For the second time in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Spotify is revealing the top songs, artists, albums, and playlists that defined how 320 million people around the world listened to and discovered music.
It has definitely been a year to remember — being physically apart for so long, yet somehow finding ways to come together as a resilient community. As 2020 comes to a close, Spotify looks back and celebrates the creators behind the music that kept fans going throughout a year that feels like forever. Whether it was to sing along or simply tune it all out, people kept listening and creators never missed a beat.
In Egypt, it was no other than trap star Wegz who took home the crown, while his song “Dorak Gai” was the most-streamed song in 2020 on Spotify.
Globally, Latin music continues to go strong, with Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny becoming the most-streamed artist of 2020. When it comes to the most-streamed song of 2020, The Weeknd takes the cake with “Blinding Lights”.
So, what artists defined a year unlike any other?
This year, Wegz claimed the spot of the most-streamed artist in Egypt. It is the trap star’s first time to top Spotify’s Wrapped list, but it comes as no surprise as the 22-year old top performer has been blessing his fans with hits throughout the year. Wegz is also the only artist with five songs in the most-streamed songs category for this year.
K-pop’s powerhouse BTS took the third spot and are the first K-pop group to ever receive a Grammy Award nomination. BTS’ album MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 also had a stellar year landing a slot in the most-streamed albums category, once again proving the popularity of K-pop in Egypt. Travis Scott comes fourth, followed by Abyusif who continues to leave a huge mark on the hip-hop scene with his ground-breaking collaborations.
The second most-streamed song of 2020 on Spotify is Wegz’s “Wahd Wa Eshrin”. In the third and fourth spots respectively, are Marwan Moussa’s “Sheraton” and Wegz’s “El Ghasala”. Coming in fifth is “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I.
The Weeknd’s “After Hours” comes in second as the most-streamed album right after Amr Diab’s “Sahran”. “Kol Yom Men Dah” by Hamaki comes in third, followed by “?” by the late rapper XXXTENTACION and Billie Eilish’s “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”.
When looking at Spotify editorial playlists, Today’s Top Egyptian Hits is the most popular playlist this year.
Spotify also found that Wednesday, 02 September 2020 was the most musical day of this year for Egypt.
Finally, be on the lookout for additional details and exciting new features in the coming days around Spotify’s popular personalized Wrapped and Creator Wrapped experiences, which gives users a deep dive into the music that defined their year.
Below you’ll find Spotify Egypt’s full 2020 Wrapped results.
Spotify 2020 Wrapped Egypt Top Lists:
Egypt’s Most Streamed Artists
Egypt’s Most Streamed Female Artists
- Billie Eilish
- Dua Lipa
- Ariana Grande
- Camila Cabello
- Taylor Swift
- Selena Gomez
Egypt’s Most Streamed Tracks
- Dorak Gai – Wegz
- Wahd Wa Eshrin – Wegz
- Sheraton – Marwan Moussa
- El Ghasala – Wegz
- Dance Monkey – Tones and I
- Free – Marwan Pablo and Molotof
- Falling- Trevor Daniel
- The Box- Roddy Ricch
- Bel Salama (feat. Wegz) [Lorry Pt. 2 Remix]- Molotof
- Skerty- Wegz
Egypt’s Most Streamed Albums
- Sahran- Amr Diab
- After Hours- The Weeknd
- Kol Yom Men Da- Mohamed Hamaki
- “?”- XXXTENTACION
- WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?- Billie Eillish
- MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 – BTS
- Hollywood’s Bleeding- Post Malone
- ASTROWORLD- Travis Scott
- Music To Be Murdered By- Eminem
- The Ugly Ducklings- Cairokee
Spotify Wrapped 2020 Global Top Lists
Most Streamed Artists Globally
Most Streamed Female Artists
Most Streamed Albums Globally
- YHLQMDLG, Bad Bunny
- After Hours, The Weeknd
- Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone
- Fine Line, Harry Styles
- Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa
Most Streamed Songs Globally
- “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
- “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I
- “The Box” by Roddy Ricch
- “Roses – Imanbek Remix” by Imanbek and SAINt JHN
- “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa