Roddy Ricch — who is Variety’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year in our just-released 2020 Hitmakers issue — topped Apple Music’s 2020 year-end album and songs charts, according to statistics released by the company. For the first time, Apple Music will share the Top 100 2020: Most-Read Lyrics chart, and the first Shazamed locations of the Top 25 Songs.
Ricch has the top song and album with “The Box” and “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial,” respectively, with the Top Lyrics being Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” and the Top Shazamed Song being Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey.”
While the statistics were not shared for each song, the announcement does note that Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” was surpassing 30 million weekly plays globally in addition to being Shazamed 1 million times in its first six weeks of release.
Also, while The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” had the second most streams this year, it actually had the most listeners, reaching the top 5 on the Apple Music Top 100 charts in 92 countries, including No. 1 in 62 countries, the song was one of the world’s most listened to tracks of the year. Also, from its very first Shazam in Paris, France it went on to be Shazamed 17.5 million times worldwide, the third highest total for any song this year.
Full Top 100 charts-playlists are available on Apple Music:
Top 100 Songs of 2020: Global – apple.co/WW2020
Top 100 2020: Most-Read Lyrics – apple.co/Lyrics2020
Top 100 2020: Shazam – apple.co/Shazam2020
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