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BuzzAngle Music published a 25-spot list of the most streamed artists in the US every year from 2016 till 2019. From 2020, Rolling Stone Charts started publishing a more comprehensive, 500-spot list of the most streamed artists in the US, which they update every week. Lists from both companies were used in putting this together. 

 

Most Streamed Artists of 2016

1. Drake - 6.0B

2. Rihanna - 3.2B

3. twenty one pilots - 2.6B

4. The Weeknd - 2.5B

5. Future - 2.4B

6. Kanye West - 2.4B

7. Justin Bieber - 2.4B

8. Kevin Gates - 2.0B

9. Beyoncè - 2.0B

10. Eminem - 1.9B

 

Full list: 

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Most Streamed Artists of 2017

1. Drake - 6.0B

2. Future - 4.2B

3. Kendrick Lamar - 4.0B

4. Ed Sheeran - 3.5B

5. Post Malone - 3.2B

6. Lil Uzi Vert - 3.0B

7. Migos - 2.9B

8. The Weeknd - 2.9B

9. Kodak Black - 2.7B

10. Eminem - 2.5B

 

Full list:

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Most Streamed Artists of 2018

1. Drake - 10.4B
2. Post Malone - 6.8B
3. XXXTentacion - 5.9B
4. Eminem - 4.6B
5. Migos - 4.1B
6. Youngboy Never Broke Again - 3.8B
7. Travis Scott - 3.6B
8. Ariana Grande - 3.3B
9. Lil Baby - 3.0B
10. Imagine Dragons - 3.0B

 

Full list:

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Most Streamed Artists of 2019

1. Post Malone - 6.6B

2. Drake - 6.3B

3. Billie Eilish - 4.9B

4. Ariana Grande - 4.9B

5. Youngboy Never Broke Again - 4.8B

6. Juice WRLD - 3.9B

7. XXXTentacion - 3.6B

8. Taylor Swift - 3.5B

9. Eminem - 3.4B

10. Khalid - 3.2B

 

Full list:

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Most Streamed Artists of 2020

1. Drake - 5.9B

2. Juice WRLD - 5.5B

3. Youngboy Never Broke Again - 4.7B

4. Lil Baby - 4.2B

5. Taylor Swift - 4.1B

6. Lil Uzi Vert - 4.1B

7. Post Malone - 3.9B

8. Pop Smoke - 3.7B

9. The Weeknd - 3.6B

10. DaBaby - 3.6B

 

Full list:

Top 500 Most Streamed Artists of 2020

 

Most Streamed Artists of 2021 (so far)

1. Drake - 2,750.2B
2. Taylor Swift - 2,501.0B
3. Morgan Wallen - 2,459.2B
4. Juice WRLD - 2,020.4B
5. YoungBoy Never Broke Again - 1,778.7B
6. The Weeknd - 1,637.2B
7. Lil Baby - 1,573.8B
8. Pop Smoke - 1,505.2B
9. Justin Bieber - 1,457.9B
10. Ariana Grande - 1,420.6B

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Taylena

2016 - 2 women top 10

2017 - 0  :rip:

2018 - 1

2019 - 3

2020 - 1

2021 - 2 (so far, probably only 1 will stay) 

 

It's tragic. :biblio:

 

 

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Rih, Bey, Ari, Taylor and Billie the only women to make it into the Top 10 of any year :clap3:

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Cockney Cupcake

The men are eating our girls up ugh 

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5 minutes ago, G'Day said:

Rih, Bey, Ari, Taylor and Billie the only women to make it into the Top 10 of any year :clap3:

Streaming forces only. :clap3:

 

17 minutes ago, onewillowsilk said:

Most Streamed Artists of 2017

1. Drake - 6.0B

2. Future - 4.2B

3. Kendrick Lamar - 4.0B

4. Ed Sheeran - 3.5B

5. Post Malone - 3.2B

6. Lil Uzi Vert - 3.0B

7. Migos - 2.9B

8. The Weeknd - 2.9B

9. Kodak Black - 2.7B

10. Eminem - 2.5B

:rip:

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JawBreaker

Taylor went from being N/A  and dragged for failing to adapt to the streaming era to being the most streamed female artist of all time real quick :1stplace:

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onewillowsilk
17 minutes ago, Skirt said:

Streaming forces only. :clap3:

 

:rip:

No women, I know :rip:

 

But that's why I also posted the top 25 list, so you could see the rest of the people who made it as one of the top 25 most streamed artists of every respective year. 

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onewillowsilk
25 minutes ago, Arrows said:

Does this include Youtube?

It includes everything. If you look at the top 25 lists I posted, they were split into audio, video and total streams. The "total on-demand streams" figures were the combination of both audio+video streams. 

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27 minutes ago, Taylena said:

2016 - 2 women top 10

2017 - 0  :rip:

2018 - 1

2019 - 3

2020 - 1

2021 - 2 (so far, probably only 1 will stay) 

 

It's tragic. :biblio:

 

 

The fact that 2019 has the most with 3 in the Top 10... but it also has only 3 in the entire top 25 :mazen:

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28 minutes ago, Taylena said:

2016 - 2 women top 10

2017 - 0  :rip:

2018 - 1

2019 - 3

2020 - 1

2021 - 2 (so far, probably only 1 will stay) 

 

It's tragic. :biblio:

 

 

In 2016, outside the top 10:

#14. Ariana Grande - 1.6B

#20. Adele - 1.2B

#24. Sia - 1.1B

 

In 2017, outside the top 10:

#13. Taylor Swift - 2.1B

#14. Rihanna - 2.0B

#20. Beyoncè - 1.7B

 

In 2018, outside the top 10:

#13. Taylor Swift - 2.9B

#17. Cardi B - 2.6B

 

In 2019, outside the top 10:

0 women :rip:

 

In 2020, outside the top 10: 

Dozens of female artists since the list runs up to 500 spots. 

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onewillowsilk

If Rihanna, Beyoncè and Adele drop (early enough) this year, they can make the 2021 top 10. Billie should make the top 10 as well since she's dropping an album this year. 

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Michael196

Taylor #13 in both 17’ & 18’ :dies:

#8 in 19’ and #5 in 20’

she’ll 100% end up in the top 5 this year too

UP.mp3 :clap3:

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onewillowsilk
17 minutes ago, hellocory said:

How the **** did NBA Youngboy get 4.7B streams :deadbanana4: 

He does well on audio streaming but he also pulls in a lot of streams from YouTube. On any given week, he's the most streamed artist on YouTube. 

 

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20 minutes ago, hellocory said:

How the **** did NBA Youngboy get 4.7B streams :deadbanana4: 

bc it’s lil top :fan:

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ariananext

Ariana

2016: #3

2018: #1

2019: #2

 

is this correct? :jonny6:

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13 minutes ago, ariananext said:

Ariana

2016: #3

2018: #1

2019: #2

 

is this correct? :jonny6:

This confused me but yeah, she's #3, #1 and #2 for female artists in 2016, 2018 and 2019. 

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onewillowsilk
14 minutes ago, Legacy said:

Eminem is such a legend.

Top 10 in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 after 20+ years :clap3:

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