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Top Streaming Songs and Artists of 2019

2019 has come to an end that means one more year of listening to music on various resources is over. Many music lovers will probably analyze the past 12 months, recalling new musical discoveries and songs heard on the replay. At this time, all the most popular music services prepared listening statistics around the world. 


Let’s start with one of the most global streaming services Spotify. It offers us to plunge into the world of hits and artists whose music united the world in the past year. Who sounded most often in the headphones of listeners around the world?

So, what did the world listen in 2019?

The title of the most popular artist for the past year received the artist Post Malone. Despite the fact that his top streaming song “Sunflower” was created and released in 2018, it gained its enormous popularity precisely in Grammys 2019 stream. This track, created with Swan Lee, became the soundtrack for the new “Spider-Man”. He took third well-deserved place in the top. This year was truly victorious for Malone. His third album called “Hollywood’s Bleeding” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and about 500 thousand copies were sold in the first week.

The second place by popularity was taken by the young composer and singer Billie Eilish. The girl received a crazy love of the audience thanks to her style and an extraordinary approach to creativity. Her album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” blew up all kinds of charts and more than 310 thousand units were bought in the first week of sales. This album, which became the first in the career of the singer, was recognized as the best music album of 2019. For the service, this has become a very significant event since no woman has received this award. Also, Eilish won 17 nominations in 2019 and was nominated for almost 60 different awards. On this service, her song “bad guy” took only second place, giving way to the Post Malone. 

And finally, how could we forget about Ariana Grande! Thanks to her talent and charisma, the young singer is for the second time in the top 10 performers of the year. Released at the beginning of 2019, the instantly popular album “thank u, next”, took the third line in the top of the best albums of the year. This helped her get the third place of the list of the most popular artists according to Spotify. In the top five best tracks, her song “7 rings” took the fourth place.

The most popular Grammy streaming song of the year is the cooperative hit of “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.

Next come the “bad guy”, “Sunflower”, and “7 rings”, and the best’s five closes the joint work of Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road – Remix”.

Let’s take a look at the results!

Spotify 2019 Results:

Most Listened Artists:

1. Post Malone

2. Billie Eilish

3. Ariana Grande

4. Ed Sheeran

5. Bad Bunny

Most listened tracks:

1. “Señorita” – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes

2. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish

3. “Sunflower” – Post Malone, Swae Lee

4. “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande

5. “Old Town Road – Remix” – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus

Most popular albums:


2. Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone

3. thank u, next – Ariana Grande

4. No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran

5. Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes


Another global streaming service Apple Music has summed up the musical results of 2019. The top one track is “Old Town Road” created by duo Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. Next comes the sentimental song “Sunflower”, and two hits by Ariana Grande “thank u, next” and “7 rings”. The Eilish’s “bad guy” closes five leaders. Her first released album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Dо We Go?” became the most audible in 2019. In this regard, Eilish was named Artist of the Year. Also, this service appreciated the success of the artists Lizzo and Lunay. They received the title of Top Breakout Artists.

The most popular tracks in the world:

  1. Lil Nas X –  Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
  2. Post Malone & Swae Lee –  Sunflower
  3. Ariana Grande –  thank u, next
  4. Ariana Grande –  7 rings
  5. Billie Eilish –  bad guy
  6. Post Malone –  Wow
  7. Meek Mill –  Going Bad (featuring Drake)
  8. Halsey –  Without Me
  9. Gunna & Lil Baby –  Drip Too Hard
  10. Travis Scott –  SICKO MODE


Pandora’s service also announced its list of the best hits of 2019 and made the top 100 songs. Two artists who were named the most popular this year, Malone and Cardi B, were given special attention. Both of them had five songs in the top 100. Despite this, the track “Old Town Road” from Lil Nas X was the best.

The second place went to J. Cole. The artist was also nominated for a Grammy as the best rap artist. Third place went to Ariana Grande with the hit “7 rings”. The “Bad guy” from Billie Eilish took only 11th place in the line and did not enter the top ten:

1. Lil Nas X – Old Town Road
3. Ariana Grande – 7 rings
4. Post Malone – Wow
5. Cardi B & Bruno Mars – Please Me
6. Meek Mill – Going Bad (feat. Drake)
7. Post Malone & Swae Lee – Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
8. Chris Brown – No Guidance (feat. Drake)
9. Khalid – Talk
10. Ariana Grande – thank u, next 


One of the giants by the number of users, Youtube, also shared the results of 2019. Every year, YouTube breaks records for watched videos! And this year, the video, which took first place, gained an unprecedented number of views – more than 1,5 billion. It should be borne in mind that according to unofficial data, at the end of 2019, the population of the earth is 7.5 billion people.

Also, by analyzing the most viewed videos, the influence of Latin American and South Korean culture has been increasing every year. Their tracks beat all kinds of records and exceed the mark of 1 billion. For comparison, the track “bad guy” by Billie Eilish scored a total of 720 million views.

Top 10 music videos of 2019 in the world:

  1. Daddy Yankee & Snow — Con Calma (Video Oficial)
  2. ROSALÍA, J Balvin — Con Altura (Official Video) ft. El Guincho
  3. Anuel AA, KAROL G — Secreto
  4. Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin — China (Video Oficial)
  5. Jhay Cortez, J. Balvin, Bad Bunny — No Me Conoce (Remix)
  6. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello — Señorita
  7. Maari 2 — Rowdy Baby (Video Song) | Dhanush, Sai Pallavi | Yuvan Shankar Raja | Balaji Mohan
  8. BLACKPINK — ‘Kill This Love’ M/V
  9. Billie Eilish — bad guy
  10. Ariana Grande — 7 rings

This year, we can also take a look not only at what users watched but also at what they really liked. In addition to Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish that distinguished themselves this year, the top ten winners included three Korean pop idols. Silver went to the boy band with the most ardent fans on earth ‒ BTS, who gained more than 13,5 million likes on the song “Boy With Luv”. Bronze was received by BLACKPINK, a girl band with the song Kill This Love, which boasts 11 million likes. Gold this year received the track from Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello and gained more than 14.5 million likes.

Top 10 music videos that have collected the most likes:

  1. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello — Señorita
  2. BTS (방탄소년단) ‘작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) feat. Halsey’ Official MV
  3. BLACKPINK — ‘Kill This Love’ M/V
  4. Billie Eilish — bad guy
  5. Lil Nas X — Old Town Road (Official Movie) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  6. Ariana Grande — 7 rings
  7. Lil Dicky — Earth (Official Music Video)
  8. Daddy Yankee & Snow — Con Calma (Video Oficial)
  9. j-hope ‘Chicken Noodle Soup (feat. Becky G)’ MV
  10. Vaaste Song: Dhvani Bhanushali, Tanishk Bagchi | Nikhil D | Bhushan Kumar | Radhika Rao, Vinay Sapru

I hope you enjoyed revising your favorite songs and artists. You can see who will take a Golden Gramophone on streaming Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020 on CBS.

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