PlayStation Music Users Love Drake, and Other First-Year Stats Revealed

Spotify-powered service reaches 5 billion streams in one year.


PlayStation Music, Sony's streaming music service powered by Spotify, was released a year ago across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and other Sony devices. To celebrate the anniversary, Spotify today shared some first-year statistics, beginning with the fact that PS Music reached 5 billion streams in the first year.

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In terms of popularity by artist, "Hotline Bling" singer Drake was the most-streamed artist globally during PS Music's first year. The most-streamed track, meanwhile, was "Leon On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake)" by Major Lazer.

In the US, Drake also reigned supreme, as he was the most-streamed artist and had the most popular song, "Jumpman."

Spotify also announced that across the world and in the US, Saturday proved to be PS Music's most popular day in terms of time spent streaming. The most popular hour of the week was 8-9 PM on Friday worldwide.

Check out the lists below to see the full popularity charts for PlayStation Music in its first year.

Background music support is also coming to Xbox One through a future update, though it remains to be seen if this will be done through a partnership with Spotify or by leveraging Microsoft's own Groove service. For its part, Sony has said Spotify may not be exclusive to PlayStation forever.

PlayStation Music Year-One Popularity Charts:

Most streamed artists worldwide:

  1. Drake
  2. Eminem
  3. Justin Bieber
  4. The Weeknd
  5. Fetty Wap

Most streamed tracks worldwide:

  1. "Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake)" by Major Lazer
  2. "See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)" – From Furious 7 by Wiz Khalifa
  3. "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd
  4. "Hotline Bling" by Drake
  5. "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap

Most streamed gaming soundtracks worldwide:

  1. The Music of Grand Theft Auto V, Vol. 1: Original Music
  2. The Last of Us
  3. Rocket League
  4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  5. Minecraft – Volume Alpha

Most streamed artists in the US:

  1. Drake
  2. Future
  3. Fetty Wap
  4. The Weeknd
  5. Eminem

Most streamed tracks in the US:

  1. "Jumpman" by Drake, Future
  2. "Hotline Bling" by Drake
  3. "White Iverson" by Post Malone
  4. "Me, Myself & I" by G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha
  5. "Antidote" by Travi$ Scott

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