Spotify Wrapped 2019: how to see your top tracks and global top artists

The streaming service has unveiled its annual rundown of the greatest hits.


Spotify Wrapped, the music streaming service’s annual rundown of your year in music, is back. But unlike last year’s rundown that focused on the year in review, Spotify is closing out the year with a look at both 2019 and the decade as a whole. The service also released a list of the global top tracks and artists of 2019 and the decade.

The rundown, released Thursday, offers a pretty comprehensive look at your stats. It breaks down artists by what time of year you listened to them, how many genres you tried out, how long you listened to each category, and even how many countries’ music you listen to. It also asks if you want to tweet at your number one artist to let them know.

The rundown also looks at how your music has changed over the 2010s. It shows a graph demonstrating how many minutes you listened each year, before looking at your number one song and artist for each year.

Spotify has gradually demonstrated to users how its data can provide fun insights into user listening habits. Its “2018 goals” marketing campaign drew on data around playlists, like showing that 3,445 people streamed the “Boozy Brunch” playlist on a Wednesday.

Spotify's introduction to its 2019 rundown.


The rundown has already proven a smash hit, with the hashtag “#spotifywrapped” trending on Twitter. Users declared artists like Nicki Minaj, Eminem and Billie Eilish as their number one listens. Some used the hashtag to share their parodies, with one The Simpsons fan account listing Kirk Van Houten as one of their most-played artists.

It can throw up some rather bizarre results. As with last year, when Inverse tried the result it listed a background noise album as one of the most popular artists. Shout out to High Altitude Samples for some killer night sleeps.

Spotify has also given artists ways to access their own personal breakdowns, enabling them to access more information like countries where fans are based and the highest number of fan streams per hour. Billie Eilish’s album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? apparently helped more people get to sleep than any other artist in 2019.


Spotify Wrapped: how to access

There are several simple ways to look at your rundown of the year.

  • Visit the Spotify Wrapped web page and sign in.
  • Visit the Spotify smartphone app and press the “2019 Wrapped” banner at the top.
  • Go to the Spotify desktop app, go to the “Browse” tab and take a look at the top songs of 2019 playlist.

For the full experience, it’s best to check out the rundown via the smartphone app. This provides a detailed breakdown of stats, complete with all the showy flying data.

Spotify's banner for its year in review.


Spotify Wrapped: the top artists and songs of 2019

Here is Spotify’s rundown of the year in review:

Most-Streamed Artists

  1. Post Malone
  2. Billie Eilish
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Ed Sheeran
  5. Bad Bunny

Most-Streamed Female Artists

  1. Billie Eilish
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Camila Cabello
  5. Halsey

Most-Streamed Male Artists

  1. Post Malone
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Bad Bunny
  4. Khalid
  5. J Balvin

Most-Streamed Tracks

  1. “Señorita” – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
  2. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  3. “Sunflower” – Post Malone, Swae Lee
  4. “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
  5. “Old Town Road – Remix” – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus

Most-Streamed Albums

  2. Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
  3. thank u, next – Ariana Grande
  4. No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
  5. Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes

Most-Streamed Podcasts

  1. The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal
  2. My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
  3. Gemischtes Hack
  4. Fest & Flauschig
  5. The Misfits Podcast

Most-Streamed Spotify Original Podcasts

  1. The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal
  2. Gemischtes Hack
  3. Fest & Flauschig
  4. Serial Killers
  5. Herrengedeck – Der Podcast

Post Malone won several accolades in the Spotify rundown.

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Spotify Wrapped: top songs and artists of the 2010s

Here is Spotify’s rundown of how the decade went:

Most-Streamed Artists of the Decade (Global)

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Post Malone
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Eminem

Most-Streamed Female Artists of the Decade (Global)

  1. Ariana Grande
  2. Rihanna
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Sia
  5. Beyoncé

Most-Streamed Male Artists of the Decade (Global)

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Post Malone
  4. Eminem
  5. The Weeknd

Most-Streamed Tracks of the Decade (Global)

  1. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
  2. “One Dance” – Drake, Kyla, WizKid
  3. “rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)” – 21 Savage, Post Malone
  4. “Closer” – Halsey, The Chainsmokers
  5. “Thinking out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

Stay tuned for next year when Spotify digs up its users’ guilty faves again.

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