Drake is your favorite artist on Spotify this year

Pop icon Ariana Grande was the most-streamed female in Aotearoa and globally

Drake's music was streamed 8.2 billion times - 1.9 billion more than Sheeran received when he topped the list in 2017 - but the win isn't without controversy.

Rounding out the top five most-streamed artists is Post Malone, XXXTENTACTION, J Balvin and Ed Sheeran, in that order.

The singer's collaboration with Calvin Harris, One Kiss, was the UK's second most-streamed song of the year on both platforms behind God's Plan by Drake, while her self-titled debut was the third most played on Spotify and sixth on Apple Music.

Post Malone, XXXTENTACION, J Balvin, and Ed Sheeran, who held the top spot previous year, rounded out the Top 5. The top streamed female artists in 2018 were Grande, Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Taylor Swift and Camila Cabella.

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Drake has dominated both the Spotify and Apple Music's end-of-the-year lists as the top-streaming artist of 2018 thanks to his fifth studio album "Scorpion", which dropped in June.

Every December, while we patiently wait for those sweet, automated Spotify year-end playlists to hit our phones, we're treated to an even larger banquet of number-crunching - namely the granular data that reveals which artists had the best 2018 as far as streaming is concerned. His song "In My Feelings", which triggered a dance craze across the globe, is also in the top 5 list.

As for Apple Music, Drake also had no competition and ranked as the Artist of the Year, in addition to claiming three of the top five spots for top songs. He also had three songs - his three No. 1s, to be precise - in the top five of that platform's top 100 global songs chart. His album "Beerbongs & Bentleys" was the second-most streamed followed by Cardi B's, the late XXXTentacion and Travis Scott.

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