Drake and Kendrick Lamar Among Spotify’s Most Streamed Artists of 2017
With the year coming to an end, Spotify has revealed its most streamed artists of 2017 and joining the top five are two of hip-hop's biggest names.
While Ed Sheeran tops the list as the most streamed artist of the year, Drake, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar come in at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Drizzy's More Life and Kendrick's DAMN. also placed on Spotify's Top Five Albums list, coming in at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Also on the list is The Weeknd's Starboy at No. 4 and Post Malone's debut album, Stoney, at No. 5.
Drake and Kendrick didn't make the Top Five Songs list, which is once again topped by Sheeran, but DJ Khaled did come in at No. 5 with his hit track, "I'm the One" featuring Quavo, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and Chance The Rapper.
Hip-hop also has a major presence on the Top Five Breakout Artists list as rappers Lil Pump and Trippie Redd come in at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, and Migos join the Most Streamed Groups list at No. 5.
Along with his place on Spotify's year-end list, Kendrick Lamar also earned himself a number of Grammy nominations for 2018, earning nods for Album of the Year, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and more.
As for Drake, he recently found himself on Forbes' highest-paid musicians of 2017 list. While Diddy topped the list, Drizzy came in at No. 3, earning $94 million for the year.
Head here to check out Spotify's Most-Streamed Artists of 2017 list.
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