Happy Spotify Wrapped Day to everyone celebrating – especially to Bad Bunny, the most streamed artist in the world for three years in a row.
The streaming platform announced on Wednesday that the reggaeton sensation has become the first musician to hit a worldwide Spotify hat-trick. Rounding out this year’s top 5 artists were Taylor Swift, Drake, the Weeknd and BTS. In the United States, Bad Bunny was the third most streamed artist, behind #1 Drake and #2 Swift.
The music streamer unveiled the top-streamed artists, songs, albums and podcasts of 2022 as part of its annual Spotify Wrapped campaign, in which the company releases its year-end streaming statistics to all and individual listeners. Bad Bunny also topped the global Spotify album charts with his hit album Un Verano Sin Ti. But Harry Styles let him beat for the most-streamed song: “As It Was.”
In addition to “Un Verano Sin Ti”, the world’s top albums also included “Harry’s House” by Styles, “Sour” by Olivia Rodrigo, “=” by Ed Sheeran and “Planet Her” by Doja Cat. Rounding out the top five worldwide songs were Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves”, Kid Laroi’s “Stay (with Justin Bieber)”, Bad Bunny feat. Chencho Corleone and Bad Bunny’s Tití Me Pregunto.
The top five global podcasts of 2022 were The Joe Rogan Experience, Call Her Daddy, Anything Goes With Emma Chamberlain, Case 63 (All Languages) and Crime Junkie. And of course, Spotify listeners across social media once again enjoyed sharing their personal top artists, songs and albums of the year.
Spotify’s year-end recap comes a day after fellow streamer Apple Music released its music stats for 2022. As part of this year’s Replay campaign (Apple’s version of Spotify Wrapped), the audio platform announced Bieber and the Kid’s “Stay” was Laroi’s Global Top Song of 2022, followed by Styles’ “As It Was”, “Wait For U (featuring Drake & Tems)” by Future, “Super Gremlin” by Kodak Black and “Easy on Me” by Adele.
Earlier this month, Apple also crowned Bad Bunny its top global artist of the year.
“I’m grateful for everything I’ve achieved and experienced,” the hitmaker told Apple Music at the time. “The Latin American music movement has grown so much. I would never take full credit or say, ‘It’s because of me.’ No, it’s each of us. A whole generation. Our energy and presence can always be felt.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-11-30/spotify-wrapped-top-song-artist-2022-bad-bunny Spotify Wrapped: See the top songs, artists, albums of 2022