With 2020 coming to an end, it’s best to go back and reflect on the good things that have happened. Thankfully, Spotify has us all covered and has gifted us with Spotify Wrapped and The Trends That Shaped Streaming in 2020. In the list of trends, Spotify summarized all of the most streamed albums, songs, and even artists worldwide.
Here are Spotify’s results for most-streamed female artists worldwide:
1. Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish was the most streamed female artist all over the world last year. This year she remains the most streamed female artist of 2020 on Spotify at only 19 years old. The artist has been in the music industry for five years now and still astounds listeners with every song she releases. Last year she won over streamers with her debut studio album with 14 songs When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? produced by her brother Finneas. This year, Billie released three singles, No Time To Die, my future, and Therefore I Am. Currently, she has 52 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
2. Taylor Swift
Another amazing artist in this list is the one and only Taylor Swift. Miss Swift has been writing and releasing her own music since 2006. This year the artist has spoiled fans with an overflow of content. In fact, streamers were treated with two major album releases and even an entire filmed studio session available on Disney +. The singer-songwriter initially released the surprise album Folklore earlier in July with a total of 16 tracks. In November, the filmed studio version was released shocking her 44 million monthly listeners with delight. Finally, Miss Swift released another full album called Evermore with 15 songs.
3. Ariana Grande
Next is Pop and R&B artist, Ariana Grande. The artist only released one much-anticipated album this year and is now the third most-streamed female artist worldwide. Although Ariana Grande initially started with Pop music, she has slowly but surely transitioned to a more R&B vibe. New and old fans absolutely love her music, especially her most recent album Positions. While Ariana sang solo on her previous album, Positions features three artists. Doja Cat, The Weeknd, and Ty Dolla $ign were all featured in this 14-track album. Currently, Ariana Grande has around 75 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
4. Dua Lipa
In fourth place with 61 million monthly listeners, we have English singer and songwriter, Dua Lipa. Like Ariana, Dua only released one album this year. Future Nostalgia was released quite early this year in March. It’s almost an entirely different vibe compared to her previous album. Future Nostalgia is a 13-track album packed with feel-good music and music about rough relationships. All of the songs on the album have an intoxicating bassline paired with synth tones and modern beats. Overall, the music gives off a futuristic yet reminiscent feeling of funk and retro music.
Finally, the fifth most-streamed female artist is Halsey. With 41 million monthly listeners, Halsey has been a prominent figure in the music industry since 2014. This year the artist gifted listeners with the release of a huge album she’s been working on since 2018. Her album Manic was released in January and has two discs. The first disc consists of 16 tracks while the second has 11, giving fans a total of 27 songs. Additionally, Halsey featured interludes created by artists like Alanis Morisette, Dominic Fike, and SUGA from BTS.