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DRAKE THE KING OF STREAMING

Drake is the most-streamed artist of 2018 on both Spotify and Apple Music, both of which have released their year-end lists. Scorpion and “God’s Plan” top their respective lists, and Drizzy’s dominance is underscored by Spotify’s reveal that he’s the platform’s most-streamed artist of all time.

Post Malone, XXXTentacion, J Balvin and Ed Sheeran (the most-streamed artist of 2017) occupy the rest of the Spotify Top 5.

Ariana Grande is Spotify’s most-streamed female artist globally, while Cardi B was the most-streamed female artist in the U.S., followed by Ariana, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Halsey.

Apple Music’s Breakout Artist of the Year is Juice WRLD, the Song of the Year is Cardi B f/Bad Bunny & J. Balvin’s “I Like It” and its Album of the Year is Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour.”

Apple Music’s Best of 2018

Spotify’s For the Record

DUO TO RULE ISLAND
Two heads are better than one. (6/18a)
GUETTA GOES GLOBAL WITH WARNER MUSIC
Bugs is dancing in the street. (6/18a)
REVENUE CHART:
LIL BIG BUCKS
Pull up the Brinks truck. (6/18a)
TOP 20: POLO MATCH
Looks like we have a horse race. (6/17a)
MUSIC’S HOTTEST FIRMS: GREENBERG TRAURIG
Myriad lawyers, no waiting. (6/18a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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