Amazon Music reveals its ‘Best of 2022’ playlists

Mumbai: Audio Streaming Services Amazon Music on Tuesday unveiled its "2022 Best of the Year" campaign.

‘Best of the Year’ is an annual roundup of the top artists, songs, albums, and podcasts across languages on Amazon Music. It celebrates the most streamed artists, albums, and songs through its ‘Best of 2022 Playlists,’ which are currently available to stream in multiple languages.

This year, Hindi, English and Tamil emerged as the most streamed languages on Amazon Music, where Hindi contributed to over 36 per cent of the overall plays on the platform. Amazon Music is also presenting a personalised playlist for each listener titled ‘My Year in Review 2022,’ featuring each listener’s personal favourites and their most streamed tracks in 2022.

Kesariya is the most streamed song of 2022 as well as the top romantic song of the year in Hindi on Amazon Music, and Arijit Singh emerged again as the most streamed artist in Hindi. The most streamed Hindi album this year is Jugjugg Jeeyo, with music created by industry stalwarts like Tanishk Bagchi, Kavita Seth, Vishal Shekhar, and others.

Under regional languages, the foot-tapping chartbuster, Arabic Kuthu, became the most streamed Tamil song of 2022. Anirudh Ravichander is listed as the most streamed Tamil artist, while Beast, starring Vijay, became the most streamed Tamil album this year.

In Telugu, the upbeat viral track, Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava from the movie Pushpa, became the most streamed song. Devi Sri Prasad (DSP) was the most streamed Telugu artist this year, while Pushpa became the most streamed album of 2022. In Kannada, Ra Ra Rakkamma from Vikrant Rona is the most streamed song this year whereas celebrated Indian composer, Ravi Basrur is titled the most streamed Kannada Artist, while KGF2 featured as the most streamed album in Kannada. Listen to the Telugu and Kannada playlists.

In Punjabi, emerging singing sensation Shubh’s No Love became the most streamed song this year. Popular Indo-Canadian artist AP Dhillon is the most streamed artist this year in Punjabi, thanks to his multiple chart-topping songs like Summer High & Excuses, and Diljit Dosanjh’s album Drive Thru has been the most streamed Punjabi album of 2022.

International pop artist, Harry Styles’ pop track As It Was is listed as the most streamed international song this year, while the album featuring the track, Harry’s House is the most streamed album of the year. Global sensation Ed Sheeran became the most streamed international artist of 2022.

The Stories of Mahabharata emerged as the most streamed Podcast in 2022 on Amazon Music followed by Kadhai Podcast's Ponniyin Selvan & Sadhguru’s official podcast.

Amazon Music India director Mamta Saraf said, "We are extremely excited about our fifth edition of the ‘Best of the Year’ campaign. Our aim is to identify and acknowledge the most streamed artists, tracks, and podcast creators across genres who have kept India entertained in 2022. We would like to thank our listeners for tuning in to Amazon Music and making music a part of their everyday lives. We are committed to bringing forth these exciting playlists and podcasts for our listeners and recognising talents across languages year after year."

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