March 3, 2021

Bad Bunny, artist and album most listened to of the year in Spotify

Bad Bunny has been the most listened to artist on Spotify during 2020, with more than eight billion views, almost half of them coming from his latest album ‘YHLQMDLG’, also the most listened to album worldwide through the platform.

The Puerto Rican, who has just published his third work so far this year under the title ‘El Último Tour Del Mundo’, thus closes a hit season in which he received nominations for the Latin Grammy and the Grammy, was on the cover of the iconic Rolling Stone magazine and performed in the Super Bowl alongside Shakira Y Jennifer Lopez.

But the data published by Spotify this Tuesday shows that the 2020 has been a “remarkable year for Latin music”, the company assured Efe. Of the 20 most listened to artists on the leading streaming platform, a total of 5 are Latino: J Balvin was the third most-played artist of the year, with Anuel AA as number fourteen, Ozuna as number sixteen and Daddy Yankee as number twenty Market Stall.

‘YHLQMDLG’, ahead of The Weekend

The album Bad Bunny released this spring to critical applause and a Latin Grammy nomination for album of the year was also endorsed by global audiences. ‘YHLQMDLG’ was the most played album worldwidewith over 3.3 billion views, followed by The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ and Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’. The top five list ended with ‘Fine Line’ by Harry Styles and ‘Future Nostalgia’ by Dua Lipa.

In songs, however, the Anglo-Saxon dominance was maintained: ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd, with almost 1,600 million reproductions, was the most listened to song. In second and third place, respectively, were ‘Dance Monkey’ by Tones And I’s and ‘The Box’ by Roddy Ricch. The fourth most played song was ‘Roses – Imanbek Remix’ by Imanbek and SAINt JHN, followed by ‘Don’t Start Now’ by Dua Lipa.

For its part, the most listened to artists were Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and Halsey. The male artists were in this order: Bad Bunny, Drake, J Balvin, Juice WRLD and The Weeknd.

Michelle Obama’s podcaste

From the data provided by Spotify, it stands out that the podcast released a few months ago by the former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is the fourth most listened to program worldwide, behind the daily informative of The New York Times, the TED talks and the humorous format of the comedian Joe Rogan.


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