BTS, Spotify’s Most Streamed K-Pop Artist Globally and in Malaysia

Thursday, December 06, 2018

All throughout 2018, K-Pop artists have celebrated a series of firsts on the global stage, making a massive impact in the music industry not just in Asia, but in the U.S. and around the world. Their fast tempos, thrilling visual components, and resonant use of melody and storytelling have captivated fans on every continent.
Based on Spotify’s data, K-Pop sensation BTS is the most streamed K-Pop artist in 2018 globally. In addition to that, BTS is also the second most streamed group on Spotify with FAKE LOVE as the top K-Pop song on the platform amassing over 175 million streams.
Following BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE, EXO, and iKON rounded out the top 5 list of Most Streamed K-Pop Artists in Malaysia. Check out the rest of the K-pop specific data below. For the best of K-Pop in 2018, check out the following playlists:
Spotify's Top K-POP Lists 2018:
Most Streamed K-Pop Artists Globally
1. BTS
2. BLACKPINK
3. EXO
4. TWICE
5. Red Velvet
6. SEVENTEEN
7. BIGBANG
8. iKON
9. GOT7
10. Monsta X

Most Streamed K-Pop Artists in Malaysia 
1. BTS 
2. BLACKPINK 
3. TWICE 
4. EXO 
5. iKON 
6. BIGBANG 
7. Red Velvet 
8. SEVENTEEN 
9. WINNER 
10. Wanna One

Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify's K-Pop Daebak Playlist 
1. BLACKPINK - DDU-DU DDU-DU 
2. iKON - LOVE SCENARIO 
3. Red Velvet - Bad Boy 
4. MOMOLAND - BBoom BBoom 
5. BTS - FAKE LOVE 
6. TWICE - What is Love? 
7. BLACKPINK - FOREVER YOUNG - KR Ver. 
8. (G)I-DLE - LATATA 
9. iKON - KILLING ME 
10. SUNMI - Gashina
*Spotify’s K-Pop Daebak playlist is home to the hottest hits from emerging and chart-topping acts

Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify's Korean OSTs Playlist 
1. Henry - It's You (drama While You Were Sleeping)
2. Suzy - I Love You Boy 
3. CHANYEOL - Stay With Me 
4. Eddy Kim - 긴 밤이 오면 
5. Bumkey - When I Saw You 
6. Crush - Beautiful 
7. CHEN - Everytime 
8. Kim Yeonji - 마음의 말 
9. Ailee - I will go to you like the first snow 
10. Gummy - You Are My Everything
*Spotify’s Korean OST playlist is home to familiar hits from your favourite Korean movie/TV drama

And to all those Spotify users out there, don’t forget to check out the Wrapped microsite (starting today) to see your personal favorites and top-streamed tracks, and receive a playlist based on your tastes. Back by popular demand, Wrapped allows you to rediscover and share the music that formed your personal soundtrack in 2018.

pic cr: Spotify

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