Online music platforms have just revealed their rankings of the most listened to titles in France for the year 2023. At the top of the list, we find a rapper, far ahead of the pop stars who roam the television sets. .
As the Christmas holidays approach, the different online music listening platforms reveal their different rankings, as they do every year at the same time. Once is not custom, rap occupies the best places. The observation is clear since so much Deezer, Spotify thatApple Music draw up the same: French rappers are favored by French listeners. Thus, on the first streaming site, the five leaders are Jul, Ninho, Gazo, Damso And Tiakola. The leading trio is identical on Spotify, as on Apple Music, where Jul is “pays the luxury of having several years old songs in the most listened to titles of the year”.
As for female artists, Aya Nakamura is largely the leader ahead of her sisters Louane, Juliette Armanet, Mylène Farmer and even Vitaa, about whom we have heard a lot more this year. The rapper takes first place in the ranking of the most listened to female artists in France on Spotify ahead of international popstars like Taylor Swift, recently number 1 in sales with the album 1989 (Taylor’s Version), Billie Eilish and Rihanna, whose global streams of each of her titles exceed one billion listens. The mother of Riot Rose has not published a new opus since 2016 and Anti !
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French rap in great shape
What about the most listened to songs on streaming sites in France? If Jain made a splash on TikTok with his viral anthem Makeba – awarded NRJ Music Awards November 10 – it’s German racing car of the rapper from Meudon SDM. On Spotify (worldwide figures), the title accumulates 102 million streams to date. For comparison, the ride Secret de Louane – multi broadcast on the airwaves in 2023 – totals 43 million listens on the Swedish platform, when the duo Fire by Kendji and Vianney shows 24 million. Neither of these two appear in the top ten of the three main online listening sites!
There are some variations in the rankings of Deezer, Spotify and Apple Music, behind the leader German racing car. On the last one, SDM hoists its title Mr.Ocho on the third step of the podium for the most listened to titles in France in 2023, behind Pretty de Gaulois, second, and in front Rush by Ayra Starr. Next Fetty Wap from Maes, Meuda by Tiakola (number 2 on Spotify), die de Gazo, eighth, Baby by Aya Nakamura and Amber by Zola. The planetary tube flowers by Miley Cyrus is in seventh place in the Apple Music rankings, it is number 3 on Spotify. Jul, Ninho, Tiakola and SDM are also omnipresent in the rest of the ranking where pop, R&B and French variety are under-represented: Louane is 46th with Secretin front Cuff It by Beyoncé, or even As It Was by the British Harry Styles.
At global levelhe is an American country singer who stands out: Morgan Wallen with Last Night.
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