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Spotify Has Revealed Australia’s Most Streamed Songs Of 2017

Turns out people really love Ed Sheeran.

Well, it’s official: we streamed a fuckload of Ed Sheeran in 2017.

The English ginger snap has dominated basically every category of Spotify’s end of year rankings both here in Australia and around the globe, with his flirty dancehall number ‘Shape Of You’ and album Divide taking out the Most Streamed Track and Most Streamed Album categories respectively. Unsurprisingly, he also nabbed the title of Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist Of The Year.

Drake came in second in the artist rankings, followed by Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers and The Weeknd — you’ll notice that, disappointingly, no female acts made the grade.

In the female artist rankings it was all about Taylor Swift, who infamously dropped her entire catalogue onto Spotify the day of Katy Perry’s Witness release. Swift also stopped Rihanna from taking it out the female artist top spot four years in a row.

As for our homegrown acts, it was Flume and Sia who dominated — while newcomers like Tash Sultana, Amy Shark, and ‘Call On Me’ hitmaker Starley also made the rankings. Speaking Starley, ‘Call On Me’ took out the top gong for the most played Australian song of the year, closely followed by Pnau with their banger ‘Chameleon’ and ‘Waves’ by Dylan Lewis.

Away from the rankings, Spotify also identified some ~interesting~ genres that are on the rise across the globe, including the delightfully-named Vintage Swoon, Gamecore, and Chillhop. And no, we’re still not entirely sure whether they just made those up.

Scroll down for the full rankings, both Australia-specific and global — and head over to Spotify for all the relevant playlists.

Spotify Australia’s Year In Music

Most Streamed Artists

Ed Sheeran
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd

Most Streamed Female Artists

Taylor Swift
Rihanna
Lorde
Selena Gomez
Adele

Most Streamed Male Artists

Ed Sheeran
Drake
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
The Chainsmokers

Most Streamed Australian Artists

Flume
Sia
Sticky Fingers
Bliss n Eso
Hilltop Hoods

Most Streamed Australian Female Artists

Sia
Starley
Tash Sultana
Amy Shark
Vera Blue

Most Streamed Australian Tracks

‘Call On Me’ (Ryan Riback Extended Remix) – Starley
‘Chameleon’ – PNAU
‘Waves’ – Dean Lewis
‘Adore’ – Amy Shark
‘Moments’ (feat. Gavin James) – Bliss N Eso

Most Streamed Tracks in Australia

‘Shape Of You’ – Ed Sheeran
‘Despacito’ – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
‘HUMBLE.’ – Kendrick Lamar
‘Castle on the Hill’ – Ed Sheeran
‘I’m The One’ – DJ Khaled

Most Streamed Albums in Australia

Divide – Ed Sheeran
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
More Life – Drake
Stoney – Post Malone
Starboy – The Weeknd

SPOTIFY GLOBAL YEAR IN MUSIC 2017

Most Streamed Artists

Ed Sheeran
Drake
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
The Chainsmokers

Most Streamed Female Artists

Rihanna
Taylor Swift
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Sia

Most Streamed Male Artists

Ed Sheeran
Drake
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists

Camila Cabello
Harry Styles
Liam Payne
Lil Pump
Trippie Redd

Most Streamed Groups

Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Linkin Park
Migos

Most Streamed Tracks

‘Shape Of You’ – Ed Sheeran
‘Despacito’ – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
‘Despacito’ – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
‘Something Just Like This’ – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
‘I’m the One’ – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Most Streamed Albums

Divide – Ed Sheeran
More Life – Drake
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Starboy – The Weeknd
Stoney – Post Malone

Emerging 2017 Genres

Melodic Power Metal
Chaotic Black Metal
Chillhop
Trap Latino
Future Funk
Jumpstyle
Serialism
Cinematic Dubstep
Vintage Swoon
Gamecore