Spotify Wrapped: What topped the charts in 2022?

New York, New York - 2022's Spotify Wrapped is finally here! As listeners around the world share and confront their musical tastes, the platform has revealed which artists and songs were the most beloved this year.

(From l. to r.) Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, and Taylor Swift ranked among the most-streamed artists on Spotify in 2022.
(From l. to r.) Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, and Taylor Swift ranked among the most-streamed artists on Spotify in 2022.  © collage: ​​KEVIN WINTER, Theo Wargo, Dimitrios Kambouris / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP & Unsplash/@alexbemore

It's that time of year again! The highly-anticipated Spotify Wrapped, which recaps users' listening habits on the streaming service over the past year, has arrived in style.

With a flashy Instagram story-type aesthetic, the annual feature reveals users' top tracks, artists, albums, genres, and more.

The streaming giant also curates a unique playlist featuring listeners' most-played songs of the year, so you can keep unwrapping your Unwrapped as long as you'd like.

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Along with the individual user recaps, Spotify has also crowned the overall 2022 Spotify chart-toppers globally.

Who made the cut? Let's dive in.

Who are the top artists of 2022?

Bad Bunny was Spotify's most-streamed artist globally in 2022, taking the crown a third time over.
Bad Bunny was Spotify's most-streamed artist globally in 2022, taking the crown a third time over.  © KEVIN WINTER / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

Bad Bunny has reigned supreme as the most-streamed artist on Spotify worldwide. The distinction marks a three-peat for the 28-year-old, who also held the top spot in 2020 and 2021.

Coming in hot below Bad Bunny is Ticketmaster's current enemy Taylor Swift, who has been conquering the charts since she released Midnights last month. The 32-year-old broke several records with her latest album, becoming the first-ever artist to occupy all top ten spots on the Billboard Hot 100 in a single week.

The third most-played artist of the year was Drake, who dropped Her Loss, a collaboration with 21 Savage, on November 4.

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Rounding out the top five artists were The Weeknd and K-Pop sensation BTS.

What are the top songs of 2022?

As It Was by Harry Styles earned the top spot on the Spotify global streaming charts in 2022.
As It Was by Harry Styles earned the top spot on the Spotify global streaming charts in 2022.  © IMAGO / Pacific Press Agency

Harry Styles took the top track honor with As It Was, which was the most-streamed song globally in 2022. As the lead single off of his latest album, Harry's House, the tune ushered in an exciting new era for the former One Direction star.

Heat Waves by Glass Animals, which was released in 2020, ranked number two on the global charts. The song was boosted significantly by its popularity on TikTok.

Australian rapper The Kid LAROI took third place on the global Spotify chart with his 2021 track STAY, a collaboration with Justin Bieber.

Top artist Bad Bunny completed the top five tracks with Me Porto Bonito (featuring Chencho Corleone) and Tití Me Preguntó.

What are the top albums of 2022?

Bad Bunny's Un Verano Sin Ti was the most-streamed album globally in 2022.
Bad Bunny's Un Verano Sin Ti was the most-streamed album globally in 2022.  © IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

Coming as no surprise, Bad Bunny's latest album, Un Verano Sin Ti, earned the top prize as the most-streamed album globally in 2022.

Spotify listeners everywhere also paid quite a few visits to Harry's House, which ranked second on the global charts.

Last year's top album, SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo, made a reappearance as the third most-streamed album in 2022.

SOUR is joined by another two other members of last year's top five most-streamed albums, = by Ed Sheeran and Planet Her by Doja Cat, which ranked fourth and fifth this year, respectively.

Spotify listeners can access their individualized 2022 Wrapped playlists now by looking for the Wrapped icon on their account's homepage.

Cover photo: collage: ​​KEVIN WINTER, Theo Wargo, Dimitrios Kambouris / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP & Unsplash/@alexbemore

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