Here’s how to find your own Spotify Wrapped for 2020
For most of us, this is a year we want to forget. However, Spotify is still helping us commemorate some bright spots in our year, namely, music. Their new feature, Spotify Wrapped, is here to remind us of “the highlights from a year to remember (or, you know, forget)” per their tagline.
Spotify released the Wrapped feature on Tuesday, December 1 2020. If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s our handy guide on what to expect from Spotify’s holiday gift to its listeners.
TechCrunch reported Spotify Wrapped charts are only available for mobile users on iOS or Android. PC Spotify users won’t be able to access theirs from their desktops or laptops as this feature isn’t available on PC. However, new PC users can see the global trends if they’re joining for the first time today.
Spotify Wrapped also provides custom badges. These three badges award Spotify listeners for three different reasons. The “Pioneer” badge is given if a user added a song to their playlist just before it became extremely popular (over 50,000 streams).
The “Collector” badge is given to listeners with a wide variety of playlists. The third badge, the “Tastemaker” badge is given to a Spotify user with a large number of followers.
Spotify has also gotten personal with a “Story of Your 2020”. The “Story of Your 2020” includes the listener’s most top played song listened to this year.
To access your Story of 2020, you need to use either an iOS or Android and tap the “2020 Wrapped” feature on our Home page. Wrapped 2020 will show you statistics like the amount of new artists added to your playlists this year.
Spotify will also list songs in your playlist by decade. Spotify Wrapped also provides a comparison between what you’ve listened to compared to what everyone else is listening to. Users will be ranked by percentages in relation to specific artists.
Spotify Wrapped not only looks at our love for music, but includes our favorite podcasts too. Wrapped invites listeners to join the fun with in-app quizzes to guess our top Spotify song, artist, podcast and top decades of 2020.
Top global artists
Spotify’s most streamed global artist of the year was Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny with 8.3 billion streams in 2020. Bad Bunny’s album YHL MDLG was also Spotify’s top album of the year. The album was released in February 2020 and features artists such as Sech with the song “Ignorantes” and Daddy Yankee featuring on “Vuelve”.
Other top male global artists include Drake, J Balvin, Juice WRLD, and The Weeknd. The most streamed female artist on Spotify is Billie Eilish. According to Spotify, this is Billie Eilish’s second year running as the queen of Spotify. The rest of the top female global artists are Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, and Halsey.
Top global songs
Despite The Weeknd not receiving any Grammy nominations this year. Fans will be happy to know The Weeknd’s song “Blinding Lights” was the most streamed song on Spotify with 1.6 billion streams in 2020. The song was first released on November 29, 2019.
The second song on Spotify’s top global chart was Tones And I’s “Dance Monkey”. The Australian band released their song in 2019 and according to The New York Times, started as number 1 in twenty countries by February 2020.
The third-most streamed Spotify song Wrapped 2020 chart, “The Box” by American rapper Roddy Ricch, also came out in 2019. It’s followed by “Roses – Imanbek Remix” by Imanbek with over 22 million monthly Spotify listeners. The last song that made the top five was legendary female singer Dua Lipa with her song “Don’t Start Now”.
Top global podcasts
The Joe Rogan Experience came out on top of 1.9 million podcasts on Spotify. Other top podcasts were TED Talks Daily and The Daily. Coming in at number four was The Michelle Obama Podcast, where the former first lady asks and answers questions about her family, friends and colleagues. The final spot in the top 5 is taken by a lighter podcast called Call Her Daddy.
Spotify also categorized popular podcasts into genres. Spotify noticed the most downloaded podcasts were “Society & Culture”, which “includes both spooky stories and foodie content”.
Spotify has found fun ways to show us the best moments of 2020. Our Wrapped playlist will not only show how obsessed we are with Harry Styles, but it came at the perfect time. Our Spotify playlist will soon be filled with the top Christmas songs, so get snapping and find your unique wrapped playlist!