Drake takes most-streamed title on Spotify

Toronto's own Drake, the Weeknd and Justin Bieber have been dominating the singles charts in North America for the latter.


Toronto’s own Drake, the Weeknd and Justin Bieber have been dominating the singles charts in North America for the latter half of the year, so it should probably be no surprise that the Canadian trio are all over music streaming platform Spotifys year-end list of most streamed songs and albums.

After clocking 100 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, Torontos self-proclaimed 6 God can add Spotifys most streamed artist of 2015 to his CV. Forty-six million listeners streamed Drake 1.8 billion times, enough to beat out last years most streamed artist, Ed Sheeran.

Meanwhile, Stratfords finest, Justin Bieber, set a record with the most streams in a single day: 36 million on November 13. And 60 million listeners streamed Toronto pop star the Weeknds Beauty Behind The Madness album, making it the most streamed album of the year. Drakes mixtape If Youre Reading This Its Too Late came in at number two.

Drake and the Weeknd also racked up tons of Grammy nominations, which were announced December 7. The Weeknd got seven, including for album of the year, and Drake was close behind with five.

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