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Now that we’re officially in the last month of year, it’s time for everyone to take a look back at everything that happened in 2015. Today, Spotify revealed the numbers for their “Year in Music” list—tallying up top five artists, albums, songs and more.

Many of the results are filled with names that most users would expect. Drake’s name lands at the top spot in quite a few categories—with over 1.8 billion streams and 46 million listeners Drake earned the title of most streamed artist worldwide. While Rihanna was listed as most streamed female artist in the world with one billion streams and 57 million listeners.

However, some of the other chart toppers come as a refreshing result. Brilliant newcomer Alessia Cara had the most viral song in the United States with her debut single “Here.” After a summer of back to back hits, The Weeknd’s latest album Beauty Behind The Madness became the most streamed album of year worldwide with over 60 million listeners—beating out Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late on the worldwide scale.

Spotify also revealed that Major Lazer broke a new record by having the most streamed song of all time with their summer smash “Lean On” featuring and DJ Snake racking up over 540 million listens. While Justin Bieber set his own record by having the most streams in a single day (36 million) for his recent album Purpose.


View the data for U.S. Spotify users below.

Top Five Artists in U.S.
1. Drake
2. The Weeknd
3. Kanye West
4. Ed Sheeran
5. Eminem

Top Five Males in U.S.
1. Drake
2. The Weeknd
3. Kanye West
4. Ed Sheeran
5. Eminem

Top Five Females in U.S.
1. Nicki Minaj
2. Beyoncé
3. Rihanna
4. Ariana Grande
5. Lana Del Rey

Top Five Tracks in the U.S.
1. Fetty Wap — “Trap Queen”
2. The Weeknd — “The Hills”
3. The Weeknd — “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”
4. Mark Ronson — “Uptown Funk”
5. Major Lazer — “Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake)”

Top Five Albums in the U.S.
1. Drake — If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
2. The Weeknd — Beauty Behind The Madness
3. Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
4. Big Sean — Dark Sky Paradise
5. Rae Sremmurd — SremmLife

Top Five Viral Tracks in the U.S.
1. Alessia Cara — “Here”
2. Drake — “Hotline Bling”
3. Robin Schulz — “Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates)”
4. Elle King — “Ex’s & Oh’s”
5. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment (tied for 4th place) — “Sunday Candy”

Top Five Playlists in the U.S.
1. Today’s Top Hits
2. Hot Country
3. RapCaviar
4. TGIF
5. Afternoon Acoustic