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Spotify reveals the most streamed music artists of 2015

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Spotify has revealed its annual Year In Music list for 2015 which takes a look at the most streamed artists, songs and albums in Australia and around the world among the service’s 75 million listeners.

Music fans listened to more than 20 billion hours of music in 2015 and created more rhan two billion playlists.

Drake topped the list as the world’s most streamed artists with more than 1.8 billion streams and 46 million listeners.

Drake beat out last year’s most streamed artists Ed Sheeran for the title but Sheeran was still Australia’s favourite.

Sheeran is still the most streamed artist on Spotify of all time

The most streamed Australian artist in 2015 was Sia who edged out last year’s most streamed Aussie artists Chet Faker.

Top Australian artists Sia
Top Australian artist Sia

On Spotify the most streamed song was Lean On by Major Lazer while the most streamed album was The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness.

Here is a look at the year in music according to Spotify

Australian Results – Top Five

Top Five Artists in Australia

1.       Ed Sheeran

2.       The Weeknd

3.       Drake

4.       Kanye West

5.       Calvin Harris

Top Five Australian Artists (most streamed globally)

1.         Sia

2.         5 Seconds of Summer

3.         Iggy Azalea

4.         Vance Joy

5.         AC/DC

Top Five Male Artists in Australia

1.      Ed Sheeran

2.      The Weeknd

3.       Drake

4.       Kanye West

5.       Calvin Harris

 Top Five Female Artists in Australia

1.       Rihanna

2.       Ariana Grande

3.       Beyoncé

4.       Sia

5.       Nicki Minaj

Top Five Tracks in Australia

1.       Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer

2.       Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson

3.       Cheerleader – Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit – OMI

4.       Where Are Ü Now (with Justin Bieber) – Jack Ü,Skrillex,Diplo

5.       See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa

Top Five Albums in Australia

1.       Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd

2.       Peace is the Mission – Major Lazer

3.       Title – Meghan Trainor

4.       Chaos And The Calm – James Bay

5.       Stories – Avicii

Top Five Viral Tracks in Australia

1.       Dessert – Dawin

2.       Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates) – Robin Schulz

3.       Do It Again – Pia Mia

4.       Weathered – Jack Garratt

5.       Ghost Town – Adam Lambert

Top Five Playlists in Australia

1.       Today’s Top Hits

2.       Hot Hits Australia

3.       The triple j Hitlist

4.       Afternoon Acoustic

5.       Acoustic Covers

Top Five Locally Generated Playlists in Australia

1.       Hot Hits Australia

2.       The triple j Hitlist

3.       Gentle Acoustic

4.       Top Tracks in Australia

5.       Feels Like Spring

Top Five Most Followed Australian Profiles (non artist) 

1.       Triple J

2.       Kimbra

3.       Joe Vuong

4.       Spotlight Australia & New Zealand

5.       Filtr Australia

 

Global Results

Top Five Global Artists 

1.     Drake

2.     Ed Sheeran

3.     The Weeknd

4.     Maroon 5

5.     Kanye West

Top Five Global Males

1.     Drake

2.     Ed Sheeran

3.     The Weeknd

4.     Maroon 5

5.     Kanye West

 Top Five Global Females

1.     Rihanna

2.     Ariana Grande

3.     Nicki Minaj

4.     Beyoncé

5.     Ellie Goulding

Top Five Global Tracks

1.     Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer

2.     Cheerleader – Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit – OMI

3.     Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson

4.     See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa

5.     Love Me Like You Do – From “Fifty Shades Of Grey” – Ellie Goulding

Top Five Global Albums 

1.     Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd

2.     If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake

3.     Peace Is The Mission – Major Lazer

4.     Stories – Avicii

5.     Title – Meghan Trainor

Top Five Global Viral Tracks

1.     Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates) – Robin Schulz

2.     Hotline Bling – Drake

3.     Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) – Felix Jaehn

4.     Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

5.     Here – Alessia Cara

Top Five Global Playlists

1.     Today’s Top Hits

2.     Afternoon Acoustic

3.     Baila Reggaeton

4.     Hot Country

5.     RapCaviar