Aussie artist The Kid Laroi takes top spot on Apple Music’s 2022 global listener chart

Aussie rapper The Kid Laroi has topped Apple Music’s global song chart in 2022 with his hit featuring Justin Bieber.

The song Stay topped the music streamer’s end-of-year lists, which provided listeners with data on their own most listened-to tunes.

Stay, which stayed atop the US chart Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks during the year, was No. 1 on Apple Music’s top 100 global songs chart, staying on top for 51 days straight. Locally, the duet took out second spot on the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown earlier this year and the teen artist earnea number of ARIA Awards.

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Meanwhile, Aussie band PNAU’s remix of Elton John and Dua Lipa’s Cold Heart came in at No. 1 on the Apple Music’s Shazam chart

Disney earworm We Don’t Talk About Bruno from the movie musical Encanto was the song with the most-read lyrics in 2022 on the platform.

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Joining Stay at the very top of the global songs list were As It Was by Harry Styles, Wait For U by Future featuring Drake and Tems, Super Gremlin by Kodak Black, Easy on Me by Adele, and Heat Wave by Glass Animals.

Hip-hop continued to lead the different genres on the global top 100 with 32 songs, followed by pop with 23 songs and R&B/soul in third place with 11 songs.

The data shows the growing presence of non-English-language tunes, with African songs on the rise on the Shazam chart as well as the global daily 100, while Japanese-language songs made big gains on the most-read lyrics chart.

“It’s really the rise of what was once very niche genres creeping into the mainstream, which is an exciting new development on the platform,” global head of editorial Rachel Newman said.

In the global Top 100, there were 21 non-English songs, which is more than double the number of songs last year.

There were 55 Latin songs to reach the Global Daily Top 100 in 2022 — up 22 per cent from 2021. In 2022, six of the the 50 J-pop songs to reach the chart placed in the top 10; last year none were in the top 10.

Replay — Apple’s alternative to Spotify’s Wrapped playlist — has been redesigned with new, sleek functionality and optimised for sharing on social media like TikTok or Instagram.

The streamer began notifying users Tuesday that Apple Music Replay was ready. The feature lets users see and hear their favourite songs, albums, artists and playlists from the past year as well as total minutes on the service. One new feature is that superfans can discover whether they are in the top 100 listeners of their favorite artist or genre.

The charts are dynamic all year, so listeners can check any time to see how their music is charting. Eligibility is based on a threshold of plays and time spent listening.

Apple Music had a big 2022 itself, hitting a milestone in October when it recorded its 100 millionth song on the streaming service. That’s more than YouTube Music’s 80 million songs, Spotify’s 82 million tracks and podcasts, and Amazon Music’s 90 million songs.

In November, Apple Music crowned the Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny its Artist of the Year, thanks in large part to his latest album, Un Verano Sin Ti, which became Apple Music’s most streamed album of 2022 and its biggest Latin album of all time.

And on Tuesday, Bad Bunny peaked on streaming service Pandora’s end of year list, holding the most songs on the top 100 list with five in total.

But it was Future featuring Drake and Tems who took out the top spot, with hit Wait For U named the top track of 2022.

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