Spotify reveals its most popular artists, songs and albums of the year | Ents & Arts News
Drake has topped the list of most-streamed Spotify artists in the UK this year.
The Hotline Bling rapper beat Juice WRLD for the title, with Eminem third, Ed Sheeran fourth, and The Weeknd fifth.
Despite not releasing any new music this year, Sheeran was the most popular British artist in the UK on the streaming platform – ahead of Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Lewis Capaldi and Harry Styles.
Globally, the most-streamed artist was Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny with 8.3 billion streams.
When it came to songs, UK listeners could not get enough of The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights, listening to it more than any other tune in 2020.
This could make the star’s Grammys snub even more infuriating after he expressed his disappointment at being overlooked for this year’s nominations – despite scoring the best-selling record in the US.
The second most listened to song was SAINt JHN’s Roses, remixed by Imanbek, while Rockstar by rappers DaBaby and Roddy Ricch was third.
Roddy Ricch’s The Box came in fourth and Tones and I’s Dance Monkey was fifth.
In a remarkable achievement for a debut album, Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent was most-streamed record in the UK.
It finished ahead of Harry Styles’ Fine Line, Pop Smoke’s Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon, and The Weeknd’s After Hours.
Across the world, Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG was the most streamed album with over 3.3 billion streams, although British stars Harry Styles and Dua Lipa also made the top five.
Controversial podcast The Joe Rogan Experience took the top slot for most popular podcast in the UK.