Who Are Spotify’s Most-Streamed Artists?

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Ever wondered what music gets the most attention on popular streaming service Spotify? Luckily, a list of the most viral tracks on Spotify was released for this past week, July 21st to 27th. Spotify released two measures of streaming popularity: the most viral and the most streamed. Viral tracks are calculated by taking the total number of people who shared a track, and then dividing it by the number of people total who listened to the song. the most streamed label is exactly what it sounds like- a measure of the tracks streamed the most between the 21st and the 27th.

The top 10 most viral tracks in the U.S. for the week of July 21st- July 27th were:

1. Shakey Graves, “Dearly Departed” (feat. Esme Patterson)
Check out FDRMXs exclusive 2-part interview with artist Shakey Graves to learn more about the ‘Texas gentleman’. In Part 1 , FDRMX sat down with Shakey before his performance at Celebrate Brooklyn! in July. In Part 2 Shakey tells us about his songwriting process, analog vs. digital, and musical influencers.

2. BANKS, “Beggin For Thread” (Harvest Records)
3. Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass” (Epic Records)
4. Drake, “0 to 100 (The Catch Up)” (Cash Money Records)
5. Vance Joy, “Mess Is Mine” (Atlantic Records)
6. Lil Jon, “Bend Ova” (Epic Records)
7. Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down” (Broken Bow Records)
8. Borgore, “Ratchet” (Dim Mak)
9. Lights, “Up We Go” (Warner Bros. Records)
10. Weird Al” Yankovic, “NOW That’s What I Call Polka!” (RCA Records)
“NOW That’s What I Call Polka” is a track off of Weird Al’s newest album Mandatory Fun. We have a track by track review of the parody album that you check out right here. If you’re a die-hard fan of Wierd Al’s parodies, make sure to check out Encyclopedia of Music‘s comprehensive list of the best Weird Al parodies of all-time. Be sure to scope out his ‘Tacky’ parody of Pharrell’s song ‘Happy’, also reviewed by the Encyclopedia of Music.

And the top 5 most streamed tracks in the U.S were:

1. MAGIC!, “Rude” (RCA Records)
2. Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” (Capitol Records Ltd.)
3. Iggy Azalea, “Fancy” (Virgin EMI Records)
4. Ariana Grande, “Problem” (Republic Records)
5. Disclosure, “Latch” (Interscope Records)
6. Nico & Vinz, “Am I Wrong” (Parlophone Norway)
7. Sia, “Chandelier” (RCA Records)
8. Maroon 5, “Maps” (Interscope Records)
9. Calvin Harris, “Summer” (Columbia Records)
10. Ariana Grande, “Break Free” (Republic Records)