Spotify Looks Back Over a Decade of Music

Spotify is now 10 years old, and the company which popularized music streaming has taken the opportunity to look back over a decade of discovery. Which means lists of the most-streamed artists and songs, plus other milestones from the past 10 years.

A Brief History of Spotify

Daniel Ek and his Swedish cohorts launched Spotify in October 2008, having founded the company two years previously. Spotify soon spread from its home country of Sweden to the U.K., and then in 2011, Spotify was launched in the United States.

Spotify is now available in 60 countries worldwide, and boasts hundreds of millions of users, millions of which pay for the privilege. In April 2018, Spotify started trading publicly, with its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Spotify Serves Up Statistics

With 10 years under its belt, Spotify has decided to look back over what it terms a “Decade of Discovery“. And the statistics paint a fascinating picture of what we’ve all been listening to on Spotify between 2008 and 2018.

The most-streamed artists of all time are:

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Eminem
  4. The Weeknd
  5. Rihanna
  6. Kanye West
  7. Coldplay
  8. Justin Bieber
  9. Calvin Harris
  10. Ariana Grande

Remember discovering the biggest hits of the last 10 years?

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