Spotify Wrapped 2020 has landed and the Weeknd wins big

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Here are your most played songs, artists and albums of the year that we would rather have forgotten.

We’re fast approaching the end of the year, which means it’s time for streaming services around the world to unload tons of data to sort through.
Spotify is the number one cab in the rankings, releasing today its full rundown of the most-listened songs, artists and albums of the year that we would rather have forgotten.

This year was always going to be interesting for year-end stats – what did we listen to while stranded around the world? – but the results might not be as depressing as you might think. The Weeknd dominated, with their single ‘Blinding Lights’ named as the most played song in the world and Australia. His album After hours also landed # 2 on both the global and local charts, and he’s the 5th most-listened artist overall.

Bad Bunny was the world’s most widely performed artist (followed by Drake and J Balvin) while Billie Eilish topped the list of most performed female artists for the second year in a row. Taylor Swift, armed with her new album folklore, arrived at # 2 and Ariana Grande is at # 3.

On the local front, the Hilltop Hoods were Australia’s most listened to act, followed by Flume and Tones And I, which took the top two spots in the song’s chart, with “Dance Monkey” and “Never Seen The Rain,” respectively. “. When it comes to internationals, the late rapper Juice WRLD comes in first, followed by Drake and Taylor Swift. Check out the full rankings below.

As for your custom Spotify Wrapped data – where you’ll be able to see your top albums, artists, and songs – we’ve been told you’ll be able to get your hands on it in the coming days.

Speaking of years of review, this hasn’t been a good thing for Spotify. They were constantly criticized for refusing to pay artists at a higher rate, which led to a pile of musicians forming a union in order to target the company to pay them fairly. Recently, they’ve come under fire for offering artists and labels to sacrifice streaming royalties to make sure their music is recommended by their algorithm.


Spotify 2020 has packed the world’s best lists

Most listened to artists in the world

1. Bad Bunny
2. Drake
3. J Balvin
4. WRLD juice
5. The Weeknd

Most listened to female artists

1. Billie Eilish
2. Taylor Swift
3. Ariana Grande
4. Dua Lipa
5. Halsey

Most popular albums in the world

1. Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG
2. The Weeknd – After hours
3. Post Malone – Hollywood bleeding
4. Harry Styles – Fine line
5. Dua Lipa – Nostalgia for the future

Most popular songs in the world

1. The Weeknd – «Blinding Lights»
2. Tones And I – ‘Dance Monkey’
3. Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
4. Imanbek et SAINt JHN – ‘Roses’ (Imanbek Remix)
5. Dua Lipa – “Don’t start now”

Most popular podcasts in the world

1. The Joe Rogan experience
2. TED Talks Daily
3. Daily
4. Michelle Obama’s podcast
5. Call her daddy

Most popular podcast genres around the world

1. Society and culture
2. Comedy
3. Lifestyle and health
4. Arts and entertainment
5. Education

Spotify 2020 packed in Australia

Most Listened to Artists – Australia

1. JRL WRLD
2. Drake
3. Taylor Swift
4. Eminem
5. The Weeknd

Most Listened to Australian Artists

1. Hilltop hoods
2. Flume
3. The tones and me
4. Les Wiggles
5.5 seconds of summer

Most Listened Songs – Australia

1. The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
2. Imanbek, SAINt JHN – ‘Roses’ (Imanbek Remix)
3. Dua Lipa – “Don’t start now”
4. DaBaby – ‘ROCKSTAR’ (with Roddy Richh)
5. Harry Styles – “Watermelon Sugar”

Most Listened To Australian Songs

1. Tones And I – ‘Dance Monkey’
2. Tones And I – “Never seen the rain”
3. The Rubens – “Living in the life”
4. Flume, Vera Blue – «Rushing Back»
5. Sam Fischer – “This town”

Most Popular Albums – Australia

1. Harry Styles – Fine line
2. The Weeknd – After hours
3. Pop Smoke – Shoot for the stars Aim for the moon
4. Lewis Capaldi – Divinely uninspired to hellish extent
5. Dua Lipa – Nostalgia for the future

Most popular podcasts – Australia

1. From the press room
2. Le Quicky
3. Squiz today
4. The Joe Rogan experience
5. 7h

Most popular podcast genres – Australia

1. Comedy
2. Society and culture
3. Lifestyle and health
4. News and politics
5. Education

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