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2023 Spotify Wrapped: Discover the realest listening moments that defined our year

It’s that time of the year again: Spotify has just launched 2023 Wrapped, and it’s taking over social media with everyone sharing their results. Packed with brand-new interactive features to celebrate their year on Spotify, users can now discover their personalized 2023 Wrapped experience when they open the app or head to Spotify.com/Wrapped.

At a time when the lines between what’s real and what’s not have become blurry, 2023 Wrapped celebrates that one unique space where 574 million Spotify users kept it real — in how they listened.

New user experience celebrating the real you
In addition to revealing your top artists, genres, songs, and podcasts, Spotify has added new features to bring users closer to the heart of their listening.

●Me in 2023 celebrates a streaming habit that defined your listening this year. The experience will reveal one of 12 listening characters that best describes the way you listened on Spotify. Examples include the Shapeshifter (you’re quick to move from one artist to the next), the Luminary (you play light, upbeat music more than others), and the Alchemist (you create your own playlists more than others do).

●Sound Town matches you to a city based on your listening and shared artist affinity. Listening habits are shared in surprising ways across communities around the world, and 2023 Wrapped celebrates that.

Wrapped fan-favorites get a fresher look
Spotify gives Wrapped a look upgrade this year, your favorite data stories are appearing in a refreshed way users haven’t seen before.

●The Top 5 Genres story shows you how your top five music genres stacked up with a new sandwich-inspired design.

●Serving you more than just your favorite artists this year, Top 5 Artists now lets you see the month your listening peaked for each artist – painting a fuller picture of what you were really feeling the entire year and all the moments that made it.

●Fanboys and fangirls are also in for a treat! Get to hear from one of your top artists directly within your personalized Wrapped via Your Artist Messages. You can then visit the Wrapped feed for video messages from thousands of artists including Taylor Swift, Jung Kook, Ben & Ben, Shanti Dope, FELIP, and more.

Eligible users can now access their personalized 2023 Wrapped experience exclusively in the Spotify mobile app (iOS and Android) and also, this year, via web view on mobile or Desktop by heading to Spotify.com/Wrapped.

Level up your Wrapped experience
Let Wrapped come to life and share the experience with your buddies and favorite artists!

●Wrapped Feed: Right on your Spotify Home screen, the Wrapped feed is the one-stop shop for all things Wrapped, including the best of editorial playlists, merch from your top artists, concerts near you, and more.

●Turn on Spotify’s AI DJ and let DJ X guide you through your personalized Wrapped – serving up the music you loved this year and sharing commentary about some of your favorite artists, genres, songs and more. The experience will be available for the first week after Wrapped launches.

●This year, you can also invite your friends to create a Blend and tap the ‘2023 Wrapped Top Songs’ filter to combine all of your top songs from this year into one shared playlist.

●Spotify will also bring the Wrapped experience to the Philippines, IRL, with the opening of the Spotify Sari-Sari Store. Here, users can bring their streaming journeys to life. In exchange for your Wrapped results, you can take home exclusive merch that represents your feels this year. You can also get the chance to hear from your favorite podcasters in real life. More surprises are waiting in store for you to discover, and the experience is free for all Spotify users so be sure to visit the space at SM MOA Main Atrium from December 8-10.

Spotify Sari-Sari Store that will bring Wrapped experience in real life

Additionally, Spotify has also launched its Wrapped creator experience for podcasters and artists. With access to their own individualized Wrapped microsite experience, creators can dive into all the ways in which their fans listened this year.

Be sure to check out your Wrapped personalized user experience today and share the receipts of how you listened. Remember, in 2023: Wrapped or it didn’t happen!

BLACKPINK’s Lisa Surpasses 1 Billion Spotify Streams for “Money,” Celebrates in Paris with Home-Cooked Thai Meal

Spotify debuted the fourth episode of Billions Club: The Series, the digital franchise featuring artists celebrating the career milestone of surpassing one billion streams on Spotify.

The episode put the spotlight on BLACKPINK’s Lisa, and celebrated her solo hit “Money” reaching one billion streams. On September 18, the track became her first song to join Spotify’s Billions Club, giving her the honor of becoming the first female K-Pop artist to achieve this milestone on the platform.

While in Paris, Lisa took a moment to celebrate this historic feat and momentous occasion by cooking her favorite Thai dish, Khai Jiao, a shrimp omelet that’s a staple in every Thai home. The K-Pop darling also made her favorite Thai dessert Itim Khanom Pang, a coconut ice cream sandwich with sticky rice, which she loves to eat whenever she’s at her grandparents’ house.

As she prepared her meal, Lisa recalled her first reaction upon hearing “Money” for the first time. “As soon as I heard it, I was like, ‘This is my song!’ When I first got into the record room, I just felt like this was made for me. It’s one of my favorite songs and I’m so happy that you all loved it,” shared Lisa.

Lisa became the first solo K-Pop star to be featured on Spotify’s most popular and highly influential playlist, Today’s Top Hits, following her single’s release last year.

The Philippines ranked amongst the Top 10 countries that streamed “Money”.

I’m so happy to join this billions club. Thank you so much for loving Money, you guys made this happen! It’s something that I will remember for the rest of my life!” said Lisa of “Money” reaching 1 Billion streams.

You can check out the full episode now on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits Instagram, X (Twitter) and YouTube channels.

Spotify and Jung Kook paint the world ‘GOLDEN’ to celebrate the singer’s first solo album

The global popstar, Jung Kook, has set the world ablaze with the drop of his first solo album, GOLDEN. To celebrate and further fuel excitement around the highly anticipated release, Spotify is bringing fans closer to the global superstar and his music in new ways, from exclusive bonus content to viral takeovers.


There’s no denying Jung Kook’s Midas touch. After his single “Seven (feat. Latto)” became the fastest song to reach 1 billion streams in Spotify history, Jung Kook has again struck gold and reached yet another incredible milestone with GOLDEN. As of November 5, ten of the album’s 11 tracks are charting on Spotify’s Global Daily Top Songs, with “Seven (feat. Latto)” still topping the list at #1, and title track “Standing Next to You” following at #2. Amassing over 6.4 million streams on the day of its release, “Standing Next to You” became the highest new entry on the chart – a testament to his popstar power in captivating listeners worldwide.


To kick things off, Spotify and Jung Kook painted one of New York’s most renowned icons golden – almost literally. As published on X (previously Twitter), a silky CGI gold banner was seen unfurling from the top of the Empire State Building to reveal the album title GOLDEN. The activation was met with an outpouring of love for Jung Kook, igniting global conversations around the pop singer. Watch the full video here.

Meanwhile, fans worldwide were in for a treat as GOLDEN took over prominent billboards across major cities in motion and in 3D including New York City, Seoul, Tokyo, Jakarta, and Bangkok. PH ARMYs will be able to spot it in Manila soon, lighting the streets of EDSA Guadalupe on November 10-12.

“The popularity of K-Pop has grown by leaps and bounds, crossing borders and transcending language and cultural differences to unite fans from all walks of life,” said Jungjoo Park, Spotify’s Head of Music, South Korea. “With every release, fans have shown Jung Kook tremendous love on Spotify. We’re proud to be able to join them in celebrating the widely loved Jung Kook for his first solo album, helping him further expand his global presence as an artist.”


For more of the multi-hyphenate, Spotify has also rolled out K-Pop ON! bonus content to let fans discover more about Jung Kook and his GOLDEN moments. Watch Jung Kook rest and relax in a GOLDEN room made just for him, discover his personal ramyeon porridge recipe, and laugh along as the energetic bunny takes on the Payback Challenge.

“My solo album is officially coming out. It’s time for me to show all the things that I created while growing together with BTS. I worked really hard on (the album), and you can look forward to it. It’ll be good, and I hope you enjoy it on Spotify,” shared Jung Kook on the set of Spotify’s K-Pop ON!. And in a special message to ARMY, he said, “Thanks for being by my side. I’ll always cheer ARMY on too.”

Spotify’s continued efforts to connect Jung Kook with listeners across the globe have led to passionate response from fans, both old and new. In addition to spotlighting his previous releases in playlists such as Today’s Top Hits and K-Pop ON!, the This is Jung Kook playlist lets fans discover and enjoy the collective discography of his solo music. For his solo debut with the release of “Seven (feat. Latto),” fans have also been treated to bonus content on Spotify’s K-Pop ON! video podcast and YouTube channels.

Gloc-9, Ramdiss and Hero releases highly anticipated Spotify Single “Umaga”

Manila flow masters Gloc-9, Ramdiss, and Hero have joined forces for their newest Spotify Singles track, “Umaga.” This track is part of KALYE X — Spotify’s initiative that spotlights Pinoy hip-hop through meaningful collaborations with artists and communities.

“Umaga”, the final track of the three first-ever original Filipino hip-hop Spotify Single, packs a punch with its unapologetic message on embracing your individuality. It’s a raw and fearless anthem, encouraging listeners to break free from society’s expectations.

Iba’t-ibang daan, isang tagpuan

Gloc-9, Hero and Ramdiss, each hailing from diverse backgrounds, have come together for KALYE X to create “Umaga”.

Gloc-9, hip-hop OG, brings his extensive experience in storytelling through music. “I love writing songs about real stories and struggles of people, and being able to capture what we go through every day. As an artist, I want my music to resonate with everyone, hip-hop fan or not. That is why I take pride in creating songs that tell people’s stories like what we did here for our Spotify Single, Umaga,” he said.

Ramdiss draws inspiration from his personal experiences, creating music that resonates with his fans through his raw and genuine sentiments. He proudly acknowledges the legacy of rap legends who paved the way for his generation, saying, “I take pride in the lessons I’ve learned from those who laid the foundation for rap music in the Philippines. At tulad ng dati, ay patuloy akong magiging alagad ng rap at habambuhay akong makikibaka para sa kapakanan ng lirisismo at sining.”

Hero views music not only as an art form but also as a means of inspiration. His journey began when he discovered his love for music at the age of 15. He reflects, “As much as I love creating music, I also love seeing people get inspired by my songs. I’m grateful that Spotify helps artists like us reach a wider audience, enable collaborations with great talents, and open new doors,” Hero shared. “Wala akong hinangad kundi gumawa nang gumawa ng awitin at hindi ko naman inaasahan na dito ako dadalhin ng bagay na minahal kong gawin.” he added.

KALYE X ends strong in Manila!

Bringing the epic concert series — from Cebu to Davao — now to the grand finale, KALYE X Manila, held at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds, was a night of the sleekest Pinoy hip-hop beats. In an exclusive partnership with Wish 107.5, KALYE X Manila headliners Gloc-9, Ramdiss, and Hero treated fans with a Wishclusive performance of “Umaga”.

The crowd roared as the headliners took over the concert stage. Ramdiss showcased a heart-thumping performance with his tracks including “Underdawg” and “Buod.” Hero treated the audience to his hits like “Sumpa” and “Ipakita Mo,” Finally, Gloc-9 stepped on the stage, prompting the entire audience to sing along to his greatest songs including, “Upuan,” “Sumayaw Ka,” “Simpleng Tao” and more. The three artists then punctuated the night as they performed Umaga — live for the first time!

“We are thrilled to have been on this journey with our Filipino hip-hop artists — from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Our commitment to spotlighting their craft, providing unparalleled opportunities and fueling Pinoy pride is year round,” shares Kossy Ng, Spotify Asia’s Head of Music. “We’re just getting started, and there’s much more to come from Spotify in bringing the best of Filipino music and culture.”

Spotify unveiled its KALYE X artists from Cebu, Davao, and Manila on the New York Times Square billboard — marking a significant milestone for Pinoy hip-hop on the international stage.

The night also included an intense KALYE City Xypher with a 16-bar challenge hosted by Rekta Sa Kalye, delivering the most impressive verses and playful rhymes. The crowd was also treated to Hev Abi’s remarkable performances of “WELCOME2DTQ”, and “Para Sa Streets”, while the trio of O SIDE OF MAFIA also wowed the crows with their hit tracks “SMD”, “CRASHING”, and “20 Deep”. There was also a visual showcase of the vibrant Manila street life by talented local artist Trip63.

Listen to “Umaga” now, and follow the Kalye Hip-Hop playlist, where you can press play on two more original Spotify Singles: “Wa Na Wa” by Midnasty and Cookie$, and “Kendeng” by Morobeats. For more of KALYE X, follow @SpotifyPH on all social media platforms

Dive deeper into IVE and their new EP ‘I’VE MINE’ with fresh Spotify K-Pop ON! episodes

After just six months, IVE has made another comeback with the drop of the bold, playful and unapologetically real EP, ‘I’VE MINE.’

Featuring not just one or two, but three title songs – Either Way, Off The Record, and Baddie, I’VE MINE is a showcase of the sextet’s growth and multi-faceted charms. And it’s definitely got DIVEs around the world hooked: since its pre-release, Either Way and Off The Record have already amassed more than 18 million Spotify streams combined. Meanwhile, Baddie, the last title track, has achieved more than 2.7 million streams since its release on October 13.

In celebration of this release, Spotify had An Yujin, Gaeul, Rei, Jang Wonyoung, Liz, and Leeseo on the set of K-Pop ON! to bring fans a series of episodes that will dive deep into I’VE MINE and the color of IVE.

Catch the “pretty little risky baddie” and more sides of IVE.

For starters, watch IVE as they take on a game of Spotipoly. From showing the camera their best poses, to uncoding the most adorable drawings, the chaotic energy ensues as the girls are put to tests of concentration and teamwork – all to win chances to personally introduce each track within I’VE MINE. Tune in for the TMIs and learn about the songs that resonated with them the most.

Next, be sure to catch their Roulette Interview to get even more up close and personal with the girls. Between answering DIVEs’ most burning questions, talking about their recent concert, and discussing their biases, the members take on surprise missions, uncovering more to the adorable “baddies” we all know and love.

“With the ‘Triple-Title Song’ mini album, I think we’ll show ourselves in diverse ways so I’m excited about that,” shares IVE’s An Yun Jin.

Catch these episodes only on Spotify’s K-Pop ON! video podcast and YouTube channels. The IVE fever doesn’t end there, because exclusive behind-the-scenes footage is set to drop today, on October 17, 2023.

For your daily dose of K-Pop, follow @SpotifyKpop on Twitter, and tune in to the K-Pop ON! playlist on Spotify.

Gear Up for BLACKPINK’s BORN PINK WORLD TOUR Finale with Spotify

BLACKPINK’s captivating BORN PINK era might be drawing to a close, but BLINKS are still buzzing with anticipation following the announcement of their world tour’s finale in Seoul. The group’s two-night homecoming concert is set for the 16th and 17th of September, and BLINKs from across the globe will be able to catch the second show online via WeVerse concerts.

For fans gearing up for these epic performances, Spotify has the perfect playlist to fuel that pre-concert excitement: the new BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] FINALE IN SEOUL.

From songs that put BLACKPINK on the map like WHISTLE and BOOMBAYAH, to chart-topping hits like Shut Down and Pink Venom – the playlist features a compilation of the quartet’s most iconic hits, including songs in their tracklist from previous shows.

For BLINKs getting ready to sing their hearts out, Spotify’s lyrics feature is available to give fans a head start. Simply tap on the “Now Playing View” in the mobile app and scroll down to follow the lyrics as it automatically scrolls while the music plays. BLINKs can even share their favorite lyrics on social media to express their fandom pride.

Win Online Livestream Tickets for the BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] FINALE

A special treat awaits BLINKs in the Philippines as BLACKPINK and Spotify join forces to give listeners the chance to watch Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa on the final BORN PINK stage via WeVerse concerts.

To enter the contest, participants will need to share the BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] FINALE IN SEOUL playlist, via Spotify, on X[1], and in the same post, share their favorite BLACKPINK moment using three songs from the playlist. To qualify, each entry must include #SpotifyxBLACKPINKGiveaway and tag @SpotifyPH.

Ten participants with the most creative answers will each win one online livestream ticket for the BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] FINALE.

The contest will be open till 12 September 2023, 11:59pm, and is only open to Spotify Premium users in select markets, including the Philippines. For more information and contest terms and conditions, head to @SpotifyPH on X.

Kalye X is Spotify’s latest initiative dedicated to Pinoy hip-hop

Expanding the possibilities of Pinoy hip-hop, Spotify launches Kalye X, its latest initiative dedicated to collaborations between artists, fans, and the community. As part of the initiative, Spotify worked with emerging and established Pinoy hip-hop artists to release a series of Spotify Singles. A first-of-its-kind in the Philippines, these original tracks bring together local artists to showcase the depth and diversity of Pinoy hip-hop.

From August until October, three Spotify Singles will be released, featuring artists from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Kicking it off is the dynamic pairing of Midnasty and Cookie$, presenting their track as an ode to the vibrant Visayan scene. Hailing from Zamboanga, the inventive collective Morobeats led by DJ Medmessiah, reimagines the sound of Mindanao hip-hop with their unique track. Lastly, representing the streets of Manila, Gloc 9, Hero, and Ramdiss will pull off a three-way collaboration like no other.

“As a way to bring Spotify’s Kalye Hip-Hop playlist to life, Kalye X aims to amplify the everyday stories and experiences, told by passionate artists and communities. With the growth of Pinoy hip-hop listenership doubling in the past year, it’s important that we empower our artists to share their craft with fans in a deeper way, as well as push the boundaries of Pinoy hip-hop music culture,” said Kossy Ng, Head of Music for Spotify Asia.

Filipinos are fired up for hip-hop

Through its chest-thumping beats and infectious rapid-fire lyrics, Filipinos have had an incredible appetite for Pinoy hip-hop. Local hip-hop songs witnessed an impressive 700% growth in local streams in the past five years, while Spotify’s Kalye Hip-Hop playlist saw a five times increase in listenership since it launched in 2018.

Notably, listenership of Pinoy hip-hop also grew globally at 600% strong with top markets including the United States, Canada, and Australia and more. Spotify’s global reach not only gives artists the opportunity to connect with fans and potential new listeners from around the world, it also serves as a way for Filipinos living overseas to stay connected to local culture.

Speaking at the launch party held in Brooklyn Warehouse in Manila, Kossy Ng, Head of Music for Spotify Asia was joined by hip-hop artists Al James and Cookie$ and shared more insights on the vibrancy of the Pinoy hip-hop scene.

Filipino rapper and songwriter Al James gave a shoutout to the OG Pinoy rappers for inspiring him to pursue his own dreams. “Just by listening to them, they became my mentors. They passed on the energy of Pinoy hip-hop to us. I’m proud of what and where Pinoy hip-hop is now. He also weighed in on the possibilities of Pinoy hip-hop in the global scene, “Parang sabi ni Cookie$ kanina, na-represent niya ‘yung Cebuano. Kaya ng Cebuano, Tagalog, tumagos sa ibang bansa”.

Cookie$ shared how he found his voice as a way to represent his roots, “When I started rapping in Bisaya, I found my niche, and it made me stand out. My language has a very distinct sound and tends to be very passionate. It is important to put Bisaya culture on the map and inspire others looking to follow their passion. Spotify has been continuing to help me and other artists elevate Filipino talent while remaining true to our roots and distinct artistries.”

For the community, by the community

Spotify’s Kalye X launch brought together hip-hop artists and the community to celebrate the potential of Pinoy hip-hop, with live performances by Midnasty, Morobeats, and Al James. Inspired by the Kalye Hip-Hop playlist, the interactive graffiti street art installation by Kayo Cosio and Trip63 breathed life into the venue, while the dance battle featuring the Philippine All-Stars with music by DJ Jazz Zamora displayed hip-hop’s boundless energy.

Continue on Kalye X’s journey, with Spotify taking the launch of the three Spotify Singles to the heart of Cebu on 26 August, Davao on 23 September, and Manila on 28 October, where the artists will unveil and perform their latest tracks in the first-ever series of Spotify Kalye X concerts. For more information, follow @spotifyph on social media.

Spotify and NewJeans celebrate new EP by bringing listeners into the world of NewJeans

In celebration of the highly anticipated release of NewJeans’ second EP, Get Up, Spotify has teamed up with the rookie powerhouse to bring the world of NewJeans to listeners across the globe. Since NewJeans’ explosive debut in July last year, the quintet, made up of MINJI, HANNI, DANIELLE, HAERIN and HYEIN, has been making waves with their music and winning Bunnies[ Bunnies is NewJeans’ official fandom name] over worldwide.

Today, the girls have over 23 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and are once again proving that they are a force to be reckoned with. In a week since the release of Get Up, the EP, which features six tracks, garnered over 165 million Spotify streams. For listeners in the Philippines, Spotify is fueling the excitement around Get Up with a range of exciting initiatives that were co-created with the group.


One of the highlights of the collaboration is the Bunnyland microsite, an immersive digital experience that lets Spotify users discover which member is their NewJeans hero based on their music tastes. After being matched with a member, users can share their result on social media and listen to a Spotify playlist specially curated by their hero member. For fans curious about what else NewJeans is listening to, the rest of the members’ curated playlists are also available.

OMG! There’s more! Spotify is also rolling out bonus content to let fans discover more about NewJeans and their new music. Watch the girls battle against a claw machine to build their dream Bunnyland while answering fun random fact questions, completing challenges, and more. They also gave short but sweet sample killing parts from the album – live! Tune in and join them as they unwind and whip up sweet Spoti-pies, and look forward to behind-the-scenes content on Spotify’s K-Pop ON! YouTube and video podcast channels.

To amplify the release of Get Up, Spotify has also deployed giant Spotibuninis across major cities in Asia including Manila. These eye-catching installations feature NewJeans’ adorable new bunny character sporting Spotify headphones. Born from the combination of two well-loved characters – minini by IPX[ IPX was formerly known as Line Friends] and TOKKI by NewJeans, the group’s new character has been aptly named bunini, and takes on the nickname Spotibunini for the group’s campaign with Spotify. A special treat awaits fans on-site.

The installation activates the Spotibunini Instagram filter (accessible via @SpotifyPH), bringing extra magic to the giant character and revealing a voice message from NewJeans themselves. PH Bunnies can come and visit Spotibunini at Bonifacio Global City until August 20, 2023. “We’re thrilled to partner with Spotify to present our fans with a diverse range of experiences that bring our group’s unique colors to life. We’ve prepared an exciting campaign to connect with listeners worldwide, and we look forward to sharing these moments with our dedicated Bunnies and new fans,” NewJeans shared.

Spotify’s ongoing support for NewJeans has played an instrumental role in their meteoric rise. As a platform that stays ahead of music and cultural trends, Spotify not only recognises emerging talent but also provides them with opportunities to connect with its borderless global audience on a deeper level. Its efforts to fuel the export of NewJeans’ music have included spotlighting the group on Spotify’s flagship global genre playlist, K-Pop ON!, which has over 5 million followers to date. Additionally, Spotify treated fans to exclusive content to celebrate the release of their first comeback single album, OMG. In January 2023, NewJeans was named Spotify’s EQUAL Ambassador.

As they headlined EQUAL, a gender equity program dedicated to amplifying women creators, their music received exposure on the EQUAL Global playlist throughout the month.

Spotify launches 2023 RADAR Philippines, amplifying Filipino artists and breaking down borders

Spotify strengthens its ongoing commitment to Filipino music with the unveiling of the 2023 RADAR artists slate for the Philippines. The global audio platform’s line-up of artists includes fresh P-Pop groups Alamat, VXON, and G22, Hip-Hop trio PLAYERTWO and female artist DENȲ, R&B talent Illest Morena, breakthrough solo acts Paul Pablo, Kenaniah, and Paolo Sandejas, and RADAR returnees mrld, BINI, and KAIA. RADAR, Spotify’s global program that supports emerging artists by helping them reach new audiences, is now in its third year.

“The growth of RADAR is a testament to a global appetite for local music. From soloists to groups, P-Pop to Hip-Hop, each of these artists across genres have displayed such talent; where they have seen new fans beyond the Philippines! This is just the beginning, and we’re so excited to introduce all of them to a broader fan base through RADAR Philippines 2023,” said Kossy Ng, Head of Music Spotify Asia.

Witnessing the growth of local music, Alamat, an up-and-coming P-Pop group, expressed their pride, “This reflects the talent of Filipino artists, who continuously explore new sounds and styles. It is rewarding to be part of a cultural movement that is gaining traction not just in the Philippines, but also among international audiences.”

Spotify driving discovery of emerging Pinoy artists and local genres

Spotify shines a spotlight on local creators through its platform and programs, noting the increasing popularity of diverse music across the country. PLAYERTWO, a Hip-Hop group hailing from Davao, shared, “We incorporate our roots and background in our music through the themes and visuals of our projects, an example would be a snippet of Bisaya in the intro of our song ‘THAT’S MY BABY’.”

To empower artists at every stage of their careers, Spotify provides tools such as Spotify for Artists, where creators gain insight into their own music and fan base. “Spotify continues to be instrumental to our growth in many ways. From boosting awareness in different countries to empowering us to know our listeners better, we can connect with our listeners in a deeper way” continues PLAYERTWO.

Borderless access for Filipino artists

Pinoy artists are breaking through beyond the Philippine borders with the help of Spotify’s year-long playlisting, marketing initiatives, and borderless reach. In the past year, the RADAR Philippines recorded streams from 43 countries, promoting discovery of featured artists to listeners across the world.

Returning RADAR artist, mrld, saw a 160% increase in listeners in the past year, reaching international shores including U.S.A., India, and Malaysia. The singer-songwriter even broke through the top charts in Indonesia. “Spotify RADAR helps so many artists, including myself, to be heard by a lot of people. Through Spotify, my fans can connect with me and music in just a click.”

“I am grateful that we are part of RADAR, knowing that Spotify is one of the biggest audio streaming platforms. We look forward to releasing more songs, and hope that our supporters will keep on loving it and play it on repeat.” adds Alamat

Available both on Free and Premium, get to know these emerging Filipino artists through exclusive interviews and never-berfore-seen content on RADAR Philippines. From energetic hits like Boomerang, to groovy synth pop like Bahala Na, Spotify’s RADAR Philippines is this year’s mixtape on repeat!

Give Yourself a Musical Surprise in January 2024 With Spotify’s Playlist in a Bottle

2023 is here and in full swing! Whether you’re still feeling the holiday hangover or already welcoming the new year with a new you, there is surely a mix of perfect songs to encapsulate your mood. To celebrate the new year and add a soundtrack to your 2023 feels, Spotify is launching a timely user experience to help you capture this moment.

Playlist in a Bottle, Spotify’s latest interactive in-app experience, captures who you are musically right now and then lets you revisit your 2023 musical self one year later. Fast-forward to January 2024, and you’ll find this playlist on your account as a treat from Spotify and your 2023 self.

Here’s how to make your Playlist in a Bottle:

1.Ensure your Spotify mobile app is up to date with the latest version.
2.Click spotify.com/playlistinabottle from your mobile device.
3.Select your time capsule of choice—you can pick from a bottle, jean pocket, gumball machine, lunch box, or teddy bear.
4.Answer a series of song-inspired prompts. For example:
○“A song you’re going to kiss someone to this year”
○“A song that reminds you of your favorite person”
○“A song you need to hear live in 2023”
5.Digitally seal your musical time capsule and send it off!
6.Share a personalized card to your social channels with the tag #PlaylistInABottle.
7.Come January 2024, if you made a Playlist in a Bottle, you’ll receive your personalized time capsule reminding you what you were listening to one year prior.

Playlist in a Bottle is available in the Philippines for both Free and Premium users across iOS and Android devices. Do it soon! Spotify will seal the Playlist in a Bottle experience on January 31st!

For more information about Playlist in a Bottle, and other delightful announcements from Spotify, visit www.spotify.com or follow Spotify on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.