BTS ranks No. 3 on Spotify's list of most-streamed artists in the world

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BTS ranks No. 3 on Spotify's list of most-streamed artists in the world

Boy band BTS [SPOTIFY]

Boy band BTS [SPOTIFY]

 
BTS ranked No. 3 on Spotify's list of most-streamed artists in the world, following Bad Bunny and Taylor Swift according to the streaming service's annual end-of-year report. 
 
The report released Thursday, titled "Wrapped," analyzes the year’s streaming trends.  
 
Drake and Justin Bieber ranked in fourth and fifth place, respectively. 
 
Among Korean artists, BTS was the most streamed, followed by girl groups Blackpink and Twice, and boy bands Stray Kids and Tomorrow X Together. IU ranked No. 6 on the Korean artists' list, the only solo artist to rank in the Top 10 in this category.  
 
Of the Top 10 most-streamed K-pop songs, six out of 10 were from BTS. The band's songs “Butter” (2021), “Dynamite” (2020), “Permission to Dance” (2021) and “Life Goes On” (2020) took up the top four ranks in order.  
 
Spotify reported that the total number of streams from the 10 most-streamed Korean artists was 13.7 billion, a 29 percent increase compared to last year.  
 

BY LEE JAE-LIM [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]
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