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07/19/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/19/2021 00:28

One Year After Launch, Local Artists and Hip-Hop Rock Russia

Exactly one year ago, Spotify launched in Russia. Since then, Spotify has built a strong fan base across the country, with our most active listeners tuning in from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, and Novosibirsk.

In honor of this anniversary, we took a look into the streaming data to see which artists, songs, genres, and playlists Russians are streaming the most. What we found? Listeners showcase their country pride by streaming local artists, and Russian hip-hop reigns supreme.

Take a look:

The thirst for Russian hip-hop is best represented by the country's top-streamed solo male artists-MORGENSHTERN, Scriptonite, kizaru, LSPand PHARAOH-all five of whom are rappers from Russia, Kazakhstan, or Belarus. Other Russian rappers, including Boulevard Depo, SLAVA MARLOW, and MAYOT, also saw their songs and albums in the top 5.