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December Ave. is most streamed artist in PHL

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INDIE ROCK band December Avenue topped Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist in the Philippines list.

ORIGINAL Pilipino Music (OPM) reigned supreme in 2019 according to music streaming service Spotify, as indie rock band December Avenue topped the Most Streamed Artists list in the Philippines, the first time a Filipino did so.

Last year, American indie-pop band LANY topped the annual Spotify Wrapped, a list which compiles which artists, albums, songs, playlists, and podcasts the platform’s listeners enjoyed throughout the year.

This year, aside from December Avenue topping the Most Streamed Artists list, the top four places in the platform’s Most Streamed Tracks are from Filipino artists: December Avenue and Moira dela Torre’s “Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw,” I Belong to the Zoo’s “Sana,” This Band’s “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na,” and Ben&Ben’s “Maybe the Night.” Rounding up the top five is the only foreign song on the list, Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower,” the theme from the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse.

Following December Avenue on the Most Streamed Artists list in the Philippines are chart mainstays like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ben&Ben, and finally, Ariana Grande.

Both Ms. Swift and Mr. Sheeran topped the Most Streamed Female and Male Artists lists, respectively, while December Avenue also topped the Most Streamed Groups and Most Streamed Local Artists lists.

This year, the Philippines streamed Ms. Swift’s seventh album, Lover, the most, followed by LANY’s Malibu Nights, Post Malone’s Hollywood is Bleeding, Ariana Grande’s thank u, next, and Shawn Mendes’ eponymous album.

Globally, American rapper Post Malone (real name: Austin Richard Post) was the Most Streamed Artist, followed by Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, and Bad Bunny.

“This year, Post Malone claimed the spot of most-streamed artist with over 6.5 billion streams from fans around the globe. It’s the rapper-singer-songwriter’s first time topping Spotify’s Wrapped list, and he did it just 12 weeks after dropping his album Hollywood’s Bleeding (which also happens to be the second most-streamed album globally this year),” Spotify said in a Dec. 3 blog post.

American singer Billie Eilish may be in the second spot on the Most Streamed Artists list globally, but she took the top spot in the Most Streamed Albums list with WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? followed by Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding. The list is rounded up by Ariana Grande’s thank u, next, Ed Sheeran’s No. 6 Collaboration Projects, and Shawn Mendes’ eponymous album.

Ms. Eilish is the first female artist to top the Most Streamed Albums chart, and she’s only 17.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Latin pop song, “Señorita,” topped the Spotify’s Most Streamed Tracks list, followed by Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower,” Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings,” and the viral hit “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus.

With the decade ending in a few weeks, Spotify named Ariana Grande as the Most Streamed Female Artist of the decade while Canadian rapper Drake (real name: Audrey Drake Graham) is the Most Streamed Artist of the decade with “more than 28 billion streams to his name,” according to the service.

Spotify users can also generate their own Wrapped lists via the app or spotify.com/wrapped.

SPOTIFY WRAPPED 2019 PHILIPPINES TOP LISTS

• Most Streamed Artists

1. December Avenue

2. Taylor Swift

3. Ed Sheeran

4. Ben&Ben

5. Ariana Grande

• Most Streamed Male Artists

1. Ed Sheeran

2. Khalid

3. Post Malone

4. Lauv

5. Shawn Mendes

• Most Streamed Female Artists

1. Taylor Swift

2. Ariana Grande

3. Moira dela Torre

4. Camilla Cabello

5. Billie Eilish

• Most Streamed Local Artists

1. December Avenue

2. Ben&Ben

3. Moira dela Torre

4. This Band

5. I Belong to the Zoo

• Most Streamed Groups

1. December Avenue

2. Ben&Ben

3. LANY

4. BTS

5. BLACKPINK

• Most Streamed Tracks

1. “Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw,” December Avenue, Moira dela Torre

2. “Sana,” I Belong to the Zoo

3. “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na,” This Band

4. “Maybe the Night,” Ben&Ben

5. “Sunflower,” Post Malone, Swae Lee, from Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse

• Most Streamed Albums

1. Lover, Taylor Swift

2. Malibu Nights, LANY

3. Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone

4. thank u, next, Ariana Grande

5. Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

SPOTIFY WRAPPED 2019 GLOBAL TOP LISTS

• Most Streamed Artists

1. Post Malone

2. Billie Eilish

3. Ariana Grande

4. Ed Sheeran

5. Bad Bunny

• Most Streamed Albums

1. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, Billie Eilish

2. Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone

3. thank u, next, Ariana Grande

4. No. 6 Collaborations Project, Ed Sheeran

5. Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

• Most Streamed 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 Streamed Female Artists

1. Billie Eilish

2. Ariana Grande

3. Taylor Swift

4. Camila Cabello

5. Halsey

• Most Streamed Male Artists

1. Post Malone

2. Ed Sheeran

3. Bad Bunny

4. Khalid

5. J Balvin

• Most Streamed Podcasts

1. The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal

2. My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

3. Gemischtes Hack

4. Fest & Flauschig

5. The Misfits Podcast

• Most Streamed Podcast Genres

1. Comedy

2. Society & Culture

3. True Crime

4. News

5. Health & Fitness — Zsarlene B. Chua

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