Bad Bunny is Spotify's most-played artist of 2020; Arijit Singh, Tanishk Bagchi, Neha Kakkar in India

In India, the most-streamed songs on Spotify are 2019 releases — 'Shayad' from Love Aaj Kal, followed by Trevor Daniel's 'Following' and 'Ghunghroo' from War.

FP Staff December 02, 2020 18:16:36 IST
Bad Bunny is Spotify's most-played artist of 2020; Arijit Singh, Tanishk Bagchi, Neha Kakkar in India

The year’s most played artist on Spotify? Globally speaking: Bad Bunny.

The Puerto Rican superstar is the music platform’s most-streamed artist of the year with 8.3 billion streams globally. The Latin Grammy winner and hitmaker , who released a new album last week, leads a top five list that also includes Drake, J Balvin, Juice WRLD and The Weeknd.

With more than 3.3 billion streams, Bad Bunny’s sophomore solo album YHLQMDLG tops Spotify’s list of most-streamed albums globally. The Weeknd’s After Hours, Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding, Harry Styles’ Fine Line and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia round of the top five.

In India, Arijit Singh, Tanishk Bagchi, and Neha Kakkar are leading artists along with K-pop group BTS and Justin Bieber. NDTV reports that the most streamed songs in India are incidentally all 2019 releases — 'Shayad' from Love Aaj Kal, followed by Trevor Daniel's 'Following' and 'Ghunghroo' from War.

The Weeknd’s album is the only one in the top five to earn no Grammy nominations. The album’s single, 'Blinding Lights,' is Spotify’s most-streamed song of the year with 1.6 million streams globally.

'Dance Monkey' by Australian singer Tones and I is the second most-streamed song of the year, while Roddy Ricch’s 'The Box,' SAINt JHN’s 'Roses – Imanbek Remix' and Lipa’s 'Don’t Start Now' came in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the US, late rapper Juice WRLD was the most-streamed artist on Spotify. His album Legends Never Die was the platform’s most-streamed album in the US, while Ricch’s The Box was the country’s most-streamed song.

(With inputs from The Associated Press)

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