Spotify Reveals The Most Streamed K-Pop Artists and Tracks of 2020 [India Edition]

The last month of this stuck-at-home rollercoaster year has arrived and with it, has come the time of looking back at the days gone by in 2020, where for most of us music has served as our constant companion and a comforting consolation in our daily isolated lives. 

To relive the sounds that soundtracked their listener’s lives, Spotify released their Spotify Wrapped 2020 which for the K-Poppers worldwide, unveils the Top K-Pop artists, songs, and albums globally, that listeners just couldn’t get enough of this year!

Spotify also shared exclusive Top K-Pop Artists, Tracks, and Albums Lists of their Indian K-Pop listening community, with KHIGH, which once again proves how much K-Pop has influenced the music tastes of our younger Indian generation.

MAIN HIGHLIGHTS: 

GLOBALLY
  • BTS declared the Most Streamed Group globally and the Top K-Pop Artist on Spotify in 2020 with almost 5 billion streams!
  • Agust D is the Most Streamed Male K-Pop Artist globally and IU is the Most Streamed Female K-Pop Artist globally this year.
  • BTS’ first all-English single, “Dynamite” is 2020’s Most streamed K-Pop song, followed by BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That” which has more than 300 million streams to date.
  • The Most Streamed K-Pop Album of the year is also BTS’ “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7”. 
  • The Most Streamed Korean OST is “Sweet Night” by V (Kim Taehyung) from the soundtrack of K-Drama, ‘Itaewon Class’.
  • Most Streamed Artists on Spotify’s RADAR Korea playlist included 2020’s rookie boy-group, TREASURE, AleXa and BIBI (in order).
  • The Most Streamed Korean R&B track in 2020 is “Candy” by EXO’s BAEKHYUN while the Most Streamed Korean HipHop track was declared to be ZICO’s “Any song”.

INDIA 

 

  • The Most Streamed K-Pop Artist on Spotify India in 2020 is BTS, closely followed by the girl group, BLACKPINK. 
  • BTS is also the only international artist in the Top 5 Artists List of Spotify India, occupying the #4 spot while the group’s album,
  • MAP OF THE SOUL: 7, grabbed the #3 spot in Top Streamed Album in India, proving the rising K-Pop culture in India.
  • The most Streamed K-Pop Album in India this year is  MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 by BTS. The group also dominated this list as their albums grabbed 9 spots out of the Top 10 Most Streamed K-Pop Album in India list.
  • BTS’ single, “Dynamite” is also the Most Streamed K-Pop track in India and is followed by another track by the group titled, Boy With Luv (ft. Halsey).

 

 

Detailed Spotify 2020 Wrapped K-Pop Top 10 Lists:  

Top K-Pop Artists in India

  1. BTS
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. TWICE
  4. Agust D
  5. EXO
  6. TOMORROW X TOGETHER
  7. Stray Kids
  8. V
  9. IU
  10. SEVENTEEN

 

Most Streamed K-Pop Tracks in India

  1. ‘Dynamite’ by BTS
  2. ‘Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)’ by BTS
  3. ‘How You Like That’ by BLACKPINK
  4. ‘ON’ by BTS
  5. ‘Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)’ by BLACKPINK
  6. ‘Black Swan’ by BTS
  7. ‘Filter’ by BTS
  8. ‘Kill This Love’ by BLACKPINK
  9. ‘FAKE LOVE’ by BTS
  10. ‘Euphoria’ by BTS

 

Most Streamed K-Pop Albums in India

  1. ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’ by BTS
  2. ‘Love Yourself 結 ‘Answer” by BTS
  3. ‘THE ALBUM’ by BLACKPINK
  4. ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA’ by BTS
  5. ‘Love Yourself 轉 ‘Tear” by BTS
  6. ‘You Never Walk Alone’ by BTS
  7. ‘Young Forever’ by BTS
  8. ‘Love Yourself 承 ‘Her” by BTS
  9. ‘WINGS’ by BTS
  10. ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~ THE JOURNEY ~’ by BTS

 

 

GLOBALLY 

Most Streamed K-Pop Artists Globally

Image credits: Spotify Twitter

 

  1. BTS
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. TWICE
  4. Stray Kids
  5. Red Velvet
  6. EXO
  7. SEVENTEEN
  8. IU
  9. NCT 127
  10. (G)I-DLE

 

Top Female Korean Artists Globally

  1. IU
  2. TAEYEON
  3. CHUNG HA
  4. Hwa Sa
  5. BOL4
  6. SUNMI
  7. Punch
  8. HEIZE
  9. LeeHi
  10. SOMI

 

Top Male Korean Artists Globally

 

  1. Agust D
  2. ZICO
  3. BAEKHYUN
  4. RM
  5. Jay Park
  6. J-hope
  7. Crush
  8. Eric Nam
  9. V
  10. SHAUN

 

Most Streamed K-Pop Songs Globally

 

  1. ‘Dynamite’ by BTS
  2. ‘How You Like That’ by BLACKPINK
  3. ‘Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)’ by BTS, Halsey
  4. ‘Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)’ by BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez
  5. ‘Black Swan’ by BTS
  6. ‘ON’ by BTS
  7. ‘Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK)’ by Lady Gaga, BLACKPINK
  8. ‘Kill This Love’ by BLACKPINK
  9. ‘Psycho’ by Red Velvet
  10. ‘WANNABE’ by ITZY

 

Top Streamed Korean OSTs Globally

  1. ‘Sweet Night’ by V (Itaewon Class)
  2. ‘Stay With Me’ by CHANYEOL, Punch (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God)
  3. ‘시작’ by Gaho (Itaewon Class)
  4. ‘Beautiful’  by Crush (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God)
  5. ‘It’s Definitely You’ by V, Jin (Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth)
  6. ‘Here I Am Again’ by Yerin Baek (Crash Landing on You)
  7. ‘It’s You’ by Henry (While You Were Sleeping)
  8. ‘Everytime’ by CHEN (Descendants of The Sun)
  9. ‘Give You My Heart’ by IU (Crash Landing on You)
  10. ‘But it’s Destiny’ by 10cm (Crash Landing on You)

 

Most Streamed Korean R&B Tracks Globally

  1. ‘Candy’ by BAEKHYUN
  2. ‘instagram’ by DEAN
  3. ‘UN Village’ by BAEKHYUN
  4. ‘We don’t talk together’ by HEIZE, GIRIBOY
  5. ‘HOLO’ by LeeHi
  6. ‘All I Wanna Do (feat. Hoody & 로꼬 Loco) [Korean Version]’ by Jay Park, Hoody, Loco
  7. ‘D (Half Moon)’ by DEAN, Gaeko
  8. ‘Yours’ by Raiden, CHANYEOL, LeeHi, CHANGMO
  9. ‘Make Up’ by Sam Kim, Crush
  10. ‘WINE (Feat. CHANGMO) (Prod. SUGA)’ by SURAN

 

Most Streamed Korean Hip-Hop Tracks Globally

  1. ‘Any song’ by ZICO
  2. ‘Daechwita’ by Agust D
  3. ‘seoul (prod. HONNE)’ by RM
  4. ‘NUNU NANA’ by Jessi
  5. ‘People’ by Agust D
  6. ‘Daydream (백일몽)’ by J-hope
  7. ‘Burn It’ Agust D, MAX
  8. ‘What do you think?’ by Agust D
  9. ‘moonchild’ by RM
  10. ‘Strange’ by Agust D, RM

 

Most Streamed Artists on Spotify’s RADAR Korea Playlist

  1. TREASURE
  2. AleXa
  3. BIBI
  4. SECRET NUMBER
  5. A.C.E
  6. THE BOYZ
  7. ONEWE
  8. ONEUS
  9. Grizzly
  10. ONF

 

Most Streamed K-Pop Collaborations Globally

  1. ‘Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)’ by BTS, Halsey
  2. ‘Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)’ by BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez
  3. ‘Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK)’ by Lady Gaga, BLACKPINK
  4. ‘eight(Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)’ by IU, SUGA
  5. ‘Who (feat. BTS)’ by Lauv, BTS
  6. ‘Kiss and Make Up’ by Dua Lipa, BLACKPINK
  7. ‘Make It Right (feat. Lauv)’ by BTS, Lauv
  8. ‘ON (Feat. Sia)’ by BTS, Sia
  9. ‘Bet You Wanna (feat. Cardi B)’ by BLACKPINK, Cardi B
  10. ‘Way Back Home (feat. Conor Maynard) – Sam Feldt Edit’ by SHAUN, Sam Feldt, Conor Maynard

 

With this detailed audio trend analysis, Spotify gave Indian K-Poppers a chance to celebrate and reflect on the influence of different artists and their tracks on listeners with similar interests, both in our country and abroad, for this year.

2020 also saw for the first time, Spotify revealing the top tracks across a variety of Korean genres (not just K-Pop) that have piqued global listeners’ interests, like K-Hip-hop, K-Drama OSTs, and K-R&B tracks, which is another cause to celebrate the unyielding surge of the Hallyu Wave.

 

Have you listened to these popular tracks of 2020 yet? Did you check your own personalized Spotify Wrapped as well? Share your thoughts in the comments.