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The Journal Gazette

December 02, 2016 1:00 AM

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Drake is top act on Spotify

Associated Press

Drake owned the year on Spotify: He’s the most streamed act on the platform with 4.7 billion streams.

The rapper has the most streamed album and song – “Views” (2.45 billion) and “One Dance” (970 million) – on Spotify this year, it was announced late Wednesday.

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, twenty one pilots and Kanye West round out the top five artists of the year. The top albums following “Views” are Bieber’s “Purpose,” Rihanna’s “Anti,” twenty one pilots’ “Blurryface” and The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness.”

Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza – Seeb Remix” came in second after Drake’s “One Dance” for top songs, followed by The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” Rihanna and Drake’s “Work” and Sia’s “Cheap Thrills.”

Zayn, the former One Direction member who released a solo album this year, is Spotify’s top breakout artist.

Drake is the most streamed act of all-time on Spotify with 8.7 billion streams.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Cathy Lee Crosby is 72. Director Penelope Spheeris is 71. Actor and Huntington native Dan Butler is 62. Actor Dennis Christopher is 61. Bassist Rick Savage is 56. Actor Brendan Coyle is 53. Actress Lucy Liu is 48. Actress Suzy Nakamura is 48. Actress Rena Sofer is 48. Rapper Treach 46. Joe Lo Truglio is 46. Singer Nelly Furtado is 38. Singer Britney Spears is 35. Singer Charlie Puth is 25.