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Drake tops Spotify's 2016 list with 4.7 billion streams

NEW YORK, AP

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 Wednesday.

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, twenty one pilots and Kanye West round out the top five artists of the year. The top albums following "Views" are Bieber'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."

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.

1 Comment
December 2, 2016    freakman70@
Drake has no talent. I am stupefied by his popularity. I tried to watch his "Hotline Bling" video but couldn't make it through to the end. I was surprised by so many people posting their own videos mimicking it. Please someone, tell me. What makes him and his music so special? He does not have a singing voice like Rihanna or Adele? Even Lady Gaga has some catchy music. Drake's dance moves and choreography are no where near the calibre of the late Michael Jackson. Even Justin Bieber has more talent. At least he has a singing voice. I believe Kanye West and Drake are the two most overrated stars. Why do they deserve such adoration? Please post links to video with memorable melodies or lyrics from their music.

I believe that in 20 years time, no one will even dare mention Drake or Kanye West without blushing from embarrassment. Remember. There is a reason why the Beatles music is still covered by new artists. There is a reason why the Rolling Stones still have sell out concerts. There is reason why the lyrics and melodies of songs over 50 years old stick in your head. I don't believe any of Drake's or Kanye West's music will stand the test of time. I just hope I can live long enough to know that they will be forgotten.
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