It’s That Time of the Year: Spotify Releases ‘Wrapped’

Spotify Users Discover their Most Streamed Music

Music streaming service Spotify has released its yearly ‘Wrapped’ round-up, allowing users to view their most listened to songs, artists and genres of the year.

Each year the release of Spotify’s ‘Wrapped’ causes a stir. As you’ve likely already seen, many users publicise their results across all social media platforms. Naturally, others keep them within the safe circle of their ‘Close Friends,’ afraid to reveal their guilty pleasures to the wider public.

So, what can you find out about yourself from jumping on the ‘Wrapped’ bandwagon? To start with, the feature reveals which artists and songs you’ve had on repeat this year, and how many minutes you’ve spent listening to said tracks. Of course, for many, music has been a saving grace in the hardship of the pandemic. Spotify is, fittingly, telling you the “one song helped you get through it all,” which will likely bring you back to those dragged-out, monotonous lockdown days. Spotify is also informing users of when they first started listening to the song, and the date that they listened to it for the 100th time.

The feature also creates the annual Spotify ‘Wrapped’ list, containing its top artists, albums and songs of the year. This year, Canadian megastar Drake was crowned the number one artist for UK listeners. Ed Sheeran was the most popular British artist in the UK, ahead of Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Lewis Capaldi and Harry Styles.  The top global artists included the rapper Bad Bunny, rapper Drake, singer J Balvin, the late rapper Juice Wrld and singer The Weeknd. In the top 10 artists there were two women – Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift.

TikTok, now an explosive force in the music industry, helped popularise a handful of the top 10 songs. These included The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” Tones And I’s “Dance Monkey,” and SAINt JHN’s ‘Roses,’ as remixed by Imanbek.

If you’re interested in what soul-stirring ballads and spirit-lifting bangers have got you through this, arguably, hellish year – go check it out.

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