Spotify Wrapped 2022: Bad Bunny, Harry Styles Dominate Year-End Streaming Charts

It’s the time of year — the mercury is diving (or soaring, for those of us in the south), holiday classics are ringing out in the stores, and Spotify unleashes its Wrapped campaign.

Today (Dec. 1), the music streaming giant unveils the songs that kept its 456 million listeners (with 195 million “paid” subscribers) plugged in.

Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny is No. 1 on Spotify’s most-streamed global artists list, with more than 18.5 billion streams in 2022. The rapper becomes the first artist to top the list three consecutive years, and also dominates Spotify’s annual albums chart.

Following the smash hit that was her tenth and latest album, Midnights, Taylor Swift comes in at No. 2 among Spotify’s most-streamed artists, while the top 5 is rounded out by international acts: Drake, The Weeknd, and BTS, respectively.

The biggest single of the year belonged to Harry Styles, whose chart-leader “As It Was” racked up more than 1.6 billion streams. Lifted from the British pop singer’s third solo studio album, Harry’s House, the single this year led the Billboard Hot 100 for a whopping 15 weeks, and reigned over the Official U.K. Singles Chart for 10 weeks.

Styles leads an all-international top 5, ahead of Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves;” The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s “Stay;” and Bad Bunny tracks “Me Porto Bonito” and “Me Porto Bonito,” respectively.

The former One Direction artist’s third album Harry’s House went to No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic, and around the world, and came in at No. 2 on Spotify’s most-streamed global albums list, behind Bad Bunny’s irrepressible Un Verano Sin Ti, which dominated the Billboard 200 in 2022 for 13 weeks.

Also, Spotify drills into its data for insights into those acts whose music is most shared (Taylor Swift), the most-shared lyrics (“Heat Waves”) and most popular podcasts (The Joe Rogan Experience, which Spotify exclusively licenses).

The streaming platform’s annual chart splurge is the entre for its Wrapped experience, which eligible users can access and share from today from Spotify mobile app (iOS and Android).

“This year’s Wrapped is both a celebration of a year gone by and an invitation to join in on the fun,” reads a statement, accompanying the year-end lists.

In addition to the annual rundown, this year’s Wrapped includes a creator experience for podcasters and artists. And Artist Wrapped, now in its sixth year, rolls out with several new features including “Your Artist Messages,” a dedicated Wrapped video feed, personalized to each listener; and a “Spotlight” on merchandise and ticketing which, for the first time, sees personalized offerings integrated into the Wrapped Hub and promoted to top fans via in-app notifications and other channels.

From Dec. 1, the likes of Jack Harlow, Elton John, NIKI, and others will promote Wrapped exclusive merch to their top fans.

Launched in 2017, Artist Wrapped is now available in 36 languages.

Spotify 2022 Wrapped Global Top Lists:

Most-Streamed Artists Globally 

Most-Streamed Songs Globally

  1. As It Was” by Harry Styles
  2. Heat Waves” by Glass Animals 
  3. STAY (with Justin Bieber)” by The Kid LAROI 
  4. Me Porto Bonito” by Bad Bunny feat. Chencho Corleone
  5. Tití Me Preguntó” by Bad Bunny

Most-Streamed Albums Globally 

  1. Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny
  2. Harry’s House, Harry Styles
  3. SOUR, Olivia Rodrigo
  4. =, Ed Sheeran
  5. Planet Her, Doja Cat

Most Popular Podcasts Globally 

Most Viral Artists Globally

Most Shared Lyrics Globally

  1. Heat Waves” by Glass Animals 
  2. Heather” by Conan Gray 
  3. I Love You So” by The Walters 
  4. Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Rey 
  5. Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane 

Spotify 2022 Wrapped U.S. Top Lists

U.S. Most-Streamed Artists

U.S. Most-Streamed Songs

  1. As It Was” by Harry Styles
  2. Heat Waves” by Glass Animals 
  3. Bad Habit” by Steve Lacy 
  4. Me Porto Bonito” by Bad Bunny feat. Chencho Corleone
  5. First Class” by Jack Harlow 

U.S. Most-Streamed Albums

  1. Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny
  2. Harry’s House, Harry Styles
  3. Dangerous: The Double Album, Morgan Wallen 
  4. Midnights, Taylor Swift 
  5. SOUR, Olivia Rodrigo

U.S. Most Popular Podcasts

U.S. Most Popular Audiobooks

Lars Brandle