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Wednesday, December 04, 2019 1:00 am

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Drake tops streaming for decade

Associated Press

Drake is the king of streaming: the rapper has been named Spotify's most-streamed artist of the decade.

Spotify announced Tuesday that Drake has been streamed 28 billion times in the last 10 years. Ed Sheeran came in second, while Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem round out the top five. Sheeran's “Shape of You” was the most-streamed song of the decade.

For 2019, Post Malone is the top-streamed artist globally. Billie Eilish, Grande, Sheeran and Bad Bunny round out the top five. Eilish's debut album – “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” – is the year's most-streamed album, while Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's “Senorita” tops the list of the most-streamed songs.

“The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal” is the year's most-streamed podcast on Spotify.

'Marriage' prevails

Noah Baumbach's “Marriage Story” was the resounding winner at the IFP Gotham Awards, taking four honors including best feature at the annual New York awards-season kickoff.

“Marriage Story” also won best actor for Adam Driver's performance, Baumbach's screenplay and the Gotham's audience award.

Best actress went to Awkwafina for her performance in “The Farewell.”

Netflix took more awards than any other studio, thanks to “Marriage Story” and the best documentary winner “American Factory.”

The Gothams, now in their 29th year, are the premier New York gala for independent film, a kind of earlier East Coast corollary to Los Angeles' Independent Film Spirit Awards in February. Put on by the nonprofit Independent Film Project with nominees selected by committees, Gotham winners can diverge from seasonal favorites.

Cookie recipes

Do you have a favorite holiday cookie recipe? Maybe it's a family favorite or one you found on Pinterest. We would love to share it with our readers. Send your name, city of residence, phone number, complete recipe and a photo if you have it to Terri Richardson at trich@jg.net by Monday.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Game-show host Wink Martindale is 86. Singer Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon is 83. Actor-producer-director Max Baer Jr. is 82. Bassist Bob Mosley of Moby Grape is 77. Singer-bassist Chris Hillman is 75. Actor Jeff Bridges is 70. Actress Patricia Wettig is 68. Actor Tony Todd is 65. Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson is 64. Bassist Bob Griffin is 60. Actress Chelsea Noble is 55. Actress Marisa Tomei is 55. Comedian Fred Armisen is 53. Rapper Jay-Z is 50. Actor Kevin Sussman is 49. Model Tyra Banks is 46. 


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