On September 12, 2014, Spotify was unveiled K-Pop Debak, This is the first type of playlist to become a K-pop genre in Spotify. Since then, it has cracked about 5.3 billion minutes of streaming and 1.7 billion stored flow counts and launched about 70,000 tracks worldwide. Today, seven years later, Spotify has more than 3.1 million followers, making it one of the most important global hubs of the genre and connecting the genre with a global audience.
In honor of the seventh anniversary of the influential playlist, we’re sharing streaming data with K-Pop fans. Check it out:
In the last seven years, the playlist has flowed for about 5.3 billion minutes – that’s more than 88 million hours. And translated in years? Listening to K-Pop Daibak for ten thousand years.
At the time, we found that K-Pop Debak was the most streaming genre of General Z, with more than half of the streams being between 18- to 24-year-olds (51%), 25- to 29-year-olds (20%), and 17 or less (13%). And the top 10 countries who have listened to the flagship playlist the most? The United States, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, Brazil, and Australia.
“Spotify is dedicated to connecting Korean artists and their work with audiences around the world, so that music can be discovered and enjoyed far across borders,” he said. Kosi NG, Head of Music, Asia, Spotify. “There is this [been], And will continue to be our mission in Korea in the long run, and we are honored to be able to serve as a bridge connecting K-Pop and Korean artists to the world. ”
Since launching its service in Korea in February, Spotify has accelerated its support for Korean labels and artists by providing us masterclasses. Spotify for artists A platform with a variety of sophisticated tools and data to enable you to connect with a wider global audience.
But K-Pop doesn’t start or stop with this one playlist. In addition to K-Pop Debak, Spotify provides us with a wide range of playlists and music from Korean artists worldwide. K-Pop Hub. Starting from the playlist Radar Korea And Fresh Finds KoreaR&D and hip-hop-centric dedicated to helping audiences discover growing Korean artists Trenchil KR&B And K-hip hop +82, Indie music-centric In K-Indy, And countless more. The hub also has multiple playlists that are filled with tracks from Korea that are organized by different themes, moods and moments so you can dive into K-Pop nonstop.
Celebrate K-Pop Daebak’s 7th anniversary by streaming the playlist below.