One more year, Spotify returns to share with us a list of songs, artists and postcast newcomers most listened to during this 2020. And it is that although the first months of the pandemic were strongly marked by spontaneous anthems such as the “Resistiré” of the Dynamic Duo, this has not prevented artists such as Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Aitana, Omar Montes or Billie Eilish from having remained in the highest.
Most listened to in the world in 2020
Without a doubt, music in Spanish is more fashionable than ever around the world. In fact, the streaming platform has closed 2020 with a milestone in its history: for the first time a Spanish-speaking artist is placed in the first position as the most listened to of the year worldwide, Bad bunny.
Worldwide, the Puerto Rican artist occupies the throne and already accumulates more than 8.3 billion listens on Spotify this year. In second position is Drake, the American rapper; in third J Balvin, another great icon of Spanish-speaking urban music that is placed in the world ranking. In fourth position is Juice WRLD, and in fifth, The Weeknd.
If we talk about the top 5 of female artists, it is not surprising to find ourselves Billie eilish in the head. At just 18 years old, she has become the most listened to female artist in 2020, revalidating his title for the second consecutive year, and his album “When we all fall asleep where do we go” has also managed to position itself among the most listened to albums of the year.
Follow him Taylor Swift, who released “Folklore” in July and it has become the second-most-played album by a female artist. Ariana Grande, who released ‘Positions’ in October, ranks third; Dua Lipa in fourth, and Halsey in fifth place.
Finally, in the ranking of the most listened to songs of 2020 globally, the most played is “Blinding Lights”, by The Weeknd, which has accumulated more than 1,500 million listeners. In second and third position, respectively, are “Dance Monkey”, by Tones And I, and “The Box”, by Roddy Ricch. The fourth most listened to song of the year is “Roses – Imanbek Remix”, by SAINt JHN and Imanbek, followed by “Don’t Start Now”, by Dua Lipa.
The most listened to in Spain in 2020
However, trends change markedly when we focus on the local level. Although this does not mean that the ranking of the most listened to artists of 2020 in our country is once again copied by Spanish-speaking artists, repeating in fact Bad Bunny as the most listened to artist of the year.
The second most listened to artist in Spain is Anuel AA, and they follow J Balvin, Ozuna and Myke Towers. As for the most listened to female artists, there are KAROL G, the Spanish Aitana, Dua Lipa, Natti Natasha and Lola Indigo.
If we focus only on the most listened to Spaniards, Omar Montes is number one in our country this year. The artist champions the urban sound mixed with flamenco, one of the fusion genres that is growing the most. An example of this is the playlist «Flamenco + Flow», which has not stopped gaining popularity among users of the platform this year.
However, in the ranking of the most played songs in Spain it stands out “Tusa” by KAROL G with Nicki Minaj, become the most listened to. In second place is “Se iluminaba”, by Fred De Palma and Ana Mena; “La Jeepeta – Remix”, by Nio Garcia, Anuel AA, Myke Towers, Brray and Juanka; “Caramelo”, by Ozuna, and “La Curiosidad”, by Jay Wheeler, DJ Nelson and Myke Towers.
Thus, the top of the favorite songs of the Spaniards closes with other urban music hits: “Mil Tequilas”, from Malaga Chema Rivas, one of the revelation artists of the year. His song is a success story on Spotify, as it has managed to conquer the top of the playlists and become one of the viral ‘hits’ of last summer. They are followed by “Morado”, by J Balvin; “Safaera”, by Bad Bunny, Jowell & Randy and Ñengo Flow; “Relationship” by Sech and “Dance Monkey” by Tones And I.
On the other hand, not only music, but audio content has taken on a fundamental role this year, with millions of people who have spent time at home in search of new entertainment options. That is why it has been appreciated a strong reception for podcasts.
Within this format, the number one listener is held «Nobody Knows Nothing» by Andrew Buenafuente and Berto Romero, followed by “Understand Your Mind,” Spotify’s exclusive podcast on psychology and wellness; ‘Meditated’, another Spotify exclusive; “Modern Life” by David Broncano; and “Meditations to connect with the inner guide.”