Spotify: most streamed weekly tracks in the United States 2019

Most-streamed weekly tracks on Spotify in the United States as of October 17, 2019 (in million streams)

by Amy Watson, last edited Oct 21, 2019
Spotify: most streamed weekly tracks in the United States 2019 In the week ending October 17, 2019, the most streamed track on Spotify in the U.S. was ‘HIGHEST IN THE ROOM’ by Travis Scott with 13.36 million streams by U.S. users. Other songs to perform well that week were ‘Lights Up’ by Harry Styles and ‘Circles’ by Post Malone with over nine million streams each.

Artists and streaming: a double-edged sword

Whilst the ranking of most streamed songs changes each week, artists to frequently make the top five include chart-toppers Post Malone and Drake. In 2018, Drake’s album ‘Scorpion’ was streamed over six billion times in the U.S. alone and Post Malone’s ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ followed closely behind.

Having their music on Spotify can be a lucrative opportunity for popular music artists, allowing them to earn royalties per every song streamed. This is an opportunity which was not available to musicians who made a name for themselves before music streaming became a possibility and is just one of the many ways in which the music industry has changed over the last few decades.

On a less positive note, artists have to accumulate hundreds of thousands of streams before they make any real money from Spotify. The majority of digital music revenue in the U.S. derived from streaming, but royalties paid to artists by Spotify are usually well below the one cent mark per stream. Spotify has frequently rebuffed accusations that its royalty payments structure is unfair, claiming that a better understanding of their business model was needed in order to appreciate how the payments work. However, as is often the case with anything that sounds too good to be true, featuring on Spotify is not enough for most artists to make a living, regardless of the amount of exposure the platform gives them.
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Most-streamed weekly tracks on Spotify in the United States as of October 17, 2019 (in million streams)

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