Ed Sheeran tops Spotify Most Streamed Music 2017 list

Ed Sheeran sang his way to head Spotify’s list of most streamed music 2017 in Malaysia and globally. His song ‘Shape of You’ from the album ‘Divide’ was a big hit among Spotify’s 45 million monthly listeners.

“Ed Sheeran absolutely dominated this year with the release of his record-breaking album, Divide. There is no doubt that 2017 was The Year of Ed Sheeran, and we are thrilled that so many millions of music fans have discovered, listened to, and shared his music on Spotify. Congratulations to Ed on an amazing achievement,” said Stefan Blom, Spotify’s Chief Content Officer.

Hip Hop also continues to play a major role in music listening around the world. Overall, the genre uptake increased 74% over the past year according to Spotify data. Latin music was up 110%, with two Latin tracks hitting #1 on Spotify for the first time: ‘Despacito’ and ‘Mi Gente’. Not surprisingly, this year also saw a huge growth in K-Pop globally.

Spotify MY 2017 Artist Topline Graphic

Check out the full breakdown below of this year’s rankings and musical trends and head to spotify.com/2017 for the top playlists of 2017, Year in Music playlists, videos, and more.

Spotify’s Global Year in Music 2017

Most Streamed Artists

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. The Chainsmokers 

Most Streamed Female Artists

  1. Rihanna
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Selena Gomez
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Sia 

Most Streamed Male Artists

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. Daddy Yankee 

Most Streamed Groups

  1. Coldplay
  2. Imagine Dragons
  3. Maroon 5
  4. Linkin Park
  5. Migos 

Most Streamed Tracks

  1. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  2. Despacito – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
  3. Despacito – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
  4. Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
  5. I’m the One – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne 

Most Streamed Albums

  1. Divide – Ed Sheeran
  2. More Life – Drake
  3. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
  4. Starboy – The Weeknd
  5. Stoney – Post Malone

Most Musical Day 2017:

June 13, 2017  (measured by most streams per user)

Emerging 2017 Genres:

  1. Melodic Power Metal
  2. Chaotic Black Metal
  3. Chillhop
  4. Trap Latino
  5. Future Funk
  6. Jumpstyle
  7. Serialism
  8. Cinematic Dubstep
  9. Vintage Swoon
  10. Gamecore