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These were the most-streamed artists, songs and albums on Spotify in 2018

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FILE- In this Oct. 12, 2018, file photo Drake performs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Drake is the Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the year globally. Spotify announced Tuesday, Dec. 4, that the rapper earned 8.2 billion streams in 2018. He also has the year’s most-streamed album and song with “Scorpion” and “God’s Plan.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — It's no surprise, but Drake is the king of Spotify: He is the platform's most-streamed artist of the year globally.

Spotify announced Tuesday that the rapper earned 8.2 billion streams in 2018. He also has the year's most-streamed album and song with "Scorpion" and "God's Plan."

Drake is also Spotify's most-streamed artist of all-time.

Following Drake on the 2018 list of top artists are Post Malone, XXXTentacion, J Balvin and Ed Sheeran, who was Spotify's most-streamed artist last year.

No women made the Top 5, but Ariana Grande ranks first among female artists globally on Spotify. She's followed by Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello.

Drake not only has the year's top song, his hit "In My Feelings" came in fifth on the list. "Sad!" by XXXTentacion, who died in June, came in second. Malone has the third and fourth most-streamed songs with "Rockstar" and "Psycho."

Malone's "Beerbongs & Bentleys" is the second most-streamed album behind Drake's "Scorpion." XXXTentacion, Lipa and Sheeran round out the Top 5.

Drake was also a dominant force on Apple Music as the platform's most-streamed artist of the year globally.

Apple released its "Best of 2018" list Tuesday that Drake's "Scorpion" was the top album, while his hit "God's Plan" was the most popular single. The rapper's song "Nice for What" came in second and "In My Feelings" at No. 4.

Drake's fifth studio album had four other songs in the top 100 including "Nonstop," ''I'm Upset," ''Mob Ties" and "Don't Matter To Me," featuring Michael Jackson. He was also featured on Lil Baby's "Yes Indeed," Migos' "Walk It Talk It" and BlockBoy JB's "Look Alive."

Post Malone's songs "Rockstar" and "Psycho" were in the top 5. His album "Beerbongs & Bentleys" was the second-most streamed followed by Cardi B's, the late XXXTentacion and Travis Scott.

Here's the breakdown by category from Spotify:

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Most-Streamed Artists

  1. Drake
  2. Post Malone
  3. XXXTENTACION
  4. J Balvin
  5. Ed Sheeran*

*Ed Sheeran was the top-streamed artist in 2017

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FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo., Ariana Grande performs at Wango Tango at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Most-Streamed Female Artists

  1. Ariana Grande
  2. Dua Lipa
  3. Cardi B
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Camila Cabello

Most-Streamed Tracks

  1. God’s Plan – Drake
  2. SAD! – XXXTENTACION
  3. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage) – Post Malone
  4. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – Post Malone
  5. In My Feelings – Drake
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Post Malone performs on stage during the 2017 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball North at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

Most-Streamed Artist Albums

  1. Scorpion – Drake
  2. beerbongs & bentleys – Post Malone
  3. ? – XXXTENTACION
  4. Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
  5. ÷ – Ed Sheeran*

*Ed Sheeran’s ÷ was the top album in 2017

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Imagine Dragons performs at the 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards at Much Music on Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Tony Felgueiras/Invision/AP)

Most-Streamed Groups*

  1. Imagine Dragons
  2. BTS
  3. Maroon 5
  4. Migos
  5. Coldplay**

*Must have three or more members

** Coldplay was 2017’s most-streamed group

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Want to see what you listened to most in 2018? Spotify created a site designed to show you how you used the streaming service over the past year. You can check it out at spotifywrapped.com.

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