The World’s 2019 Soundtrack

Posted by barbora | November 29, 2019 | GB, Global, Press, UK, US

We reveal this year’s top music across the globe and introduce ‘My Deezer Year’ 

As the end of the decade approaches, we’re sharing the sounds that got your foot tapping in 2019. 

Latin and K-Pop 

Latin music keeps on shining and J Balvin is our most streamed global artist for the second year in a row, with Anitta also featuring in our top 10. Daddy Yankee & SNoW’s ‘Con Calma’ took third place for the highest streamed track overall, and 5 of our top 20 songs mixed Spanish with English. 

BTS also continued to steal hearts outside of Korea. The boy band is not only no.1 in K-Pop but also our 9th biggest international band. Girl groups BLACKPINK and TWICE follow BTS in our K-pop charts. 

Top Female Artists 

Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish are the ‘girls who run the world’. Ariana had the biggest plays of all female artists, but fans have made Billie’s stunning ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ our most played international album. 

“I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in”

The smash-hit of 2019 belongs to Lil Nas X for his country mashup ‘Old Town Road.’ But that didn’t stop A Star is Born’s iconic ‘Shallow’ by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper following in hot pursuit in second place. ‘Shallow’ was also the ‘sing-a-long’ anthem of the year, with people following the song’s lyrics more than any other track this year. Lewis Capaldi, our Deezer NEXT global artist and global chart newcomer, also had a great year. He easily broke into our global top 20 with his track ‘Someone You Loved’.  

Podcast Power 

And it’s not just music keeping everyone entertained. ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ continued to reign as the king of English-speaking podcasts. We also saw an interesting trend in language tutorial podcasts. Two English tutorial podcasts (‘Espresso English’ and ‘All Ears English’) made it to the overall global top 40. 

Introducing #MyDeezerYear

For the first time, you can show off your own most played artists, tracks and podcasts with #MyDeezerYear. The shareable cards get funky by showing your biggest ‘Guilty Pleasure’, personal BPM and lyrical inspirations. It’s live on the web now, so just head to www.deezer.com/mydeezeryear and check out your stats. Not only that, but we’ve made your very own personal soundtrack for this year. ‘Your 2019’ gives you the 50 tracks that you’ve been loving – all in a handy mix on Deezer. 

“Local music has completely smashed it this year! It’s been a big one for Spanish-speaking music and the world is loving English and Spanish mashup tracks. I’m sure that in 2020 other genres like J-Pop and Afrobeat will continue to define pop music tastes around the world. I’ve personally been hooked on podcasts since Serial came about. So it’s been great to see how they’re taking over the world, especially in comedy and crime,” said Nigel Harding, our VP of Artist Marketing at Deezer. 

Don’t forget to check out your #MyDeezerYear here and show off your own 2019 soundtrack! 

-ENDS- 

All streaming data can be found below. For bespoke requests please email pr@deezer.com 

Top streamed artists 2019  

Overall: 

  • J Balvin 

International: 

  • Ed Sheeran 

Female 

  • Ariana Grande 

Pop

  • Ed Sheeran 

Rap

  • Xxxtentacion 

R&B

  • Drake 

EDM

  • David Guetta 

K-Pop

  • BTS 

Latin

  • Anitta

Reggaeton

  • J Balvin 

Most streamed international albums 

  1. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? Billie Eilish
  2. thank u, next Ariana Grande
  3. Origins  Imagine Dragons
  4. ? Xxxtentacion
  5. Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
  6. ÷ Ed Sheeran
  7. beerbongs & bentleys Post Malone
  8. Scorpion Drake
  9. 7 David Guetta
  10. x Ed Sheeran

Most streamed international artists 

  1. Ed Sheeran 
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Queen 
  4. David Guetta
  5. Billie Eilish
  6. Imagine Dragons
  7. Lady Gaga
  8. Calvin Harris
  9. Post Malone
  10. Xxxtentacion 

Most streamed artists overall 

  1. J Balvin
  2. Ninho
  3. Marília Mendonça
  4. Jul
  5. PNL
  6. Ed Sheeran
  7. Nekfeu
  8. Ariana Grande
  9. Queen
  10. Anitta

Most streamed tracks overall 

  1. Old Town Road – Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus 
  2. Shallow – Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga
  3. Con Calma – Daddy Yankee, SNoW
  4. 7 rings – Ariana Grande
  5. Señorita – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
  6. Taki Taki – DJ Snake (ft Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B) 
  7. Happier – Bastille, Marshmello
  8. I Don’t Care – Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
  9. bad guy  – Billie Eilish
  10. Giant – Calvin Harris, Rag’n’Bone Man
  11. Say My Name – J Balvin, David Guetta, Bebe Rexha
  12. Sweet but Psycho – Ava Max
  13. Shape of You   – Ed Sheeran
  14. Loco Contigo – J Balvin, Tyga, DJ Snake
  15. Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi
  16. MIA (feat. Drake) – Bad Bunny
  17. High Hopes   Panic! At the Disco
  18. Bohemian Rhapsody  – Queen
  19. Without Me – Halsey
  20. thank u, next – Ariana Grande

Top streamed sing-along track 

  1. Shallow – Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga
  2. Señorita – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello 
  3. Con Calma – Daddy Yankee, SNoW
  4. Balance ton quoi – Angèle 
  5. bad guy – Billie Eilish 
  6. Old Town Road – Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus 
  7. 7 rings – Ariana Grande 
  8. Happier –  Bastille, Marshmello 
  9. Pookie – Aya Nakamura 
  10. Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga 

Top streamed K-Pop artists 

  1. BTS
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. TWICE
  4. Yiruma
  5. Monsta X
  6. BIGBANG
  7. GOT7
  8. Ateez
  9. TOMORROW X TOGETHER
  10. Exo

Top streamed Latin Pop artists 

  1. Anitta
  2. Maluma
  3. Shakira
  4. Pedro Capó
  5. Reik
  6. Rosalía
  7. Jennifer Lopez
  8. CNCO
  9. Camilo
  10. Carlos Vives

Top streamed English-speaking podcasts 

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. No Such Thing As A Fish
  3. My Dad Wrote A Porno
  4. The Daily
  5. Stuff You Should Know
  6. Sleep With Me 
  7. My Favorite Murder
  8. Sh**ged Married Annoyed
  9. Evidence Locker True Crime
  10. Serial 

-Ends-

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