Music has definitely come a long way since its early days, and music streaming platforms have completely changed the way people decide to sit back and relax by listening to some tunes.
Obviously, music is as subjective as it gets, and people would much rather listen to one thing or the other depending on their very own taste, but, in a surprise to no one, there are a handful of artists that are obviously way more popular than others. The surge of music streaming platforms of the likes of Spotify have obviously helped some people get way more exposure, and today, we’re going to let you know about the top 5 most popular artists of the year, according to Spotify:
Ariana Grande has come a long way since being yet another Disney girl and is one of the most influential artists of today, becoming an idol and icon for teenagers and young girls thanks to her heartfelt lyrics and sticky tunes.
Her last album, ‘Thank U, Next’ shows her on such a deep, personal level, that a lot of people felt completely identified with its lyrics and paid back her honesty with a bunch load of support. Now, she’s even one of Coachella’s main artists, like Beyoncé once was.
J Balvin has quickly surged to become the most important Latino music representative of the year, taking down world icons like Wisin & Yandel, and even Daddy Yankee, as the Colombian can go from pop to reggaeton, to dancehall in his tunes. Also, Balvin has thrived thanks to his ability to wisely choose his partners and who he signs with and has made his way into the hearts of people all around the world thanks to his sticky tunes and charisma.
While most people thought he was nothing but yet another ‘One Hit Wonder’ from his ‘White Iverson’ days, he really proved that he’s a versatile artist that can truly open up when writing at the tender age of 23 years old.
Post Malone made a living out of his revolutionary and careless persona. People that want to have a good time or are just feeling kind of blue can really relate to his lyrics, and there’s no doubt that he’ll be one of the leading hip-hop and rap artists for many years to come.
Khalid is actually the youngest artist of this list, but he’s already become one of the most influential and important R&B singers of his generation, making the world fall in love with him by showing himself as what he is: just a teenager that wants to have some fun. His music is quite natural and light, very similar to what Bille Ellish also offers, and, according to projections, he’s en route to become the most popular artist in the world in no time, so let’s wait and see.
Marshmello is the only artist on this list whose identity has never been publicly revealed, and perhaps that’s one of the things that make him so popular among young people. Taking the music scene for assault since his ‘Where Are You Now’ with Justin Bieber, he’s now collaborated with Migos, Logic, and Lil Peep, and the sky seems to be the limit for the controversial artist.