist streams. Check out the rest of the statistics here.