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Today Spotify releases its annual Year in Music top lists — revealing the artists and songs that were the most popular with music fans around the world in 2015.

This year, more music was listened to by more music fans than ever before around the world, with over 75 million listeners enjoying over 20 billion hours of music and with over 2 billion playlists now created. Fans also discovered more new music and artists this year: streams of Spotify’s Discover Weekly personalised playlists, which are refreshed to Spotify users every Monday, reached 1.7 billion streams in 5 months.

Spotify’s Global Year in Music 2015

Most Streamed Artist of 2015: Drake

Drake is the world’s most streamed artist of 2015 with over 1.8 billion streams this year and 46 million listeners, beating Ed Sheeran, last year’s most streamed artist.

Most Streamed Female of 2015: Rihanna

With over 1 billion streams and 57 million listeners this year, Rihanna is 2015’s most streamed female artist.

Most Streams in a Single Day: Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber set a record with the most streams in a single day of all time with 36 million streams on November 13.

Most Streamed Song of 2015: Lean On (ft. MØ and DJ Snake) by Major Lazer

Lean On (ft. MØ and DJ Snake) by Major Lazer is the most streamed song of 2015, Spotify users listened to it over 540 million times this year. This popular track also ranks as the most streamed song of all time on Spotify.

Major Lazer thanked fans and said “One Love, One Lazer!! Thanks to you: our friends, fam and global squad, ‘Lean On’ is the world’s most streamed track!!”

Most Streamed Album of 2015: The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

The Weeknd’s 60 million listeners made Beauty Behind The Madness the most streamed album of the year. Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late comes in at #2.

“It’s been an insane year working with some really talented people. Thank you to the fans on Spotify for making Beauty Behind the Madness the most streamed album of 2015”, said The Weeknd.

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