Avicii and The Chainsmokers Among Spotify's Most-Streamed Songs of the Decade
Dec 4, 2019 | by Will Mitchell
Spotify just released their annual insights, revealing the most-played artists, albums and tracks from the last ten years.
Will | December 3rd, 2019
As the end of the year draws near, streaming platform Spotify have released their annual insights, revealing which artists and albums have been played the most throughout 2019. Not only that, but as we're approaching the end of the decade, they've also announced which artists dominated overall during the last ten years.
The top 3 most-streamed artists of the year were Post Malone, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande, respectively. Rapper-singer-songwriter Post Malone's album Hollywood's Bleeding dropped just 12 weeks prior to the list being revealed, but it nevertheless reached the number 2 spot on the most-streamed albums chart. Over the course of the year he managed to amass over 6.5 billion streams, which resulted in his collaboration with Swae Lee—Sunflower— becoming one of 2019's most-streamed tracks.
Malone is closely followed by 17-year-old Billie Eilish, whose debut album When We Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? earned the title of most-streamed album—marking the first time a woman has topped this chart. In addition, her catchy, global hit "bad guy" was the second most-streamed track of the year, following Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes' Señorita.
Songs of the Decade: Avicii and The Chainsmokers Make the List
The top-played artist from over the last ten years is none other than Drake, followed by Ed Sheeran and Post Malone. Sheeran's Shape of You was the most-streamed track from the whole decade, whilst his soulful hit Thinking Out Loud came in at number five. As for the women, Ariana Grande reigned champion, followed by Riri and Taylor Swift. Spotify also assembled a playlist based on the most popular tracks from over the last ten years, featuring Wake Me Up by the late Swedish producer Avicii as well as songs by The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Major Lazer and more.
Your Spotify Wrapped
Tomorrow (December 5th), Spotify's users will be able to access their own personalised Wrapped insights based on what they've been listening to in 2019. Users can see how long they've spent listening to music in total, as well as their favourite songs, artists and albums.
Spotify Wrapped 2019 Insights
Most-Streamed Female Artists
Most-Streamed Male Artists
- “Señorita” – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
- “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
- “Sunflower” – Post Malone, Swae Lee
- “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
- “Old Town Road – Remix” – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus
- WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish
- Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
- thank u, next – Ariana Grande
- No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
- Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
Most-Streamed Artists of the Decade (Global)
Most-Streamed Female Artists of the Decade (Global)
Most-Streamed Male Artists of the Decade (Global)
Most-Streamed Tracks of the Decade (Global)
- “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
- “One Dance” – Drake, Kyla, WizKid
- “rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)” – 21 Savage, Post Malone
- “Closer” – Halsey, The Chainsmokers
- “Thinking out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
Spotify Awards 2020
Save the date! The streaming platform recently announced that they will be holding the first ever Spotify awards in Mexico City next year. The awards show, which will be hosted on March 5th, will be held in the Mexican capital as it's the city with the most listeners in the world.
Unlike other awards ceremonies, Spotify's winners and categories will be selected solely on user-generated data, meaning it's you that decides the outcome. According to Spotify's official website "Your plays, patterns, and habits will help determine the award categories, finalists, and winners", so expect to see the inclusion of categories that are often snubbed elsewhere!