As the popularity of Afrobeats continues to grow worldwide, Spotify has launched a new platform that is dedicated to all the latest news and developments in the genre. The site, Afrobeats: Journey of a Billion Streams, will feature interviews with leading experts, videos and the latest Spotify data and trends around Afrobeats listening.
Last year alone, Afrobeats had over 13 billion streams on Spotify.
“There is no doubt that Afrobeats as a genre is here to stay and will only continue to shatter more ceilings,” says Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, managing director for Spotify in sub-Saharan Africa.
“We created this site for both new and long-time fans of the genre who want to better understand how and where this explosive sound came to be.”
Rema’s song Calm Down featuring Selena Gomez remains the top streamed Afrobeat song of all time, followed by CKay’s Love Nwantiti (ah ah ah), while Germany and the Netherlands are named as the biggest emerging markets for Afrobeats.