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J Balvin was Deezer's most streamed global artist for 2019, for the second year in a row.

  • J Balvin was the most streamed global artist for 2019, for the second year in a row. Five of our top 20 streamed songs mixed Spanish with English 
  • Billie Eilish's 'WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ was our most played album of the year
  • Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road' took no.1 for most streamed track of 2019 
  • 'Shallow’ by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper had the most people using our lyric button, with 'Always Remember Us This Way' also in the lyrical top 10

We reveal this year’s top music across the globe and introduce ‘My Deezer Year’ 

As the end of the decade approaches, we’re sharing the sounds that got your foot tapping in 2019. 

Latin and K-Pop 

Latin music keeps on shining and J Balvin is our most-streamed global artist for the second year in a row, with Anitta also featuring in our top 10. Daddy Yankee & SNoW’s ‘Con Calma’ took third place for the highest streamed track overall, and 5 of our top 20 songs mixed Spanish with English. BTS also continued to steal hearts outside of Korea. The boy band is not only no.1 in K-Pop but also our 9th biggest international band. Girl groups BLACKPINK and TWICE follow BTS in our K-pop charts. 

Top Female Artists 

Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish are the ‘girls who run the world’. Ariana had the biggest plays of all female artists, but fans have made Billie’s stunning ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ our most played international album. 

“I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in”

The smash-hit of 2019 belongs to Lil Nas X for his country mashup ‘Old Town Road.’ But that didn’t stop A Star is Born’s iconic ‘Shallow’ by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper following in hot pursuit in second place. ‘Shallow’ was also the ‘sing-a-long’ anthem of the year, with people following the song’s lyrics more than any other track this year. Lewis Capaldi, our Deezer NEXT global artist and global chart newcomer, also had a great year. He easily broke into our global top 20 with his track ‘Someone You Loved’.  

Podcast Power 

And it’s not just music keeping everyone entertained. ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ continued to reign as the king of English-speaking podcasts. We also saw an interesting trend in language tutorial podcasts. Two English tutorial podcasts (‘Espresso English’ and ‘All Ears English’) made it to the overall global top 40. 

Introducing #MyDeezerYear

For the first time, you can show off your own most played artists, tracks and podcasts with #MyDeezerYear. The shareable cards get funky by showing your biggest ‘Guilty Pleasure’, personal BPM and lyrical inspirations. It’s live on the web now, so just head to and check out your stats. Not only that, but we’ve made your very own personal soundtrack for this year. ‘Your 2019’ gives you the 50 tracks that you’ve been loving - all in a handy mix on Deezer. 

"Local music has completely smashed it this year! It's been a big one for Spanish-speaking music and the world is loving English and Spanish mashup tracks. I'm sure that in 2020 other genres like J-Pop and Afrobeat will continue to define pop music tastes around the world. I've personally been hooked on podcasts since Serial came about. So it’s been great to see how they’re taking over the world, especially in comedy and crime,” said Nigel Harding, our VP of Artist Marketing at Deezer. 

Don’t forget to check out your #MyDeezerYear here and show off your own 2019 soundtrack! 

Top streamed artists 2019  


  • J Balvin 


  • Ed Sheeran 


  • Ariana Grande 


  • Ed Sheeran 


  • Xxxtentacion 


  • Drake 


  • David Guetta 


  • BTS 


  • Anitta


  • J Balvin  

Most streamed international albums 


  2. thank u, next - Ariana Grande

  3. Origins  - Imagine Dragons

  4. ? - Xxxtentacion

  5. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

  6. ÷ - Ed Sheeran

  7. beerbongs & bentleys - Post Malone

  8. Scorpion -Drake

  9. 7 - David Guetta

  10. x - Ed Sheeran

Most streamed international artists 

  1. Ed Sheeran 

  2. Ariana Grande

  3. Queen 

  4. David Guetta

  5. Billie Eilish

  6. Imagine Dragons

  7. Lady Gaga

  8. Calvin Harris

  9. Post Malone

  10. Xxxtentacion 


Most streamed artists overall 

  1. J Balvin

  2. Ninho

  3. Marília Mendonça

  4. Jul

  5. PNL

  6. Ed Sheeran

  7. Nekfeu

  8. Ariana Grande

  9. Queen

  10. Anitta


Most streamed tracks overall 

  1. Old Town Road - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus 

  2. Shallow - Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

  3. Con Calma - Daddy Yankee, SNoW

  4. 7 rings - Ariana Grande

  5. Señorita - Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes

  6. Taki Taki - DJ Snake (ft Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B) 

  7. Happier - Bastille, Marshmello

  8. I Don't Care - Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber

  9. bad guy  - Billie Eilish

  10. Giant - Calvin Harris, Rag'n'Bone Man

  11. Say My Name - J Balvin, David Guetta, Bebe Rexha

  12. Sweet but Psycho - Ava Max

  13. Shape of You  - Ed Sheeran

  14. Loco Contigo - J Balvin, Tyga, DJ Snake

  15. Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi

  16. MIA (feat. Drake) - Bad Bunny

  17. High Hopes  Panic! At the Disco

  18. Bohemian Rhapsody  - Queen

  19. Without Me - Halsey

  20. thank u, next - Ariana Grande


Top streamed sing-along track 


  1. Shallow - Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

  2. Señorita - Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello 

  3. Con Calma - Daddy Yankee, SNoW

  4. Balance ton quoi - Angèle 

  5. bad guy - Billie Eilish 

  6. Old Town Road - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus 

  7. 7 rings - Ariana Grande 

  8. Happier -  Bastille, Marshmello 

  9. Pookie - Aya Nakamura 

  10. Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga 


Top streamed K-Pop artists 

  1. BTS


  3. TWICE

  4. Yiruma

  5. Monsta X


  7. GOT7

  8. Ateez


  10. Exo


Top streamed Latin Pop artists 

  1. Anitta

  2. Maluma

  3. Shakira

  4. Pedro Capó

  5. Reik

  6. Rosalía

  7. Jennifer Lopez

  8. CNCO

  9. Camilo

  10. Carlos Vives


Top streamed English-speaking podcasts 


  1. The Joe Rogan Experience

  2. No Such Thing As A Fish

  3. My Dad Wrote A Porno

  4. The Daily

  5. Stuff You Should Know

  6. Sleep With Me 

  7. My Favorite Murder

  8. Sh**ged Married Annoyed

  9. Evidence Locker True Crime

  10. Serial 



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