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Spotify Reveals 2021 Top Streaming Artists + More

Spotify has formally announced their most streamed 2021 categories with Bad Bunny securing the #1 artist slot of the year.

Outdoing the predictable cast of musical characters’ Taylor Swift, BTS and Drake, the 27-year-old Hispanic star assumes this year’s crown racking up more than nine billion streams since January.

Born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, Bad Bunny looked commented in the accolade and looked toward the future by saying: “I hope 2022 is going to be great – yeah, it will be.”

Now 31 years old, Taylor Swift secured the the second-most streamed Spotify artist slot with South Korean boyband sensation BTS coming in third, Drake, in fourth, and Justin Bieber rounding out the Top 5.

In addition to the Top 5 artists, Olivia Rodrigo‘s ‘drivers license’ was the most streamed song of the last 12 months, ahead of ‘Montero (Call Me by Your Name)’ by Lil Nas X, and ‘Stay’ by The Kid LAROI. And Olivia’s ‘good 4 u’ was the fourth-most streamed song of the year, ahead of Dua Lipa‘s ‘Levitating’.

In the album category, Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ tops the list of most-streamed LPs on the platform as the 18-year-old singer/songwriter released the acclaimed full length in May, and it spawned a number of hit singles.

Second place on the most streamed album list belongs to Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ which came in ahead of Justin Bieber’s ‘Justice’, Ed Sheeran‘s ‘=’ and ‘Planet Her’ by Doja Cat.

Outside the music space, Spotify confirmed ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ as the most-streamed podcasts, with ‘Call Her Daddy’ and ‘Crime Junkie’ coming in second the third place respectively.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Sorosh Tavakoli