2019 Around the World   country sampler   genre sampler
The new or newly released music that defined, united and distinguished fan communities of place and interest around the world in 2019...
zambian pop
2019 in Zambian Pop   playlist
1Chef 187 "Tuleya Tulekula"2458
2Bobby East "I Forgive You"2299
3Afunika "Piki Piki Skirt"2173
4Yo Maps "Season Yanga"2124
5Abel Chungu Musuka "Extra Time"1991
6Slap Dee "System"1837
7Ephraim Son of Africa "Kalenga Wandi"1533
8T-Sean "Wagwaan"1298
9B1 "Kwa George"1086
10Pompi "Tiger"1083
11Dope boys "Mpu Mpu"1073

alchemy by glenn mcdonald / @everynoise for Spotify, listening by the world
These lists compile the collective 2019 new-music listening of music fans in every country where people use Spotify, and in the fan communities for 2000+ genres and other genre-shaped distinctions. The songs in each list are scored and ranked by a combined weighting of a) their absolute popularity with those fans and b) the share of the song's global listening that those fans account for. (And then filtered to one song per artist.) This means, for example, that The Sound of Poland 2019 is the music that defines, unites and distinguishes Polish fans, whether that music comes from Poland or not. Likewise, 2019 in K-Pop Girl Group is the music that fans of Korean girl-groups loved, whether it's Korean or Pop or Girls or not. To be eligible, a song must have been released on or after 2018-12-01, as best our data can tell, so that's why no "Truth Hurts".
In addition to exploring by country or metagenre, you can click any artist to see all the lists on which they appear.
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