The Kid LAROI has featured heavily in Spotify’s 2021 Wrapped

Spotify has unveiled its annual 2021 Wrapped campaign and personalised user experience.

At the same time, they have unveiled the top artists, albums, songs, playlists and podcasts from the creators that helped soundtrack the year for more than 381 million users worldwide.

So, how did the world listen this year? Here’s what Spotify saw:

Music (Australia)

Pop icon Taylor Swift was Australia’s most streamed artist of the year, and Glass Animal’s Heat Waves took the top spot as the country’s most streamed track.

The Kid LAROI has featured heavily in this year’s Wrapped, not only in the global list but also coming out on top as Australia’s most streamed local artist. Three of his songs were also in Australia’s most streamed tracks by Australian artists, including STAY (with Justin Bieber) taking out #1 spot, WITHOUT YOU at #2 and SO DONE at #4.

Aussie’s couldn’t get enough of Olivia Rodrigo’s album SOUR, which topped the country’s most streamed album, followed by Ed Sheeran’s = and The Kid LAROI’s F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE) coming in at third.

Music (Global)

Top Global Artists: With more than 9.1 billion streams this year, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2021.

The second most-streamed artist – and most streamed female artist of the year – is Taylor Swift (#2), followed by BTS (#3), Drake (#4) and Justin Bieber (#5).

Top Global Songs: The most-streamed song of 2021 is Olivia Rodrigo’s drivers license with more than 1.1 billion streams this year. In the second and third spots respectively, are Lil Nas X’s MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) (#2) and STAY (with Justin Bieber) by The Kid LAROI (#3).

The fourth most-streamed song of the year is another one from Olivia Rodrigo with good 4 u (#4), followed by Levitating (feat. DaBaby) by Dua Lipa (#5).

Top Global Albums: The most-streamed album globally of 2021 is Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR, followed by Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia (#2) and Justin Bieber’s Justice (#3). Rounding out the list of top albums are Ed Sheeran’s = (#4) and Doja Cat’s Planet Her (#5).

Podcasts (Australia)

A mix of genres made the most streamed podcasts for Australians, with The Joe Rogan Experience coming out on top, followed by ABC News Briefing and Casefile True Crime.

Podcasts (Global)

Most Popular Podcast Shows: The Joe Rogan Experience takes the number one slot for most popular podcast of the year globally. Coming in second and third are Call Her Daddy (#2) and Crime Junkie (#3).

The fourth most popular podcast is TED Talks Daily (#4), followed by The Daily (#5).

Starting today, eligible users can also access their personalised Wrapped experience exclusively in the Spotify mobile app (iOS and Android).

This year’s personalised experience is full of familiar favourites, mixed with surprising new ones that connect fans with each other and creators.

Here are a few new features to look out for:

  • New data stories to express the year in audio – In addition to top artists, genres, songs, podcasts and minutes listened, the personalised Wrapped experience includes several new features,
  • Even more shareability for Spotify fans who can now also share their Wrapped cards directly to TikTok.
  • Exclusive experiences for top fans that will now include videos from more than 170 artists and creators thanking fans for having them in their Wrapped.
  • Additionally, for the very first time, Spotify Clips for Podcasts and fans will be able to view special thank you messages from some of their favourite podcast hosts.

Spotify has also rolled out its Wrapped creator experience for podcasters and artists. With access to their own individualised Wrapped microsite experience, creators can dive into all the ways in which their fans listened this year.

Additionally, Spotify Greenroom will help celebrate the year in music with special Wrapped editions of live playlist shows, Most Necessary Live and LOREM Life.

Hosts Brian B.Dot Miller and Max Motley and Dev Lemons will host live conversations open to anyone who wants to talk about the music they loved in 2021 and what they listened to the most on Spotify this year.


Spotify 2021 Wrapped Australia Top Lists

Most streamed songs – Australia

  1. Heat Waves by Glass Animals
  2. drivers license by Olivia Rodrigo
  3. STAY (with Justin Bieber) by The Kid LAROI
  4. good 4 u by Olivia Rodrigo

Most streamed songs by Australian artists.

  1. STAY (with Justin Bieber) by The Kid LAROI
  3. Astronaut In The Ocean by Masked Wolf
  4. SO DONE by The Kid LAROI
  5. Fly Away by Tones And I

Most streamed artists – Australia

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Drake
  4. Ed Sheeran
  5. The Kid LAROI

Most streamed Australian artists

  1. The Kid LAROI
  2. The Wiggles
  3. Hilltop Hoods
  4. AC/DC
  5. Flume

Most streamed albums – Australia

  1. SOUR, Olivia Rodrigo
  2. =, Ed Sheeran
  4. Justice, Justin Bieber
  5. Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa

Most streamed podcasts – Australia

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. ABC News Briefing
  3. Casefile True Crime
  4. Hamish & Andy
  5. The Update

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