Taylor Swift was revealed as the most streamed British artist on Spotify in 2022, while Harry Styles had the most streamed song.
It caps off an incredible few months for Taylor, as Midnights only released in October, accelerating it to over 805 million streams in the UK.
The release of the album was accompanied by a global campaign that saw Spotify billboards pop up around the world teasing new lyrics for the album in the days leading up to its release.
Success: Taylor Swift has been revealed as the UK’s most streamed artist on Spotify in 2022
Taylor is joined in the top 10 artists listened to by UK fans by five UK artists: Ed Sheeran, Harry, Dave, Arctic Monkeys and D-Block Europe, who were unveiled as part of Spotify’s Wrapped announcement.
Harry’s hit single As It Was is the most streamed song of the year on the streamer, reaching nearly 97 million streams in the UK throughout 2022.
Joining him in the top five are Glass Animals’ Heat Waves, Dave’s Starlight, Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill and Sam Fender’s Seventeen Going Under.
Harry enjoyed further success in 2022 as he also had the top album on Spotify with his third studio release Harry’s House.
SIngle: Harry Styles’ single As It Was is the most streamed song of the year on the streamer
Ed Sheeran’s Equals was the second most streamed album followed by Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Encanto, Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR and Taylor’s Midnights.
For the third year in a row, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny took the top spot as the most streamed artist in the world, with over 18 billion streams this year.
The rapper is the first artist to hold the top spot for three consecutive years.
Reflecting his popularity in the UK, Harry’s As It Was’ was acclaimed as the most streamed song in the world with 1.6 billion streams in 2022, capping a year where the singer was rarely far from the headlines.
Top Artists in the UK
3. Ed Sheeran
5. Kanye West
6. The weekend
9. Arctic monkeys
10. Bloc D Europe
UK Top Songs
1. “As It Was” – Harry Styles
2. “Heat Waves” – Glass Animals
3. “Starlight” – Dave
4. “Run Up That Hill” – Kate Bush
5. ‘Seventeen Going Under’ – Sam Fender
6. “Where Are You Now” – Lost Frequencies
7. “Fear of feeling” – LF system
8. ‘Chills’ – Ed Sheeran
9. “Bad Habits” – Ed Sheeran
10. ‘Baby (with Ashanti)’ – Aitch
Glass Animals’ Heatwaves continues its slow-burning success by placing at number two (1.1 billion streams), and Bad Bunny’s dominance is represented with three top 10 tracks.
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Last month, Taylor became the first artist in music history to claim the entire Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
Taking to Twitter, she wrote: ’10 out of 10 from the Hot 100??? On my 10th album ??? I’m in shambles.’
Popular: Ed Sheeran is the third most streamed artist in the UK in 2022
The multi-platinum superstar has taken pop culture by storm with the hit release of his 10th studio album since its October 21 release.
Taylor accomplished the record feat with 10 Midnights songs, toppling rapper Drake, 36, who reached nine top 10 spots for one week in 2021.
In addition to Drake, Taylor also dethroned The Beatles for the crown of most Hot 100 top charts in a single week.
The singer’s historic seven-day conquest includes almost too many landmark achievements to mention, as she also notched the biggest week of album sales for any release in seven years.
Impressive: For the third year in a row, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny took the top spot for the world’s most streamed artist
Taylor’s massive fan base continues to grow and she fuels the fandom by repeatedly hinting that a tour is on the horizon.
Speculation finally ended last month when the global superstar confirmed she would be embarking on a world tour in support of Midnights.
Taylor revealed the exciting news during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, sharing that although there is currently no date set in stone, fans can expect his highly anticipated tour to happen. ” soon “.
She said, “We will soon. It will happen. We will and it will be great.
Record: This caps off an incredible few months for Taylor as Midnights only released in October, accelerating it to over 805 million streams in the UK