Rapper Drake continues to dominate Spotify as the most streamed artist on the music streaming network. For the second year in a row, Drake tops Spotify’s ‘Most Popular Music’ list with 4.7 billion streams. In addition to being the most streamed artist, he is also the most streamed male artist as well. Trailing behind kind Drake is Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, and Kanye West. Drake’s album ‘Views’ was also the most streamed album for 2016 with 2.45 million streams.
The irony of Drake’s ongoing success on Spotify is that he’s been promoting Apple Music, which is presumably Spotify’s top rival. Spotify has more than 100 million monthly active users and more than 40 million paying subscribers, while Apple Music has more than 17 million subscribers.