Spotify Wraps Up 2019’s Favorite Artists

Lauren Johnson, Staff Writer

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If you’re a Spotify listener, you’ve probably already heard your Spotify Wrapped, the ins and outs of your listening history and music discoveries of 2019. From overnight sensations to record-breaking singles, here are some of the people and hits that—as Spotify would put it—dominated the past year.

It may come as no surprise that Billie Eilish ranked No.1 in the album category, making her the first female artist to hold the title, according to Spotify Wrapped 2019 Outlook. Following the release of “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” in March, she was nominated for six Grammys and has six billion streams and counting.

The 17-year-old singer-songwriter’s haunting hit “bad guy” also ranks as the second-most-streamed song of the year. Eilish fans will be proud to hear that her performance has secured her place as second most popular artist of the year.

In the lead, Post Malone snatched the spotlight as his collaboration with Swae Lee on “Sunflower” made him the most-streamed artist of 2019 with over 6.5 billion streams from fans around the world. The third-place single was first introduced in the movie “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse” and subsequently gained popularity on TikTok. After blessing us with his album “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” the album took its place as third most-streamed album.

Ariana Grande ranked third most-streamed artist after she released her immensely popular album “thank u, next” in February. The album inevitably secured her spot on the Spotify’s “hot-10” list for the second consecutive year now. Her song “7 rings” was also in the top five most streamed this year. Other honorable mentions include tracks “thank u, next;” “imagine” and “NASA.”

To round out the year; Tyler, the Creator made seismic waves with his track “EARFQUAKE” on album IGOR and Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road featuring Billy Ray Cyrus held the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 consecutive weeks.