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Metal makes unexpected appearance on Spotify’s year-end charts

Posted by on December 5, 2017

Wondering what the top music of 2017 streamed on Spotify was? Spoiler alert: Ed Sheeran, followed closely by “Despacito.” Not surprising or all that interesting, eh? Spotify have released their Global Year In Music charts, and while there are a lot of the usual suspects in terms of artists and pop songs, things get pretty interesting in the “Emerging 2017 Genres” list, specifically the top two emerging genres. The top is “Melodic Power Metal,” followed by “Chaotic Black Metal.” This goes hand in hand with the data from a few years ago that found that out of all the listeners to Spotify, metal fans are the most loyal listeners.

There’s really only one other place on the charts that were included in the survey where rock/metal bands show up, and that’s the “Most Streamed Groups” list, where Linkin Park pop up at #4. However, “Heavy” was certainly more of a pop song than a rock one, and the sad death of Chester Bennington led to the band being streamed even more than they probably would have been normally. If you want to find out what you listened to the most on Spotify, you can head to 2017wrapped.com, where it gives you a quiz of what you listened to the most this year, then gives you your actual top five artists songs and genres, and presents you with a playlist. Here, courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan, is the entire list:

Spotify’s Global Year in Music 2017

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

Most Streamed Female Artists
1. Rihanna
2. Taylor Swift
3. Selena Gomez
4. Ariana Grande
5. Sia

Most Streamed Male Artists
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Weeknd
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists
1. Camila Cabello
2. Harry Styles
3. Liam Payne
4. Lil Pump
5. Trippie Redd

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

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

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

Emerging 2017 Genres
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

Top Five Artists in U.S.
1. Drake
2. Kendrick Lamar
3. Future
4. Ed Sheeran
5. The Weeknd

Top Five Females in U.S.
1. Rihanna
2. Taylor Swift
3. Nicki Minaj
4. Ariana Grande
5. Halsey

Top Five Males in U.S.
1. Drake
2. Kendrick Lamar
3. Future
4. Ed Sheeran
5. The Weeknd

Top Five Tracks in the U.S.
1. HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
2. XO TOUR Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
3. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
4. Congratulations – Post Malone
5. Despacito – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

Top Five Albums in the U.S.
1. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
2. More Life – Drake
3. Stoney – Post Malone
4. Starboy – The Weeknd
5. Divide – Ed Sheeran

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