We’re at that time of year when Spotify Wrapped allows you to see a ‘snapshot’ of your entire year in music.
To quote Spotify, it is like “a deep dive into the music and podcasts that defined your 2022”.
Powered by AI, it reveals your genre-listening habits, five most-streamed artists, top music moods and offers a blended playlist of your top 100 songs for the year.
What began as a viral marketing campaign in 2016 has evolved Spotify Wrapped - among Spotify’s 345 million active users - into an iconic feature that users worldwide look forward to as they can share their results with family and friends to compare their music tastes over 2022.
Here’s how to get Spotify Wrapped 2022 and which artists came out on top in last year’s stats.
When is Spotify Wrapped 2022?
Spotify released its “deep dive into the music and podcasts that defined your 2022” on November 30 which you can check out here.
Wrapped is typically kept “under wraps” until the first week of December as in 2021 it was released on December 1, in 2020 it was released on December 2 and in 2019 this fell on December 5.
How can I get Spotify Wrapped 2022?
With Spotify Wrapped, users will be able to access their ‘wrap-ups’ of their most listened to songs and albums on the Spotify app.
An immersive display of stats and a slideshow illustrating their year in music will be on offer that can be shared on social media to apps like Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.
Every year, the features of Spotify Wrapped are tweaked and enhanced, so users can expect their 2022 data to be displayed even more dazzlingly than the year before.
To ensure you get your Spotify Wrapped 2022, make sure your smartphone is running the newest version of the Spotify app with all the latest updates.
After that, if Spotify Wrapped still isn’t appearing on your home screen, try entering “Wrapped” in the search bar as you would when looking for any song usually.
If you don’t have Spotify then don’t worry as you can still browse the annual streaming stats by checking out their website.
Who are Spotify’s most listened to artists?
According to ChartMasters, a leading analysis platform in the music industry, as of their October 2022 update the top ten most listened to Spotify artists for their ‘lead streams’ are as follows:
1. Drake - 50,721,270,700
2. Bad Bunny - 45,657,788,027
3. Ed Sheeran - 38,550,189,193
4. The Weeknd - 35,357,535,589
5. Taylor Swift - 33,350,497,556
6. Justin Bieber - 32,824,090,628
7. Ariana Grande - 32,578,069,464
8. Eminem - 30,790,864,831
9. Post Malone - 30,125,418,368
10. BTS - 28,989,790,494
Who were the top artists in Spotify Wrapped 2021?
In 2021, Spotify Wrapped revealed that the top 5 most streamed artists globally were Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, BTS, Drake and Justin Bieber - in that order.
This was the second year in a row that Reggaeton star Bad Bunny wore the crown for being the most-streamed artist globally on Spotify.
He received over 9.1 billion streams without even releasing a new album that year.
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift took second place with the very successful ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ that took the industry by storm when it dropped in November 2021.
Meanwhile, the sensational K-pop band BTS took third place after a ‘standout year’ following the release of their hit single ‘Butter’.
Drake and Justin Bieber took fourth and fifth place respectively with Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ album and Bieber’s ‘Justice’ album which featured multiple guest appearances with stars from all over the globe.