2018 is winding down, but on Spotify, the music is playing as loudly as ever. All throughout the year, our users have streamed countless hours of their favourite songs, artists, playlists, and podcasts. Now, we’re looking back to determine the music and audio trends that defined the year.
So, what did Malaysians listen to in 2018?
The most streamed artists in Malaysia include BTS, Khalid, Ed Sheeran, Jay Chou, and Ariana Grande. For more information, check out the info-graphic attached or the bullet points below:
Spotify can reveal that 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.
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.
Don’t forget to check in on December 6 to the Wrapped micro-site to see your personal favourites and top-streamed tracks, and receive a playlist based on your tastes.
Back by popular demand, Wrapped allows you to rediscover and share the music that formed your personal soundtrack in 2018.