Spotify reveals the most popular artists of the decade

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In terms of individual tunes, British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran came out on top in the most-streamed song rankings with Shape of You, which has amassed over 2.3 billion streams since its release in 2017.

The numbers are in and, according to Spotify, 2019 may have belonged to Post Malone-but Drake took the decade.

Spotify has revealed its biggest songs, albums and artists of the last decade, with Drake emerging as the most-streamed artist of the 2010s.

Newcomer Billie Eilish also made a serious impact on the list.

For 2019, Post Malone is the top-streamed artist globally.

If you're wondering why we're telling you this, it's because Billie Eilish (Real name Billie O'Connell) has Irish roots.

Spotify's full report on the most-streamed artists, tracks and albums of the decade is available for download in PDF format.

He was followed by British pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, genre-blending USA rapper-singer Post Malone and American pop performer Ariana Grande.

The most-streamed song of 2019 was Señorita by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, which scored more than 1 billion streams. The Taiwanese was also the top artist here a year ago. Her music surpassed 6 billion streams and her release When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was the top-streamed album of the year.

Spotify's data also revealed some quirky facts: Modern Bollywood was the year's fastest-rising genre; the most popular mood-based playlist was "feel good", followed by "lit"; and the top podcast genre was comedy. Of the decade's female artists, Grande was followed by Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Sia, and Beyoncé.

"Bad Guy" by Eilish was the second most popular song this year.

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