Today, Spotify reveals its annual Year in Music lists, showing the top artists, albums, tracks and moments that made 2017 such an amazing year for music fans. Spotify has revealed that Ed Sheeran is the most streamed artist of 2017 globally, and remains the #1 most streamed artist on Spotify with 45 million monthly listeners.


Spotify Top Songs 2017


Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) was the most streamed album of the year worldwide with 3.1 billion streams, and ‘Shape of You’ became the most streamed track of all time on Spotify, now with over 1.4 billion streams.

“Ed Sheeran absolutely dominated this year with the release of his record-breaking album,Divide,” said Stefan Blom, Spotify’s Chief Content Officer. “There is no doubt that 2017 was The Year of Ed Sheeran, and we are thrilled that so many millions of music fans have discovered, listened to, and shared his music on Spotify. Congratulations to Ed on an amazing achievement.”

Despite Ed Sheeran’s huge success this year, Hip Hop continues to play a major role in music listening around the world. Overall, Hip Hop listening increased 74% over the past year according to Spotify data – a significant increase, particularly considering Hip Hop’s popularity in 2016.

In what was a landmark year for Latin music, its listening increased by 110%, with two Latin tracks hitting #1 on Spotify for the first time: ‘Despacito’ and ‘Mi Gente’, as well as 10 Latin songs appearing on Spotify’s Global Top 50. ‘Despacito – Remix’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber was named Spotify’s ‘Song of the Summer,’ showing the culture’s reach. Yankee also held the #1 position on Spotify in July — a first for a Latin artist.

In 2017, the K-Pop genre also saw tremendous growth, globally. The number of streams of K-Pop tracks within the K-Pop Hub have grown by 63% year-on-year. Singapore holds the #5 position globally, with the most number of K-Pop streams on Spotify. Similar to Malaysians, Singaporean are fans of K-Pop OSTs, with many streaming K-Pop tracks as often as they watch Korean dramas. ​

Check out the full breakdown below of this year’s rankings and musical trends and head to for the top playlists of 2017, Year in Music playlists, videos, and more.

And, in addition to Spotify’s Year in Music top lists, visitors can check out their own personalized list of their most-streamed artists and songs this year by visiting


Spotify’s Global Year in Music 2017


Most Streamed Artists in Singapore

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Jay Chou
  3. The Chainsmokers
  4. Coldplay
  5. BTS


Most Streamed Albums in Singapore

  1. 1.   ÷ (Divide) – Ed Sheeran
  2. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  3. Illuminate – Shawn Mendes
  4. x – Ed Sheeran
  5. Starboy – The Weeknd


Most Streamed Tracks in Singapore

  1. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  2. Something Just Like This – Coldplay
  3. Despacito – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
  4. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
  5. Attention – Charlie Puth


Most Streamed Female Artists in Singapore

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Selena Gomez
  3. Dua Lipa
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Alessia Cara


Most Streamed Male Artists in Singapore

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Jay Chou
  3. JJ Lin
  4. Bruno Mars
  5. Charlie Puth


Most Streamed Artists Globally

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. The Chainsmokers


Most Streamed Female Artists Globally

  1. Rihanna
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Selena Gomez
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Sia


Most Streamed Male Artists Globally

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. Daddy Yankee


Most Streamed Groups Globally

  1. Coldplay
  2. Imagine Dragons
  3. Maroon 5
  4. Linkin Park
  5. Migos


Most Streamed Tracks Globally

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


Most Streamed Albums Globally

  1. Divide – Ed Sheeran
  2. More Life – Drake
  3. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
  4. Starboy – The Weeknd
  5. Stoney – Post Malone


Most Musical Day 2017 Globally:

June 13, 2017  (measured by most streams per user)


Emerging 2017 Genres Globally:

  1. Melodic Power Metal
  2. Chaotic Black Metal
  3. Chillhop
  4. Trap Latino
  5. Future Funk
  6. Jumpstyle
  7. Serialism
  8. Cinematic Dubstep
  9. Vintage Swoon
  10. Gamecore