Drake And Ed Sheeran Top Spotify’s Most Streamed Artists Of The Decade

As we cross the last leg of a decade, music streaming platform, Spotify has reviewed the global music choice of the last 10 years.

Based on the global listening habit on the platform, Canadian rapper Drake has been named the most-streamed artist of the decade with over 28 billion streams.

On the other hand, Ed Sheeran leads the pack for the most streamed songs in the last 10 years while he places second behind Drake as the most-streamed artist of the decade.

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” was streamed over 2.3 billion times while Drake’s “One Dance” that has British singer Kyla and Nigeria’s Wizkid comes second with over 1.7 billion streams.

The most streamed list comprises different categories ranging from the most-streamed artist of the decade, most-streamed female artistes, most-streamed male artist, most-streamed tracks of the decade among others.

Most-Streamed Artists of the Decade (Global)

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Post Malone
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Eminem

Most-Streamed Female Artistes of the Decade (Global)

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

Most-Streamed Male Artistes of the Decade (Global)

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Post Malone
  4. Eminem
  5. The Weeknd

Most-Streamed Tracks of the Decade (Global)

  1. Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You” – 2.353 billion streams
  2. Drake – “One Dance (ft. Kyla and Wizkid)” – 1.772 billion streams
  3. Post Malone – “Rockstar (ft. 21 Savage)” – 1.748 billion streams
  4. The Chainsmokers – “Closer (ft. Halsey)” – 1.665 billion streams
  5. Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” – 1.441 billion streams
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Spotify also reviewed the global music listening habit on the platform in 2019. Post Malone and Billie Eilish dominated the platform this year.

Most-Streamed Artists

  1. Post Malone
  2. Billie Eilish
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Ed Sheeran
  5. Bad Bunny

Most-Streamed Female Artists

  1. Billie Eilish
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Camila Cabello
  5. Halsey

Most-Streamed Male Artists

  1. Post Malone
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Bad Bunny
  4. Khalid
  5. J Balvin

Most-Streamed Tracks

  1. “Señorita” – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
  2. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  3. “Sunflower” – Post Malone, Swae Lee
  4. “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
  5. “Old Town Road – Remix” – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus

Most-Streamed Albums

  2. Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
  3. thank u, next – Ariana Grande
  4. No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
  5. Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes

Spotify is the world’s most popular streaming service. The platform boasts a user base of 113 million paying subscribers.


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