SEOUL • The 10 most-streamed artists from South Korea on Spotify had a complete of 10.6 billion streams on the platform final yr, the favored streaming service mentioned final Thursday in its annual roundup.
Boy band BTS was probably the most streamed South Korean artist globally, adopted by Blackpink, Twice, Stray Children and Pink Velvet, in keeping with Spotify 2020 wrapped knowledge.
BTS additionally took first place within the class of probably the most streamed world group final yr.
2020 Wrapped, which collects knowledge from January 1 to November 15, is the service’s annual flagship marketing campaign exhibiting how its 320 million customers world wide use the platform.
Singer IU topped the record of probably the most streamed feminine artists in South Korea, and Agust D, higher often called BTS’s Suga, was probably the most streamed male artist final yr.
Spotify additionally unveiled a number of rising South Korean rookie artists on its platform.
Boy band Treasure topped the record of probably the most streamed rising South Korean artists, adopted by solo singer AleXa and singer-songwriter Bibi, the information confirmed. Artist Secret Quantity and ACE additionally made the highest 10.
“The 2020 wrapped knowledge is one other testomony to Spotify’s dedication to the worldwide success of South Korean artists and music, serving to them join and attain a world viewers,” Spotify Vice President Marian Dicus mentioned in a launch.
Spotify introduced final month that it’s going to launch its service in South Korea within the first half of this yr. The Swedish agency plans to present South Korean listeners entry to greater than 60 million tracks and greater than 4 billion playlists.
“With our upcoming launch in South Korea, we hope to assist speed up the expansion of all the Korean music streaming ecosystem, finally benefiting artists, followers and listeners,” mentioned Ms Dicus.
THE KOREA HERALD / ASIA NEWS NETWORK