You’ve probably noticed your friends starting to share their top Spotify songs of 2021, along with their other streaming habits, courtesy of Spotify Wrapped. It is, after all, the time of year when your feed is inundated with “best of” lists, summing up the last 12 months of entertainment and culture. And given the extremely strange year we’ve all lived through, the 2021 lists are definitely going to capture a real moment in time for the history books.
We all remember that 2020 was a big mood, and unfortunately 2021 was definitely a big mood as well—albeit with a little more hope and happy times than last year. The most streamed artist of the year, with 9.1 billion streams, is rapper Bad Bunny. Taylor Swift is the second-most streamed artist as well as the most streamed female artist. Close behind are BTS, Drake, and Justin Bieber.
The most streamed song of 2021 was, of course, Olivia Rodrigo’s smash hit “Driver’s License” with more than 1.1 billion streams.
These lists are certainly fun to read (and argue about), but what we love even more is looking back at our own lives over the course of the past year.
So how are your friends finding these fun facts and graphics about their music stats?
This year you can view your Spotify Wrapped data exclusively on the Spotify app. Once there, you’ll discover your top artist, top songs, top podcasts, genres, and total minutes streamed in 2021. Plus the results are easily shareable to your social media feeds, including Instagram Stories, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter. You can also instantly add your most played songs to your library, if for some reason they’re not already there. You’ll be greeted with all your streaming trends from the past year and more.
“If 2020 was the year that flipped the world on its head, 2021 was the year that we got used to seeing things upside down. With ‘normal’ thrown out the window, we embraced the unknown and championed all of the things that make each of us unique. Spotify’s 2021 Wrapped is a celebration of this—the millions of weird and wonderful ways to listen and live in a world that continues to keep us on our toes,” Spotify said in a statement.
This year’s personalized Spotify Wrapped experience is full of familiar favorites, mixed with surprising new ones that connect fans with each other and creators. Enjoy!