As 2021 draws to a close, music giants like Apple Music, iHeartRadio, Billboard and others are releasing their lists for the best-listened and best-selling songs and albums of the year, and BTS, Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande and Adele act like. Leading multiple charts—here’s a list of this year’s most popular music.
Apple Music: BTS’s “Dynamite” was the most played song on the streaming service between October 16, 2020 and October 15, 2021, followed by Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License,” Ariana Grande’s “Status,” Pop Smoke, Lil Baby and Dabi’s “For the Night” and The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights”; The most shazamed song—when users asked Siri to identify the song being played—was “Astronaut in the Ocean” by Masked Wolf, which was requested 11.7 million times.
I Heart Radio: Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” was the most-played song on the nation’s largest radio network, reaching 1.2 billion listeners, followed by The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears”, Ariana Grande’s “34 + 35”, Doja Kat and Sza had “Kiss Me More”. and “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X; Ariana Grande was the network’s most-played artist, gaining 2.6 billion listeners, followed by Lipa, The Weeknd, Olivia Rodrigo and Pop Smoke.
Board: Although Board Adele’s new album, yet to release its official end-of-year number 30 It sold over 500,000 copies in its first three days and is the best-selling album of 2021 so far.