Apple Music reveals the best music in 2022 and listener charts

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber hit “Stay” topped Apple Music’s worldwide song charts in 2022 as the giant music streamer released its year-end charts and provided listeners with data about themselves the most listened songs.

« Stay, » which stayed atop the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks this summer, was No. 1 on Apple Music’s Top 100 Worldwide Songs chart, staying at the top for 51 consecutive days. « Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) » by Elton John and Dua Lipa was #1 on the streamer’s Shazam chart and « We Don’t Talk About Bruno » from the musical « Encanto » was the song with the most lyrics. read in 2022 On the platform.

Joining « Stay » at the very top of the worldwide song chart was « As It Was » by Harry Styles, « Wait For U » by Future featuring Drake and Tems, « Super Gremlin » by Kodak Black, « Easy on Me » by Adele, and « Heat Wave » by Glass Animals. Hip-hop continues to dominate the various genres in the global top 100 with 32 songs, followed by pop with 23 songs and R&B/soul in third place with 11 songs.

The data shows the growing presence of non-English-language songs, with African songs rising in the Shazam chart as well as the Global Daily 100 chart, while Japanese-language songs made big gains in the most-read lyrics chart. .

« It’s really the rise of what were once niche genres creeping into the mainstream, which is an exciting new development on the platform, » said Rachel Newman, Global Editorial Manager. .

Twenty-one non-English songs made the Global Top 100, more than double the number of songs last year. Fifty-five Latin songs reached the Daily Global Top 100 in 2022 – up 22% from 2021. In 2022, six of the 50 J-pop songs to reach the chart made it into the top 10; last year, none were in the top 10.

The streamer began notifying users on Tuesday that Apple Music Replay was ready. The feature allows users to see and hear their favorite songs, albums, artists, and playlists from the past year, as well as the total number of minutes on the service. A new feature is that superfans can find out if they are among the top 100 listeners of their favorite artist or genre.

Replay – Apple’s alternative to Spotify’s Wrapped Playlist – has been redesigned with sleek new features and optimized for sharing on social media like TikTok or Instagram. The charts are dynamic year-round, so listeners can check back anytime to see how their music ranks. Eligibility is based on a threshold of listening and listening time.

In November, Apple Music crowned Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny its Artist of the Year, thanks in large part to his latest album, « Un Verano Sin Ti, » which became Apple Music’s most-streamed album. in 2022 and his greatest Latin album of all time.

Apple Music had a big 2022 itself, reaching a milestone in October when it recorded its 100 millionth song on the streaming service. That’s more than YouTube Music’s 80 million songs, Spotify’s 82 million tracks and podcasts, and Amazon Music’s 90 million songs.

« One hundred million songs for us is really important because I think it’s kind of a big reflection of the diversity and the breadth of the music world these days, » Newman said. « It’s the largest and most diverse collection of music in any format in music history, which is nothing short of astounding. »

Streaming service Pandora also revealed its top songs on Tuesday: « Wait For U » was its top song of 2022 and Bad Bunny had the most songs on the Top 100 list with five.


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