Rapper Bad Bunny has been named the Most-Streamed Artist of 2020 in Spotify‘s annual Wrapped 2020 list.
Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, is one of the world’s leading reggaeton and Latin trap vocalists, styles that have their origins in Puerto Rico, and enjoys a fanbase that stretches across the Spanish-speaking world as well as the United States.
The Puerto Rican rapper only performs in Spanish — a sign of the growing power of Hispanic music. It’s the first time an artist who never sings in English tops the year-end list.
Streaming giant Spotify has unveiled its annual Wrapped list for the year, and the 26-year-old Puerto Rican rapper came out on top, with more than 8.2 billion streams globally.
Reacting to the news, Bad Bunny – whose real name is Benito Ocasio – said: “Nahhh! Oh, wow! Thank you. I don’t know what to say. I’m so proud right now.”
What’s more, the Un Dia (One Day)’ star’s second studio album, ‘YHLQMDLG’, is the Most-Streamed Album of the Year, having been streamed an impressive 3.3 billion time over the past 12 months.
The top 5 Most-Streamed Artists Globally list is completed Drake, J Balvin, the late Juice WRLD and The Weeknd.
The latter’s album ‘After Hours’, Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’, Harry Styles ‘Fine Line’ and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia make up the top 5 Most-Streamed Albums, along with ‘YHLQMDLG’.
And The Weeknd also bagged the Most-Streamed Song of 2020 globally and in the UK with ‘Blinding Lights’, with almost 1.6 billion streams.
In second place is Tones And I with ‘Dance Monkey’, followed by Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’, ‘Roses – Imanbek Remix’ by Imanbek and SAINt JHN, and Dua Lipa’s ‘Don’t Start Now’.
Elsewhere, Billie Eilish topped the Most-Streamed Female Artists Globally for a second year consecutively.ADVERTISEMENT
Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and Halsey also made the top 5.
The Spotify 2020 Wrapped lists (bar podcasts):
Most-Streamed Artists Globally:
Most-Streamed Female Artists Globally
Most-Streamed Albums Globally
Bad Bunny – ‘YHLQMDLG’
The Weeknd – ‘After Hours’
Post Malone – ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’
Harry Styles – ‘Fine Line’
Dua Lipa – ‘Future Nostalgia’
Most-Streamed Songs Globally
The Weeknd – ‘Blinding Lights’
Tones And I – ‘Dance Monkey’
Roddy Ricch – ‘The Box’
Imanbek and SAINt JHN – ‘Roses – Imanbek Remix’
Dua Lipa – ‘Don’t Start Now’
News Source: The Times