Can you believe it’s December already? If you didn’t know yet — a nearly impossible feat, considering “Christmas in Our Hearts” has been on full blast since September — you probably would have noticed your friends sharing their Spotify 2020 Wrapped results on social media.
After the world came to a standstill in March 2020, one of the things keeping us afloat was music. Despite being confined at home, many songwriters and musicians brought much-needed comfort to listeners under lockdown. This was a prolific year for music, that’s for certain.
With 2020 Wrapped, Spotify looks back on the most popular songs, artists, albums, playlists, and podcasts that saw the world’s listeners through a pandemic.
Spotify 2020 Wrapped: A year in music
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” is the most-streamed song with nearly 1.6 billion streams in 2020, according to Spotify. Meanwhile, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny bagged the top spot for the most-streamed album of the year with YHLQMDLG, which gained more than 3.3 billion streams globally. He also happens to be the most popular artist of the year, raking in more than 8.3 billion streams from his fans around the world.
2020 was a big year for female pop artists as well. Billie Eilish gets to keep her crown as the most-streamed female artist around the world for the second year in a row, while Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, and Halsey follow closely in the rankings.
Interestingly enough, Spotify observed a dramatic increase in nostalgia-themed playlists and work-from-home playlists in 2020. Many listeners discovered new genres of music in their listening history, while also revisiting throwback hits from decades past and returning to old songs that gave them joy.
Most-streamed songs around the world
- “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
- “Dance Monkey” by Tones And I
- “The Box” by Roddy Ricch
- “Roses – Imanbek Remix” by Imanbek and SAINt JHN
- “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa
Most-streamed artists around the world
- Bad Bunny
- J Balvin
- Juice WRLD
- The Weeknd
Most-streamed female artists around the world
- Billie Eilish
- Taylor Swift
- Ariana Grande
- Dua Lipa
Most-streamed albums around the world
- YHLQMDLG by Bad Bunny
- After Hours by The Weeknd
- Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone
- Fine Line by Harry Styles
- Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
Most popular podcasts around the world
- The Joe Rogan Experience
- TED Talks Daily
- The Daily
- The Michelle Obama Podcast
- Call Her Daddy
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