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Entertainment of Friday, 3 December 2021

Source: starrfm.com.gh

Sarkodie rules as ‘Most streamed artiste in Ghana’ on Spotify Wrapped

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Award-winning Ghanaian hip-pop star Sarkodie again ruled the chart as ‘Most streamed artist in Ghana as Spotify Wrapped reveals.

The ‘Adona’ crooner is ahead of Drake and Nigeria’s Burna Boy in the Most streamed category. King Promise completed the Top 10 as one of three Ghanaian artists listed in it.

In Ghana, Rap, Afropop, Afro dancehall and Azontobeats were among the top genres as nightclubs reopened and people got their groove on. Speaking of rap music, none other than “King Sark” claimed the most album plays with “No Pressure” — knocking WizKid‘s “Made in Lagos” and Justin Bieber‘s “Justice” down to second and third in the process.

As the countdown to 2022 starts, nothing can round off this incredible year better than Spotify Wrapped, which sums up what made 365 million Spotify users around the globe vibe throughout the year.

In 2021, the world slowly came out of its quarantine lifestyle to embrace the New Normal. While at it, Spotify entered Ghana’s space, in line with the rise of audio streaming in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Now, for the fifth year running, Spotify is unveiling the top artists, albums, songs and playlists through Wrapped. Spoiler alert: the Ghanaian music industry is in for a treat as local albums and artists topped the charts among Spotify users in the country!

Hots Hits Ghana — featuring tracks from Black Sherif, Kuami Eugene, and Wendy Shay among others — was the most streamed playlist. In the midst of the Grammy Awards nominations buzz, it’s fair to say that Ghanaians truly support their own.

Check out Spotify’s full 2021 Wrapped results for Ghana further below. Also, be on the lookout for additional details and exciting new features in the coming days around Spotify’s popular personalised Wrapped and Creator Wrapped experiences, which gives users a deep dive into the music that defined their year. Wrapped is also now available in shareable data-driven stories format.

Ghana’s top Spotify Wrapped lists for 2021

Most streamed artists in Ghana

Sarkodie

Drake

Burna Boy

Kwesi Arthur

WizKid

Joeboy

DaVido

Justin Bieber

Kanye West

King Promise

Most streamed female artist in Ghana

Tems

Gyakie

Nicky Minaj

Doja Cat

Adele

Rihanna

Teni

Beyoncé

Tiwa Savage

Ariana Grande

Most streamed tracks in Ghana

Feeling, by LADIPOE

Peru, by Fireboy DML

Slow Down, by King Promise

Second Sermon, by Black Sherif

Baajo, by Kwesi Arthur

Door, by Joeboy

Coachella, by Sarkodie (feat. Kwesi Arthur)

Understand, by Omah Lay

Essence, by WizKid (feat. Tems)

Sip (Alcohol), by Joeboy

Most streamed albums in Ghana

“No Pressure”, by Sarkodie

“Made in Lagos”, by WizKid

“Justice”, by Justin Bieber

“Certified Lover Boy” by Drake

“Donda”, by Kanye West

“Shoot for Stars Aim for the Moon” by Pop Smoke

“Twice as Tall”, by Burna Boy

“A Better Time” by DaVido

“The Golden Boy” by KiDi

“Somewhere between Beauty & Magic”, by Joeboy

Most streamed local artists in Ghana

Sarkodie

Kwesi Arthur

King Promise

Stonebwoy

Shatta Wale

KiDi

Kuami Eugene

R2Bees

Darkovibes

Black Sherif

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