It's that time of year again, when Spotify makes its much anticipated ‘Wrapped’ feature available to all.
Wrapped allows users to see their most streamed songs and artists from the previous 12 months, and often provides an intriguing snapshot into listener habits.
In 2020, we’ve spent more time indoors streaming our favourite music than ever, so how can you check in on the musical trends of your own year?
Here’s how to check your Spotify Wrapped for 2020.
How do I check my Spotify Wrapped 2020?
In 2020, Spotify’s Wrapped feature is available exclusively in the Spotify mobile app on iOS and Android, and was made available on Wednesday 2 December.
If you boot up your app and find there's no Wrapped feature available, it’s worth making sure your device is running the most up-to-date version of the app available, and updating accordingly through the usual channels.
Once updated, if your Wrapped still isn’t appearing on the app’s home screen, try searching for ‘Wrapped’ like you would any other artist or song.
You’ll be presented with a slideshow of stats charting your year in music; each ‘slide’ can be easily shared with social media apps like Instagram, so you can show off your listening habits to friends with ease.
This year’s Wrapped is full of insights on the artists, songs, genres, and podcasts that you’ve streamed throughout 2020, compiled from data unique to each and every listener for a truly personalised experience.
Even if you’re not a Spotify subscriber, you can still peruse the data on Spotify’s global listening trends by heading to Spotify.com/Wrapped on either your desktop or your mobile browser.
What’s new this year?
Spotify has added a number of new features to the usual format of its Wrapped feature.
There are new in-app quizzes that allow you to predict you top podcasts and artists before they are revealed to you, and Premium users will be awarded badges based on the ways they listened (for example, if you listened to a song before it hit 50,000 streams, you’ll get the ‘Pioneer’ badge).
There are also new personalised playlists alongside the usual ‘Your Top Songs’ compilation, including ‘Missed Hits’, in which Spotify’s algorithm recommends popular similar 2020 releases you didn’t listen to that it thinks you might like.
What are the most streamed artists of 2020?
Spotify also released the data on its most popular artists, songs and albums of 2020, with Canadian megastar Drake topping the UK list.
The rapper beat Juice WRLD to be named most streamed artist in the UK, with Eminem third, Ed Sheeran fourth and The Weeknd fifth.
Sheeran was the most popular British artist in the UK, ahead of Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Lewis Capaldi, and Harry Styles.
When it came to the most streamed songs, UK listeners played The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ more than any other in 2020, with SAINt JHN’s ‘Roses’ as remixed by Imanbek in second.
Spotify also released data for albums: Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ was most streamed in the UK, ahead of Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ in second, Pop Smoke’s ‘Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon’ in third, and The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ in fourth.
Globally, the most streamed artist on Spotify was Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, who beat Drake into second position with more than 8.3 billion streams this year.
Bad Bunny’s ‘YHLQMDLG’ was the most streamed album worldwide with over 3.3 billion streams, British artists Harry Styles and Dua Lipa making the top five.
‘Blinding Lights’ was the most streamed track by Spotify’s 320 million global users, the company said, with almost 1.6 billion streams.
Is Decade Wrapped available this year?
Decade Wrapped – which allowed users to see their listening habits throughout the previous 10 years – was last year’s Wrapped feature, and is not available this year.
It was used to celebrate the arrival of a new decade with 2020.
A version of this article originally appeared on our sister title, the Scotsman