Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

How Spotify's Playlists Captured the Biggest Music Trends of 2023

29/11/2023

With another year coming to a close, Spotify is back with your personalized Wrapped, our annual recap of your listening highlights from the past 12 months that includes your top songs, artists, and podcasts, as well as your most distinct streaming habits. But we're also taking a step back and looking at 2023's biggest music trends on Spotify.

Thanks to the in-the-know editors responsible for creating our editorial playlists as part of the Global Curation Groups, the most iconic musical moments of the year were reflected on Spotify. Whether it was blockbuster movie soundtracks that grabbed the world's attention, viral social media moments that bubbled up to the mainstream, or classic genres finding new fans in Gen Z, our experts were on top of it all.

For the Record sat down with our editorial team and got the scoop.

Peso Pluma and M sica Mexicana go mainstream RADAR US artist Peso Pluma made himself known to the world in March with his feature on Eslabon Armado's Ella Baila Sola. Fast-forward to now, and that song is one of the top-five most-streamed songs of 2023 globally-and is about to hit Spotify's Billions Club. Meanwhile, the M sica Mexicana genre at large has enjoyed a surge in popularity, dominating the global charts this summer.

Explore this trend on: Lo Mejor de La Reina 2023, Corridos Perrones, Corridos Tumbados, Today's Top Hits

Folk rising In 2023, a slew of indie artists emerged with folk-inspired albums including Mitski, Toro Y Moi, and boygenius. Plus, we heard new folk voices like Searows and 2024 Best New Artist Noah Kahan.

Explore this trend on: Indie Twang, Juniper

Shoegaze returns courtesy of Gen Z Shoegaze has been around since the late '80s, but it experienced a resurgence in 2023 among Gen Z, who found new bands like Wisp as well as aughts stalwarts like Panchiko.

Over the past year, the genre has thrived within various Gen Z internet communities that have fostered pockets of interest and given birth to exciting new acts. Perhaps unknowingly, the emerging class of neo-shoegaze artists is contributing to genre diffusion, blending techniques from various music genres to create something fresh and unique.

Explore this trend on: Shoegaze Now, IRL Angel

Rema carries Afrobeats into Spotify's Billions Club Rema has been a hitmaker in Africa since 2019, but it was a collaboration with Selena Gomez on Calm Down (Remix) that shot him to international fame in 2023. The global smash earned the Afrobeats star a Grammy nomination, as well as a spot in our highly coveted Billions Club, making Calm Down the first African artist-led track to do so.

Explore this trend on: African Heat, Billions Club, Today's Top Hits

Taylor Swift's eras on tour Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour kicked off in March and was the live-music event of the year. Taylor not only picked songs from all 10 of her studio albums to perform in a stunning three-hour show, but she also set aside time each night for acoustic performances of two surprise songs. And according to Taylor's rules, no two songs could be repeated unless she messed it up the first time. To capture this epic moment, we collected all of the surprise songs in a playlist, which was updated every weekend during the U.S. leg of her tour.

Explore this trend on: Surprise Song Era

Troye Sivan and Hyunjin's IRL friendship This past summer, Troye Sivan posted a TikTok that went viral about trying to find Hyunjin of Stray Kids. We joined in on the fun with a playlist and they eventually collabed on a remix of Rush, which also featured PinkPantheress.

Explore this trend on: what a moment

Peggy Gou takes house music to the top of the charts House, one of the original genres of dance music, has grown in popularity since the pandemic. This summer, we saw massive house hits resonate with fans internationally, including Peggy Gou s (It Goes Like) Nanana.

Other huge moments for house music include artists like Fred again.., Black Coffee, Chris Lake, and FISHER, who are breaking records around the world, and breakthrough opportunities for exciting artists like LP Giobbi, John Summit, and Dom Dolla

Explore this trend on: Umami, Housewerk presents Best House of 2023, Summer House

It's a Barbie world Ahead of the Barbie release this summer, we saw Barbiecore aesthetics manifest in the pop culture zeitgeist. Once we got word that Barbie was going to feature a star-studded soundtrack with hits like Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice, and Aqua's Barbie World and Dua Lipa's Dance The Night, we brought all things Barbie to life on Spotify through the pinkification of several playlist covers, new editorial playlists, and partner playlists.

Explore this trend on: Hot Pink, Barbie Official Playlist

Hyper techno surges There was an influx of high-BPM dance pop songs in general, and with it came a new wave of tracks that showcased a harder sound using classic techno and big room beats and basslines. We saw a surge in streams-especially from European Gen Zs-of techno-infused songs like Niklas Dee's Not Fair, Creeds' Push Up, and BENNETT's Vois sur ton chemin.

Explore this trend on: rave, techno party

Jersey Club is everywhere Jersey Club production became ubiquitous not only in U.S. hip-hop but around the world. We also saw the genre's influence find its way into K-Pop and thoughtful electronic music. Pioneers such as DJ Smallz 732, UNIIQU3, and Cookiee Kawaii were tapped to remix some of 2023's biggest hits, and newcomers such as Kanii, keltiey, and Lay Bankz staked their claims as names to watch.

Explore this trend on: Jersey Club Heat presents Best Jersey Club Songs of 2023

Tyla's turns her viral moment into crossover success South Africa's Amapiano sound has been winning the hearts of electronic and dance fans after TikTok dances and DJ mixes helpe
LINK: https://newsroom.spotify.com/2023-11-29/music-editorial-playlists-genr...
See more stories from spotify

Europe Stories

23/02/2024

7 Great Audiobooks That Inspired 2024's Most Nominated Films

Sometimes a story is too good to only exist as a book, which has inspired countless directors to turn must-read novels into feature-length films. And quite ofte...

23/02/2024

Adhoc notification: SGL Carbon evaluates strategic options for the Business Unit Carbon Fibers

(06:11 PM) Wiesbaden, February 23, 2024. The Board of Management of SGL Carbon S...

23/02/2024

SGL Carbon evaluates strategic options for the Business Unit Carbon Fibers

SGL Carbon SE is currently evaluating various strategic options for the Business Unit Carbon Fibers (CF). These include a possible partial or complete divestmen...

23/02/2024

Cinegy at ISE 2024

Sergio Alekseev, International Sales Manager for Cinegy, recently attended ISE 2024 in Barcelona and met with partners, customers and industry contacts. ISE 20...

23/02/2024

Statement by Kevin Bakhurst, Director-General of RT: Sin N Raghallaigh

In a note to the staff of RT this morning, Director-General, Kevin Bakhurst, said: It is with deep regret that I share with you the announcement by Si n N R...

23/02/2024

Rohde & Schwarz appoints new head of naval center of competence at its Kiel location

Rohde & Schwarz appoints new head of naval center of competence at its Kiel loca...

22/02/2024

The Panavision Group at BSC Expo 2024

BSC Expo 2024 recently wrapped in London, and Panavision, Panalux and LEE Filters were all on hand to showcase products from across their range of innovative so...

22/02/2024

South African mobile operators announce new services to combat fraud, as part of GSMA Open Gateway initiative

Telecommunications operators Cell C, MTN, and Telkom welcome launch of two unive...

22/02/2024

Transforming broadcasting with artificial intelligence and machine learning

John Wastcoat SVP BD and marketing at Zixi, looks at how new technologies are providing a path to efficiency and adaptability in the broadcasting industry By C...

22/02/2024

Applications open for WBD's CrewHQ

The initiative aims to help build a diverse, skilled workforce for departments including camera, sound and more By Jenny Priestley Published: February 22, 20...

22/02/2024

BBC, Amagi, Sony, Broadcom among Technology and Engineering Emmy winners

The awards are presented to a living individual, company, or scientific or technical organisation for developments and/or standardisation involved in engineerin...

22/02/2024

Barco to optimize the end-user experience and provide ease of management for IT managers through integration with Microsoft

Feb 22, 2024 Barco to optimize the end-user experience and provide ease of...

22/02/2024

Comscore to Announce Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Comscore To Announce Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial ResultsRESTON, VA, February 23, 2024 Comscore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transac...

22/02/2024

TIBOR RKASI REAPPOINTED AS CEO OF MAGYAR TELEKOM

TIBOR R KASI REAPPOINTED AS CEO OF MAGYAR TELEKOM Budapest, February 22, 2024 16:45 Magyar Telekoms Board of Directors approved the extension of Tibor R kas...

22/02/2024

MAGYAR TELEKOM ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER REMUNERATION PROPOSAL FOR 2023 RESULTS

MAGYAR TELEKOM ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER REMUNERATION PROPOSAL FOR 2023 RESULTS Budapest, February 22, 2024 17:30 Magyar Telekom (Reuters: MTEL.BU and Bloomberg...

22/02/2024

MAGYAR TELEKOM RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2023

MAGYAR TELEKOM RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2023 Budapest, February 22, 2024 17:35 Magyar Telekom today reported its consolidated financial results fo...

22/02/2024

Riedel's Bolero Elevates Wireless Communication for the Performing Arts at Spain's Teatro Real Opera House

Wuppertal February 22, 2024 Riedel's Bolero Elevates Wireless Communicatio...

22/02/2024

2023 ANNUAL RESULTS

Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland and Phoenix (AZ), USA - February 22nd, 2024 - The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S), the world leader in digital security, announce...

22/02/2024

Sexy Beast: Anatomy of a Grade in 02'27

Article courtesy of Televisual Read the article Sexy Beast: Anatomy of a Grade in 02'27 from Ross Baker, Head of Grading, Molinare...

22/02/2024

FilmLight Colour Awards Winners

Article courtesy of Digital Media World Read the article The winners of the 2023 FilmLight Colour Awards talk about their projects and their very different cr...

22/02/2024

Ein halbes Dutzend Baselight, bitte!

Article courtesy of Digital Production Germany Read the article Ein halbes Dutzend Baselight, bitte! > Half a dozen Baselight, please! Daniele Siragusano talk...

22/02/2024

Thales and Thaicom establish the foundation to lead the Unmanned Traffic Management deployment in Thailand

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Thales and Thaicom, through Thaicom's subsid...

22/02/2024

RT Choice Music Prize Classic Irish Album Announced

RT Choice Music Prize In association with IMRO and IRMA Classic Irish Album And the winning album is Achtung Baby by U2 Live Event, Vicar St Thursday 7th...

22/02/2024

RT Publishes Updated Legal Advice Regarding the Departures of Individuals

RT is today making available the updated legal advice received in respect of questions arising in connection with recent departures of executive-level senior m...

22/02/2024

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek to showcase 5G NTN-NR Rel.17 connection at MWC 2024

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek to showcase 5G NTN-NR Rel.17 connection at MWC 2024 Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek have teamed up to demonstrate a 5G non-terrestria...

22/02/2024

Rohde & Schwarz presents 3GPP 5G conformance test solutions with smallest footprint on the market

Rohde & Schwarz presents 3GPP 5G conformance test solutions with smallest footpr...

21/02/2024

Introducing AUX, Spotify's First-of-Its-Kind Music Consultancy for Brands

With a music editorial team and recommendations that have created the most vibrant streaming ecosystem in the industry, Spotify is where more than 600 million f...

21/02/2024

Vital History

With its fourth season, the National Geographic series Genius presents a dual portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, inspirational leaders who paved ...

21/02/2024

LORD HURON TAKES DPA FROM STUDIO TO STAGE

American rock band calls on DPA vocal and instrument mics for consistent recorded and live performances Adored for their emotive lyricism and moody undertones,...

21/02/2024

Goldenduck Group Debuts Clear-Com Arcadia Central Station in Thailand with Lightsource...

eds3_5_jq(document).ready(function($) { $(#eds_sliderM519).chameleonSlider_2_1({...

21/02/2024

Redefining Ad-Breaks: The Promise of Fast Channels in the Digital Era

In the fast-paced world of media distribution, efficiency is key. One of the critical components of a streamlined media supply chain is the careful curation of ...

21/02/2024

2024-02-21

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today introduced Apple Sports, a free app for iPhone that gives sports fans access to real-time scores, stats, and more. Designed fo...

21/02/2024

Time to rethink network orchestration and broadcast control

Olivier Suard, VP marketing, Nevion, explains why the move to IP is similar to the move to the combustion engine Sponsored Content Published: February 21, 20...

21/02/2024

SCENESIS provides post production services for new film, Ravens

The film is from writer-director Mark Gill and was shot in Tokyo, Japan in October 2023. It chronicles the life of Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase By Jen...

21/02/2024

DNEG launches immersive division

DNEG IXP will be led by managing director Josh Mandel By Jenny Priestley Published: February 21, 2024 Updated: February 22, 2024 DNEG IXP will be led by...

21/02/2024

Comscore Transforms Local and National Ad Campaigns with Pioneering Cross-Platform Audience Measurement

Comscore Transforms Local and National Ad Campaigns with Pioneering Cross-Platfo...

21/02/2024

VEON Launches Geolocation Gateway, Enabling Proximity-Based Digital Services

21 Feb 2024 VEON Launches Geolocation Gateway, Enabling Proximity-Based Digital Services Amsterdam and Tashkent, 21 February 2024 - VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Eu...

21/02/2024

IBM Report: Cybercriminals Intensify Attacks on User Identities in the UK, Complicating Recovery Efforts for Enterprises

LONDON, UK, Feb 21, 2024 IBM today released the 2024 X-Force Threat Intelligen...

21/02/2024

Eutelsat Group's ADVANCE Maritime offer supporting Universal Satcom to consolidate and extend its service offering

Photo credit: Shutterstock Press release - 21 February 2024 11:07 Eutelsat ...

21/02/2024

RT Choice Music Prize Conversations 2024: 7th March, 12.00-16.00

RT Choice Music Prize In association with IMRO and IRMA Conversations 2024 7th March, 12.00-16.00 http://www.choicemusicprize.ie/conversations/ Live Event...

21/02/2024

Allcare Pharmacy sponsors Brendan O'Connor on RT Radio 1

RT Media Sales has announced Allcare Pharmacy as sponsor of Brendan O' Connor, RT Radio 1, Saturday & Sunday, 11am-1pm. Brokered by Javelin, the ten-mont...

21/02/2024

Radio across Europe joining forces to fight for rightful place in the car

Radio across Europe joining forces to fight for rightful place in the car...

21/02/2024

From post-quantum cryptography to seamless connectivity and 5G security, find out how Thales enables a secure connected world

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Thales actively contributes to making the world ...

21/02/2024

Saab and Thales sign ATM MoU for Singapore

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Saab and Thales announced today at Singapore Airshow 2024 the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the lo...

21/02/2024

Rohde & Schwarz and SmartViser partner to demonstrate test solutions for new EEI regulation

Rohde & Schwarz and SmartViser partner to demonstrate test solutions for new EEI...

21/02/2024

Rohde & Schwarz first to test 5G eCall interoperability of Quectel's 5G module with its wideband radio communication tester

Rohde & Schwarz first to test 5G eCall interoperability of Quectel's 5G modu...

21/02/2024

Merah Putih-2 telecommunications satellite successfully launched

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Set to provide more capacity over the Indonesian archipelago Cape Canaveral, Florida, February 21, 2024 - Merah Putih-2 telecom...

21/02/2024

Malaysia Airlines Partners with Thales to Optimize Flight Management and Surveillance Solutions

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn 20 Airbus A330neo aircraft in Malaysia Airlines&...