BTS was the most-streamed K-pop artist last year on global music streaming service Spotify, according to the service’s 2020 Wrapped data revealed today.
The band which released hits such as Grammy-nominated “Dynamite” and “ON,” was 2020’s most-streamed group globally and also made it to the top 10 artists in 2020.
The platform, which is planning its launch in Korea in the first half of this year, also disclosed data on the top 10 most-streamed K-pop artists of 2020, which accumulated some 10.6 billion streams.
After BTS on Spotify, artists BLACKPINK, Twice, Stray Kids, Red Velvet, EXO, Seventeen, IU, NCT 127 and (G)I-DLE followed. IU and Agust D, better known as BTS’s Suga, were the most-streamed solo female and male artists of the year.
In the hip-hop and R&B genres, Zico’s “Any Song” and “Candy” from EXO’s Baekhyun were the most-streamed songs. In the category of original soundtracks for television drama series, “Sweet Night” from JTBC series “Itaewon Class” by V from BTS recorded the most streams.
On the Radar Korea playlist, which introduces rookie artists to global listeners, boy band Treasure was the most recognized group of the year.2020 Wrapped was collected from streaming data between January 1 and November 15 last year.
Last month, Billboard revealed that BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7 came in as the No. 1 pick in their annual readers’ poll.
Fans voted in the poll, published earlier in December, choosing the K-pop boy band’s fourth Korean-language and seventh overall album as their all-time favorite project to be released last year with 30.66% of the vote. The group’s platinum-certified album launched their highest-charting solo Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit at the time with “On” peaking at No. 4 on the all-genre tally back in March.
BTS latest album, Be, also bowed at the top of the Billboard 200 on release in November this year. The K-Pop stars’ new set, which was released via Big Hit Entertainment on November 20, arrived with 242,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending November 26, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
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