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Spotify Lists Top Artists in 2017


Smartphones have put the world in our pockets by providing us with a non-stop connection to the vast information reserves around the globe including top artists of 2017.  Reality is they did more than just that: they changed us with their innovative music apps and services.  They changed the way we play with the huge range of casino games and online promotions at our fingertips, they changed the way we seek information, we keep in touch, and listen to music. And this is felt by the music industry as a whole – streaming is becoming far more popular for entire generations (and in certain geographical areas) than listening to iPods and CDs.

Spotify is the best-known online music streaming service today, the one that sets the tone for the industry, so to say. This influential service publishes a summary of each of its years, showing the world what was hot and what was not in the 12 months that have passed, listing the artists and the trends that ruled it. Here is what they have to say about the top artists in 2017.

The top streamed songs of 2017

‘s “Shape of You” was the clear winner of 2017 when it comes to internet streaming, topping Spotify’s list of the most streamed songs in 2017. It is followed by “Despacito”, a collaboration of Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber – this was clearly the song of the summer in 2017 that you could hear everywhere from clubs and pubs to radio stations and beaches around the world. The third place is occupied by the original Despacito (without Justin Bieber), which may be a surprise for some. ‘ “Something Just Like This” is fourth, while “I’m the One”, the collaboration of DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne, was good enough to be the fifth most streamed song of 2017.

Top artists of 2017, male and female

Spotify’s general “Top Artists” list is topped by Ed Sheeran, Drake, The Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, and The Chainsmokers – and this is exactly what the service’s “Top Male Artists” looks like. On the “Top Female Artist” list, you’ll find names like Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Sia in the top 5 – no surprises there, I guess.

Top groups of 2017

The “Top Groups” list is a bit more diverse, containing bands with a variety of genres. Topping the list is Coldplay, possibly because of the surprise passing of the band’s singer, Chester Bennington, last summer, followed by Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, and Migos.

Top playlists

Playlists are among the best features at Spotify. Last year, the most listened-to playlists of the service were very diverse. “Today’s Top Hits” topped the list, followed by “Rap Caviar”, “Baila Reggaeton”, “Viva Latino”, and “Peaceful Piano”, with “New Music Friday”, “Get Turnt”, and “Good Vibes” also on their list.  2017 was a phenomenal year for music and thanks to Spotify we were able to check out the top artists in 2017.

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Throwback Albums to Listen to When You’re Sick of Today’s Hits


There is no better time to roll down the windows and jam out with friends than in the summer. But by the end of the season, the songs on the radio can feel so overplayed that you and your friends groan at the songs you used to sing along with. In order to avoid immediately changing a song and dulling the mood, here’s a list of five throwback albums you may have forgotten about when today’s hits just get to be too much.

Justin Timberlake — Justified
Timberlake’s debut solo album from 2002 is the perfect combination of his musical personality and boy band past. The album has variety, from the upbeat songs that make us want to dance, to the slower ballads with groovy beats. With hits like “Señorita,” “Cry Me a River,” and “Rock Your Body,” Justified is the break we all need from today’s pop music without straying from the genre itself.

Fall Out Boy — From Under the Cork Tree
Since ending their hiatus in 2013, Fall Out Boy has had a different sound. But the band’s 2005 album From Under the Cork Tree is the classic Fall Out Boy people love. With songs like “Dance, Dance” and “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” Fall Out Boy played a part in making alternative rock mainstream. This album is loved among all audiences, and highlights how much Fall Out Boy has changed over the years.

Maroon 5 — Songs About Jane
Songs About Jane, Maroon 5’s first album, was a huge hit among audiences everywhere. The album helped Maroon 5 gain popularity and helped the band get to where it is today. We danced to “This Love” and cried to “She Will Be Loved” and we still feel waves of emotions when listening to this album today. Needless to say, Songs About Jane reminds us why we fell in love with Maroon 5 more than a decade ago.

Rihanna — Good Girl Gone Bad
Rihanna never disappoints, and Good Girl Gone Bad was no exception. Full of spunk, emotion, and confidence, Good Girl Gone Bad reminds us just why we love Rihanna in the first place. The 2007 album includes “Umbrella,” “Don’t Stop the Music,” and “Disturbia,” just to name a few. When you don’t want to turn off Rihanna but have had enough of her new songs, turn on Good Girl Gone Bad and let loose.

Blink 182 — Enema of the State
The godfathers of punk rock have released ten albums since the band formed in 1992. Enema of the State is the band’s fourth studio album, and is Blink 182’s claim-to-fame. This album gives new listeners the best first impression of Blink 182, while die-hard fans already know why this album is one of the most popular and continue listening. With this throwback, we jam out to classics such as “What’s My Age Again” and “All the Small Things,” both of which still get airplay on the radio today.

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