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Soundcloud Releases Its 10 Most-Played Artists Of The Year

Soundcloud recently released the names of their ten most-played artists, and the list offers a lot of insight into the world of streaming and the artists - big and small - that are making the most waves in electronic dance music and hip hop. As FORBES poignantly pointed out, the list when compared to the most-played artists on other streaming platforms such as Spotify and YouTube not only confirms that Soundcloud thrives on EDM and hip-hop but that it is the home of the underground music in these genres.

The 10 most-streamed artists on Spotify :

1. Calvin Harris
2. Chris Brown
3. Drake
4. Ed Sheeran
5. Pitbull
6. Sam Smith
7. David Guetta
8. Wiz Khalifa
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Ellie Goulding

The 10 most-streamed artists on YouTube:

1. Maroon 5
2. Katy Perry
3. Rihanna
4. Nicky Jam
5. Ariana Grande
6. Ed Sheeran
7. Enrique Iglesias
8. Beyonce
9. David Guetta
10. Meghan Trainor

Now, it's time to compare these to the top ten artists on Soundcloud....

"Sure, a few of these musicians are well-known, but many of them are bubbling under talents that have yet to truly rise to the mainstream... So, what does this say about the average Soundcloud user? it pretty clearly states that those that prefer the service are more prone to try new things, and that they follow the music world a lot more closely than their YouTube-watching counterparts." - FORBES

1. Drake

2. Major Lazer

3. G-Eazy

4. Future

5. Kygo

6. PARTYNEXTDOOR

7. Chris Brown

8. Kid Ink

9. The Weeknd

10. Chance The Rapper

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Jamie Lamberski Senior Editor

I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.

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