Spotify’s annual “Wrapped” year-end review indicates that fans in 2020 were mostly streaming hip-hop music and songs by late rapper Juice Wrld.
Juice was the most-streamed artist in the U.S. followed by Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone and Taylor Swift. He was also among Spotify’s most-streamed global artists along with Drake and The Weekend.
The Chicago rapper, birth name Jarad Anthony Higgins, died from an accidental drug overdose in 2019, after celebrating his 21st birthday on December 2. Earlier this year, Juice’s family released his posthumous album, Legends Never Die.
Juice, The Weekend, Uzi and Post Malone each had one of the most-streamed album releases in the U.S., along with Roddy Ricch‘s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial.
Good News rapper Megan Thee Stallion was among the most-streamed female artists on the U.S. side.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd landed the #1 spot for the most-streamed songs worldwide in 2020, followed by Roddy’s “The Box,” and SAINt JHN‘s “Roses — Imanbek Remix,” both of which landed in the top five.
Other most-streamed songs in the hip-hop category include “Blueberry Faygo” by Lil Mosey, “ROCKSTAR” by DaBaby and Roddy Ricch, and Drake and Future‘s “Life Is Good.”
Elsewhere on the list, The Michelle Obama Podcast was among the top five most popular podcasts, globally.
By Rachel George
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