30% of All U.S. Music Streams in 2018 Were R&B/Hip-Hop, With Drake the Most-Streamed Artist of Year

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30% of All U.S. Music Streams in 2018 Were R&B/Hip-Hop, With Drake the Most-Streamed Artist of Year

Drake is first artist to earn 10 billion streams in a year, while total on-demand streams totaled 901 billion in 2018 — up 43 percent.

Drake was the king of streaming in 2018, as he finished the year as the most-streamed artist in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. The superstar collected 11.13 billion on-demand streams for his catalog of songs (in both audio and video streams) — a yearly record for an artist, surpassing his own record of 6.4 billion in 2017.

Drake is also the first act to earn 10 billion streams for his songs in a calendar year.

Drake’s streaming haul represented 1.2 percent of total streams across all artists in all genres. In total, 901 billion on-demand streams were registered in 2018 — up 42.6 percent over 2017.

Drake’s streams were fueled greatly by the success of his album Scorpion, which generated 4.57 billion on-demand audio streams — the most-streamed album of 2018. (Meanwhile, the set’s songs collected another 1.76 billion in on-demand video streams.)

R&B/HIP-HOP DOMINATES STREAMING: The combined genre of R&B/hip-hop continues to be the heaviest hitter on streaming services, with the genre accounting for 30 percent of all on-demand streams in 2018 (267.4 billion clicks of the 901 billion total).

The second-largest genre in 2018 streaming was rock music, with a 14.2 percent share of the market (127.5 billion streams).

Overall on-demand audio streams vaulted 49 percent to 611 billion, while on-demand video streams surged 30 percent to 290 billion.

Following Drake on the list of the most-streamed acts of 2018 are eight more hip-hop acts: Post Malone (7.51 billion), XXXTentacion (6.91 billion), Eminem (4.82 billion), YoungBoy Never Broke Again (4.46 billion), Migos (4.17 billion), Travis Scott (4.01 billion), Cardi B (3.99 billion) and Lil Baby (3.32 billion). Rounding out the top 10 most-streamed acts of 2018 is pop superstar Ariana Grande, with 3.28 billion clicks.

1/10/2019 by Keith Caulfield
photo courtesy of MARK BLINCH / REUTERS

Adriani’s “Bad Little Girl”

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Adriani sizzles in this “Bad Little Girl” video.  She is the absolutely perfect performer for this video. You can feel the heat coming off every single one of her pores!

See video on HartecastMusic.com under VideoCast, click the link: https://hartecastmusic.com/videocast/

GRAY IS IN THE HOUSE!

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GRAY

GRAY ( Erase Records | Whore House | Baci | AREA 94 | Prison Entertainment | TeddyBear | Samui | Jango | Koolwaters ) http://www.dj-gray.com // booking@dj-gray.com

An energetic blend of deep house, indie, nu-disco & tech-house music, which makes you feel good.

Performing all over Slovenia, Europe (United Kingdom, Germany, Czech, Belgium, Spain, Macedonia, Croatia..) and continuing his journey overseas with 1st performances on WMC 2013 in Miami, USA including First O­cial WMC Electro Swing Party! He’s been playing alongside acts Mark Knight, SNAP!, ATFC, Danism (Dan Liquid), Timmy Vegas (Soul Central), Beltek, Deetron, Siamus Haji, TAVO, Black Legend, Gary Caos, Nihil Young, Lady Lago, Ben Long (Space DJ’z), Trevor Rockcliffe,  Adam Jay,…

Lately focusing on house productions with his latest development house label called Wawaviva Records—he has gained huge support across the globe!

Productions from GRAY were played / supported by the biggest artists in the industry: Marco Carola, Paul Van Dyk, Markus Schulz, Baggi, Erick Morillo, Sascha, Matt Darey, John Digweed, Eddie Halliwell, Kevin Saunderson, Fedde Le Grand, Danny Tenaglia, Dr. Kucho!, Paco Osuna, Lützenkirchen, Niki Belucci, Groovebox, TAVO, Filthy Reach, jUANiTO, Joy Kitikonti, Danism, Hertz, Christian Varela, Victor Palmez, to name but a few.

His professional success continues with releases on labels: Universal Music, Erase Records, Whore House, Baci Recordings, AREA 94, Prison Entertainment, TeddyBear, Jango Music, Koolwaters, Natura Viva, Heavenly Bodies, Jungle Funk Recordings, Conkrete Digital, phD – Phonetic Recordings, Blanco y Negro / Vendetta, SuperCharged Mjuzieek, Check-In Recordings, Nervous Records / DJ Mag, Ibiza Ibiza Records, Ambassade, Attractive Music, Jesus Love Records, 1980 Recordings, Moonshake Records, Family Grooves, GaGa Records, Wawaviva & More…

His tracks were remixed by: Wayne Dudley, TAVO, Pedro Delgardo, Allan Banford, Elton D, Miche & Mirzinho, Section One,Greg Kobe, Psm & Kinetic Soul, Max Cooper, Adam Jay, Erwin Creeg, Flash Golden, Digital Soul, Reex and more, while one of his tracks was featured on a mixed CD from techno pioneer, inventor of remixing – Kevin Saunderson (May 2007, Explicit Musick) and more tracks on other compilations: Pedro Delgardo – Digital Lifestyle (Yin Yang Records), So Intense! – Volume 1 (RockitWave8) – mixed by Deekron, WMC 2009 sampler from 2Delicious Recordings included track DJ Gray feat. Karol – Movin’ On (Electro Mix). One of his early tracks “That’s all Folks” was currently feature in DJ MAG’s – 20 YEARS ON THE DANCEFLOOR – Mixed by Danny Tenaglia ! New tunes are appearing now on countless new compilations. In 2014 there were 6 compilations with tracks from GRAY / DJ Gray on TOP 100 Releases on Beatport and latest tracks are reaching TOP 100 House Chart on Beatport as well!

Remixes for US pop / dance / rnb group Anything But Monday (from who’s one of the girls is now superstar female singer Nayer) charted No.10 and No.11 on US TOP 50 DANCE, competing with tracks from Rihanna, Madonna, Pink, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Pussycat Dolls, The Killers, DJ Dan and released on Universal Music (USA)… and remix for Roxanne – Bad Little Girl track charted NO.1 on US TOP 40 INDIE CHART, released on HartecastMusic!

Latest podcasts:
http://www.dj-gray.com/my-music/mixes

Booking info:
booking@dj-gray.com or call +386 70 897 888 (ENG, SLO)

Kelcie in I’m Fallin’

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Kelcie Ferreira absolutely lights up the video “I’m Fallin'”.  Tony Lindsay’s, 11-time Grammy winner, vocals already deliver a smooth, spicy performance to this danceable RnB track while passing the groove baton to Kelcie who commands the spotlight with her fresh, new face and her other anatomical gifts…