Spotify has released their annual look back in music. Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza holds on to the top spot once again on the Most Streamed Local Artistes list. Siti also held the No. 1 position last year.
When told about her achievement, Siti was elated. “This achievement is the testament of the unwavering support of my dedicated fans, the Sitizoners,” she said.
The other local singers in the list include Sufian Suhaimi, Haqiem Rusli, Faizal Tahir and Ismail Izzani.
Ed Sheeran, who was the No. 1 Most Streamed Artiste in Malaysia last year fell to No. 3. He made way for K-pop boy band BTS who finds itself on top of the list of Most Streamed Artistes.
This is not surprising considering the banner year BTS has enjoyed – from performing at sold-out concerts to appearing on the cover of Time magazine. “As Koreans, we love our country and we’re proud of our country so much. And it’s even just an honour to be called an ambassador of Korean K-pop,” RM, one of the members of BTS, told Time.
BTS is trailed by American R&B singer Khalid, British sensation Ed Sheeran (who was No. 1 last year) and Taiwan star Jay Chou.
Pop star Ariana Grande, buoyed by her fourth album Sweetner and latest break-up anthem Thank U, Next, rounds up the Top 5, making her the only female in the list of Most Streamed Artiste of 2018 in Malaysia.
Here’s a look at the main categories in Malaysia:
Most Streamed Local Artistes
1. Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza
2. Sufian Suhaimi
3. Haqiem Rusli
4. Faizal Tahir
5. Ismail Izzani
Most Streamed Artistes (Overall)
3. Ed Sheeran
4. Jay Chou
5. Ariana Grande
Most Streamed Female Artistes
1. Ariana Grande
2. Camila Cabello
3. Taylor Swift
4. Dua Lipa
5. Selena Gomez
Most Streamed Male Artistes
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Jay Chou
5. Post Malone
Most Streamed Groups
2. Maroon 5
5. Imagine Dragons
Most Streamed Tracks
1. You Are The Reason (Calum Scott)
2. Girls Like You (Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B)
3. FRIENDS (Anne-Marie, Marshmello)
4. The Middle (Grey, Zedd, Maren Morris)
5. Havana (Camila Cabello))