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’.
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.
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!
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Top streamed artists 2019
Most streamed international albums
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? Billie Eilish
thank u, next Ariana Grande
Origins Imagine Dragons
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
÷ Ed Sheeran
beerbongs & bentleys Post Malone
7 David Guetta
x Ed Sheeran
Most streamed international artists
Most streamed artists overall
Most streamed tracks overall
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
Shallow – Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga
Con Calma – Daddy Yankee, SNoW
7 rings – Ariana Grande
Señorita – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
Taki Taki – DJ Snake (ft Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B)