Drake and The Weeknd Battle It Out for Spotify Supremacy

When it comes to artists on Spotify, Canada, rules. Drake is the most-streamed act on Spotify with 1.8 billion listens so far this year. Digging deeper, he has 35.96 million listeners each month. Impressive, yes, but he’s number two in that category, The Weeknd is number one with 36,97 listeners.

Interesting to note that that there are just two rock acts in the top 25: Coldplay at number 12 with about 25 million listeners per month and Imagine Dragons at number 23 with 18.5 million. The rest are pop acts. (Via Music Business Worldwide)

  1. The Weekend – 36.07m monthly listeners (+583k)
  2. Drake – 35.96m monthly listeners (-)
  3. The Chainsmokers – 35.12m monthly listeners (-)
  4. Sia – 30.59m monthly listeners (-)
  5. Major Lazer – 28.84m monthly listeners (-)
  6. Calvin Harris – 28.49m monthly listeners (-)
  7. Maroon 5 – 28.25m monthly listeners (+30k)
  8. DJ Snake – 28.18m monthly listeners (-)
  9. Ariana Grande – 27.95m monthly listeners (+18k)
  10. Bruno Mars – 27.19m monthly listeners (+110k)
  11. Rihanna – 25.3m monthly listeners (+8.5k)
  12. Coldplay – 25.06m monthly listeners (-)
  13. Shawn Mendes – 24.41m monthly listeners (-)
  14. Bebe Rexha – 23.08m monthly listeners (-)
  15. Twenty One Pilots – 22.29m monthly listeners (-)
  16. Rae Sremmurd – 21.37m monthly listeners (+380k)
  17. Martin Garrix – 21.04m monthly listeners (-)
  18. Kanye West – 20.06m monthly listeners (+29k)
  19. Adele – 19.90 monthly listeners (+51k)
  20. Justin Bieber – 19.41m monthly listeners (+93k)
  21. Wiz Khalifa – 19.13m monthly listeners
  22. Justin Timberlake – 18.88m monthly listeners (-)
  23. Imagine Dragons – 18.47m monthly listeners (-)
  24. Zara Larsson – 18.45m monthly listeners (-)
  25. Jonas Blue – 18.31m monthly listeners (-)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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