Spotify is a pretty good deal for music fans. For just the price of a fast food meal per month, the streaming platform allows people to listen to pretty much all the music they could ever want, as much as they want, and just about wherever they want. Towards the end of the year, the platform rolls out another neat feature: Spotify Wrapped, which summarizes what artists, albums, and songs you’ve been listening to over the past year, and offers some basic statistics based on that data. Spotify even set up a special, interactive website that offers every user a flashy, presentational way to experience this data.
Artists get a similar set of data as well, so they learn and can share how much their music gets listened to. Now that Spotify Wrapped for 2019 is out, artists have shared their reactions to the news, and there are some great ones.
For instance, James Blunt, as he tends to do, came through with an excellent tweet, in which he thanks himself for being his own top-streamed artist of the decade.
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) December 5, 2019
Lewis Capaldi had a sense of humor as well, writing, “thank u for sending me your @Spotify #spotifywrapped screenshots but we all know i’m the biggest lewis capaldi fan.”
but we all know i'm the biggest lewis capaldi fan pic.twitter.com/zCueABaAIk
— America’s Sweetheart (@LewisCapaldi) December 5, 2019
Meanwhile, some artists were pleasantly surprised to be somebody’s favorite. Japanese Breakfast responded to being somebody’s top artist of the year and wrote, “Omg I don’t even know how this is even possible but thank you sm,” followed by a crying emoji.
Omg I don’t even know how this is even possible but thank you sm 😨😭 https://t.co/SpJgGVzm7L
— Japanese Breakfast (@Jbrekkie) December 5, 2019
Then, of course, there’s Peppa Pig:
— Peppa Pig Official (@peppapig) December 5, 2019
Check out more artist reactions below.
Love seeing all your #spotifywrapped and happy I’ve been keeping so many of you company
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) December 5, 2019
— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) December 5, 2019
— paramore (@paramore) December 5, 2019
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Thank you for the love this year, literally have the coolest fans in the world I ain't even drop shit and still manage to make it to 347 million streams lol wtf I got y'all next year tho I promise.. my best album I've ever made coming in hot If I was in your top played artists of the year send it to me so I can see 🙂💕
— Let's Eat Grandma (@thelegofgrandma) December 5, 2019
2018 vs. 2019
what a difference a year can make. pic.twitter.com/KODI9928Mo
— CHIKA (@oranicuhh) December 5, 2019
— Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys) December 5, 2019
Showing up on artist on a few of your #SpotifyWrapped i appreciate your ears. Thank you for listening I’m excited about our future together.
— Labrinth (@Labrinth) December 5, 2019
Thank you to all the fans across the world 🌍
— New Order (@neworder) December 5, 2019
— Captured Tracks (@capturedtracks) December 5, 2019
love seeing all the #spotifywrapped posts. thankful for all of you who chose to listen to our music this year (and decade). please keep it up in the next decade because we really like making music for you. k?
— Dan + Shay (@DanAndShay) December 5, 2019
— the script 🌄🌑 (@thescript) December 5, 2019
— The Head & The Heart (@headandtheheart) December 5, 2019
Some artists mentioned are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music.