Music research and analytics platform Viberate have just published their annual “State of Music” address. It examines key social media and music channels (Spotify, TikTok, Beatport, YouTube and more) to see which artists made the biggest impact in terms of views, streams, likes and online buzz.

According to the data, Kungs made the most of 2021 in the Electronic genre. The French Dance artist was already on the radar, but in 2021 alone, he was streamed over one billion times and got more than 40 million YouTube video views, recording one of the biggest surges in popularity in the genre. The top three breakthrough acts according to popularity also included Sickick and Imanbek.

Looking at global streaming numbers, Electronic was the fifth most streamed genre on Spotify in 2021. Electronic playlists placed third according to the number of followers, regularly reaching more than 100 million listeners. Electronic artists remain most successful on SoundCloud, as they make up 38% of the top analyzed artists. It is also interesting to note Electronic was the third most played genre on radio worldwide, falling in between Rock and Country music.

The report also highlights three names to watch out for in 2022, as their current streaming and social media numbers suggest they are gaining in listeners fast: Mareux (14 million streams), Ape Drums (39 million streams) and Acraze (91 million streams).

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