TikTok’s 2021 music recap says it’s getting even better at creating billion-listen megahits

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TikTok says that round 430 songs exceeded 1 billion video views on the platform this yr, 3 times as many songs as final yr, as famous in 2021’s Year on TikTok Music Report. Among the hottest songs on this bracket garnered round or above 20 billion views in movies that use them as soundtracks.

TikTok’s yearly recap additionally contains some numbers on how these songs carried out when not connected to a TikTok video. Over 175 trending TikTok songs made it to the Billboard Sizzling 100 this yr, up from 90 in 2020. TikTok additionally takes credit score for serving to quite a few artists skyrocket themselves to stardom, like ex-Verizon worker Tai Verdes, who made it to the Billboard Sizzling 100 for the primary time along with his trending TikTok track “A-O-Okay.” One other rising artist on TikTok, PinkPantheress, racked up “a whole bunch of tens of millions of mixed streams” on Spotify.

The preferred artists on the platform come as no shock — Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat landed within the primary and two spots, respectively, echoing the leaderboard from final yr. Rapper Popp Hunna was the third hottest artist this yr, a spot beforehand held by Pop Smoke. In the meantime, “Astronaut within the Ocean” by Masked Wolf, “Beggin’” by Maneskin, and “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” by Popp Hunna took the highest three spots as the preferred songs.

Final week, TikTok also debuted its yearly roundup of the preferred movies on the platform. This time round, @totouchanemu’s video of himself dancing — which was shot with a drone — was essentially the most viral video on the platform with 43.9 million views. An adorable video of a chipmunk stuffing its face with nuts from @chipmunksoftiktok was the second hottest, whereas @_catben_’s oddly satisfying video of restocking varied family merchandise took third place. In 2020, Bella Poarch’s “M to the B” lip sync was the most viral video on TikTok.

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