Ben&Ben is PH’s most-streamed artist on Spotify for 2020

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 2) — Filipinos in the throes of a pandemic found comfort in listening to Ben&Ben’s music as the local folk band was named the Philippines' most-streamed artist on Spotify this year.

Ben&Ben took to Facebook to thank their fans for their recent feat.

"You don't get to # 1 without the hearts of people who lift you up and the stories that connect us all. Thanks for making us the 2020 Top Streaming Artist in the Philippines, on Spotify. This is for all of us," the nine-piece band said Tuesday night in a post.

Second on the list of top artists in the country was South Korean pop boy band BTS, followed by Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, and South Korean pop girl group BLACKPINK.

Ben&Ben is also the music streaming platform's number one OPM Artist for 2020. Runners-up in the list of most-streamed local artists are Moira Dela Torre, Matthaios, December Avenue, and Parokya Ni Edgar.

Ben&Ben's 'Make It With You' meanwhile ranked third on the list of most-streamed tracks in the Philippines, which was topped by Magnus Haven's 'Imahe'. Also in the top 5 are 'Intentions' by Justin Bieber, 'Beautiful Scars' by Maximillian and 'Someone You Loved' by Lewis Capaldi.

What’s next?

Ben&Ben will be representing the Philippines and will be performing at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Korea ROUND Music Festival happening on December 6. The music festival will be streamed on ROUND YouTube channel.

Other winners of Spotify's "2020 Wrapped"

Here are the other top performers, according to Spotify's "2020 Wrapped."

Philippines' Top Female Artists

1. Taylor Swift

2. Ariana Grande

3. Moira Dela Torre

4. Dua Lipa

5. Billie Eilish

Philippines' Top Male Artists

1. Justin Bieber

2. Lauv

3. Ed Sheeran

4. Matthaios

5. Post Malone

Philippines' Top Groups

1. Ben&Ben

2. BTS



5. Maroon 5

Bad Bunny is the world’s most-streamed artist of the year, with more than 8.3 billion streams, while The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' claimed the top spot of the most-streamed songs, with almost 1.6 billion streams.

Every year-end, Spotify releases "Wrapped," which contains the top podcasts, artists, albums, songs, and playlists the world has listened to the most.