Even if Spotify isn’t the main music streaming here in Jakarta, but let us let you in on their release of popular music in 2015, “Year In Review”
Names like Drizzy is the most streamed artist in the world with 1.8 billion streams and 87 million listeners. He’s joined by fellow Canadian The Weeknd (for Beauty Behind the Madness) and Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut in the top three. The top streamed tracks in the U.S. all fall in the genres of hip hop/R&B with “Trap Queen” from Fetty Wap and The Weeknd’s “The Hills” and “Earned It.” However, the most streamed artist in one day is Justin Bieber, with a record-breaking 36 million streams on November 13.
As for the girls, Rihanna reigns on top with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj following behind. It’s interesting to note that two other female artists who could have possibly made it on this list — Taylor Swift and Adele — are both missing. While Adele’s past albums are on the service, her lastest record-smashing 25 is not. Additionally, while Taylor Swift’s 1989 came out in 2014, none of her discography is available on Spotify. I guess Tay-tay’s dispute on online music streaming is to blame.
Globally, dance-oriented tracks were more popular with summer jam “Lean On” by Major Lazer followed by Felix Jaehn’s tropical house remix of OMI’s “Cheerleader,” and finally “Uptown Funk” from Mark Ronson. Spotify’s breakout artist of the year also falls in the electronic category, with Norwegian DJ/producer Kygo taking the title. Check out the full list here.