That’s a Wrap! These Are Philippines’ Most Streamed Artists on Spotify in 2021

One Filipino act made it to the top 5!
by Ashlee Baritugo   |  Dec 2, 2021
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Famous music streaming platform Spotify has finally released the much-awaited Spotify Wrapped 2021. Unique to each user, Wrapped is an annual compilation of each listener’s most-streamed artists, songs, and even podcasts released towards the end of the year. In 2021, Spotify Wrapped reveals that more and more Filipinos have begun listening to a wide range of local artists, music, and podcasts. 

While all avid users of the app get a personalized Wrapped experience, the Philippines also gets its own, revealing these 5 most streamed artists across the country. 

5 most streamed artists in the Philippines on Spotify in 2021: 

1.BTS

It’s no surprise that Korean boy band BTS, also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan, dominated Spotify Philippines as the country’s most-streamed artist of 2021. In the other Wrapped lineups, BTS’ BE album is #4 on the Philippines’ most streamed albums of the year while their digital single "Butter" sits at #2 of the country’s most-streamed songs of the year.

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2. Taylor Swift

The second most-streamed artist in the Philippines is none other than singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, who released both Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version) earlier this year. The latter, released in early November, helped Swift break two Spotify records less than a week after its debut as the most-streamed album in a single day by a female and as the most-streamed female artist in a single day. 

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3. Justin Bieber

The Philippines’ third most-streamed artist of 2021 is Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, who earlier this year released his sixth studio album, Justice. Its lead single, "Peaches", featuring R&B singer and fellow Canadian Daniel Caesar became an instant hit in Philippine charts after its release.

4. Ben&Ben 

Also sitting as the Philippines’ most streamed OPM artist for the second year in a row, folk-pop group Ben&Ben is the country’s fourth most-streamed artist. Their second studio album, Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno, was released in August of this year. 

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5. Ariana Grande

Sitting pretty at number 5, we can confidently say that Filipinos all over still love streaming Ariana Grande’s music, despite taking a break from music to focus on other endeavors. 

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