Somehow, Some Way, Drake Continues to Beat Every Other Musician in the World on Spotify

It should be noted that Lemonade is not on Spotify, though, so...

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Spotify has just revealed the most-streamed artists, albums, and songs of 2016, and once again, Drake has emerged on top.

For the second year in a row, Drake was the most-streamed artist on Spotify with a whopping 4.7 billion streams in 2016. Rihanna, Drake's maybe/onetime/rumored better half (opens in new tab), also had an epic year: She's was the most-streamed female artist for the second year in a row and was the third most-streamed artist of 2016. Power couple status much?

Thrilled for Drake and all, but if you're ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ about the news, there's this little tidbit: Spotify is missing some hugely popular songs, albums, and artists due to the rather dramatic war between music streaming services. ICYMI, Lemonade by Beyoncé is only on Tidal (opens in new tab), and 1989 by Taylor Swift is only on Apple Music (opens in new tab).

Check out more of Spotify's rankings (opens in new tab) below:

Most-Streamed Artists

  1. Drake
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Rihanna
  4. Twenty One Pilots
  5. Kanye West

Most-Streamed Tracks

  1. "One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla)" by Drake
  2. "I Took A Pill in Ibiza—Seeb Remix" by Mike Posner
  3. "Don't Let Me Down (feat. Daya)" by The Chainsmokers
  4. "Work (feat. Drake)" by Rihanna
  5. "Cheap Thrills" by Sia

Most-Streamed Albums

  1. Views by Drake
  2. Purpose by Justin Bieber
  3. ANTI by Rihanna
  4. Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots
  5. Beauty Behind The Madness by The Weeknd

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Maggie Maloney is the associate editor at Town & Country and ELLE Decor, where she covers style, beauty, jewelry, and the many members of the royal family. She also manages social media and content strategy for both brands.