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It turns out Australia streamed a shitload of Drake in 2016

The year may have been a pretty ordinary one when it comes to US elections and rock legends departing this here Earth, but there’s no denying there’s been some solid pop bangers for us to enjoy! Spotify has today unleashed the stats and presented us with the top streamed artists, tracks and albums of 2016 – both in Australia and globally.

As you might expect, Drake dominates proceedings and lands at the top of the artist, album, and song lists – owing to the utter dominance of tracks like ‘One Dance’ and ‘Too Good’.

Flume is the most streamed local artist in Australia, followed by Sia, the Hilltop Hoods, Sticky Fingers, then RÜFÜS. But Sia actually goes one better by being the most streamed Australian artist worldwide – her second year in a row.

‘One Dance’ is the most streamed track here, followed by Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You’, then Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills’. ‘Cheap Thrills’ makes an appearance as the fifth most streamed track globally as well.

Take a look at the full breakdown below.

Spotify’s Australian year in music

Top Five Artists in Australia
1.     Drake
2.     Justin Bieber
3.     Flume
4.     Kanye West
5.     Rihanna

Top Five Male Artists in Australia
1.     Drake
2.     Justin Bieber
3.     Flume
4.     Kanye West
5.     Eminem

Top Five Female Artists in Australia
1.     Rihanna
2.     Ariana Grande
3.     Sia
4.     Adele
5.     Beyoncé

Top Five Tracks in Australia
1.     One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) – Drake
2.     Never Be Like You – Flume
3.     Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers
4.     Closer – The Chainsmokers
5.     I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) – Mike Posner

Top Five Albums in Australia
1.     Views – Drake
2.     Purpose – Justin Bieber
3.     ANTI – Rihanna
4.     Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
5.     Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande

Top Five Playlists in Australia
1.     Hot Hits Australia
2.     Today’s Top Hits
3.     Just Chill
4.     Monster Dance Hits
5.     Get Popped!

Top Five Australian Artists in Australia
1.     Flume
2.     Sia
3.     Hilltop Hoods
4.     Sticky Fingers
5.     RÜFÜS

Top Five Australian Tracks in Australia
1.     Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) – Flume
2.     Say It (feat. Tove Lo) – Flume
3.     Cheap Thrills – Sia
4.     1955 (feat. Montaigne, Tom Thum) – Hilltop Hoods
5.     Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) – Illy

Top Five Australian Albums in Australia
1.     Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung – Hilltop Hoods
2.     Skin – Flume
3.     This Is Acting – Sia
4.     Bloom – RÜFÜS
5.     Blue Neighbourhood – Troye Sivan

Spotify’s global year in music 2016

Top five artists for 2016 globally

1. Drake
2. Justin Bieber
3. Rihanna
4. Twenty One Pilots
5. Kanye West

Most Streamed Male Artist of 2016: Drake

1. Drake
2. Justin Bieber
3. Twenty One Pilots
4. Kanye West
5. Coldplay

Most Streamed Female Artist of 2016: Rihanna

1. Rihanna
2. Ariana Grande
3. Sia
4. Adele
5. Fifth Harmony

Breakout Artist of 2016: ZAYN

1. ZAYN
2. FRENSHIP
3. Anne-Marie
4. Madeintyo
5. Rob $tone

Most Streamed Track of 2016: One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) – Drake

1. One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) – Drake
2. I Took A Pill in Ibiza – Seeb Remix – Mike Posner
3. Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) – The Chainsmokers
4. Work (feat. Drake) – Rihanna
5. Cheap Thrills – Sia

Most Streamed Album of 2016: Views – Drake

1. Views – Drake
2. Purpose – Justin Bieber
3. ANTI – Rihanna
4. Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
5. Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd