Mashable’s Laura Byager on what it takes to make it big on Spotify: “If you want to be one of the most streamed artists on the planet, there’s one thing in particular that you apparently need. That thing is a penis.” Like 2017, Spotify’s most streamed artists of the 2018 are all dudes.

+ Apparently, if you want to be one of the most well-reviewed artists on the planet, you’re better off with a vagina. Every one of the top ten artists on NPR’s best music of 2018 list is a woman.