Bad Bunny Is Spotify's Most-Streamed Artist of 2020

Spotify Reveals 2020’s Most Streamed Songs

Spotify Reveals 2020’s Most Streamed Songs

Spotify has faced criticism from artists who claim its royalty payments for streams are inadequate and that they disproportionately benefit major players while most musicians can barely earn a living.

This development is part of its annual year-end Spotify Wrapped option, where viewers will be able to access personalised statistics for their listening habits.

The most streamed artist globally in 2020 was Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, with 8.3 billion plays, followed by Drake, J Balvin, Juice WRLD and The Weeknd.

Fun fact: the artist on top of this year's charts did not put out an album this year.

Bad Bunny's YHLQMDLG was the most streamed album with over 3.3 billion streams, with Styles and Lipa making the top five. The Latin Grammy victor 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.

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"The most streamed track of the year in Ireland is 'Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd, Spotify has revealed.

The Weeknd's After Hours and Post Malone's Hollywood's Bleeding follow in second and third place. Capaldi's Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent was most streamed in the United Kingdom, ahead of Styles' Fine Line in second, Pop Smoke's Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon in third and The Weeknd's After Hours in fourth.

On Apple podcasts, the most popular show of 2020 was BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, with Louis Theroux's Grounded podcast, also a Radio 4 production, the most listened-to newcomer.

"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. Coming in as the fourth and fifth most-streamed female artists are Lipa and Halsey.

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