The Puerto Rican ragman Bad Bunny -performer of songs like “Dákiti”, “Callaíta”, “Yonaguni” and “La noche de noche” – obtained the first position of the most listened to artists, something that it had already achieved in 2020. Spotify highlighted that it registered more than 9.1 billion views without releasing a new album this year.
His most recent album, “The last world tour”, was published at the end of 2020. In any case, in 2021 he released singles, mostly in collaboration with other Latin American artists.
Bad Bunny managed in November of this year to be the first artist in history to have 100 videos with more than 100 million views on YouTube.
The second place in Spotify’s 2021 ranking was occupied by the American pop singer Taylor Swift, that this year he released re-recordings of the albums “Fearless” and “Red”.
The third step on the podium went to the k-pop band BTS thanks to the hit “Butter”, according to Spotify.
Fourth and fifth on the list were placed Canadians Drake and Justin Bieber, respectively.
Drake released the album “Certified Lover Boy”, while Bieber released “Justice” this year.
Top songs and albums of 2021
Spotify also disclosed which were the most played songs on its platform during the year.
Disney star Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” took No. 1 with 1.1 billion views.
It was followed by “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”, by Lil Nas X, “Stay”, de The Kid Laroi y Justin Bieber, “Good 4 u”, again by Rodrigo, and “Levitating”, by Dua Lipa in collaboration with DaBaby.
The most listened to albums of the year, meanwhile, were Rodrigo’s “Sour”, Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia”, Bieber’s “Justice”, Ed Sheeran’s “=”, and Doja’s “Planet Her” Cat.