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Spotify releases its list of the most popular songs and artists in 2020


2020 has been a year to remember in every sense of the word and Spotify has wrapped up the most popular music that helped us get through a difficult time.

Spotify 2020 Wrapped is a full list of insights, artists, songs, genres and podcast that shaped our year.


– The late rapper Juice WRLD was Australia’s most streamed artist of the year, and The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” has come in at #1 as the country’s most streamed track.

Hilltop Hoods has taken out Australia’s most streamed local artist for the second year in a row, as well as Tones And I’s Dance Monkey holding its top spot as the most streamed local song in Australia for two years running.

– The Wiggles was the most streamed artist on Spotify Kids, and Richard Ramsey’s “Slumber” was the #1 most streamed song. With soothing sleep tracks also coming in at spots #2, #3 and #4 – we know that Aussie kids were sleeping easy this year.

– To celebrate Wrapped, Spotify has curated a playlist of this year’s top Aussie songs – you can listen here.


– With more than 8.3 billion streams this year, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny is our most-streamed artist of 2020. Check out Bad Bunny’s reaction when he first learned the news HERE. Following Bad Bunny is Drake and the third most-streamed artist of the year is J Balvinfollowed by the late rapper Juice WRLD and The Weeknd. 

Billie Eilish continues her reign as Spotify’s most-streamed female artist for the second year in a row, followed by Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande in the second and third spots. Coming in as the fourth and fifth most-streamed female artists are Dua Lipa and Halsey

– The most-streamed song of 2020 is The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights” with almost 1.6 billion streams this year. In the second and third spots respectively, are Tones And I’s “Dance Monkey” and Roddy Ricch’s The Box.” The fourth most-streamed song of the year is  “Roses – Imanbek Remix” by Imanbek and SAINt JHN, followed by Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now.”

– The most-streamed album globally of 2020 is Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLGfollowed by The Weeknd’s After Hours and Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding. Rounding out the list of top albums are Harry Styles’ Fine Line and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia.

– The year’s most popular Spotify editorial playlist is Today’s Top Hits, which has more than27M followers.

Spotify 2020 Wrapped Global Top Lists: 

 Most Streamed Artists Globally

  1. Bad Bunny
  2. Drake
  3. J Balvin
  4. Juice WRLD
  5. The Weeknd

Most Streamed Female Artists

  1. Billie Eilish
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Dua Lipa
  5. Halsey

Most Streamed Albums Globally

  1. YHLQMDLG, Bad Bunny 
  2. After Hours, The Weeknd
  3. Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone 
  4. Fine Line, Harry Styles 
  5. Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa 

Most Streamed Songs Globally

  1. Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
  2. Dance Monkey” by Tones And I 
  3. The Box” by Roddy Ricch 
  4. Roses – Imanbek Remix” by Imanbek and SAINt JHN
  5. Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa 

Most Popular Podcasts Globally

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. TED Talks Daily
  3. The Daily
  4. The Michelle Obama Podcast
  5. Call Her Daddy

Most Popular Podcast Genres Globally

  1. Society & Culture
  2. Comedy
  3. Lifestyle & Health
  4. Arts & Entertainment
  5. Education

Spotify 2020 Wrapped Australia Top Lists 

Most Streamed Artists – Australia

  1. Juice WRLD
  2. Drake
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Eminem
  5. The Weeknd

Most Streamed AU Artists 

  1. Hilltop Hoods
  2. Flume
  3. Tones And I
  4. The Wiggles
  5. 5 Seconds of Summer

Most Streamed Songs – Australia

  1. Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
  2. Roses – Imanbek Remix” by Imanbek, SAINt JHN
  3. Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa
  4. ROCKSTAR (feat Roddy Richh)” by DaBaby, Roddy Richh
  5. Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles

Most Streamed AU Songs 

  1. Dance Monkey” by Tones And I
  2. Never Seen the Rain” by Tones And I
  3. Live In Life” by The Rubens
  4. Rushing Back” by Flume, Vera Blue
  5. This City” by Sam Fischer

Most Streamed Albums – Australia

  1. Fine Line, Harry Styles
  2. After Hours, The Weeknd
  3. Shoot For the Stars Aim For The Moon, Pop Smoke
  4. Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, Lewis Capaldi
  5. Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa

Most Popular Podcasts – Australia

  1. From the Newsroom
  2. The Quicky
  3. Squiz Today
  4. The Joe Rogan Experience
  5. 7am

Most Popular Podcast Genres – Australia

  1. Comedy
  2. Society & Culture
  3. Lifestyle & Health
  4. News & Politics
  5. Education