Bad Bunny and Billie Eilish were the world’s most streamed artists on Spotify in 2020, with The Weeknd having the most streamed song.
As per The Guardian, the streaming giant announced its stats for the past year. Bad Bunny earned more than 8.3bn streams of his music, making him the most streamed male artist. Unsurprisingly those stacked figures gave him the most streamed album of the year as well, for his February release YHLQMDLG.
The Puerto Rican icon jumped five places in the 2020 list of most streamed artists on Spotify compared to 2019, beating out Canadian superstars Drake and The Weeknd. J Balvin and Juice WRLD filled out the rest of the top five.
The Weeknd has had a rough time of it of late. After missing out completely (and controversially) at the Grammy nominations last week, he’s now missed out on most streamed album: After Hours came second behind the aforementioned Bad Bunny but ahead of Post Malone, Harry Styles, and Dua Lipa.
Australia’s Tones and I somehow didn’t get the top spot for most streamed song for her inescapable hit ‘Dance Monkey’. The track came second, behind The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’.
The most popular podcast on the streaming service was – unsurprisingly – The Joe Rogan Experience, marking a successful first year with Spotify for the controversial U.S. presenter, who exclusively joined the company in May. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but Rogan is rumoured to now be the world’s highest-paid broadcaster. Bully for him.