Spotify shares the top tunes and trends of 2018

Spotify shares the top tunes and trends of 2018

Spotify shares the top tunes and trends of 2018

He also has the year's most-streamed album and song with "Scorpion" and "God's Plan".

Following Drake on the 2018 list of top artists are Post Malone, XXXTentacion, J Balvin and Ed Sheeran, who was Spotify's most-streamed artist previous year.

Internationally, Canadian rapper and singer Drake was the most streamed artist of 2018 with 8.2 billion streams this year, Spotify said in a statement.

Kiwis bucked the worldwide Drake trend when it came to the most-streamed album, instead giving the title to Post Malone's record beerbongs & bentleys.

Every December, while we patiently wait for those sweet, automated Spotify year-end playlists to hit our phones, we're treated to an even larger banquet of number-crunching - namely the granular data that reveals which artists had the best 2018 as far as streaming is concerned.

Once again, Drake has earned the top spot as the Apple Music Artist of the Year, the tech giant announced on Tuesday.

Pop icon Ariana Grande was the most-streamed female in Aotearoa and globally.

Ariana Grande was the most-streamed woman globally (and in New Zealand), followed by Lipa, Cardi B, Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello.

"Dela Torre's "Malaya" album was most streamed, followed by Dua Lipa's self-titled album, Sheeran's "÷", LANY's self-titled album, and Lauv's "I Met You When I Was 18 (The Playlist)". Malone has the third and fourth most-streamed songs with "Rockstar" and "Psycho". His song "In My Feelings", which triggered a dance craze across the globe, is also in the top 5 list.

If that sounds familiar, it's because Drake has dominated Apple Music over the last few years. He was also featured on Lil Baby's "Yes Indeed", Migos' "Walk It Talk It" and BlockBoy JB's "Look Alive".

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