The artists most listened to during the quarantine

The sanitary contingency cimbró the music industry to paralyse activities in public. But beyond the concerts, the music continues with new releases and trends thinners such the time in quarantine. In these days of social distancing, platforms such as Spotify it is a choice of entertainment sound to discover new musical material, even in countries where most have had incidents of the virus (as in Italy), their use has declined. In Mexico, with the hashtag #EscuchandoEnCasathe service of streaming music and podcast invites users to keep up with the pace, with daily recommendations for the daily life.

Among the novelties of the industry is J Balvin, who released their album Colours at the end of march: his song “Yellow” has been one of the most listened these weeks. At that summit of songs with more playbacks follows the famous “Tusa”, collaboration Karol G Nicky Minaj, also on the side of the single “Tattoo” de Rauw Alejandro. Bad Bunnyknown as the artist most listened to in the platform, continues to flaunt million streams with his album YHLQMDLGavailable from the 29th of February.

In addition to the urban and reggaeton, Spotify shares the top artists according to the genre.

In Mexico, the kpop enjoys increasingly greater acceptance, and the group with the most downloads and listen to is the boyband south Korean BTS, with his album Map of the Soul: 7 released this 2020. Of Mexico to the world, the national artist with the most clicks on the platform at the global level is Reikthough only in Mexico, exceeds by Luis Miguel. In the genre of regional mexican Band MS holds first place for reproductions. In Spanish, deserves separate mention the Dynamic Duo, classic pop iberian than in his native country have had a rebound in spectacular reproductions of their track “Resist”, for its positive message and that has also been reversionado by numerous artists.

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BTS. The genre kpop has gained millions of followers and one of its main representatives is this band from South Korea. SPECIAL

In English, an album with a large acceptance to be published at half-a quarantine has been 3.15.20 of Childish Gambino. Still in a festive mood, the australian Tones & I is still valid in the lists of the most frequently played, with his first single “Dance Monkey”, from his debut album. In its balance sheet of march, Imagine Dragons is the rock group most listened to in Mexico.

Spotify also offers the opportunity of discovering music that would otherwise be very accessible.

On the topic of the news a little farther out of the spotlight these times of quarantine have been seen leaving several jewels, such as the first single from the next album, Einstürzende Neubauten (“Ten Grand Goldie”), the singer-songwriter, american, Andrew Bird, shared the single “Capital Crimes”, and the group of rock and improvisation, Phish released their fifteenth studio album, Sigma Oasis.


A trend in the music industry in this decade has been the shift towards the release of singles rather than full albums. Little by little, the artists capitalized each topic as a novelty, to finish with the presentation of the album.

Among the simple most-listened-to 2020 is “100 questions” of Ozuna. Another novelty very reproduced is of the darling Rosalie, who returned with the flamenco mixed with current rates in his song “I Swear”. Another couple of new songs and very famous have been Porches “Do u Wanna” and Billie Eilish “No Time to Die”: in the genre of rock we have “At the Door” the Strokes.


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