Thank you, Spotify. Wrapped day to all who celebrate, especially Bad Bunny, the world’s most-streamed artist for the third year in a row.
The reggaeton sensation became the first musician to achieve a global Spotify hat trick on Wednesday, according to the streaming platform. Taylor Swift, Drake, the Weeknd, and BTS rounded out the top five global artists this year. Bad Bunny was the third most-streamed artist in the United States, trailing only Drake and Taylor Swift.
As part of its annual Spotify Wrapped campaign, the music streaming service revealed the most-streamed artists, songs, albums, and podcasts of 2022. With his smash-hit single “Un Verano Sin Ti,” Bad Bunny also topped the global Spotify album chart. But Harry Styles had him beat with the most-streamed song, “As It Was.”
In addition to “Un Verano Sin Ti,” the global top albums included “Harry’s House” by Styles, “Sour” by Olivia Rodrigo, “=” by Ed Sheeran, and “Planet Her” by Doja Cat. “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals, “Stay (with Justin Bieber)” by Kid Laroi, “Me Porto Bonito” by Bad Bunny featuring Chencho Corleone, and “Tit Me Preguntó” by Bad Bunny rounded out the global top five. The top five podcasts in the world in 2022 were “The Joe Rogan Experience,” “Call Her Daddy,” “Anything Goes With Emma Chamberlain,” “Case 63 (All Languages),” and “Crime Junkie.” And, as usual, Spotify listeners delighted in sharing their personal top artists, songs, and albums of the year across social media.
Spotify’s end-of-year roundup comes just one day after Apple Music released its music statistics for 2022. As part of this year’s Replay campaign (Apple’s version of Spotify Wrapped), the audio platform revealed that “Stay” by Bieber and the Kid Laroi would be its global top song of 2022, followed by “As It Was” by Styles, “Wait For U (featuring Drake & Tems)” by Future, “Super Gremlin” by Kodak Black, and “Easy on Me” by Adele. Apple also named Bad Bunny its global top artist of the year earlier this month. “I’m grateful for everything I’ve accomplished and everything I’ve experienced,” the singer said at the time to Apple Music. “The Latin music movement has grown tremendously.” I’d never take full credit or claim, ‘It’s all because of me.’ No, it’s each and every one of us. An entire generation. Our presence and energy are always felt.”