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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Spotify names Ben&Ben as PH's most streamed artist and group of '21

12/04/2021 01:21:38 PM

As music lovers to check out their annual year-end list most-played songs of their Spotify profiles, the streaming platform has announced Ben&Ben as the most streamed artist and group of 2021—another feather in the cap of what has been a very fruitful year.

Thanks to the success of their sophomore album (Pebble House Vol. 1 Kuwaderno), the nine-piece alt-folk-pop collective has been named the country's most streamed artist and group for the second straight year with a record-setting 300 million streams in 170 countries under their belt. The Lunod hitmakers also showed impressive performance in the playlisting category as their songs ended up in 5,809,115 major and curated playlists on the digital platform.

Spotify, through its annual rundown of 2021's biggest hits Spotify Wrapped, has made an announcement on 1 December 20201, in time for its users to see and share their own respective top hits and just a few days ahead of the band's biggest headline show to date, Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert.

Shot live at the Araneta Coliseum, the digital concert is set to redefine the virtual concert-going experience with a fusion of creative disciplines, from theatre to dance, orchestra to technology. The band will also be playing songs off their recently released sophomore album, Pebble House Vol. 1: Kuwaderno, as well as some crowd favorites and hits.

The recent distinction also came following the recent wave of recognitions awarded to Ben&Ben, such as bagging top honors at the four major categories of the 34th Awit Awards, including the Most Streamed Artist, Record of the Year and Best Inspirational Recording for their chart-topping hit “Di Ka Sayang,” as well as Best Ballad Recording for “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay.” 

Not only that, the multi-awarded collective also made headlines s for their advocacy work a few days ago, particularly for lending their song “Kayumanggi” on the music video campaign that supports the coastal communities in La Union. The project, which was spearheaded by Emerging Islands, a coastal-based arts organization and National Geographic, showcased the cultural richness and scenic beauty of Bangar and Bauang, San Juan, as well as its hard-working people. 

To cap off a successful year, their smash single “Pasalubong,” a collaboration with Moira, was used as the main song for the John Lloyd Cruz-Bea Alonzo reunion film, One True Pair, which streamed on Jollibee’s official YouTube last December 1, 2021. 

In an official statement, Ben&Ben expressed that there have been a lot of trade-offs in their personal and collective lives in the past year, but they’re grateful for the success and support of their fandom, Liwanag in every project that they’re part. 
“With everything happening and all the blessings coming our way, it’s a whole lot to be grateful for indeed,” the critically-acclaimed band shared in a statement. “The hard work is worth it in that sense for sure, but we do go through our fair share of personal struggles as well, especially with this year and even the past year being two of the absolute most challenging years so far, not just for us but for so many in the world too. We want to thank our listeners especially though, because they really were the ones that give us that daily reminder that it is all worth it.”
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