Hip-Hop Reigns Supreme For Fourth Consecutive Year
MRC Data has revealed its annual 2020 U.S Year-End report. The report covers music consumption for the time period January 3 through December 31.
Hip Hop/R&B was the most consumed genre for the fourth consecutive year.
Lil Baby’s second studio album, My Turn, was the top rap album. It was also the most consumed album overall.
Roddy Rich had the most-consumed song of 2020. “The Box” pulled in 1.3 billion on-demand streams and 1.7 billion in audience impressions at radio.
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” broke Ed Sheeran’s record for most weeks in the top 10 of the Hot 100. 24kGoldn scored the most-streamed song by a new artist with “Mood” featuring iann dior.
For the first time, five different female rappers had a song reach the pinnacle of the Hot 100. Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, and M.I.A. each earned their first #1 in 2020. Cardi B gained her fourth career Number One last year.
The death of African-Americans like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of law enforcement sparked global protests. Childish Gambino, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and N.W.A saw the largest increase in average daily audio streams from May 28 to June 6