NEW YORK (AP) -- It's no surprise that Drake is the king of Spotify: He is the platform's most-streamed artist of the year globally.

Spotify announced Tuesday that the rapper earned 8.2 billion streams in 2018. He also has the year's most-streamed album and song with "Scorpion" and "God's Plan."

Drake is also Spotify's most-streamed artist of all-time.

Following Drake on the 2018 list of top artists are Post Malone, XXXTentacion, J Balvin and Ed Sheeran, who was Spotify's most-streamed artist last year.

No women made the Top 5, but Ariana Grande ranks first among female artists globally on Spotify. She's followed by Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello.

Actor-singer Hugh Jackman performs on NBC’s "Today" show Tuesday. AP/INVISION
Actor-singer Hugh Jackman performs on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday. AP/INVISION

Drake not only has the year's top song, his hit "In My Feelings" came in fifth on the list. "Sad!" by XXXTentacion, who died in June, came in second. Malone has the third and fourth most-streamed songs with "Rockstar" and "Psycho."

Malone's "Beerbongs & Bentleys" is the second most-streamed album behind Drake's "Scorpion." XXXTentacion, Lipa and Sheeran round out the Top 5.

Hugh Jackman, the pop star, readies massive world tour

Hugh Jackman is set to launch a pop-star-like tour next year. But don't worry -- he has done his research: Jackman has been to a Beyoncé concert, a Justin Timberlake concert and a Michael Jackson concert.


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Jackman says he has "seen some of the greats. And the great performers for me are the ones who can connect with the person in the back and in the front."

The actor, who was born in Australia, did an arena tour there three years ago but never thought he would be able to replicate that success. But then came "The Greatest Showman" -- a game-changer for Jackman's music career.

As for the opportunity to tour around the world, he says he "probably wouldn't have had it if it wasn't for 'The Greatest Showman.' That tipped me over."