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Rihanna Was Spotify's Most Played Female Artist Of 2015 Without Even Dropping An Album… But Who Was The Most Played Male?!

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Rihanna may be stringing us along with unfulfilled promises of new music at this point… but it seems as though her marketing strategy is paying off for her.

Despite not releasing an album in 2015, RiRi still managed to end the year as Spotify's most played female artist!

The streaming service released its end of the year chart-toppers on Tuesday, and the BBHMM singer was joined by The Weeknd and Major Lazer who had the most played album and song thanks to Beauty Behind the Madness and Lean On, respectively.

Related: Rihanna Starts 2015 Off As Spotify's No. 1 Female

While Rihanna pulled in more than 1 billion streams worldwide, believe it or not the No. 1 artist of the year almost doubled that!

So who will be the Anti songstress' major competition going in to 2016??

Why, Drake, of course!

The If You're Reading This It's Too Late and What a Time to Be Alive rapper was listened to over 1.8 billion times this year… making him by far the most successful artist.

Related: Rihanna Announces Her ANTI World Tour For Next Year!

It probably helped Rihanna's numbers that Taylor Swift and Adele both kept their new music away from Spotify, but still, it's a pretty huge honor.

Did your fave top the charts in 2015??

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