Afrobeats, continues to captivate global audiences with its infectious rhythms and unique sound.
Recent data released by Spotify has shed light on the unprecedented rise of Afrobeats.
According to Spotify’s dedicated site, “Afrobeats: Journey of a Billion Streams,” Afrobeats has experienced an astounding 550% growth since 2017, marking it as one of the fastest-growing genres in recent years.
In 2022 alone, Afrobeats amassed over 13 billion streams on Spotify.
The data unveiled by Spotify showcases the accomplishments of notable Afrobeats artists and their impact on the music scene.
Burna Boy, hailed as the world’s top Afrobeats star of all time, leads the pack.
Other acclaimed artists, including Wizkid, Rema, CKay, and Tems, have also made their mark, contributing to the genre’s exponential growth.
The Spotify data also reveals interesting insights into the streaming habits of Afrobeats enthusiasts.
Tems, recognized as the top-streamed female Afrobeats artist of all time, has emerged as a rising star, captivating audiences with her breakthrough EP, “For Broken Hearts.”
Additionally, Rema’s collaboration with Selena Gomez on the track “Calm Down” holds the distinction of being the top-streamed Afrobeats song to date.
The comprehensive portal created by Spotify serves as an invaluable resource for documenting the journey and impact of Afrobeats.
It features streaming data, insights from a commissioned Afrobeats survey, and captivating visual elements.
The portal, continuously updated over the next eight weeks, underscores the significant growth and enduring appeal of Afrobeats as a global phenomenon.
Afrobeats has transcended cultural boundaries and found a dedicated fan base around the world.
As Spotify’s data confirms, this genre has firmly established itself as a powerhouse in the music industry, setting new records and reshaping the global music landscape.
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