YouTube’s Most Streamed Artists of 2020

While YouTube doesn’t bring in as much money to the music industry as say Spotify or Apple Music, is it a major player nonetheless, and especially in certain markets.

A very diverse platform, artists from all around the world feature among the most streamed stars of the year 2020. Today, we will review them.

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The biggest streaming debuts through the world

ChartMasters - top streaming album debuts on Spotify by market

Do you like to know the truth? So do I. Nowadays, it seems that every week we hear about broken streaming records. Is that real information or brainwashing?

We will start adressing this question by looking at the biggest streaming debuts through the world!

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Spotify’s All Time Top Album Debuts

As you can expect, the likes Drake and Ariana Grande recorded several of the top album debuts on Spotify, but many more are performing incredibly well.

In fact, so far as many as 57 releases have broken the 100 million mark during their first week. Do you think your favorite artist is among them?

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Best selling records and artists in the USSR and Russia

If you go through various online sites covering music sales, you’ll find close to no information at all about the best selling artists in the USSR and Russia.

A black box up to this day, we digged through the data of this market and identified receipts covering over 100 million unit sales.

Get ready for some heavy surprises as the USSR market looked like none other.

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Streaming Masters – Sfera Ebbasta

Italian Sfera Ebbasta is no stranger in his home country. When it comes to rappers that popularised trap in Italy a few years ago, he is among the biggest names.

His 2018 album Rockstar broke all kinds of streaming records when it came out. How many units do you think it has accumulated after two years?

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Streaming Masters – PNL

French rap duo PNL was formed in 2014 and have the last few years stormed their home country’s streaming charts with their recent albums. They took up close to the entire top 20 on the French singles chart with their last output, Deux Frères.

The lead single from that album, Au DD broke the record for highest streaming week ever in France. This was even enough to reach Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart.

But let’s get to their total!

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The most streamed International artists in the MENA region

The MENA region (short for Middle East and North Africa) has been a place of mystery for very long with no official charts and very few certifications ever coming out.

This resulted in very little awareness of sales happening there. Luckily these days are now over with streaming taking over the industry.

In this article, we will list the most popular international stars in the region, where does your favorite one lands?

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Streaming Masters – Twice

The 9-members K-pop group Twice has been exploding year after year since their 2015 debut. They have now reached a point where they are arguably the biggest girl group in the world.

During 2018, they even were the most streamed artist in Japan, outdoing BTS! But just how well are they doing globally?

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Streaming Masters – IU

South Korean superstar IU just debuted straight at #1 with her new song Blueming on the Gaon charts this week destroying all competition as well as taking up half of the top 10 digital tracks there with songs from her new album Love Poem.

No one who follows the charts there are surprised really, it’s just what she does with everything she releases in her homeland. And she’s been doing it for a decade now!

But is this really enough for IU to go up against her fellow Koreans that are way more popular than her internationally?

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