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Most Streamed Songs Of 2020: Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Pandora, YouTube

Breakout rap and reggaeton artists dominated the music charts in 2020, according to a new analysis by the Digital Media Association.

The review of year-end data and charts from Amazon, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube found Roddy Ricch, Lil Baby, Bad Bunny, and Megan Thee Stallion among those with the highest numbers

Notably, all four artists have reached mainstream fame within the past three years.

More Takeaways

  • Music fans continued their full-throated embrace of streaming in 2020, connecting with top artists such as BTS, Drake, J Balvin, and Cardi B across a range of platforms as streaming allowed consumers to access and engage with the music they love despite social distancing guidelines.
  • In a continuing trend since 2019, major rap and reggaeton artists benefit from streaming platforms’ ability to expand their reach across genres and connect with a broader range of fans who are discovering their songs via increasingly curated playlist and discovery features.
  • Songs such as The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” and Tones & I’s “Dance Monkey” were among the tracks that appeared on multiple “Most Streamed Songs” lists from the major streaming platforms.
  • “The superpowers of music streaming continued to drive music from both new and familiar artists forward in 2020,” said Garrett Levin, CEO of the Digital Media Association. “This year, while the world of live music faced unprecedented challenges, we again saw growth in the number of fans eager to engage with the creators they love and discover new artists via streaming, while the quality and quantity of music available to consumers is growing every day. Led by breakout stars such as Roddy Ricch, Bad Bunny, and Megan Thee Stallion, artists and their fans continue to enjoy the benefits of the streaming revolution across the music industry.”

Top 2020 Lists Across Streaming Platforms

Apple Music

Most Streamed Songs

1.     The Box – Roddy Ricch

2.     Blinding Lights – The Weeknd

3.     Dance Monkey – Tones and I

4.     Rockstar – Da Baby, ft. Roddy Ricch

5.     Life is Good – Future, ft. Drake

Most Streamed Albums

1.     Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial – Roddy Ricch

2.     My Turn – Lil Baby

3.     Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon – Pop Smoke

4.     Eternal Atake – LUV vs. the World 2 – Lil Uzi Vert

5.     Over It – Summer Walker

Amazon Music

Most Streamed Artists

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Justin Bieber
  4. The Beatles
  5. Ariana Grande

Most Requested Songs Via Alexa

  1. Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) – Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo
  2. WAP – Cardi B, ft. Megan Thee Stallion
  3. ROCKSTAR – DaBaby feat. Roddy Rich
  4. Mood – 24kgoldn, ft. Iann Dior
  5. Savage – Megan Thee Stallion


Top Thumb Hundred Songs: (Link here)

1.     WAP – Cardi B, ft. Megan Thee Stallion

2.     The Box – Roddy Ricch

3.     Laugh Now Cry Later – Drake, ft. Lil Durk

4.     Savage – Megan Thee Stallion

5.     Rockstar – Da Baby, ft. Roddy Ricch


Most Streamed Artists

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

Most Streamed Songs:

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


Top U.S. Artists

1.     YoungBoy Never Broke Again

2.     Lil Baby

3.     Juice WRLD

4.     Rod Wave

5.     Bad Bunny

Top Music Videos

1.     Life Is Good – Future, ft. Drake

2.     Gooba – Tekashi 6ix9ine

3.     We Paid – Lil Baby x 42 Dugg

4.     Walk Em Down – NLE Choppa, ft. Roddy Ricch

5.     WAP – Cardi B, ft. Megan Thee Stallion

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