Spotify spent its tenth anniversary this week, and in celebration of its furious accelerated growth, the Swedish broadcast service has released several all-time lists that highlight the music that has risen to the top of its platform during that decade. (Although it was founded in 2006, the company was officially launched in 2008.) These statistics include the song most broadcast every year since the launch of Spotify, the most-streamed artists of all time, the most-transmitted song of all time: one have the idea
Drake, Ed Sheeran and Eminem are the most popular artists of all time, while Sheeran's "Shape of You" is the most broadcast song followed by "One Dance" by Drake and The Chainsmokers and Halsey's "Closer".
Interestingly, Spotify breaks a special category of "female artists with greater diffusion", possibly because even a quick look at the list of artists with the highest audience shows that the names are largely male. (Rihanna and Ariana Grande are the only two female musics that have made their way). The most-played songs are also compiled into a special "decade of discovery" playlist.
The most transmitted songs of all time
1. Ed Sheeran – "Form of you"
2. Drake – "One Dance"
3. Chain smokers, Halsey – "Closer"
4. Post Malone – "rockstar" (feat. 21 Savage)
5. Ed Sheeran – "Thinking out loud"
6. Major Lazer, MØ, DJ Snake – "Lean On"
7. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, "Despacito – Remix"
8. Justin Bieber – "Love yourself"
9. Justin Bieber – "I'm sorry"
10. Chain smokers – "Do not disappoint me"
The best artists of all time
2. Ed Sheeran
4. The Weeknd
6. Kanye West
8. Justin Bieber
9. Calvin Harris
10. Ariana Grande
The most widespread female artists worldwide
2. Ariana Grande
5. Nicki Minaj
7. Taylor Swift
8. Selena Gomez
9. Katy Perry
Other statistics of the note: Spotify is currently active in 65 countries, with a total of 180 million monthly active users. The service says that as of August 2018 it has paid more than € 10 billion ($ 11.76 billion) to rights holders and has accumulated a catalog of 40 million songs and podcasts. If the time of transmission of all the users in Spotify was combined in the last decade, it would add 16,858,080 years.