Drake and Jay Chou the year's most streamed artists on Spotify

SINGAPORE - Canadian rapper Drake is Spotify's most streamed artist globally in 2016, while in Singapore Taiwanese singer Jay Chou is the most streamed act among its users for the third year running. The music streaming service announced this in a media statement released on Thursday (Dec 1).

With over 4.7 billion streams this year alone, Drake is also the service's most streamed artist to date.

His song One Dance, which features WizKid and Kyla, is not only the top song of the year, but it is also Spotify's most popular song to date, with almost 970 million streams. Drake's latest full-length release, Views, is the most streamed album this year.

In Singapore, Chou is followed by EDM duo The Chainsmokers, pop prince Justin Bieber, pop star Ariana Grande and British band Coldplay.

The Chainsmokers' Don't Let Me Down is the most streamed song among users here, while another of their song, Closer, is third. Coming in between at second spot is Norwegian producer and DJ, Alan Walker's Faded.

Chou is also the top streamed male artist in Singapore while his female counterpart is pop star Ariana Grande.