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This is the most listened to of 2021 in Spotify | Digital Trends Spanish


Along with the arrival of December, comes the count of the most listened to on Spotify. We refer to both the Spotify Wrapped summary for subscribers and the company’s official statement, which includes the total count of everything reproduced on the platform. streaming of music.

The company revealed the artists, albums, songs and podcasts most listened to by more than 381 million people around the world this year.

“As usual, Wrapped helps us reflect on the great role that audio plays in the lives of our listeners and how our favorite creators shaped the soundtrack of the world around us,” the statement said.

The most listened to artist in the world on the platform is -for the second consecutive year- the Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Bad Bunny. It has received over 9.1 billion views despite not having released a new album this year.

It is followed by the American singer Taylor Swift, who this year released two albums: Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version) and BTS in third place, the world famous k-pop group that had a breakout year thanks to their single “Butter.”

Finally, in fourth and fifth place, are two popular Canadian singers: Drake, who released Certified Lover Boy in September, and Justin Bieber, whose album from March this year, Justice, had collaborations with artists from different parts of the world.

Among the most played songs worldwide on Spotify is Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License”, which took first place with 1,100 million views.

In second place is “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X, which is part of the artist’s first studio album called Huntsman, and the third is The Kid LAROI’s collaboration with Justin Bieber, “STAY”.

In fourth place we see Olivia Rodrigo again, but this time with the song “Good 4 U”, which also won the title of Summer song Spotify 2021, and in fifth place appears “Levitating”, by Dua Lipa in collaboration with DaBaby.

And regarding the most listened to albums of 2021 on Spotify, Olivia Rodrigo is crowned again thanks to her debut album called Sour. Subsequently, we have Future Nostalgia for Dua Lipa, Justice from Justin Beiber, = by Ed Sheeran and Planet Her by Doja Cat.

But Spotify not only offers music content on its platform, it also has a huge catalog of podcasts, a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly popular.

According Insider Intelligence, the investigating authority on digital transformation, the United States is the country that listens to podcasts the most. There the monthly listeners are 117.8 million people, which represents 40 percent of all Internet users. Countries like Sweden, Norway, Australia, Canada and Spain, China and Brazil also appear topping the lists.

Now, about the most listened to podcasts on Spotify, it revealed that the company’s exclusive The Joe Rogan Experience is still number one on the platform globally. Follow him Call her daddy by Alex Cooper, which also became a Spotify exclusive in 2021. And to round out the Top 5, we have Crime junkie, TED Talks Daily and The Daily completing the list, which show that news and crime are topics of interest to listeners.

Spotify also highlighted certain 2021 trends in its release. For example, nostalgia played a big part in the audience this year, with longtime fans listening to their favorite songs from yesteryear and new generations discovering those classics.

The songs released more than 20 years ago that achieved the most reproductions in 2021 are: “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Yellow” by Coldplay, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana and “Every Breath You Take ”From The Police.

Also, among the most listened to albums of more than 20 years appears Rumors by Fleetwood Mac, Nevermind of Nirvana, Hybrid Theory from Linkin Park, Appetite for Destruction by Guns N ‘Roses and the self-titled album by The Beatles. Let’s remember that in November this last band received a new documentary on Disney Plus directed by Peter Jackson.

Probably the popularity of “Dreams” —and, consequently, the album this song appears on, Rumors– It is because in September 2020 a video known as Cranberry Dreams appeared on Tiktok, published by the user @ 420doggface208.

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♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac

In this the Tiktoker appears riding a skateboard while drinking an Ocean Spray juice listening to the aforementioned song. The publication received more than 13 million visits and 42 thousand comments in less than a week, in addition, the other users began to make their own version of the video.

Another trend Spotify mentioned was the rise of gardening, with more than 2.9 million plant care-related playlists. Some songs added to these were “Ivy” by Frank Ocean and “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles. In addition, the list called Music for Plants grew 1,400 percent during the pandemic.

Finally, this year was marked by the global deployment of vaccines against COVID-19, and that has been represented on Spotify. The company revealed that the lists related to this process achieved more than 42 million views in 2021. Also, some of the songs added to these playlists are “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar and “The Cure” by Lady Gaga.

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