Masked Wolf‘s breakthrough hit ‘Astronaut In The Ocean’ was the most Shazamed song throughout the world in 2021, according to Apple Music’s end-of-year charts.
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Apple, who bought Shazam back in 2018, released its charts today (December 1), with his viral smash earning the most global Shazams by a considerable margin. ‘Astronaut In The Ocean’, which was released in 2019, earned 11.7 million Shazams. By means of contrast, The Weeknd’s ‘Save Your Tears’ – which was second on the chart – was Shazamed 8.5 million times.
‘Astronaut In The Ocean’ also racked up a colossal amount of streams globally, coming in at #20 on Apple Music’s most-streamed song list.
In Australia, meanwhile, The Kid LAROI dominated across many of Apple Music’s end-of-year charts. His debut mixtape ‘F*CK LOVE’ was the most-streamed album in Australia all year, while his track ‘Without You’ was the most Shazamed song in Australia. It, along with ‘So Done’, also appeared in the top 10 most-streamed songs on Apple Music in Australia.
Additionally, LAROI’s ARIA-winning collaboration with Justin Bieber, ‘Stay’, was the eighth-most streamed song on the platform globally, as well as the eighth most Shazamed song globally. The most-streamed song on Apple Music in 2021, though, was BTS‘ 2020 hit ‘Dynamite’.
Masked Wolf is set to play a string of festival dates heading into the new year, including Brisbane’s Wildlands Weekender and Sydney’s Field Day.