Billboard Magazine reports:
Music streaming continues to become an incredibly popular means of consuming music in the U.S., as year-to-date on-demand audio streams of songs have now surpassed the half-trillion mark. In the week ending Sept. 12, there were 14.8 billion on-demand audio streams registered according to Nielsen Music, bringing 2019’s total to 505.5 billion. That’s up 23% compared to the same time a year ago: 409.6 billion year-to-date through the week ending Sept. 13, 2018.
Further, also in the week ending Sept. 12, 2019, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next album surpassed 2 billion on-demand audio streams for its songs in 2019, making it the first album to reach the 2 billion mark for the year. It continues to be the album with the most streams for its songs in 2019. The second-most-streamed album of 2019, in terms of on-demand audio song streams, is Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, with 1.887 billion.