Here's Spotify's Most-Streamed Artist of 2020

Lawrence Kim
December 1, 2020

Spotify has released its most popular artists, songs and albums of the year, with Canadian megastar Drake topping the United Kingdom list.

Bad Bunny's YHLQMDLG was the most streamed album with over 3.3 billion streams, with Styles and Lipa making the top five.

The Weeknd's Blinding Lights was the most-played song in the United Kingdom, while Lewis Capaldi's Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent was the top album.

Dermot Kennedy's Without Fear is officially the most streamed album of 2020 on Spotify Ireland, with Lewis Capaldi's Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent in second place, Harry Styles's Fine Line, Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa and After Hours by The Weeknd completing the albums chart.

Globally, with more than 8.3 billion streams this year, the most streamed artist on Spotify was Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, who beat Drake into second position.

The Weeknd's album is the only one in the top five to earn no Grammy nominations.

Billie Eilish was Spotify's most-streamed female artist for the second year in a row, followed by Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande in the second and third spots.

The most-streamed song of 2020 is The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" with nearly 1.6 billion streams. His album "Legends Never Die" was the platform's most-streamed album in the US, while Ricch's "The Box" was the country's most-streamed song.

With 144 million paid subscribers and 286 million monthly users, Spotify is the world's most popular streaming service now, followed by Apple Music.

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