Spotify is one of the leading audio streaming services globally and was initially launched in 2008. It now has 286 million active users per month. 130 million of those are Spotify Premium subscribers all listening around 25 hours each month. With the year coming to an end Spotify has put out all of the top trends and albums this 2020.
Here are 2020’s most-streamed albums on Spotify worldwide:
YHLQMDLG by Bad Bunny
With over 3.3 billion streams this year, Bad Bunny secures the crown for the most-streamed album of 2020. The album name, YHLQMDLG, is actually an acronym. It stands for Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana which means I Do Whatever I Want in English. This is only Bad Bunny’s second album and its toes the line of futuristic and older reggaetón music. The album has a total of 20 tracks almost entirely in Spanish. YHLQMDLG featured several other artists like Yaviah, Daddy Yankee, Sech, Mora, Jowell & Randy, and many more.
After Hours by The Weeknd
The Weeknd has gifted listeners with several hits ever since his debut. Unlike his usual R&B Pop music, After Hours has a more 80s Disco and Electropop vibe. This isn’t the only change that has been made either, some of his lyrics have a different subject. There are 14 tracks on the album with no features. Furthermore, The Weeknd released a deluxe version of the album, with three new bonus tracks: Nothing Compares, Missed You, and Final Lullaby.
Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone
Next up is Post Malone’s beloved Hollywood’s Bleeding. The album has 17 tracks and features a few artists like Future & Halsey, Ozzy Osbourne, SZA, and a few more. The album contains the hit that was featured in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Sunflower featuring Swae Lee. Another notable song from the album is Circles, it’s just one of those songs that listeners love to belt out. Hollywood’s Bleeding has an angsty theme like its title and yet some of the songs have a more cheerful electropop vibe, completely contrasting the lyrics.
Fine Line by Harry Styles
Despite the fact that this album was released in 2019, Fine Line is still quite popular now. With the title of the album also the last track in the album, Harry Styles’ 2nd album has a total of 12 unique songs. The themes of the songs cycle through the beginning and end of a relationship and flit through acoustic indie feels and funk and pop vibes. Despite this, the songs also have a tinge of personal growth to them that is akin to what Harry Styles himself experienced in the past two years while making the record.
Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
Last, but definitely not least, the only female artist on this list is Dua Lipa with her truly brilliant 2nd album Future Nostalgia. This 11 track album has a fusion of disco, pop, and funk, definitely a more futuristic vibe as its name suggests. At only 24 years old, Dua Lipa has really set the bar higher for pop music with this record. The songs seem to center on a love-hate relationship, each track being as popular as the next with each unique enticing baseline. Despite the futuristic sounds, there’s still a tinge of old funk, making it perfect to dance to with truly wireless earphones.