So, are you ready to see a countdown of the best selling artists of the 2010s?
A decade ago, the music industry was completely different. We still had record players at home, downloads was the big thing, Adele and Drake were promising newcomers at best and nobody had heard about streaming platforms.
For artists, that’s the tricky part. A decade is long enough to see a completely new generation of music consumers replace the former one.
That’s why it takes you a lot of appeal to remain on top and why this list is made of the truly biggest artists in the World…
[UPDATE] The most streamed artists list is now updated automatically at this link.
If you visit us, you surely saw a lot of news in recent years stating streaming records. What’s unlikely is that you ever saw a comprehensive list of Spotify most streamed artists, with numbers for all those who belong to the all-time top 200.
Thanks to our Spotify numbers tool, it’s now possible to retrieve an enormous quantity of data very efficiently. So, who are the most streamed male, female, bands, legacy artists on the platform?
While the eyes of the many music industry observers are focused on the Chinese and Latin American markets development, the real action now is actually happening in India. Streaming platforms already count there with more than 150 million active users. This led both Spotify and YouTube Music giants to deploy their service in India over the last month.
Rock is dead. We hear this sentence since decades. Don McLean famously regarded 2/3/1959 as the day the music died after the tragic passing of Buddy Holly. Many claim the Woodstock wheel was broken by the poor output of 1974. Others consider that 1991 was the last breath of the genre. From Coldplay to Linkin Park to Nickelback to Green Day, various bands proved kind of recently that rock can still attract the masses. The last group to illustrate this fact is no other than Imagine Dragons.
The world of charts and sales has always been a tricky jigsaw. It now also requires to sort accurate information from made-up claims. Definitely, social media made it wild. Fanatics and trolls have been spreading fake information more than ever. This led us to be mad about official data, regarding it as the be-all and end-all of our sources. The issue is that official doesn’t necessarily mean accurate!
Not all elements can face the test of time the same way. Some will get erased within’ seconds, others will last forever. This samelogic perfectly applies to our favorite music tunes. As a music industry watcher, one of the most appreciated functionality of streaming is that we can check results of pretty much every single track from all artists, enabling in-depth analysis of various categories.
This includes analyzing which hits from certain periods remained the most relevant nowadays and which ones got View More
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Hype or consistency. Albums in particular and artists in general hope to get one of those two types of success. The global impact of the 2012 album Born To Die upon release was immense for an unknown artist. How does Lana Del Rey perform 6 years after her single Video Games went View More
How do we classify Coldplay? They are too young to put them among the Classic Rock Bands group with the likes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen or Led Zeppelin. They are too old to feature with among the young generation a la View More
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