Drake tops Spotify’s 2016 list with 4.7 billion streams

FILE - In this June 27, 2015, file photo, Canadian singer Drake performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, London. A shooting started Tuesday, Aug. 4, at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake and then spilled outside onto the streets police said. It wasn’t clear if Drake was present during the shooting. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – Drake owned the year on Spotify: He’s the most streamed act on the platform with 4.7 billion streams.

It was announced late Wednesday that the rapper has the most streamed album and song – “Views” (2.45 billion) and “One Dance” (970 million).

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, twenty one pilots and Kanye West round out the top five artists of the year. The top albums following “Views” are Bieber’s “Purpose,” Rihanna’s “Anti,” twenty one pilots’ “Blurryface” and The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness.”

Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza – Seeb Remix” came in second after Drake’s “One Dance” for top songs, followed by The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” Rihanna and Drake’s “Work” and Sia’s “Cheap Thrills.”

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