Ahead of Spotify Wrapped 2020, the world’s leading subscription-based music streaming service has unveiled the most popular songs, artists, albums, and podcasts in India and across the world this year. The top three Spotify artists in India are unchanged, with Arijit Singh, Tanishk Bagchi, and Neha Kakkar ruling the podium as they were last year. But this time around, there are two international artists (BTS and Justin Bieber) on the top artists in India list. Amongst songs, ‘Shayad’ from Love Aaj Kal was the most streamed song on Spotify in India, followed by Trevor Daniel’s ‘Falling’ and ‘Ghungroo’ from War. What’s interesting is that both the latter songs are not from 2020. This is also true in the albums section, where Kabir Singh is still top, as it was last year.
Internationally, the top three artists are Bad Bunny, Drake, and J Balvin. Strangely, these artists have no presence in the top three songs of 2020 on Spotify, where The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ takes the top spot, with Tones and I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ and Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ filling the next two spots. Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG does take the top album spot, but there’s still no sign of Drake and J Balvin on these charts.