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DRAKE THE KING OF STREAMING

Drake is the most-streamed artist of 2018 on both Spotify and Apple Music, both of which have released their year-end lists. Scorpion and “God’s Plan” top their respective lists, and Drizzy’s dominance is underscored by Spotify’s reveal that he’s the platform’s most-streamed artist of all time.

Post Malone, XXXTentacion, J Balvin and Ed Sheeran (the most-streamed artist of 2017) occupy the rest of the Spotify Top 5.

Ariana Grande is Spotify’s most-streamed female artist globally, while Cardi B was the most-streamed female artist in the U.S., followed by Ariana, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Halsey.

Apple Music’s Breakout Artist of the Year is Juice WRLD, the Song of the Year is Cardi B f/Bad Bunny & J. Balvin’s “I Like It” and its Album of the Year is Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour.”

Apple Music’s Best of 2018

Spotify’s For the Record

TWO JEWS CHEW ON
THE GRAMMYS
Pass me a knish. (5/24a)
SONY STARS SET
HITS LIST ABLAZE
They're fire. (5/24a)
THE IVORS 2019: ALL THE WINNERS
Theresa May wasn't even on the shortlist. (5/24a)
CROSSCURRENTS: HITSVILLE USA
A Berry important chapter of the story (5/24a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: PLAYOFF FEVER
We're in a generational moment. (5/24a)
THE DIVA PLAN
How pop stars from the pre-streaming era are finding a new groove.
RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
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