Kings & queens of streams
RAPPERS Post Malone and Drake have dominated streaming platforms across Australia.
Streaming giants Apple and Spotify have both released their most streamed music of 2018, with homegrown acts 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark and Dean Lewis the most streamed Australian artists across both platforms.
Canadian rapper and singer Drake was streamed 8.2 billion times this year on Spotify, making him the company's most streamed artist of all time. Drake's Scorpion was Spotify's most-streamed album of the year.
Ariana Grande was the most streamed female artist of the year, both in Australia and globally, with over 3 billion streams.
While rap and hip hop dominated streaming this year, Australian music showed a diverse range of tastes with the Top 5 most-streamed local artists on Spotify being Sia, 5 Seconds of Summer, AC/DC, Troye Sivan and Hugh Jackman.
Spotify found the biggest 'throwback' songs of the year were Toto's Africa, a-ha's Take on Me and Michael Jackson's Billie Jean.
Dean Lewis' No. 1 Be Alright was the most streamed Australian song on Apple Music, while 5 Seconds of Summer's Youngblood was Apple's most streamed Australian album of the year.
Coming in at No. 14 on Apple's most streamed album chart was Baby Lullaby: Relaxing Piano Lullabies and Natural Sleep Aid for Baby Sleep Music, outperforming Sam Smith, Eminem, Shawn Mendes and Kendrick Lamar.
APPLE'S MOST STREAMED SONGS IN AUSTRALIA OF 2018
1. I Fall Apart - Post Malone
2. Youngblood - 5 Seconds of Summer
3. God's Plan - Drake
4. Rockstar - Post Malone ft. 21 Savage
5. Meant to Be - Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
6. Let You Down - NF
7. Havana - Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug
8. Psycho - Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign
9. These Days - Rudimental ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore
10. Silence - Marshmello ft. Khalid
SPOTIFY'S MOST STREAMED SONGS IN AUSTRALIA OF 2018
1. God's Plan - Drake
2. Psycho - Post Malone
3. Youngblood - 5 Seconds of Summer
4. Love Lies - Khalid & Normadi
5. All the Stars - SZA & Kendrick Lamar
6. Better Now - Post Malone
7. I Fall Apart - Post Malone
8. rockstar - Post Malone
9. Nice For What - Drake
10. SAD! - XXXTENTACION
APPLE'S MOST STREAMED ALBUMS IN AUSTRALIA OF 2018
1. ÷ - Ed Sheeran
2. beerbongs & bentleys - Post Malone
3. The Greatest Showman - Various Artists
4. Stoney - Post Malone
5. Scorpion - Drake
6. ? - XXXTENTACION
7. Black Panther - Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd & SZA
8. reputation - Taylor Swift
9. Evolve - Imagine Dragons
10. American Teen - Khalid
SPOTIFY'S MOST STREAMED AUSTRALIAN ACTS OF 2018
1. 5 Seconds of Summer
2. Vance Joy
4. Sticky Fingers
5. Dean Lewis
6. Angus & Julia Stone
7. Troye Sivan
8. Peking Duk
9. Hilltop Hoods
10. Amy Shark