Who Was Spotify’s Most-Streamed Artist of 2022?
Spotify Wrapped has finally dropped! The platform released their annual recap of fans' listening habits for 2022 on Nov. 30, the earliest they've ever done it.
Listeners can find their personalized Wrapped on the mobile Spotify app by clicking the banner on the homepage, or by visiting the Wrapped hub here. Spotify will then tell you your top songs, artists, and more.
According to Variety, this year Spotify introduced new categories, including your Listening Personality, which is a Myers-Briggs-like feature, thank you message videos for top listeners from over 100 artists like Billie Eilish, Kelsea Ballerini, Taylor Swift, and more, and a look at your listening habits throughout the day.
Plus, Spotify releases their global listening data, and they've dropped their most listened to artists and songs from around the world for 2022.
Coming in at number one for the third year in a row, which is surprising to absolutely no one after the smash hit that was Un Verano Sin Ti, is Bad Bunny.
He's followed closely by Taylor Swift, Drake, The Weeknd, and BTS, respectively.
As for the top streamed songs on earth this year, Harry Styles' "As It Was" comes in at number one, with "Heat Waves" by Glass Animals, "Stay (with Justin Bieber)" by The Kid LAROI, "Me Porto Bonito" by Bad Bunny feat. Chencho Corleone, and "Tití Me Preguntó" by Bad Bunny rounding out the top five.
Bad Bunny is at the top again on the top albums list for Un Verano Sin Ti. Harry's House by Harry Styles follows at number two, and last year's most streamed album, Sour by Olivia Rodrigo, remained popular at number three. = by Ed Sheeran and Planet Her by Doja Cat took the fourth and fifth spots.
Spotify also calculated the most viral artists this year, fitting for the era of viral TikTok hits, and the list includes Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Bad Bunny, BTS, and Lana Del Rey.
As for the United States in particular, the most streamed artist this year was Drake, thanks in part to his 21 Savage collaborative album Her Loss. Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, Kanye West, and The Weeknd dominated the rest of U.S. listeners' time.
Meanwhile, Americans' most streamed song was the same British feather boa-wearing man everyone loved globally: Harry Styles with "As It Was."
"Heat Waves," "Bad Habit" by Steve Lacy, "Me Porto Bonito," and Jack Harlow's Fergie-sampled "First Class" made up the rest of the list.
As for Americans' favorite albums of the year, Un Verano Sin Ti continued its reign, followed by Harry's House, Dangerous: The Double Album by controversial country artist Morgan Wallen, Midnights by Taylor Swift, and Sour once again.