And the top-artist is…

Yesterday (May 11th), Spotify’s RapCaviar, the authority in hip-hop playlisting services, celebrated its 5th anniversary. Since its birth, the renowned, coveted playlist has become the destination for the hottest hip-hop tracks. Now boasting nearly 13mm followers, RapCaviar has the power to transform an artist’s status, cementing itself as one of the primary hip-hop gatekeepers. 

In honor of the five-year anniversary, Spotify presented RapCaviar’s top-performers across its half a decade’s worth of data. 

For male artists, Drake, unsurprisingly, leads the pack, followed by Future, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert; other artists on the top-10 include: Migos, Metro Boomin, 21 Savage, and Lil Baby. For the females, Cardi B tops the list, with Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Young M.A, and SZA rounding-out the top-five.

The top-streamed songs of all time are as follows: “Going Bad” by Meek Mill featuring Drake; “Ric Flair Drip” by Offset, 21 Savage, and Metro Boomin; “SICKO MODE” by Travis Scott; “Drip Too Hard” by Lil Baby and Gunna; and “ZEZE” by Kodak Black featuring Travis Scott and Offset.

Over the past five-years, playlists have emerged as an integral marketing tool for artist proliferation. Will they continue to reign supreme, or will another service supplant them?

Check out all of the RapCaviar accolades below: