The Chainsmokers announced in Spotify’s top selling artists of 2017

Just one day after unveiling the highly popular ‘Wrapped‘ feature, analysing the most played tracks and artists of individual Spotify accounts, the music streaming giants have now unveiled The Chainsmokers as one of the most popular artists of 2017.

Spotify has just released its year-end charts, presenting the most streamed songs, albums, and songs of 2017. And the EDM giants complete a Top 5, which also includes Drake, and Ed Sheeran; who dominates as the year’s most streamed artist on Spotify worldwide. With his success of “Shape Of You,” Spotify has given the honor of most streamed song and most streamed album to be Ed Sheeran this year.

Earlier this year, “Shape Of You” dethroned Drake’s “One Dance” as the most streamed Spotify song of all time. Check out the entire list of this year’s most streamed artists below.

Most Streamed Artists
Sheeran leads with over 6.3 billion streams this year, dethroning Drake who took the top spot in 2015 and 2016. Drake is the only top 5 artist carried over from last year.
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
The Chainsmokers

Most Streamed Female Artists

Taylor Swift
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande

Most Streamed Male Artists
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists
Camila Cabello
Harry Styles
Liam Payne
Lil Pump
Trippie Redd

Most Streamed Groups
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Linkin Park

Most Streamed Tracks
“Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
“Despacito” (remix) – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“I’m the One” – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Most Streamed Albums
“Divide” – Ed Sheeran
“More Life” – Drake
“DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Starboy” – The Weeknd
“Stoney” – Post Malone

Emerging 2017 Genres:
Melodic Power Metal
Chaotic Black Metal
Trap Latino
Future Funk
Cinematic Dubstep
Vintage Swoon

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews.

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