Drake, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd & Kanye West Among Top Artists On Spotify’s “Year In Music” Lists


(AllHipHop News) The end of the year lists continue to roll out. Spotify has now released its “Year In Music” tallies, and several Hip Hop acts made very good showings on the streaming service’s look back at 2015.

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Drake was by far the biggest star among U.S. Spotify users in 2015. The OVO leader was named number one for Top Five Artists, Top Five Males, and Top Five Albums (If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late). He totaled 1.8 billion streams and 46 million listeners.

Drizzy’s YMCMB comrade Nicki Minaj led the Top Five Females. Breakout R&B star The Weeknd placed in the Top Five in four different categories. Spotify’s “Year In Music” lists also included Kanye West, Beyoncé, Eminem, Rihanna, Fetty Wap, Big Sean, Rae Sremmurd, and Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment.

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Check out Spotify’s “Year In Music” lists for the United States below.

Top Five Artists
1. Drake
2. The Weeknd
3. Kanye West
4. Ed Sheeran
5. Eminem

Top Five Males
1. Drake
2. The Weeknd
3. Kanye West
4. Ed Sheeran
5. Eminem

Top Five Females
1. Nicki Minaj
2. Beyoncé
3. Rihanna
4. Ariana Grande
5. Lana Del Rey

Top Five Tracks
1. “Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap
2. “The Hills” – The Weeknd
3. “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)” – The Weeknd
4. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson
5. “Lean On” (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer

Top Five Albums
1. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake
2. Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd
3. Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
4. Dark Sky Paradise – Big Sean
5. SremmLife – Rae Sremmurd

Top Five Viral Tracks
1. “Here” – Alessia Cara
2. “Hotline Bling” – Drake
3. “Sugar” (feat. Francesco Yates) – Robin Schulz
4. “Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle King
5. “Sunday Candy” – Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment (tied for 4th place)