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Bad Bunny dominates streaming charts on Apple, Spotify

Yahoo Finance Live anchors report that Bad Bunny has dominated 2022's global streaming charts.

Video Transcript

[AUDIO LOGO]

BRAD SMITH: You guys, having fun with some of the stats of the day. The Stat Of The Day today is streaming giants Spotify, iHeart Radio, Pandora, and Apple Music have released their lists of the top music of the year with Latin artist Bad Bunny dominating all charts.

His music was streamed 18 and 1/2 billion times worldwide on Spotify. And he was selected as Apple's artist of the year. His album was the most streamed album of 2022 on Apple Music. And the biggest Latin album of all time on the platform. So Julie, I want to talk about our topics.

JULIE HYMAN: Well, I have a question for you, how many times did you stream Bad Bunny in this past year?

BRAD SMITH: I mean, not as much as everybody else, apparently. But I did, at least--

JULIE HYMAN: You know how many times I did. That's a big fat goose egg, my friends.

BRAD SMITH: Zero? Oh, man.

JULIE HYMAN: Yeah, no, no, not--

BRAD SMITH: Well--

JULIE HYMAN: --my jam.

BRAD SMITH: --we're gonna bump that in the newsroom later on.

JULIE HYMAN: Sure?

BRAD SMITH: A little Bad Bunny. Yeah.

JULIE HYMAN: OK. Well, I know Beyoncé. I happen to have--

BRAD SMITH: That's on both of our lists.

JULIE HYMAN: --this intel that Beyoncé-- well, no, Beyoncé was not on my top-- one of my top lists.

BRAD SMITH: Oh, that was number two on mine.

JULIE HYMAN: Number two? I thought she was number one for you.

BRAD SMITH: No, number one for me--

JULIE HYMAN: Oh, there's Brad's list.

BRAD SMITH: Oh, hey! There it is. Handy dandy.

JULIE HYMAN: Look at that. Oh, that's right, she was number two.

BRAD SMITH: Yeah, Beyoncé number two. You got Adele number four-- Adele I listen to before the show every day actually.

JULIE HYMAN: Oh.

BRAD SMITH: Yeah. I mean, nothing gets you pumped up for a show like some pregame Adele.

JULIE HYMAN: Really?

BRAD SMITH: Yeah, I guess so. Cory Wong as well, guitar riffs.

JULIE HYMAN: I'm a big fan of Cory Wong.

BRAD SMITH: Yeah, yup.

JULIE HYMAN: And he is not as mainstream as some of your other choices. And then here's [LAUGHS] me with my very-- I-- so my list is annoying to me this year because I had a big Lucius kick at the beginning of the year. That's those two ladies you see there.

BRAD SMITH: You saw them in concert.

JULIE HYMAN: I saw them in concert.

BRAD SMITH: Yeah.

JULIE HYMAN: And I-- sorry, Lucius, I didn't love the concert as much as I wanted to. And then I had a drop off in listening to them. I kind of over-- I kind of overdid it on listening to them a lot at the beginning of the year. And then I migrated away.

But my-- it's hard to have my top artist because I listen to a lot of diverse stuff. And so there's not like a big theme in my listening.

BRAD SMITH: Yeah, I listened to 489 artists in total this year.

JULIE HYMAN: That's a lot.

BRAD SMITH: I don't know if that's a lot or a little, but--

JULIE HYMAN: It seems like a lot.

BRAD SMITH: Yeah.

JULIE HYMAN: I don't know.

BRAD SMITH: I just know we need to get the color scheme better on the Apple Music Replay one--

JULIE HYMAN: Yeah.

BRAD SMITH: --because I mean, from a company that used to have--

JULIE HYMAN: Or maybe you should just migrate to Spotify.

BRAD SMITH: Oh, tough sell. Guys, coming--