Nigerian Artistes dominate Spotify’s top song, album list
Music streaming giant Spotify has released its annual round-up of the top artists, albums, songs and playlists of the year as streamed by users on the platform from around the world.
The ratings show who Nigerians were listening to within the year just as it depicts other global data.
Tagged Wrapped, the report shows just how artistes and their songs fared and rated among users.
Nigerian Artistes such as Burna Boy, Ladipoe, Wizkid, Tems among many others have shining moments on the list.
Nigerians dominate the list, with Wizkid coming in as the most streamed artist in Nigeria. He is followed by Burna Boy, with Davido in third place. The only international act in the top five is Drake who is the fourth most streamed artist. Olamide rounds off the top five.
The love for local music continues in the most streamed female artists in Nigeria, with Tems topping this list.
Nineteen-year-old Ayra Starr, who is also Spotify EQUAL’s November artist, is the second most streamed female artist. Doja Cat is the only international artist in this top five, coming in third. Teni is the fourth most streamed female artist, and Tiwa Savage is fifth.
LADIPOE’s Feeling got Nigerians in their feels, coming in as the most streamed track in Nigeria, followed by Peru by Fireboy DML, then Ruger’s Bounce in at third. Omah Lay’s Understand is the fourth most streamed track in Nigeria, with Monalisa by Lojay closing off a Nigerian-dominated top five.
Unsurprisingly, Wizkid’s rave of the moment Made in Lagos (Deluxe Edition) is the top streamed album in Nigeria, and the original Made in Lagos is the second top streamed album, beating international star Justin Bieber’s Justice which is third. Davido makes another top appearance with his album A Better Time coming in fourth, and Drake’s latest release, Certified Lover Boy closes off the top five.
The playlist that Nigerians showed the most love is Hot Hits Naija, which really cements the fact that Nigerians love homegrown music.
To further give its users in Nigeria a more personalised feeling, Spotify has added a personalised Wrapped experience which has fun features such as:
Data stories to express a user’s year in audio – In addition to a user’s top artists, genres, songs, podcasts and minutes listened, the personalised Wrapped experience includes features such as: 2021: The Movie, Your Audio Aura and 2021 Wrapped: Blend.
Shareability- Fans can share their Wrapped cards on social channels like Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.
Exclusive experiences for top fans – An exciting feature is videos from more than 170 artists and creators, thanking fans for having them in their Wrapped. These thank you videos will appear if fans have a song by one of the participating artists in their “Your Top Songs 2021” or “Your Artists Revealed” playlists.
Spotify will also be rolling out Spotify Clips for Podcasts and fans will be able to view special thank you messages from some of their favorite podcast hosts by visiting a participating show’s page on the platform.