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Music In 2022: These Were The Kings And Queens Of Streaming

We keep remembering the best of this year, so we bring you this list with the most reproduced artists on streaming platforms. Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, and other artists dominated the lists of the most listened to of the year.

Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, Rosalia

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2022 has been a year full of great music releases, from avant-garde records that bring together the origin and vocal talent, as is the case of Rosalía; even the Latin American flow that has been able to revalidate reggaeton and move it towards endless possibilities.

In addition, this year he has surprised us with several innovative rhythms. One of the biggest examples is the mixture of different musical genres within the same song. This is the case in the song "I congratulate you" by Shakira. A song that brings together 3 musical genres: Latin Pop, Electropop, and Reggaeton.

There is no doubt that several songs marked 2022, but who was the most listened to on streaming platforms this year? Here we show you the top 5.

Bad Bunny Is The Artist Of The Year

The Puerto Rican singer not only swept Spotify. At Apple Music, he was recognized as the “artist of the year”. This was stated by Oliver Schusser, the vice president of Apple Music: "We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of Bad Bunny, whose influence in every corner of culture was undeniable in 2022."

Thanks to his enormous influence on world culture, with his rhythms and novel outfits, Bad Bunny not only marked a real change in pop and reggaeton. His latest album “Un Verano Sin Ti” became the most successful Latin album of all time.

Let's take a look at some of Bad Bunny's great achievements during 2022:

  • His songs have ranked first on the Daily Top 100, in 34 countries around the world.
  • He is one of the artists who raised the most money during his concerts since he has earned around 373.5 million dollars in ticket sales.
  • In two different tours, he performed 81 concerts in 2022.
  • He received artist of the year titles on Spotify and Apple Music.
  • His song "Moscow Mule" holds the record for the most successful Latin song of all time.

Taylor Swift, With Ten Songs On The Billboard

For the Spotify platform, the American artist has become the second most-played singer of the year. However, it holds first place in countries like Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. This singer, who owns her songs and old masters, took advantage of 2022 to achieve great success. Among them is the triumph he obtained in the category of Favorite Pop Album, for his work on "Red". In addition, he was established as the artist of the year at the American Music Awards 2022.

He also reached the top ten of the Billboard 100 with songs from his new album "Midnights".

Read also: "Midnights" by Taylor Swift: the ideal album for sleepless nights

Rosalía Heads Deezer

Within the latest list published by Deezer, the Spanish Rosalía is at the top, with her song “Despechá”. And although the song was released on July 28 of this year, it has not stopped playing, since it has more than 3,708 million views. Without a doubt, Rosalía has not stopped reaping success so far this year. Awards such as the Latin Grammy for the best album of 2022 with “Motomami”, were one of them. Collaborations with stars of all kinds, like the one he had with Billie Eilish in the song "Lo vas a olvidar", have been a great memory that the artists gave their followers.

However, these are just some of the things that the singer has achieved in 2022, because thanks to her hard work, the singer has also become one of the protagonists of one of the most important magazines in the music industry, Rolling Stone magazine. This was stated by the outlet on its Instagram account: "Rosalía is not only our January 2023 cover, but she also signed one of the great albums of 2022, (Motomami)."

The Weeknd, With Tour For 2023

Now we have Canadian singer-songwriter Abel Makkonen, better known as “The Weeknd”. Although the singer-songwriter has not managed to occupy first place, it does not mean that he has not been one of the most viral artists of the year. Either because of the 2.7 billion views that songs like “Blinding Lights” have had or because of their fifth album “Dawn FM”, which was the tenth most listened-to album in the world; This singer was the fourth most listened-to artist on streaming platforms.

Furthermore, these achievements are only the beginning of a great career. Since The Weeknd will carry out a new leg of his "After Hours Til Dawn" tour for 2023. Cities like Stockholm, Amsterdam, Mexico City, and Bogotá are some places he will visit during his next tour.

Harry Styles Continues To Tour

Finally, we couldn't finish this Top 5 without mentioning the British artist Harry Styles. This singer, actor, and composer not only took the coveted honor of having the most streamed song in the world of streaming with his hit “As it was” but, he also broke several records, such as the Guinness record thanks to this very song.

In addition, after having released his third album "Harry's House" in May of this year, his album became one of the biggest hits of 2022, which has led him to be on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. But this is not all, since the singer announced the continuation of "Love on Tour 2023s in Barcelona and Madrid stadiums for July of next year.