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Who’s Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist of 2020?

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No, it’s not The Weeknd or Drake. 2020’s most-streamed artist has even more global appeal. Puerto Rico’s Bad Bunny nabbed the top spot, seemingly relieving the world of their worries through an unpredictable year with his Latin club bangers and high-energy beats. 

With 8.3 billion streams globally, Bad Bunny only released an album last week, already topping Spotify’s most-streamed albums around the world. The 3.3 billion views and counting from his album “YHLQMDLG” pushed him ahead of 2020 contenders like J Balvin, Drake, The Weeknd and Juice WRLD.

Related: 2020 American Music Awards: highlights and full winners list.

Other albums that got non-stop play were The Weeknd’s “After Hours,” Harry Styles’ “Fine Line,” Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” and Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia.” 

Meanwhile, Spotify’s most-streamed song was The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” raising questions as to why he’s the only person on this list not nominated for a Grammy. Second-place for most-streamed song goes to Australian singer Tones and I with her hit “Dance Monkey,” followed by Roddy Ricch’s “The Box,” SAINt JHN’s “Roses – Imanbek Remix,” and Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now.”

Related: Womxn lead the nominations in major Grammy 2021 categories.

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