The song “As It Was” by Harry Styles is the most streamed song in the world on Spotify in 2022, the website of BBC television reported.
The former One Direction singer beat Ed Sheeran, Drake and Taylor Swift to the top spot. The track is also in first place on the Deezer platform. Justin Bieber topped the Apple chart with “Stay”.
Harry Styles said his hit was about metamorphosis. In it, he reflects on loneliness, growing up and moving on.
“As It Was” was streamed on Spotify 1.5 billion times during the year. This should net the singer and his collaborators around £1.5 million in royalties.
The most popular artist on the platform for the third time in a row is the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny, mainly thanks to the album “Un Verano Sin Ti”.
In second place on the World Songs of 2022 chart is “Heat Waves” by “Glas Animals”. Third is “Stay” by Justin Bieber and Kid LaRoy. Bad Bunny’s “Me Porto Bonito” and Titi Me Pregunto follow. In sixth place is “Cold Heart” by Elton John and Dua Lipa.
In the global ranking of Spotify’s artists, Taylor Swift is in second place. Drake is third. The Weeknd is fourth. K-pop group BTS is fifth. Sixth is Ed Sheeran, broadcasts BTA. Harry Styles is seventh.
Among the albums after “Un Verano Sin Ti”, is “Harry’s House” by Harry Styles. Third is “Sour” by Olivia Rodrigo. Fourth is Ed Sheeran’s “=” (Equals). He is followed by Doja Kett with “Planet Her”.