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Neither women, nor sets. The Top5 global and national most listened to this year on Spotify, offer two lists built exclusively for the names of solo males. Some of them even quite unknown for more than thirty years.

Drake , the artist most listened to of 2015 and 2016, has returned to get the first rank this year. With 8.200 million streams only in 2018, the rapper canadian is the artist most listened to on Spotify of all times around the planet. In addition, “Scorpion” and “God’s Plan” are, respectively, the album and the song most listened to 2018.

In second place is Post Malone , whose single “Better Now” broke the record in the united States and Global streaming “in the first week of streaming audio only”, exceeding the 431 million and 675 million, respectively, eclipsing the previous record of 384 million Drake with “More Life” in 2017. It was the first album with “more than 400 million audio streams in a single week”.

After they are XXXTENTACION , the rapper shot to death in his car last June in Florida, and whose greatest success of streaming is the single “Sad!”. The reguetonero colombian J Balvin, recent winner of a Latin Grammy for his album “Vibes”, debuts on this Top 5, thanks to several hits, such as “X – (with Nicky Jam)” or “I Like It” (with Cardi B). Closing the Top5 global appears the british singer Ed Sheeran, which this year falls four places after being the artist most listened to 2017.

The artist most listened in Spain

In the case of Spain, Ozuna the artist most listened to in 2018. After this reguetonero puertorriqueño, known by a few letters of court-sexist and full of allusions to the world of drugs and crime, there are other two idols of the “urban latin”: Bad Bunny and J Balvin. The Catalan Juan Magan and Daddy Yankee closed the Top5. To find a “triunfito” between the preferences of Spanish users of streming need to leave up to the number ten, with Aitana going by the hairs in this ranking. The singer leads, in addition, the list of female artists more heard in Spain, in a list in which we also find its companion of the academy OT Ana War.

Rosalie , the artist revelation of the season, is placed in the position number 6 of the top female artists in Spain, driven by the success of singles such as “Badly” and the release of their second album “Bad Love”. In terms of songs and albums, “Without Pyjamas”, the alliance between Becky G and Natti Natasha, is the song that we have heard this year; and “Aura”, of Ozuna, the album that builds up more streams at the national level.

In terms of musical trends at the global level, hip-hop still beats reggaeton, as it continues to dominate the lists of Spotify in 2018, but Latin music has continued to experience incredible growth. In addition, this year, three latino artists, J Balvin, Ozuna, and Bad Bunny , have been placed in the top 10 of the top artists worldwide, while last year, Daddy Yankee was the only native English speaker who managed to enter in that classification.