The most streamed artists of 2017 on Spotify revealed

Spotify reveals its 'Year in Music' featuring the most streamed albums, artists, groups, breakout artists and more.

The most streamed artists of 2017 on Spotify have been revealed, with Ed Sheeran landing at the top of the list. 

Ed was the most played artist on the service globally this year; his third album ÷ - released in March - was the most streamed album worldwide this year with 3.1 billion plays, while Shape of You became the most streamed track on Spotify ever, now with over 1.4 billion streams. This year, the singer-songwriter averaged 47 million listeners every month. 

It's also been a landmark year for Latin music, with ten Latin songs appearing in Spotify's Global Top 50 list, led by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's Despacito remix and J Balvin's Mi Gente. 

In the UK, there was huge growth for grime on the platform - Stormzy's Number 1 album Gang Signs and Prayer was the fourth most-listened to album, with 123,324,334 streams - only beaten by Ed, Drake's More Life and Starboy by The Weeknd. Meanwhile, Little Mix were the most played group.

It was also a strong year for rap in the UK, with Eminem finishing as the fourth most listened to artist, while Kendrick Lamar's DAMN is the sixth most streamed album. 

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Elsewhere, Rihanna was the most streamed female artist for the third year in a row, and Camila Cabello was the most played 'breakout artist', ahead of former One Direction stars Harry Styles and Liam Payne.

The most streamed songs in the UK are revealed every Friday at 5.45pm here on OfficialCharts.com. View the latest Top 100.

Spotify’s UK Year in Music 2017

Top Five Artists in the UK

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. Little Mix
4. Eminem
5. The Weeknd

Top Five Females in the UK

1. Dua Lipa
2. Rihanna
3. Ariana Grande
4. Taylor Swift
5. Beyoncé

Top Five Males in the UK

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. Eminem
4. The Weeknd
5. Calvin Harris

Top Five Groups in the UK

1. Little Mix
2. Coldplay
3. The Chainsmokers
4. Arctic Monkeys
5. Imagine Dragons

Top Five Tracks in the UK

1. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
2. Despacito - Remix - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
3. Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
4. Unforgettable – French Montana
5. Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran

Top Five Albums in the UK

1. Divide - Ed Sheeran
2. More Life - Drake
3. Starboy - The Weeknd
4. Gang Signs & Prayer – Stormzy
5. X – Ed Sheeran

Most streamed UK artists worldwide

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Coldplay
3. Calvin Harris
4. Dua Lipa
5. ZAYN

Spotify’s Global Year in Music 2017

Most Streamed Artists

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Weeknd
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. The Chainsmokers

Most Streamed Female Artists

1. Rihanna
2. Taylor Swift
3. Selena Gomez
4. Ariana Grande
5. Sia 

Most Streamed Male Artists

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Weeknd
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists

1. Camila Cabello
2. Harry Styles
3. Liam Payne
4. Lil Pump
5. Trippie Redd 

Most Streamed Groups

1. Coldplay
2. Imagine Dragons
3. Maroon 5
4. Linkin Park
5. Migos 

Most Streamed Tracks

1. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
2. Despacito - Remix - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
3. Despacito - Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
4. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
5. I’m the One - DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Most Streamed Albums

1. Divide - Ed Sheeran
2. More Life - Drake
3. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
4. Starboy - The Weeknd
5. Stoney - Post Malone