The Jakarta Post
Tulus, who celebrated his eight-year journey in the music industry with a festival in Jakarta in early November, is the first Indonesian artist to break the record of boasting 1 million followers on Spotify. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari )
Spotify has released its annual year-end feature, Wrapped, which compiles the year’s most-streamed artists and tracks by its 248 million users worldwide.
This year’s Wrapped reveals Tulus as Indonesia’s most-streamed local artist, followed by Fiersa Besari, Sheila on 7, Andmesh and Glenn Fredly in the Top 5.
Tulus, who celebrated his eight-year journey in the music industry with a festival in Jakarta in early November, is also the first Indonesian artist to break the record of boasting 1 million followers on Spotify.
K-pop sensation BTS was crowned the most-streamed artist in Indonesia, with its song “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey streamed over 3 billion times across the globe, making it the most-streamed K-pop track worldwide.
Sharing the limelight as most-streamed artists in Indonesia is Norwegian DJ Alan Walker and British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
Walker’s “On My Way”, came in second, while Sheeran’s album No. 6 Collaborations Project is fourth in the globally most-streamed albums list.
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In the global most-streamed female artist list, Billie Eilish tops the chart, replacing Ariana Grande who topped the same list last year.
The 17-year-old “Bad Guy” singer also placed second in Indonesia’s most-streamed female artist and global most streamed artist categories, after Post Malone.
Meanwhile, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s hit song “Senorita” topped both the global and Indonesian most-streamed track list.
Spotify has also released its inaugural A Decade Wrapped, which concludes the platform’s most popular music and artists over the decade.
Named most-streamed artist of the decade is Canadian rapper Drake, with over 28 billion streams worldwide. Other artists in the Top 5 are Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem. (vel/wng)
Here are Spotify’s most-streamed artists, songs and albums of 2019 in Indonesia:
2. Alan Walker
3. Ed Sheeran
5. Fiersa Besari
Most-streamed male artists
1. Alan Walker
2. Ed Sheeran
4. Fiersa Besari
5. Shawn Mendes
Most-streamed female artists
1. Ariana Grande
2. Billie Eilish
3. Camila Cabello
4. Taylor Swift
Most-streamed local artists
2. Fiersa Besari
3. Sheila On 7
5. Glenn Fredly
3. Sheila On 7
4. Maroon 5
1. “Señorita” — Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
2. “On My Way” — Alan Walker, Farruko, Sabrina Carpenter
3. “Cinta Luar Biasa” — Andmesh
4. “I Love You 3000” — Stephanie Poetri
5. “Waktu Yang Salah — Fiersa Besari, Thantri
1. Different World — Alan Walker
2. Cinta Luar Biasa — Andmesh
3. Shawn Mendes — Shawn Mendes
4. Tempat Aku Pulang — Fiersa Besari
5. Thank u, next — Ariana Grande
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