2019 Music

The top songs, artists, playlists, and podcasts of 2019—and the last decade

Most-streamed artists of 2019 according to Spotify:
1) Post Malone
2) Billie Eilish
3) Ariana Grande
4) Ed Sheeran
5) Bad Bunny

Most-streamed artists of the decade:
1) 
Drake
2) Ed Sheeran
3) Post Malone
4) Ariana Grande
5) Eminem

Most-streamed tracks of 2019:
1) 
“Señorita” – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
2) “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
3) “Sunflower” – Post Malone, Swae Lee
4) “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
5) “Old Town Road – Remix” – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus

Most-streamed tracks of the decade:
1) 
“Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
2) “One Dance”  – Drake, Kyla, WizKid
3) “rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)” – 21 Savage, Post Malone
4) “Closer” – Halsey, The Chainsmokers
5) “Thinking out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

Top 5 touring acts of the decade according to Pollstar:
1) 
U2 – $1.0B
2) 
The Rolling Stones – $929M
3) 
Ed Sheeran – $922M
4) 
Taylor Swift – $900M
5) 
Beyoncé – $857M

Total concert revenue for top 100 tours according to Pollstar:
1) 2010 – $2.2B (↓ 13%)
2) 2011 – $2.3B (↑ 6%)
3) 2012 – $2.5B (↑ 8%)
4) 2013 – $2.8B (↑ 10%)
5) 2014 – $2.7B (↓ 2%)
6) 2015 – $3.1B (↑ 14%)
7) 2016 – $3.3B (↑ 7%)
8) 2017 – $3.7B (↑ 9%)
9) 2018 – $3.7B (↑ 0%)

FYI: Concerts generate 2X the revenue of an NBA/NHL game in the same arena.

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