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Spotify’s Biggest of 2015: Drake Top Artist, “Lean On” Top Song

See this year's full list of Spotify honorees

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 25 - Toronto Rapper Drake addresses media in a 'Hotline Bling' installation at the Air Canada Centre i
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On Tuesday (Dec. 1), Spotify released its list of the artists and songs that dominated the streaming platform in 2015. And with no Taylor Swift or Adele getting in his way, Drake was named the most-streamed artist of 2015.

With two big releases in 2015—If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late and the Future collaboration What a Time To Be Alive—Drizzy earned 1.8 billion streams this year and 46 million listeners. He topples Ed Sheeran, last year’s most-streamed artist on Spotify, for the 2015 crown.

Which other artists and songs highlighted Spotify’s year? Click on for the full list.

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Rihanna is Most-Streamed Female

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Recording artist Rihanna performs at The Inaugural Diamond Ball present
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Rihanna is the queen to Drake’s king, with 1 billion streams and even more listeners than Drizzy (57 million), despite not releasing an album (yet?) in 2015.

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Justin Bieber Got the Most Streams in One Day

MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 25: Image has been digitally altered) Justin Bieber arrives at the MTV EMA's 2015 at Mediolanum Forum
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36 million streams on November 13, the day Purpose was released. Not bad, Biebs!

3 / 5

Major Lazer’s “Lean On” is the Most-Streamed Song

The summer hit, featuring MØ and DJ Snake, was listened to over 540 million times this year. By the way, it’s also the most-streamed Spotify song ever.

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The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind The Madness” is the Most-Streamed Album

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer The Weeknd performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater
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The R&B star’s latest received 60 million overall streams, thanks primarily to the No. 1 hits “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills.”

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Ed Sheeran is the Most-Streamed Artist Ever

Last year’s most-streamed artist has more than 3 billion streams to date, and 59 million listeners in 2015. Congrats, Sheerios!

See more of this year's Spotify stats here.

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