In 2021, Bad Bunny was the biggest artist in the world on Spotify with 9 billion streams. This year, he doubled that total.

Spotify announced on Wednesday (November 30) that Bad Bunny became the service’s biggest global artist for the third year in a row, after his music was streamed more than 18.5 billion times on the platform.

But that 2022 number is even more striking than it first appears – because the independent Puerto Rican superstar actually managed to DOUBLE his number of streams on the service this year compared to 2021.

Last year, Bad Bunny received over 9.1 billion streams, reaching that tally without even releasing an album in 2021.

By 2020, he had made more than 8.3 billion streams on Spotify before December 1st.

In 2019, Post Malone won spot as the world’s most streamed artist on Spotify with 6.5 billion streams.

The year before, in 2018, Duck was the platform’s most streamed artist worldwide, with 8.2 billion streams.

Spotify revealed Bad Bunny’s global streaming stats for the year on Wednesday, November 30 as part of the streaming giant Spotify Wrapped feature for 2022.

Bad Bunny also topped the platform’s charts, with three of its tracks — Me Porto Bonito, Titi Me Pregunto, and Ojitos Lindos – appearing in the Top 10 titles globally.

The Bad Bunny studio album, A Verano Sin Ti, released in May, took the place of the most streamed album in the world in 2022, beating that of Harry Styles Harry’s houseby Olivia Rodrigo ACID, by Ed Sheeran = and Doja Cat’s Planet Elle.

Earlier this year, Spotify confirmed that on Friday, May 6, Bad Bunny became the most streamed artist of all time in the world on his platform in a single day.

He accumulated 183 million Spotify streams within 24 hours.

Spotify wasn’t the only streaming platform where Bad Bunny broke records this year.

his album A Verano Sin Ti was also the most streamed album of 2022 on Apple Music as well as “the biggest Latin album of all time” on the platform.

He was named Apple Music’s November 9 ‘Artist of the Year‘, in recognition, according to the platform, of his “artistic excellence and influence on world culture in 2022”.The music industry around the world

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