It’s been a year since PlayStation Music, Sony’s music streaming service powered by Spotify, was launched across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and other Sony devices. To celebrate, Spotify have shared some first year stats.
Naturally, they seem to be proudest of the fact that PlayStation Music has managed to reach 5 billion streams in its first year, which is very impressive indeed.
They then broke down what exactly the good folks at home have been listening to. Drake was apparently the most streamed artist (globally and in the US), though his own Hotline Bling was only the fourth most popular song globally. God, pull your finger out Drake.
The honour of most streamed song goes to Major Lazer for Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake). Still, in the US Drake managed to hog the top two spots, with Hotline Bling the second most popular while Jumpman took the top spot.
In terms of videogame soundtracks, The Music of Grand Theft Auto V, Vol. 1: Original Music was the most listened to, followed by music from The Last of Us, Rocket League, The Witcher 3, and Minecraft.
For a full list of stats, you can head over to Spotify News. Meanwhile, I’ll be working out how Drake’s Hotline Bling ever got so popular – it may take some time.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.