It is that time of the year already. It is time to look back on 2017 and take stock of what happened over the course of the year. For us in music, that means going over the best of the year. Spotify has rolled out its year-end content, with its most streamed artists and songs of the year, in addition to personal wrap-ups for each individual user.
If you aren’t a Spotify user, well this won’t apply to you, but if you are, then it is interesting to see your listening habits. You can head to their special Wrap page and follow the prompts to learn about your top genres (there are some strange ones), artists and songs of the year. You can also listen back to your top 100 songs in one snazzy playlist.
Beyond your listening habits, the world was listening to Ed Sheeran. He was the most listened to artist in the world, most listened male artist and had the most streamed album and song “Shape Of You.” Rihanna was the most streamed female artist, followed by Taylor Swift. Some emerging genres include melodic power metal (huh), chaotic power metal (isn’t it all?), chillhop, future funk (hell yeah).
SPOTIFY GLOBAL YEAR IN MUSIC 2017
Most Streamed Artists
Most Streamed Female Artists
Most Streamed Male Artists
Top Five Breakout Artists
Most Streamed Groups
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