In the midst of this crazy year, we find some normalcy and comfort with Spotify’s release of their 2020 Wrapped Stats. This year’s most streamed artist was rapper Bad Bunny with more than 8.3 billion streams. Additionally, his album, YHLQMDLG, was the most- streamed album of 2020.
Most Popular Artists on Spotify – Spotify Wrapped 2020
Most Streamed Artists Globally
Most Streamed Female Artists Globally
Most Streamed Albums Globally
- YHLQMDLG – Bad Bunny
- After Hours – The Weeknd
- Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
- Fine Line – Harry Styles
- Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
Most Streamed Songs Globally
- “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
- “Dance Monkey” by Tones And I
- “The Box” by Roddy Ricch
- “Roses – Imanbek Remix” by Imanbek and sAINt JHN
- “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa
Moving past the top charting artists and songs, we also found some additional data on playlists. Spotify saw an increase in nostalgia themed playlists, as people reflected on better times in their lives than this past year. There also was a new outlet that emerged, “work from home” playlists as much of the world has transitioned to that reality. Spotify also noted a huge increase in streaming while gaming. Both Xbox and Playstation saw a 55% increase in streaming while gaming. In light of the Black Lives Matter Movement, over 65,000 playlists were created to highlight the cause.
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