Spotify Wrapped 2023: Atif Aslam remains the most streamed Pakistani artist, Kahani Suno 2.0 becomes the most streamed song of the year

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As the year draws to a close, it’s time for Spotify’s 2023 Wrapped to unveil how Pakistanis listened to music this year. Year 2023 showcased 82% growth of local music consumption and sonic diversity across the charts. Spotify’s top lists reflect various trends and the overall expansion of music as the music streaming giant continues to grow its user base.

This year saw Atif Aslam and Talha Anjum retain their respective spots at the helm among the top local artists, joined by a host of emerging talents like Umair, Abdul Hannan, and Rovalio, and seasoned artists including Talhah Yunus, Asim Azhar and Young Stunners. The legendary “Shehnshah-e-Qawwali”, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, still holds an unflinching place in the hearts of audiences along with his nephew and renowned Sufi artist, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, completing the list of top 10 most streamed local artists.

The list of top artists shows the eclectic taste of Pakistani listeners, with Arijit Singh securing the top spot, followed by Pritam, AP Dhillon, Shubh, and Sidhu Moose Wala, the artist from across the border receiving immense posthumous love from streamers. Local favorites Atif Aslam and Talha Anjum also share the limelight with global sensations like Taylor Swift and The Weeknd on this list.

From Kaifi Khalil’s “Kahani Suno 2.0” to Talha Anjum’s “Downers at Dusk”, the top tracks reflect the varied musical palette of Pakistani listeners. “Kahani Suno 2.0” has topped not just the local charts as the most streamed track in Pakistan but is also this year’s most streamed Pakistani song globally. Ali Sethi and Shae Gill’s “Pasoori” although still making its way into the top five most streamed local tracks of the year, has been overtaken by Abdul Hannan with three of his tracks, namely “Iraaday”, “Bikhra” and “Siyah” that complete the top five. Fresher voices from a host of upcoming local talents like AUR’s “Tu Hai Kahan” and Hassan & Roshaan and Shae Gill’s “Sukoon”, along with Azaan Sami Khan’s “Ik Lamha”, Talha Anjum and Umair’s “Downers at Dusk” and Asim Azhar’s “Jo Tu Na Mila” made it to the list of top 10 most streamed Pakistani songs.

According to this year’s Wrapped data, Shae Gill retains her position as the most streamed Pakistani woman artist, followed by Momina Mustehsan, Abida Parveen, Quratulain Balouch, Naseebo Lal, Aima Baig, Nazia Hassan, Hadiqa Kiani, Salma Agha and Farida Khanum all of whom are making a significant impact on the local music scene.

The local albums that have been capturing hearts of the listeners feature sensations like Talha Anjum’s “Open Letter”, Hassan & Roshaan’s “Day 5” and Azaan Sami Khan‘s “Main Tera”, with Talha Anjum’s “Open Letter” also coming out as the 2nd most streamed album in Pakistan making it to the list of top 5 most streamed albums in the country alongside Shubh’s “Still Rollin”, Sidhu Moose Wala’s “Moosetape”, The Weeknd’s “Starboy” and Arijit Singh’s “Ultimate Love Songs – Arijit Singh”.

The local playlists that garnered attention of fans include Hot Hits Pakistan, Pakka Hit Hai, Desi Hits, Shaadi Hits and International Hits showcasing Spotify’s curated diversity.

Eligible users can access their personalized 2023 Wrapped experience exclusively in the Spotify mobile app (iOS and Android) and also this year, via web view on mobile or Desktop by heading to Spotify.com/Wrapped.

To learn more about Spotify Wrapped 2023 results in Pakistan, see below:

Spotify Wrapped 2023 Pakistan Top Lists

Most-Streamed Local Artists in Pakistan

Atif Aslam

Talha Anjum

Umair

Abdul Hannan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Talhah Yunus

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Rovalio

Asim Azhar

Young Stunners

Most-Streamed Artists in Pakistan

Arijit Singh

Pritam

AP Dhillon

Shubh

Sidhu Moose Wala

Atif Aslam

Talha Anjum

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Shreya Ghoshal

Most-Streamed Local Songs in Pakistan

“Kahani Suno 2.0” by Kaifi Khalil

“Iraaday” by Abdul Hannan, Rovalio

“Bikhra” by Abdul Hannan, Rovalio

“Siyah” by Abdul Hannan, BAIG

“Pasoori” by Ali Sethi, Shae Gill

“Tu Hai Kahan” by AUR

“Sukoon” by Hassan & Roshaan, Shae Gill              

“Ik Lamha” by Azaan Sami Khan

“Downers At Dusk” by Talha Anjum, Umair

“Jo Tu Na Mila” by Asim Azhar

Most-Streamed Songs in Pakistan

“Kahani Suno 2.0” by Kaifi Khalil

“Mi Amor” by Sharn, 40k, The Paul

“No Love” by Shubh

“Iraaday” by Abdul Hannan, Rovalio

“Bikhra” by Abdul Hannan, Rovalio

“Cheques” by Shubh

“Still Rollin” by Shubh

“Summer High” by AP Dhillon

“Seven (feat. Latto) (Explicit Ver.)” by Jung Kook, Latto

“Samjho Na” by Aditya Rikhari

Most-Streamed Local Women Artists in Pakistan

Shae Gill

Momina Mustehsan

Abida Parveen

Quratulain Balouch

Naseebo Lal

Aima Baig

Nazia Hassan

Hadiqa Kiani

Salma Agha

Farida Khanum

Most-Streamed Local Albums in Pakistan

Open Letter, Talha Anjum

Day 5, Hassan & Roshaan

Main Tera, Azaan Sami Khan

Reformed, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Revamped, Vol. 3, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Most-Streamed Albums in Pakistan

Still Rollin, Shubh

Open Letter, Talha Anjum

Moosetape, Sidhu Moose Wala

Starboy, The Weeknd

Ultimate Love Songs – Arijit Singh, Arijit Singh

Most Popular Local Spotify Playlists in Pakistan

Hot Hits Pakistan

Pakka Hit Hai

Desi Hits

Shaadi Hits

International Hits

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