Want to know how many music videos Americans watch? The sheer number of streamed songs in the USA is absolutely insane. Watch the video to find out by yourself and I promise you; it’s not a music video…
What kind of music videos do Americans watch?
Americans watch music videos of all sorts. Though, some will always rise to the top. These are of course the most popular streamed songs we have played endlessly. But let’s take a look at a few of these songs and other trivia in the last couple of years.
2012 – Call Me Maybe
Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was the most popular song with almost 120 million streams that year. This is only a little compared to what’s about to come…
2013 – Music streaming on the incline
Streaming had more than 32% growth, including a remarkable 103% increase in on-demand audio streaming.
2014 – Music videos taking over
In a typical week, 67% of music consumers listened to music online. That’s 2 out of 3 for the math n00bs out there.
2015 – Most popular genre
The dominant genre for streaming was R&B/Hip-Hop with over 21% of on-demand streams. R&B and Hip-Hop have always been popular music genres.
2016 – Dominating force
The growth of streaming was enough to offset the decline of other ways of listening to music. Such as your old mp3 player.
2017 – 6.5 Billion streams
This year, Drake was the most popular artist with almost 6.5 billion streams. 6.5 Billion! Let that sink in for a while…
2018 – Big surprise
Strangely, the success of the No. 3 album of the year (the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman) was largely driven by sales, not streams.
2019 – Most watched music videos
One of the year’s most-streamed songs on video platforms “Baby Shark” by Pinkfong was a massive viral hit. Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh oh oh.
What kind of music videos do YOU watch?
Whether you’re an American or not, now I’d like to know what kind of music videos YOU watch. So, what are your favorite songs and do you come close to the average American? Leave a comment below or post it underneath my YouTube video. Let’s see how average you are…