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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

YOUR TOP 20 IS
MUY GRANDE
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SONG REVENUE CHART: FEMALE POWER
Ari! Halsey! Billie! (2/15a)
UMG POSTS $7B YEAR,
WITH SALE ON TRACK
Who wants a piece of this? (2/15a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
A pair of dynamic duos leads the pack. (2/15a)
HITS LIST KEEPS FALLING ON MY HEAD
These rainmakers are anything but all wet. (2/15a)
THE WINNERS
What the Grammys tell us about a changing landscape.
COMMITTED TO ROCK
The biz players who are determined to get the volume back up.
MANAGEMENT DO-SI-DO
Big changes among big acts.
THE NEW SUPERSTARS
The old pop rules just don't apply.
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