Spotify Wrapped 2021: How to watch your ‘sound aura’, top songs and more

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Spotify’s 2021 Wrapped takes your personal listening data and spins it into games and an “audio aura” reading.


Spotify’s 2021 Wrapped experiences, which leverage your personal data to sum up your music tastes for the year, were launched on Wednesday in their mobile apps worldwide. This year’s Wrapped includes new features like predicting your “sound aura”, playing “two truths and a lie” with your 2021 trends and making yourself the hero of your own movie soundtrack. As usual, the Wrapped experience also sums up your own top artists, genres, songs and podcasts, plus total minutes listened to on Spotify.

But people reported problems accessing their Wrapped experiences during the day of launch. From about an hour after Wrapped launched on Wednesday, the three most popular Google search queries related to Spotify over the next 24 hours were “Spotify Wrapped something went wrong”, “Spotify Wrapped crashed” and “Spotify Wrapped will not load.” Down Detector also reported an influx of interference complaints.

Spotify declined to comment.

Disorders like these can be caused by a number of different factors. A company’s servers can be overwhelmed by an increase in traffic, but a memory-intensive experience can also strain some devices’ ability to process the requirements of an app.

Wrapped is one of Spotify’s most popular personalization features, as well as the hook for the company’s largest marketing campaigns of the year. Spotify itself is the world’s largest music streaming service measured by number of users, and gives a pulse to the world’s listening habits with its annual summary of the year.

This year’s personal Wrapped experiences include:

  • Audio Aura – Spotify got an “aura reader” to visualize the two best music moods of the year.
  • “Two Truths and a Lie” playing card – An interactive database game shows three facts about your listening this year. You guess which one is fake.
  • 2021: The Movie – Spotify combed your data to create a movie soundtrack to your life this year, by figuring out songs that fit your opening lyrics, your fight scene, your epic training montage and other cinematic moments.
  • 2021 Wrapped Blend – Piggybacking on Blend playlist function Launched earlier this year, Spotify compares how your top music trends in 2021 matched those of your friends.

And you can share your wrapped summary on TikTok this year. A new “card” for social sharing for TikTok joins them for Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

How to see your Wrapped experience

Wrapped is only available in Spotify’s mobile app for Android mobile devices or Apple iPhones or iPads.

Spotify’s Android and iOS mobile apps have banners for Wrapped near the top of the Home tab, where you can enter your personal Wrapped.

You can also visit using your Apple or Android mobile device, which has a button with a deep link that takes you into your Wrapped experience in the app. If you see a button that says “download the app”, click on it even if you have already installed the app on your device. (The link of the button simply opens the app where you want to be, or it may ask you to update the app if you have not done so for a while.)

If you still can not find your Wrapped, it is possible that you have not used Spotify enough to generate enough data to create a personalized experience. In order for users to be eligible for Wrapped, they must stream at least 30 tracks for more than 30 seconds, as well as stream at least five artists.

2021’s best Spotify rankings

Spotify is also using its Wrapped rollout to reveal its rankings for the most streamed audio on its service this year.

The world’s most streamed artists

  1. Bad rabbit
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. BTS
  4. Drake
  5. Justin Bieber

America’s most streamed artists

  1. Drake
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Juice WRLD
  4. Kanye West
  5. Bad rabbit

Globally most streamed songs

  1. Driving license by Olivia Rodrigo
  2. Montero (Call Me By Your Name), by Lil Nas X
  3. Stay (with Justin Bieber), by The Kid Laroi
  4. Good 4 u, by Olivia Rodrigo
  5. Levitating (with DaBaby), by Dua Lipa

America’s most streamed songs

  1. Driving license by Olivia Rodrigo
  2. Good 4 u, by Olivia Rodrigo
  3. Kiss Me More (with SZA), by Doja Cat
  4. Heat Waves, by Glass Animals
  5. Levitating, (with DaBaby) by Dua Lipa

The world’s most streamed album

  1. Surt, Olivia Rodrigo
  2. Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa
  3. Justice, Justin Bieber
  4. =, Ed Sheeran
  5. Planet Her, Doja Cat

America’s most streamed album

  1. Surt, Olivia Rodrigo
  2. Dangerous: The Double Album, Morgan Wallen
  3. Planet Her, Doja Cat
  4. Justice, Justin Bieber
  5. Legends Never Die, Juice WRLD

Globally most popular podcasts

  1. Joe Rogan Experience
  2. Call her Dad
  3. Criminal Junkie
  4. TED speakers daily
  5. The Daily

America’s most popular podcasts

  1. Joe Rogan Experience
  2. Criminal Junkie
  3. Call her Dad
  4. The Daily
  5. NPR news now

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