Spotify wraps up 2020 with its annual Wrapped results
Spotify has unveiled the top artists, albums, songs and playlists that have defined how more than 320 million people around the world listened to and discovered audio this year. Whether it was to stay informed, sing along or simply tune it all out, people kept listening and creators never missed a beat.
So, what artists defined a year unlike any other? Below are the results of Spotify’s full 2020 Wrapped results globally and in South Africa.
With more than 8.3 billion streams this year, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2020. Following Bad Bunny is Drake and the third most-streamed artist of the year is J Balvin, followed by the late rapper Juice WRLDand The Weeknd.
Billie Eilishcontinues her reign as the most-streamed female artist on Spotify for the second year in a row, followed by Taylor Swiftand Ariana Grande in the second and third spots. Coming in as the fourth and fifth most-streamed female artists are Dua Lipaand Halsey.
The year’s most popular Spotify editorial playlist is Today’s Top Hits, which has more than 27M followers.
International star Drake takes the top spot as Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2020 in South Africa. He is followed by Juice WRLD, with South African Amapiano KingKabza De Small in the third spot. After a phenomenal year for Kabza De Small, the local artist has jumped 37 spots on the overall most-streamed artist list in South Africa since Wrapped 2019.
Continuing his reign, Kabza De Small is once again the most-streamed local artist of 2020 in South Africa. This comes as no surprise given the continued success of AmaPiano throughout the year. Spotify’s AmaPiano Grooves is the most popular genre playlist in South Africa. DJ Maphorisa, Nasty C, Afrikaans Group Spoegwolfand Joyous Celebration follow as the most streamed local artists for 2020 in South Africa.
For even more, check out Spotify’s blog For the Record. A breakdown of top global and South African results are also included below.
Be on the lookout for additional details and exciting new features in the coming days around Spotify’s popular personalised Wrapped and Creator Wrapped experiences, which gives users a deep dive into the music that defined their year.