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Spotify Announces 2018 'Wrapped' Most Streamed Stats: Drake & Ariana Grande Top the List

2018 is coming to a close, and Spotify revealed their annual "Wrapped" stats, which determines the music trends and artists that defined the year.   

Drake not only tops the list as the most streamed artist of 2018 globally, but with 8.2 billion streams just this year, the "God's Plan" rapper is also the most-streamed artist of all time. Ariana Grande claimed the spot for most-streamed female artist, as her most recent smash hit, "thank u, next" garnered more than 220 million streams on its own.

Hip-hop was the most listened to genre that dominated 2018, but Latin music experienced a steep increase--J Balvin Ozuna and Bad Bunny all claimed a spot on the top 10 most listened to artists. Cardi B, the third-most-streamed female artist, and Camila Cabello, the fifth-most-streamed, also proved some Latin pride.