Spotify Reveals the Top K-Pop Artists and Tracks of 2020: BTS is Spotify’s most-streamed group globally

Kuala Lumpur, 3 December 2020 – Today, Spotify unveils the top K-Pop artists, songs and albums globally that defined how millions of people around the world listened and discovered K-Pop in 2020. 

With more than 5 billion streams this year, BTS is the most-streamed group globally and the top K-Pop artist on Spotify in 2020. Their first all-English single, Dynamite released in September is the year’s most-streamed K-Pop song. The track set a new record on Spotify this year: 12.6 million streams in the first 24 hours. The most streamed K-Pop album of the year is also BTS’ MAP OF THE SOUL : 7

The second most-streamed K-Pop artist of the year is BLACKPINK. With more than 300 million streams to date, BLACKPINK’s How You Like Thatis also the second most-streamed song of the year. Clearly, listeners like it a lot. 

Breakout K-Pop artists TREASURE, AleXa andBIBI are also ones to watch as they were some of the most-streamed artists on Spotify’s RADAR Korea playlist that features all the must-know tracks from bubbling Korean artists across a spectrum of genres. The playlist is part of RADAR, Spotify’s global emerging artist program that launched earlier this year. 

For the first time, Spotify is also revealing the top tracks across a variety of Korean genres that have piqued global listeners’ interests.

The most-streamed Korean OST this year is Sweet Night by V from the soundtrack of ‘Itaewon Class’. The drama’s upbeat 시작by Gaho alsocomes in as the third most-streamed Korean OST. Rounding out the top three is Stay With Me by CHANYEOL and Punch, the closing theme of ‘Guardian: The Lonely and Great God’. As people around the world stayed indoors, many turned to Korean Dramas as a source of entertainment and comfort. In fact, streaming of Spotify’s flagship Korean OSTs playlist peaked in March this year. 

For even more, a breakdown of Spotify Wrapped 2020 K-Pop Top Lists globally and in Malaysia can be found below. 

Finally, eligible users can also access their personalized Wrapped experience now on the Spotify mobile app (iOS and Android). In addition to insights on the artists, songs, genres and podcasts that defined one’s listening in 2020, fans can also look out for new features such as in-app quizzes, new personalized playlists and more. To fight the FOMO non-users feel each year, Spotify is opening up the world of Wrapped to everyone – Spotify user or not. Check out the new experience at Spotify.com/Wrapped compatible with both web and mobile web. 

Spotify 2020 Wrapped Global K-Pop Top Lists:

Most Streamed K-Pop Artists Globally

  1. BTS
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. TWICE
  4. Stray Kids
  5. Red Velvet 
  6. EXO
  7. SEVENTEEN 
  8. IU
  9. NCT 127
  10. (G)I-DLE

Most Streamed Female K-Pop Artists Globally

  1. IU
  2. TAEYEON
  3. CHUNG HA 
  4. Hwa Sa
  5. BOL4
  6. SUNMI 
  7. Punch
  8. HEIZE
  9. LeeHi
  10. SOMI

Most Streamed Male K-Pop Artists Globally

  1. Agust D
  2. ZICO
  3. BAEKHYUN
  4. RM
  5. Jay Park
  6. j-hope
  7. Crush
  8. Eric Nam
  9. V
  10. SHAUN 

Most Streamed K-Pop Songs Globally

  1. Dynamite” by BTS
  2. How You Like That” by BLACKPINK
  3. Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)” by BTS, Halsey 
  4. Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)” by BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez
  5. Black Swan” by BTS
  6. ON” by BTS
  7. Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK)” by Lady Gaga, BLACKPINK
  8. Kill This Love” by BLACKPINK 
  9. Psycho” by Red Velvet 
  10. WANNABE” by ITZY 

Most Streamed K-Pop Collaborations Globally

  1. Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)” by BTS, Halsey
  2. Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)” by BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez
  3. Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK)” by Lady Gaga, BLACKPINK
  4. eight(Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” by IU, SUGA
  5. Who (feat. BTS)” by Lauv, BTS
  6. Kiss and Make Up” by Dua Lipa, BLACKPINK 
  7. Make It Right (feat. Lauv)” by BTS, Lauv 
  8. ON (Feat. Sia)” by BTS, Sia 
  9. Bet You Wanna (feat. Cardi B)” by BLACKPINK, Cardi B 
  10. Way Back Home (feat. Conor Maynard) – Sam Feldt Edit” by SHAUN, Sam Feldt, Conor Maynard 

Most Streamed Korean OST Tracks Globally

  1. Sweet Night” by V (Itaewon Class)
  2. Stay With Me” by CHANYEOL, Punch (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God)
  3. 시작” by Gaho (Itaewon Class)
  4. Beautiful”  by Crush (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God)
  5. It’s Definitely You” by V, Jin (Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth)
  6. Here I Am Again” by Yerin Baek (Crash Landing on You) 
  7. It’s You” by Henry (While You Were Sleeping) 
  8. Everytime” by CHEN (Descendants of The Sun) 
  9. Give You My Heart” by IU (Crash Landing on You) 
  10. But it’s Destiny” by 10cm (Crash Landing on You) 

Most Streamed Korean R&B Tracks Globally

  1. Candy” by BAEKHYUN
  2. instagram” by DEAN
  3. UN Village” by BAEKHYUN 
  4. We don’t talk together” by HEIZE, GIRIBOY  
  5. HOLO” by LeeHi
  6. All I Wanna Do (feat. Hoody & 로꼬 Loco) [Korean Version]” by Jay Park, Hoody, Loco 
  7. D (Half Moon)” by DEAN, Gaeko 
  8. Yours” by Raiden, CHANYEOL, LeeHi, CHANGMO
  9. Make Up” by Sam Kim, Crush 
  10. WINE (Feat. Changmo) (Prod. SUGA)” by SURAN

Most Streamed Korean Hip-Hop Tracks Globally

  1. Any song” by ZICO 
  2. Daechwita” by Agust D 
  3. seoul (prod. HONNE)” by RM   
  4. NUNU NANA” by Jessi 
  5. People” by Agust D
  6. Daydream (백일몽)” by j-hope
  7. Burn It” Agust D, MAX
  8. What do you think?” by Agust D
  9. moonchild” by RM
  10. Strange” by Agust D, RM

Most Streamed Artists on Spotify’s RADAR Korea Playlist

  1. TREASURE
  2. AleXa
  3. BIBI
  4. SECRET NUMBER
  5. A.C.E
  6. THE BOYZ
  7. ONEWE
  8. ONEUS
  9. Grizzly 
  10. ONF 

Spotify 2020 Wrapped Malaysia’s K-Pop Top Lists:

Malaysia Most Streamed K-Pop Artists 

  1. BTS
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. TWICE
  4. IU
  5. Red Velvet
  6. EXO
  7. SEVENTEEN
  8. Stray Kids
  9. BIGBANG
  10. TAEYEON

Malaysia Most Streamed K-Pop Songs

  1. How You Like That” by BLACKPINK
  2. Dynamite” by BTS
  3. Psycho” by Red Velvet
  4. Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)” by BTS, Halsey
  5. Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)” by BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez
  6. Any song” by ZICO
  7. Black Swan” by BTS
  8. eight(Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” by IU, SUGA
  9. WANNABE” by ITZY
  10. Lovesick Girls” by BLACKPINK

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