Spotify has become my absolute favourite app this year and I’m sure a lot of you would agree. As the year comes to an end the folks at Spotify have now revealed who the artists us Kiwis were loving this year.
The most streamed artists in New Zealand this year:
Ed Sheeran took out the number one spot in New Zealand as well as worldwide. Along with being the most streamed artist his latest album Divide was also the most streamed album of 2017. ‘Shape of You’ also became the most streamed track.
The rest of the top five went to hip hop and rap artists, proving in New Zealand this genre is pretty popular at the moment with us Kiwis.
1. Ed Sheeran
3. Kendrick Lamar
5. Chris Brown
It’s easy to see a trend when you look at this list, unfortunately no female artists made the top five list. It’s also a little disappointing to see one or two men who have physically abused their partners on the list.
In terms of female artists these are the top five female artists New Zealanders were streaming this year.
Most streamed female artists:
4. Taylor Swift
5. Alessia Cara
As for New Zealand artists, Lorde took out the number one spot.
Most streamed New Zealand artists of 2017:
3.Fat Freddy’s Drop
Most streamed New Zealand tracks:
1.Green Light – Lorde
2.Liability – Lorde
3.Homemade Dynamite – Remix- Lorde
4.Perfect Places – Lorde
5.Don’t Give It Up – Six60