As streaming services continue to have a major impact on the music industry, one of the top sites, Soundcloud, has just revealed their top 10 most played artists of 2015. The site plays host to record labels and artists alike as well as amateur DJs and individuals sharing podcasts. With much of the population on the web in some way, music streaming has become quite the commodity.
Although some may believe that the majority of the site's users gravitate toward electronic music, it may be surprising to know that the hip-hop artist Drake took the top spot of most played artist. Well, it's not really a surprise at all when you look back on the year that he's having in terms of popularity. His Soundcloud page was the first place to hear If Your Reading This, It's Too Late back in February and recently his Meek-Mill diss track, Back To Back, climbed to over 47 million plays in just under 1 month. It may seem that electronic dance music is the hottest thing on the market today but pop music will always prevail when it comes to numbers like these.
Soundcloud's Top 10 Most Played Artists of 2015
2. Major Lazer
7. Chris Brown
8. Kid Ink
9. The Weeknd
10. Chance The Rapper