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These are the most listened to songs of the world (and of Spain) in 2018

Eye, attention. Melendi exists and resists.

Reggaeton is still number 1 © Getty Images

Spotify has spoken. The great music website in streaming He has published his annual study on the most heard of the year in the world, also breaking down the data of what has triumphed the most in Spain this 2018.

In our country, eye, because the ten most listened artists are going to surprise you ... One clue: we know that you listen to Melendi in your private sessions (if not, we don't explain it to you).


Drake He is again the most listened to (he was in 2015 and 2016 and after a break in 2017, he returns to world number 1 with his album Scorpion and also with his song 'God's Plan') with 8,200 million streams in 2018.

The rest of the world top 10? Eye to hip hop, which dominates the list.

1. Drake

2. Post Malone


4. J Balvin

5. Ed Sheeran (who was the most heard in 2017)

6. Eminem

7. Ozuna

8. Bad Bunny

9. Khalid

10. Ariana Grande

This list, which warns that Hip Hop never left and was always there, is also summarized in the ten most listened songs worldwide. Almost all of them carry the "Explicit" label, dedicated to those topics not suitable for all ages by the language used or the theme.

Obviously, the songs mark the footsteps of the Most listened albums. Thus, Scorpion Drake (released on June 29) is the great triufador of the year, accumulating 10 million streams per hour.

It follows beerbongs & bentleys of Post Malone; ? of XXXTENTACION; Dua Lipa (Dua Lipa's self-titled debut album); ÷ from Ed Sheeran; Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By from The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, SZA; Invasion of Privacy of Cardi B; Stoney of Post Malone; 17 of XXXTENTACION and in tenth position, Red Pill Blues from Maroon 5

And you, what have you heard this year? © Photo by Rawpixel on Unsplash


Attention to the figure: 48 million people listen to Ariana Grande each month. 48 million a month. That is why it has won the first place worldwide thanks to its album Sweetener leaving behind Rihanna (who held the number 1 for three consecutive years). His latest single, 'Thank u, next', has been heard 210 million times.

The definitive list of the ten most heard women (and no, there is Rosalia).

1. Ariana Grande

2. Dua Lipa

3. Cardi B

4. Taylor Swift

5. Camila Cabello

6. Rihanna

7. Sia

8. Demi Lovato

9. Nicki Minaj

10. Selena Gomez

Eye, attention. Melendi exists and resists. © Photo by Mohammad Metri on Unsplash


The Puerto Rican Ozuna He is the most listened artist of the year. His collaboration with Selena Gomez and Cardi B says it all. What does this mean? Seeing the rest of the list of most listened to artists in Spain in 2018, it means that we like to move the hip although in our networks we share The four Seasons from Vivaldi. To the king what belongs to the king: neither trap nor hip hop nor protest song. In Spain reggaeton is heard.

C Tangana, in the position number 8 is the redoubt of trap of the list. Y Aitana, the feminine resistance of the list of the ten most listened artists in Spain.

1. Ozuna

2. Bad Bunny

3. J Balvin

4. Juan Magán

5. Daddy Yankee

6. Maluma

7. Melendi

8. C. Tangana

9. Sebastian Yatra

10. Aitana

Aitana leads the list of the most listened to female artists in Spain, where Rosalia also appears, the great revelation of the season, which enters number 6 with The Evil Want.

The list of the ten most heard women:

1. Aitana

2. Becky G

3. Natti Natasha

4. Ana Guerra

5. Shakira


7. Karol G

8. Dua Lipa

9. Demi Lovato

10. Camila Cabello

As for songs and albums, 'Without pajamas' from Becky G and Natti Natasha It is the song we have heard the most this year; Y Aura from Ozuna the album that accumulates the most streams at the national level.

Have you been wanting to know more? On December 6 on the Spotify website you can access your personalized microsite of 2018, to know what songs, what artist, what musical style ... has marked your year ... private listening lists included ...

Video: Top 100 Most Popular Spanish Songs of All Time (March 2020).

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