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Spotify announces most-streamed artists, songs of 2019 and the decade

Spotify has released its lists of the most-streamed songs, albums and artists of the 2019 and from the past decade. The winner for 2019 is Post Malone...
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Spotify has released its lists of the most-streamed songs, albums and artists of the 2019 and from the past decade.

The winner for 2019 is Post Malone with 6.5 billion streams globally followed by Billie Eilish with 6 billion. Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, and Bad Bunny round out the top five.

Post Malone performs during his Runaway tour at the Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)

“Señorita” by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes was the most-streamed song of the year, followed by Billie Eilish’s “bad guy” and the Post Malone-Swae Lee collaboration “Sunflower.”

Shawn Mendes, left, and Camila Cabello perform “Senorita” at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Eilish’s “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” was the top-streamed album of 2019.

Billie Eilish introduces a performance by Green Day at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Queen even made the countdown. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was the top-streamed song not released in the past decade, according to Spotify.

New frontman Paul Rodgers, Drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May, from left, of the legendary rock band Queen perform live on stage at a concert in the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, April 10, 2005. (AP Photo/Keystone, Markus Stuecklin)

As for the decade, Drake was the most-streamed artist globally followed by Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem. 

FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. Drake’s new album “More Life” has broken the U.S. record for the number of streams from a single album in one week. The rapper’s 22-track album recorded 385 million streams across all platforms. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Grande was the most-streamed female artist followed by Rihanna and Taylor Swift.

FILE – In a Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36, in New York. Chinese tech giant Tencent is in talks with French media company Vivendi to buy 10% of Universal Music Group, whose artists include Ariana Grande, according to an announcement from Vivendi Tuesday Aug. 6, 2019.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

The top-streamed song of the decade was Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” Second was “One Dance” by Drake, Kyla and WizKid, followed by “rockstar” from Post Malone and 21 Savage. You can listen to the top 50 here on Spotify (some songs have explicit lyrics).

Here are the rest of Spotify’s 2019 most-streamed lists:

Female Artists

  1. Billie Eilish
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Camila Cabello
  5. Halsey

Male Artists

  1. Post Malone
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Bad Bunny
  4. Khalid
  5. J Balvin

Songs

  1. “Señorita” – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
  2. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  3. “Sunflower” – Post Malone, Swae Lee
  4. “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
  5. “Old Town Road – Remix” – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus

Albums 

  1. “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” – Billie Eilish
  2. “Hollywood’s Bleeding” – Post Malone
  3. “thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
  4. “No.6 Collaborations Project” – Ed Sheeran
  5. “Shawn Mendes” – Shawn Mendes

Podcasts

  1. The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal
  2. My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
  3. Gemischtes Hack
  4. Fest & Flauschig
  5. The Misfits Podcast

Spotify Original Podcasts

  1. The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal
  2. Gemischtes Hack
  3. Fest & Flauschig
  4. Serial Killers
  5. Herrengedeck – Der Podcast

And here are the decade lists from Spotify:

Most-Streamed Artists

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Post Malone
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Eminem

Female Artists

  1. Ariana Grande
  2. Rihanna
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Sia
  5. Beyoncé

Male Artists

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Post Malone
  4. Eminem
  5. The Weeknd

Tracks

  1. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
  2. “One Dance” – Drake, Kyla, WizKid
  3. “rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)” – 21 Savage, Post Malone
  4. “Closer” – Halsey, The Chainsmokers
  5. “Thinking out Loud” – Ed Sheeran