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Spotify reveals 2018’s most streamed artists, albums, tracks, playlists, more

Spotify 2018

Spotify has revealed its year in review, which lists the most streamed songs, artists, albums, playlists, and podcasts of the year. Drake dominated this year, topping artist, song, and album charts both in the U.S. and worldwide. Other dominators include Post Malone, Cardi B, Ariana Grande, the late, controversial XXXTentacion, and more. Spotify also pointed out that Latin music and podcasts saw a boost this year. And as for the genre that grew most in 2018? Emo rap. You can check out the full lists below and read more here.

This Thursday (12/6), Spotify is launching Wrapped 2018, where you’ll be able to see your own personal stats for the year. Stay tuned for that.

SPOTIFY’S GLOBAL LISTS 2018

Most-Streamed Artists
1. Drake
2. Post Malone
3. XXXTENTACION
4. J Balvin
5. Ed Sheeran

Most-Streamed Female Artists
1. Ariana Grande
2. Dua Lipa
3. Cardi B
4. Taylor Swift
5. Camila Cabello

Most-Streamed Tracks
1. God’s Plan – Drake
2. SAD! – XXXTENTACION
3. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage) – Post Malone
4. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – Post Malone
5. In My Feelings – Drake

Most-Streamed Albums
1. Scorpion – Drake
2. beerbongs & bentleys – Post Malone
3. ? – XXXTENTACION
4. Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
5. ÷ – Ed Sheeran

Most-Streamed Groups
1. Imagine Dragons
2. BTS
3. Maroon 5
4. Migos
5. Coldplay

Most-Followed Playlists
1. Today’s Top Hits
2. RapCaviar
3. ¡Viva Latino!
4. Baila Reggaeton
5. Songs to Sing in the Car

Most-Streamed Exclusive Spotify Podcasts
1. Fest & Flauschig
2. The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal
3. Dissect
4. Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith
5. TALK-O-MAT

Most-Streamed Podcast Genres
1. Crime and Mystery
2. Comedy
3. News & Politics
4. Health
5. Arts

Genres That Grew the Most in 2018
1. EMO Rap
2. Lo-fi Beats
3. Deep Talent Show
4. Ringtone
5. Brega Funk

SPOTIFY’S U.S. LISTS 2018

US Top Artists
1. Drake
2. Post Malone
3. XXXTENTACION
4. Travis Scott
5. Khalid

US Top Female Artists
1. Cardi B
2. Ariana Grande
3. Taylor Swift
4. Nicki Minaj
5. Halsey

US Top Songs
1. God’s Plan – Drake
2. SAD! – XXXTENTACION
3. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – Post Malone
4. Lucid Dreams – Juice WRLD
5. Nice For What – Drake

US Top Albums
1. Scorpion – Drake
2. beerbongs & bentleys – Post Malone
3. ? – XXXTENTACION
4. Invasion of Privacy – Cardi B
5. Stoney – Post Malone

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