5 Lunchtime Links: Drake most streamed Spotify artist in world for 2015 and more

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Drake performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park on Saturday October 3, 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Drake performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park on Saturday October 3, 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Drake performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park on Saturday October 3, 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

1. Drake most streamed artist on Spotify in 2015.

There is no lack of Drake lyrics fitting the occasion, but it seems safe to stick with “started from the bottom now you’re the most streamed artist on Spotify in 2015.” That’s globally. Spotify users streamed the rapper 1.8 billion times throughout the year of 2015. Surprisingly though, Drake did not hold the title for most streamed album or song — those went to the Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” and Major Lazer’s “Lean On.” Rihanna brought home the streams for female artist. If you’re reading this you’re probably streaming Drake.

2. List of most popular baby names in 2015 released.

BabyCenter released its annual list of most popular baby names, and things aren’t looking too different from years past. The three top girl names — Sophia, Emma, and Olivia — have remained in the top three for the past four years, while Jackson took home most popular boys’ name for the third year in a row. “It takes a little time to wake up to the idea that there may be too many Sophias in every class,” said the site’s editor. Wouldn’t we rather things stay the same than the trend of naming babies after Instagram filters take off?

3. Armadillo Christmas Bazaar lineup boasts 30 acts.

The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, running from Dec. 15-24 at $8 a day, will feature 30 musical acts, nearly all of which are local. Music performances are at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Singer John Fullbright will add an interesting splash of Oklahoma music to the mix.

4. Jerry Seinfeld to appear monthly at Beacon Theatre.

Reruns of the most profitable 30-minute show in TV history just aren’t cutting it — Jerry Seinfeld finally got a regular gig. Starring alongside fellow comedians in his web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” will have to fall second to Seinfeld’s new monthly show “Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand” at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Tickets for the show will go on sale Dec. 7.

5. New Lucy’s Fried Chicken to open on Lake Travis.

Not one, not two, but three places where you can get some of Lucy’s Fried Chicken around Austin, after the restaurant’s third location opens next Monday. Set for the space previously occupied by the Iguana Grill, the new restaurant will feature an “outdoor boat bar,” patio and most importantly, fried chicken.


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