Apple Music Announces Top Songs, Artists, Albums of 2020; Arijit Singh Top Artist in India

‘The Box’ by Roddy Ricch was announced by Apple as the Top Song of 2020 globally.

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Apple Music Announces Top Songs, Artists, Albums of 2020; Arijit Singh Top Artist in India

‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd had the most listeners this year on Apple Music

Highlights
  • The Weeknd, Post Malone follows Arijit Singh as top artists in India
  • 'WAP’ by Cardi Bi topped the list of Top Most-Read Lyrics in the year
  • 'Dance Monkey’ by Tones And I was the most Shazamed song of all time

Apple has announced its annual Apple Music Top 100 charts. Arijit Singh is the top artist of the year in India, followed by The Weeknd and Post Malone. Drake took the fourth position, followed by Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Sidhu Moose Wala, Diljit Dosanjh, and Eminem. Apple also shared the Top Most-Read Lyrics chart and the first Shazamed locations of the top 25 songs, for the first time this year. Apple Music's 2020 Replay, meanwhile, lets you see your most-played artists, songs, and albums.

‘The Box' by Roddy Ricch was announced by Apple as the global Top Song of 2020. Listeners have spent over 246,000 hours viewing the lyrics of the song, making it the fourth-most time spent with a song's lyrics on Apple Music. ‘The Box', a part of Richh's debut album Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, has been Shazamed over 6.7 million times globally. That's not all - Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial is also the Top Album of 2020 globally, as announced by Apple.

‘WAP' (feat. Megan Thee Stallion) by Cardi Bi topped the list of Top Most-Read Lyrics in 2020, while ‘Dance Monkey' by Tones And I was announced as the Top Shazamed Song of the year.

‘Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd had the most listeners this year on Apple Music, and the second-most streams. It reached the top five on the Apple Music Top 100 charts in 92 countries, holding the #1 spot in 62 countries. Apple said that this makes it one of the world's most listened-to songs of the year.

‘Dance Monkey' by Tones And I was the third most-streamed songs on Apple Music in 2020; Apple considers it to be a global breakout hit. The song is not only the most Shazamed track of the year but also the most Shazamed song of all time.

DaBaby's ‘Rockstar,' featuring Roddy Ricch, was the fourth most-streamed song of the year and has been Shazamed five million times. ‘Life is Good' by Future feat. Drake was the year's fifth most-streamed song and was Shazamed over three million times globally.

After Roddy Ricch's album Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Lil Baby's album My Turn was the second most-streamed album this year, with six of the album's songs reaching the year-end top 100, led by ‘Whoa' at #9. Pop Smoke's album Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon came in at #3 on the year-end album chart, followed by Lil Uzi Vert's Eternal Atake - LUV vs. the World 2 in the fourth place and Summer Walker's Over It rounding off as the fifth album.

Apple also shared some insights on music on the discovery of new music going global this year. The 20 most-streamed songs of the year were first Shazamed in 19 different cities and in 11 different countries. The first Shazam for Billie Eilish's ‘everything I wanted' came from Moscow, Russia, while her song ‘bad guy' was first Shazamed in Shenzhen, China, and ‘when the party's over' was first tagged in Guanajuato, Mexico. Drake's first Shazams, meanwhile, came from the Dominican Republic, Israel, France and the US.

You can check out your most-played artists, songs, and albums by heading to Apple Music Replay.


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Tanishka Sodhi Tanishka Sodhi is a sub-editor at Gadgets 360. As a journalist, she has covered education, culture, and media and mental health. She is interested in the intersection of technology and culture, and its impact on everyday lives. Tanishka is a staunch advocate of gender equality, and the correct use of commas. You can get in touch with her via Twitter at @tanishka_s2 or drop a mail at tanishkas@ndtv.com. More
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