2016 Spotify’s most listened artists, BABYMETAL is 2nd Japanese artist most played abroad

Billboard Japan released information about the most listened artist on Spotify in 2016. BABYMETAL is featured in the second place of the most listened artists outside Japan meanwhile One OK Rock are the most played artist in Japan. Find more details below. 

 

BABYMETAL is the 2nd Japanese artist most played outside Japan on Spotify

Spotify, the music streaming service with over 100.000 users worldwide announced the most listened artists in 2016 featuring Drake as most listened on Spotify. For second consecutive year Drake is ranked in first place with over 4.7 billion plays. 

 

In addition, on September 29, 2016 Spotify officialy landend in Japan which became open to public audience on November 10 of this year. One OK Rock became the most played Japanese artist in Japan while RADWIMPS was the most played Japanese artist abroad. 

 

The rankings from Spotify Japan are from the beginnings of the company in Japan, from September 30, 2016 to November 20, less than 2 months of information. 

 

Spotify Japan Ranking 2016 - 

Japanese artists most played in Japan

1 ONE OK ROCK

2 Nakata Yasutaka

3 Shota Shimizu

4 The Hotpantz

5 Akanishi Jin

 

Japanese artists most played outside Japan

1 RADWIMPS

2 BABYMETAL

3 ONE OK ROCK

4 Pico Taro

5 Teddy Loid

 

 

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Article by: Billboard Japan.

Translation by: Maik Gianino