Drake Was Most Streamed Artist in 2018

Drake Was Most Streamed Artist in 2018

Drake was the most streamed artist in the U.S. in 2019, according to Nielsen Music. He collected 11.13 billion on-demand streams for his catalog of songs, which surpassed his own record of 6.4 billion in 2017. Drake is also the first act to earn 10 billion streams for his songs in a calendar year. R&B/hip-hop continues to dominate on streaming services, with the genre accounting for 30 percent of all on-demand streams in 2018. R&B/Hip-Hop had 267.4 billion clicks of the 901 billion total. The second-largest genre in 2018 streaming was rock music, with a 14.2 percent share of the market, 127.5 billion streams.