Ed Sheeran tops Apple, Spotify streams for Kiwis in 2017

  • 07/12/2017

As 2017 draws to a close, the music streaming habits of Kiwis can be revealed and one thing's clear - it was the year of Ed Sheeran.  

The listening habits of New Zealanders on Spotify and Apple Music show Sheeran taking out biggest single for 'Shape of You' and biggest album for Divide across both streaming services.

Kiwi songstress Lorde was also high in the charts over both streaming services; taking out the third biggest album of the year in New Zealand for Apple Music, and making the Top 10 singles with 'Green Light'. 

She also took out number two in the most streamed female artists on Spotify, and cleaned up with number one streamed New Zealand artist. 

Interestingly, Spotify listed July 13 as their 'Most Musical Day', with the most streams per listener occurring mid-winter. 

Check out the full lists of the most streamed content in New Zealand below:

Apple Music's 'Off the Charts'

Top Songs:

  1. 'Shape of You', Ed Sheeran 
  2. 'Despacito (Remix) [feat. Justin Bieber]', Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
  3. 'Castle on the Hill', Ed Sheeran
  4. 'Rockabye (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)', Clean Bandit
  5. 'Human', Rag'n'Bone Man
  6. '24K Magic', Bruno Mars
  7. 'How Far I'll Go', Alessia
  8. 'Green Light', Lorde
  9. 'Something Just Like This', The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
  10. 'Thunder', Imagine Dragons

Top Albums:

  1. ÷, Ed Sheeran
  2. 25, Adele
  3. Melodrama, Lorde
  4. 24K Magic, Bruno Mars
  5. Moana, Various Artists
  6. Reputation, Taylor Swift
  7. DAMN., Kendrick Lamar
  8. Starboy, The Weeknd
  9. More Life, Drake
  10. Human, Rag'n'Bone Man

Spotify’s Year In Music 2017

Most Streamed Artists:

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. Kendrick Lamar
  4. Eminem
  5. Chris Brown

Most Streamed Females:

  1. Rihanna
  2. Lorde
  3. Adele
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Alessia Cara

Most Streamed New Zealand Artists:

  1. Lorde
  2. Six60
  3. Fat Freddy’s Drop
  4. Katchafire
  5. Shapeshifter

Most Streamed New Zealand tracks:

  1. 'Green Light' - Lorde
  2. 'Liability' - Lorde
  3. 'Homemade Dynamite - REMIX' - Lorde
  4. 'Perfect Places' - Lorde
  5. 'Don’t Give It Up' - Six60

Most Streamed Tracks

  1. 'Shape of You' - Ed Sheeran
  2. 'Despacito - Remix' - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
  3. 'HUMBLE'. - Kendrick Lamar
  4. 'Castle on the Hill' - Ed Sheeran
  5. 'I'm the One' - DJ Khaled

Most Streamed Albums:

  1. Divide - Ed Sheeran
  2. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  3. Stoney - Post Malone
  4. More Life - Drake
  5. Starboy - The Weeknd