Spotify reveal the most streamed artists and songs of 2019 and all of the 2010s 1 year ago

Spotify reveal the most streamed artists and songs of 2019 and all of the 2010s

There was no escaping any of these over this last year/decade.

As December continues to plow ahead, another year coming to an end, it also represents the end of the first decade of a new century.


There will be a lot of opinions about the best and worst of the last year and/or decade in the run up to the arrival of 2020, but really, one of the best ways to judge the last twelve months/ten years is to see what was the most popular.

Spotify have released the details on the most-streamed songs and artists for both the year and the decade, with perhaps some surprises for those not as hugely aware of the international appeal of, say, Bad Bunny.

Or the fact that Drake is the most-streamed artist of the entire decade, with a total of 28 billion streams in the last ten years, with 1.7 billion of those streams coming from 'One Dance' alone.

But that didn't even top the most-streamed song of the decade, as that title went to Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You', which racked up a shocking 2.4 billion streams since it was released in 2017.

The breakdowns of the most-streamed songs and artists are below, while Spotify will be dropping their user's individual most-streamed playlists for 2019 later this week.

Most-Streamed Artists of 2019

1) Post Malone
2) Billie Eilish
3) Ariana Grande
4) Ed Sheeran
5) Bad Bunny


Most-Streamed Songs of 2019

1) 'Senorita' - Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes
2) 'Bad Guy' - Billie Eilish
3) 'Sunflower' - Post Malone & Swae Lee
4) '7 Rings' - Ariana Grande
5) 'Old Town Road' - Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

Most-Streamed Albums of 2019

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

Most-Streamed Artists of 2010s


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

Most-Streamed Songs of 2010s

1) 'Shape Of You' - Ed Sheeran
2) 'One Dance' - Drake
3) 'Rockstar' - Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
4) 'Closer' - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
5) 'Thinking Out Loud' - Ed Sheeran