Spotify’s annual wrapped campaign reveal the most streamed songs and artists that we loved in 2018. As the year draws to a close, this is a great opportunity for you to look back on the year and reminisce on the music that you have replayed time and again, or discover new favourites along the way. Some of the artists who made it to the list may surprise you, as well as those who did not.
Without further ado, here are some of the major highlights of our streaming habits:
Most Streamed Artists (Singapore)
While the most streamed artist globally is Drake, he does not make an appearance in the five most streamed artists by Singaporeans. Instead, Jay Chou, the beloved mandopop star tops the list. He is followed by BTS, reflective of the positive appeal of the Korean wave. Despite Singapore’s limited music scene, local artist JJ Lin manages to claim third place, before international sensations Ed Sheeran and Khalid follows in fourth and fifth respectively. It is also interesting to note that there are no female artists on this list.
Most Streamed Local Artists
JJ Lin tops the most streamed local artists’ chart, followed by Stefanie Sun in second place, The Sam Willows, Gentle Bones and Tanya Chua. It seems that the older local artists have maintained their popularity even when they are not as active in the scene, while emerging indie local artists are catching up fast.
Most Streamed Albums
Love Yourself 結 ‘Answer’, BTS’s third compilation album, is the most streamed album by Singaporeans this year, followed by Dua Lipa’s self-titled album. Ed Sheeran’s Divide comes next. No surprise so far, given these albums’ global popularity. I met you when I was 18 (the playlist) by Lauv is fourth in place, and its popularity is boosted with the use of some songs in the Netflix series, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Maroon 5’s Red Pill Blues stands at fifth place.
Most Streamed Tracks
The top five most streamed tracks are (unsurprisingly) all mad catchy pop songs that you have probably all heard of at some point even if you don’t know some by name. Taking the first spot is Rewrite The Stars by Zendaya and Zac Efron, the official song track for the film The Greatest Showman. In second place is The Middle by Grey, Zedd and Maren Morris, followed by Havana by Camila Cabello, Girls Like You (ft. Cardi B) by Maroon 5, and Perfect by Ed Sheeran.
What are your most streamed genres, artists, and songs that formed your personal soundtrack of 2018? Check out your personal Spotify streaming statistics on http://www.spotify.com/2018 and see how it compares to the average Singaporean.
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