Top streamed acts of 2018

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BTS claims the fourth spot on the list of the most streamed artists in the Philippines.

The year is winding down, but on Spotify, the music is playing as loudly as ever. All throughout the year, users have streamed countless hours of their favorite songs, artists, playlists and podcasts. Now, we’re looking back to determine the music and audio trends that defined the year.

The most streamed artists in the Philippines include LANY, Moira de la Torre, Ed Sheeran, BTS and Maroon 5.

Drake is the most streamed artist of 2018 globally. With 8.2 billion streams in 2018 alone, the Canadian rapper is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of all time. Following Drake, Post Malone, XXXTENTACION, J Balvin and Ed Sheeran (Sheeran was the Most Streamed artist of 2017) rounded out the Top 5 list of Most Streamed Artists in the world.

Ben&Ben lands on the third place of the most streamed local artist in the country.

Ariana Grande’s 48 million-plus monthly listeners raised her to the position of Spotify’s most-streamed female artist. Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello rounded out the Top 5 Most Streamed Females in the world, respectively.

Hip-hop continued to dominate Spotify’s charts in 2018, but last year’s surge in Latin music continued its incredible growth. Apart from that, Emo Rap and Lo-Fi Beats were two genres that grew the most in 2018.

Spotify’s Philippines top lists 2018

Most-streamed artists: (1) LANY, (2) Moira Dela Torre, (3) Ed Sheeran, (4) BTS and (5) Maroon 5.

Most-streamed male artists: (1) Ed Sheeran, (2) Khalid, (3) Lauv, (4) Post Malone and (5) Drake.

Most-streamed female artists: (1) Moira de la Torre, (2) Dua Lipa, (3) Ariana Grande, (4) Taylor Swift and (5) Camila Cabello.

Most-streamed local artists: (1) Moira de la Torre, (2) December Avenue, (3) Ben&Ben, (4) Maroon 5 Parokya ni Edgar and (5) IV of Spades.

maroon 5 is third most streamed group globally for 2018.

Most-streamed groups: (1) LANY, (2) BTS, (3) Maroon 5, (4) December Avenue and (5) Ben&Ben.

Most-streamed tracks: (1) “Mundo” by IV Of Spades, (2) “Kathang Isip” by Ben&Ben, (3) “IDGAF” by Dua Lipa, (4) “Tagpuan” by Moira de la Torre and (5) “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey.

Most-streamed albums: (1) Malaya, Moira de la Torre, (2) Dua Lipa, Dua Lipa, (3) ÷, Ed Sheeran, (4) LANY, LANY and (5) I Met You When I Was 18 (The Playlist), Lauv.

Most-streamed playlists: (1) Top Hits Philippines, (2) Today’s Top Hits, (3) #Hugot, (4) OPM Favorites and (5) It’s a Hit!

Spotify’s global top lists 2018

Most-streamed artists: (1) Drake, (2) Post Malone, (3) XXXTENTACION, (4) J Balvin and (5) Ed Sheeran.

Most-streamed female artists: (1) Ariana Grande, (2) Dua Lipa, (3) Cardi B, (4) Taylor Swift and (5) Camila Cabello.

Most-streamed tracks: (1) “God’s Plan” by Drake, (2) “SAD!” by XXXTENTACION, (3) “Rockstar” by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, (4) “Psycho” by Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign and (5) “In My Feelings” by Drake.

Most-streamed albums: (1) Scorpion, Drake, (2) Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone, (3) ?, XXXTENTACION, (4) Dua Lipa, Dua Lipa and (5) ÷ , Ed Sheeran.

maroon 5 is third most streamed group globally for 2018.

Most-streamed groups: (1) Imagine Dragons, (2) BTS, (3) Maroon 5, (4) Migos and (5) Coldplay.

Most-followed playlists: (1) Today’s Top Hits, (2) RapCaviar, (3) ¡Viva Latino!, (4) Baila Reggaeton and (5) Songs to Sing in the Car.

Genres that grew the most in 2018: (1) Emo rap, (2) Lo-fi Beats, (3) Deep Talent Show, (4) Ringtone and (5) Brega Funk.

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