Spotify reveals the artists Kiwis streamed the most in 2022 and Swifties will be screaming
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Spotify reveals the artists Kiwis streamed the most in 2022 and Swifties will be screaming

#3 did nothing all year yet there he is.

Whether you’re sharing your top songs with anyone that will listen or going off the grid out of embarrassment, Spotify Wrapped is back for 2022. 

Aotearoa’s most streamed artists, songs and albums have been revealed by the music-streaming giant and we’ve got a bit of variety going but it’s mostly big names in there. 

NZ’s Most Streamed Artists
Kiwi Swifties did their job this year as their gal Taylor Swift came in as the most listened to artist in NZ.

Drake came in at #2 having released a couple of albums this year, while Ed Sheeran was right behind him at #3 despite not releasing any new music this year.

Eminem is still holding it down for NZers with his fourth place spot, while Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband came in at #5 after a wild, wild, out-of-line year from him. 

NZ’s Most Streamed Songs
Everyone’s (apart from Chris Pine) favourite British boy Harry Styles took out the most streamed song for the team of 5 million with his tune ‘As It Was’. 

Kiwis loved the new take on an old classic with the ‘PNAU Remix’ of Elton John’s ‘Cold Heart’ coming in at #2. It seems sometimes all we think about is Glass Animals’ tune ‘Heat Waves’ as that was our third most listened to song. 

Luude’s DNB smash ‘Down Under’ and Jack Harlow’s ‘First Class’ came in at #4 and #5 respectively - both songs again either remixing or incorporating older classics. 

NZ’s Most Streamed Albums
SIXTY60, oops sorry, SIX60’s self-titled album was the most listened to album across the country this year - so good to see some homegrown talent take out the top spot!

Loads of us tuned in to ‘Harry’s House’ - enough for him to have the #2 most listened to album. Ed Sheeran’s 2021 album ‘=’ was #3. 

A couple more 2021 albums took out the #4 and #5 spots - Doja Cat’s ‘Planet Her (Deluxe)’ and Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’

What do we think NZ? We posting this on the country's Instagram or turning on aeroplane mode and hiding from everyone until the Spotify Wrapped social media cloud blows over.