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

Bad Bunny leads a list that includes Drake, J Balvin, Juice WRLD, and The Weeknd
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 1, 2020 7:38 AM CST

(Newser) – The year's most played artist on Spotify? Globally speaking: Bad Bunny. The Puerto Rican superstar is the music platform’s most-streamed artist of the year with 8.3 billion streams globally. The Latin Grammy winner and hitmaker, who released a new album last week, leads a top five list that also includes Drake, J Balvin, Juice WRLD, and The Weeknd. With more than 3.3 billion streams, Bad Bunny’s sophomore solo album YHLQMDLG tops Spotify’s list of most-streamed albums globally. The Weeknd’s After Hours, Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding, Harry Styles’ Fine Line, and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia round out the top five.

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The Weeknd’s album is the only one in the top five to earn no Grammy nominations. The album’s single, “Blinding Lights,” is Spotify’s most-streamed song of the year with 1.6 million streams globally. “Dance Monkey” by Australian singer Tones and I is the second most-streamed song of the year, while Roddy Ricch’s “The Box,” SAINt JHN’s “Roses – Imanbek Remix” and Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” came in third, fourth, and fifth, respectively. In the US, late rapper Juice WRLD was the most-streamed artist on Spotify. 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.

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