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.  

Spotify listeners can also used Wrapped to see who their personal favorites and top-streamed tracks of 2018 were. See below for the full rundown of 2018's music stats below.

Most Streamed Artists

  1. Drake
  2. Post Malone
  3. XXXTENTACION
  4. J Balvin
  5. Ed Sheeran*

*Ed Sheeran was the top-streamed artist in 2017

Most Streamed Female Artists

  1. Ariana Grande  
  2. Dua Lipa
  3. Cardi B
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Camila Cabello

Most Streamed Tracks

  1. God's Plan - Drake
  2. SAD! - XXXTENTACION
  3. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage) - Post Malone
  4. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) - Post Malone
  5. In My Feelings - Drake

Most Streamed Albums

  1. Scorpion - Drake
  2. beerbongs & bentleys - Post Malone
  3. ? - XXXTENTACION
  4. Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa
  5. ÷ - Ed Sheeran*

Most Streamed Exclusive Spotify Podcasts

  1. Fest & Flauschig
  2. The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal
  3. Dissect
  4. Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith
  5. TALK-O-MAT

Most Streamed Podcast Genres

  1. Crime and Mystery
  2. Comedy
  3. News & Politics
  4. Health
  5. Arts

Spotify’s U.S. 2018 Toplists:

US Top Artists

  1. Drake
  2. Post Malone
  3. XXXTENTACION
  4. Travis Scott
  5. Khalid

US Top Female Artists

  1. Cardi B
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Nicki Minaj
  5. Halsey

US Top Songs

  1. God's Plan - Drake
  2. SAD! - XXXTENTACION
  3. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) - Post Malone
  4. Lucid Dreams - Juice WRLD
  5. Nice For What - Drake

US Top Albums

  1. Scorpion - Drake
  2. beerbongs & bentleys - Post Malone
  3. ? - XXXTENTACION
  4. Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B
  5. Stoney – Post Malone
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