Spotify reveals the new listening trends for MENA

Spotify reveals the new listening trends for MENA

 – Pop, rap and Hip-hop are the region’s most popular genres

– Algerian hitmaker Soolking takes the lead as the most streamed Arab artist on Spotify in MENA

Sweet streams are made of this! Curious to know what Spotify fans in MENA have been listening to so far this year? Today, Spotify reveals Middle East and North Africa’s top streamed songs, artists genres and playlists that have been soundtracking 2019 so far.

The most popular music genre in the region is ‘pop music’, where Ariana Grande took the lead as most streamed artist in the region and award-winning Egyptian pop artist, Amr Diab came in second in the top five most streamed Arab artists category.

Rap and hip-hop are going strong over the last few months on Spotify regionally. The two genres are ranked second and third as the most popular genres in the region, respectively, with Algerian hitmaker, Sookling, becoming the most streamed Arab artist in the region. In MoroccoMaghreb Hip-Hop is ranked the number one most streamed local playlist on Spotify.

With an unprecedented catalogue of music, Spotify music fans have access to more than three billion playlists and a fully Arabic catalogue.  From that aray of music and playlists, Today’s Top Hits proved to be a favourite in most markets including the United Arab Emirates,  Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan, whereas in Egypt and Algeria users preferred to listen to Today’s Top Egyptian Hits and Algeria Sounds respectively.

Spotify can also reveal that the most musical country award in the MENA region goes to the United Arab Emirates, followed by neighboring country Saudi Arabiathen Morocco.

Top 5 music genres in the MENA region (from 01 January – 10 April 2019):

  1. Pop
  2. Rap
  3. Hip-hop
  4. Trap
  5. R&B

 

Top 5 most streamed artists in MENA (from 01 January – 10 April 2019):

  1. Ariana Grande
  2. XXXTENTACION
  3. Post Malone
  4. Billie Eilish
  5. Khalid

 

Top 5 most streamed Arab artists in MENA (from 01 January – 10 April 2019):

  1. Soolking
  2. Amr Diab
  3. Lartiste
  4. Mohammad Hamaki
  5. ElGrande Toto

 

Top 5 most streamed songs in MENA (from 01 January – 10 April 2019):

  1. Halsey – Without Me
  2. Ariana Grande – 7 rings
  3. Post Malone – Wow
  4. Post Malone, Swae Lee – Sunflower
  5. Bastille, Marshmello – Happier

 

Top 5 most streamed playlists in the UAE (from 01 January – 10 April 2019):

  1. Today’s Top Hits
  2. Top Hits Philippines
  3. Sleep
  4. RapCaviar
  5. Soft Pop Hits

Top 5 most streamed playlists in Saudi Arabia (from 01 January – 10 April 2019):

  1. Today’s Top Hits
  2. Today’s Top Khaleeji Hits 
  3. RapCaviar
  4. Top Hits Gulf 
  5. New Music Friday Gulf

Top 5 most streamed playlists in Egypt (from 01 January – 10 April 2019):

  1. Today’s Top Egyptian Hits
  2. Today’s Top Hits 
  3. Sleep
  4. Peaceful Piano
  5. Chill Bel Masry

Top 5 most streamed playlists in Algeria (from 01 January – 10 April 2019):

  1. Algeria Sounds
  2. Today’s Top Hits 
  3. Raï راي
  4. PVNCHLNRS
  5. Hot Hip Hop

Top 5 most streamed playlists in Morocco (from 01 January – 10 April 2019):

  1. Maghreb Hip Hop
  2. Today’s Top Maghreb Hits
  3. Today’s Top Hits
  4. Morocco Sounds
  5. RapCaviar

Top 5 most streamed playlists in Lebanon (from 01 January – 10 April 2019): 

  1. Today’s Top Hits
  2. Peaceful Piano
  3. RapCaviar
  4. Sleep
  5. Today’s Top Sharqi Hits

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