Spotify Wrapped unveils the Top K-pop artists of 2020 - BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE, Stray Kids, and more

Spotify Wrapped unveils the Top K-pop artists of 2020 - BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE, Stray Kids, and more

If you've perused through social media in the last day then you've probably seen the sea of bright graphics detailing everyone's Spotify Wrapped for 2020. 

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To celebrate the music and podcasts that have gotten us through the year, the streaming service recounts 2020's most popular artists, songs, albums, podcasts, and more. Globally, Bad BunnyDrake, J BalvinJuice WRLDThe Weeknd, BTS, and Post Malone emerged as the top artists. 

In the realm of K-pop, BTS also dominated the Spotify charts, being this year's most-streamed group globally and the top K-Pop artist. Their first all-English and Grammy-nominated single, 'Dynamite' is also 2020’s most-streamed K-Pop song, while their album MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 is the most streamed K-Pop album of the year.

Following BTS are BLACKPINK, TWICE, Stray Kids, and Red Velvet, who round off the top 5 of the most streamed K-Pop artists globally.

BLACKPINK and BTS also took over Spotify's most-streamed K-Pop songs for 2020 with 4 songs each on the list, tied with BTS. Completing the top K-pop tracks of the year are Red Velvet's 'Psycho' and ITZY's 'WANNABE'.

IU and Agust D (BTS' SUGA) also topped the charts being the most streamed female and male K-pop acts globally. Rounding up the Top 10 lists are the likes of BTS members RM, J-Hope, and V, Taeyeon, CHUNG HA, ZICO, BOL4, HEIZE, and EXO's Baekhyun.

Songs from popular K-dramas, Itaewon Class and Crash Landing on You, dominated the list of most-streamed Korean OSTs globally. BTS V's 'Sweet Night' from Itaewon Class topped the charts.

Check out the full list below for Spotify's K-pop Wrapped 2020 from countries across Asia.


Most Streamed K-Pop Artists Globally

  1. BTS
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. TWICE
  4. Stray Kids
  5. Red Velvet 
  6. EXO
  7. SEVENTEEN 
  8. IU
  9. NCT 127
  10. (G)I-DLE

Most Streamed Female K-Pop Artists Globally

  1. IU
  2. TAEYEON
  3. CHUNG HA 
  4. Hwa Sa
  5. BOL4
  6. SUNMI 
  7. Punch
  8. HEIZE
  9. LeeHi
  10. SOMI

Most Streamed Male K-Pop Artists Globally

  1. Agust D
  2. ZICO
  3. BAEKHYUN
  4. RM
  5. Jay Park
  6. j-hope
  7. Crush
  8. Eric Nam
  9. V
  10. SHAUN 

Most Streamed K-Pop Songs Globally

  1. “Dynamite” by BTS
  2. “How You Like That” by BLACKPINK
  3. “Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)” by BTS, Halsey 
  4. “Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)” by BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez
  5. “Black Swan” by BTS
  6. “ON” by BTS
  7. “Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK)” by Lady Gaga, BLACKPINK
  8. “Kill This Love” by BLACKPINK 
  9. “Psycho” by Red Velvet 
  10. “WANNABE” by ITZY 

Most Streamed K-Pop Collaborations Globally

  1. “Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)” by BTS, Halsey
  2. “Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)” by BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez
  3. “Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK)” by Lady Gaga, BLACKPINK
  4. “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” by IU, SUGA
  5. “Who (feat. BTS)” by Lauv, BTS
  6. “Kiss and Make Up” by Dua Lipa, BLACKPINK 
  7. “Make It Right (feat. Lauv)” by BTS, Lauv 
  8. “ON (Feat. Sia)” by BTS, Sia 
  9. “Bet You Wanna (feat. Cardi B)” by BLACKPINK, Cardi B 
  10. “Way Back Home (feat. Conor Maynard) - Sam Feldt Edit” by SHAUN, Sam Feldt, Conor Maynard 

Most Streamed Korean OST Tracks Globally

  1. “Sweet Night” by V (Itaewon Class)
  2. “Stay With Me” by CHANYEOL, Punch (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God)
  3. “시작” by Gaho (Itaewon Class)
  4. “Beautiful”  by Crush (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God)
  5. “It’s Definitely You” by V, Jin (Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth)
  6. “Here I Am Again” by Yerin Baek (Crash Landing on You) 
  7. “It’s You” by Henry (While You Were Sleeping) 
  8. “Everytime” by CHEN (Descendants of The Sun) 
  9. “Give You My Heart” by IU (Crash Landing on You) 
  10. “But it’s Destiny” by 10cm (Crash Landing on You) 

Most Streamed Korean R&B Tracks Globally

  1. “Candy” by BAEKHYUN
  2. “instagram” by DEAN
  3. “UN Village” by BAEKHYUN 
  4. “We don’t talk together” by HEIZE, GIRIBOY  
  5. “HOLO” by LeeHi
  6. “All I Wanna Do (feat. Hoody & 로꼬 Loco) [Korean Version]” by Jay Park, Hoody, Loco 
  7. “D (Half Moon)” by DEAN, Gaeko 
  8. “Yours” by Raiden, CHANYEOL, LeeHi, CHANGMO
  9. “Make Up” by Sam Kim, Crush 
  10. “WINE (Feat. Changmo) (Prod. SUGA)” by SURAN

Most Streamed Korean Hip-Hop Tracks Globally

  1. “Any song” by ZICO 
  2. “Daechwita” by Agust D 
  3. “seoul (prod. HONNE)” by RM   
  4. “NUNU NANA” by Jessi 
  5. “People” by Agust D
  6. “Daydream (백일몽)” by j-hope
  7. “Burn It” Agust D, MAX
  8. “What do you think?” by Agust D
  9. “moonchild” by RM
  10. “Strange” by Agust D, RM

Most Streamed Artists on Spotify’s RADAR Korea Playlist

  1. TREASURE
  2. AleXa
  3. BIBI
  4. SECRET NUMBER
  5. A.C.E
  6. THE BOYZ
  7. ONEWE
  8. ONEUS
  9. Grizzly 
  10. ONF 

Singapore’s Most Streamed K-Pop Artists

  1. BTS
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. TWICE
  4. IU
  5. Red Velvet
  6. Stray Kids
  7. SEVENTEEN
  8. ITZY
  9. MAMAMOO
  10. TAEYEON

Singapore’s Most Streamed K-Pop Songs

  1. “How You Like That” by BLACKPINK
  2. “Psycho” by Red Velvet
  3. “Dynamite” by BTS
  4. “eight(Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” by IU, SUGA
  5. “Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)” by BTS, Halsey
  6. “WANNABE” by ITZY
  7. “Any song” by ZICO
  8. “Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)” by BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez
  9. “Lovesick Girls” by BLACKPINK
  10. “Black Swan” by BTS

Philippines’ Most Streamed K-Pop Artists

  1. BTS
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. TWICE
  4. Red Velvet
  5. IU
  6. SEVENTEEN
  7. EXO
  8. ITZY
  9. Stray Kids
  10. DAY6

Philippines’ Most Streamed K-Pop Songs

  1. “Dynamite” by BTS
  2. “How You Like That“ by BLACKPINK
  3. “Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)” by BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez
  4. “Psycho” by Red Velvet
  5. “Lovesick Girls” by BLACKPINK
  6. “Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)” by BTS, Halsey
  7. “Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK)” by Lady Gaga, BLACKPINK
  8. “eight(Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” by IU, SUGA
  9. “Make It Right (feat. Lauv)” by BTS, Lauv
  10. “MORE & MORE” by TWICE

Malaysia Most Streamed K-Pop Artists

  1. BTS
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. TWICE
  4. IU
  5. Red Velvet
  6. EXO
  7. SEVENTEEN
  8. Stray Kids
  9. BIGBANG
  10. TAEYEON

Malaysia Most Streamed K-Pop Songs

  1. “How You Like That” by BLACKPINK
  2. “Dynamite” by BTS
  3. “Psycho” by Red Velvet
  4. “Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)” by BTS, Halsey
  5. “Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)” by BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez
  6. “Any song” by ZICO
  7. “Black Swan” by BTS
  8. “eight(Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” by IU, SUGA
  9. “WANNABE” by ITZY
  10. “Lovesick Girls” by BLACKPINK

Thailand’s Most Streamed K-Pop Artists

  1. BTS
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. NCT 127
  4. Red Velvet
  5. IU
  6. TWICE
  7. NCT DREAM
  8. GOT7
  9. DAY6
  10. EXO

Thailand’s Most Streamed K-Pop Songs

  1. “How You Like That” by BLACKPINK
  2. “Psycho” by Red Velvet
  3. “Ice Cream (With Selena Gomez)” by BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez
  4. “Dynamite” by BTS
  5. “eight(Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” by IU, SUGA
  6. “Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK)” by BLACKPINK, Lady Gaga
  7. “Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)” by BTS, Halsey
  8. “WANNABE” by ITZY
  9. “Lovesick Girls” by BLACKPINK
  10. “Black Swan” by BTS

Taiwan's Most-Streamed K-Pop Artists

  1. BTS
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. IU
  4. TWICE
  5. MAMAMOO
  6. TAEYEON
  7. Red Velvet
  8. (G)I-DLE
  9. ITZY
  10. SEVENTEEN


Taiwan's Most-Streamed K-Pop Songs

  1. IU, SUGA〈eight(Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)〉
  2. BLACKPINK〈How You Like That〉
  3. BTS〈Dynamite〉
  4. ZICO〈Any song〉
  5. ITZY〈WANNABE〉
  6. Hwa Sa〈Maria〉
  7. Red Velvet〈Psycho〉
  8. BTS, Halsey〈Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)〉
  9. Gaho 〈시작〉
  10. Conor Maynard, SHAUN, Sam Feldt Way Back Home (feat. Conor Maynard) - Sam Feldt Edit〉

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