Top 5 songs and artists revealed for Mississauga, Brampton and Canada

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Published November 29, 2023 at 10:58 am

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The 2023 lists of top artists, songs and genres are out and reveal the most popular music in Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto.

The lists, from the streaming service Spotify, are part of the company’s “2023 Wrapped” campaign. Listeners can also get personalized “2023 Wrapped” lists of their most-streamed songs, albums, artists and podcasts.

Overall, 2023 was defined by the return of major female artists, sonic diversity across the charts, and a global music culture that saw the rise of powerful genres, Spotify notes in a press release.

“Our top lists reflect these trends and the overall expansion of music and podcasts as Spotify continues to grow its user base,” the release notes.

If you are wondering if there are regional differences in music taste — it appears there are — even between communities in the Greater Toronto Area.

However, Toronto superstar Drake takes the top spot for all the GTA lists. And Taylor Swift comes in second.

Here are the lists:

Mississauga’s top artists of 2023 on Spotify:

  1. Drake
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Travis Scott
  5. 21 Savage

Mississauga’s top songs of 2023 on Spotify:

  1. “Kill Bill” by SZA
  2. “Creepin’ (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)” by Metro Boomin
  3. “Last Night” by Morgan Wallen
  4. “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus
  5. “Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)” by Rema

Mississauga’s top genres of 2023 on Spotify:

  1. pop
  2. rap
  3. hip hop
  4. rock
  5. pop rap

While Mississauga loves pop — Brampton is more of a rap and hip hop city. But as in Mississauga, Drake and Taylor Swift top the list of favourite artists in B-town.

Brampton’s top artists of 2023 on Spotify:

  1. Drake
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Morgan Wallen
  5. 21 Savage

Brampton’s top songs of 2023 on Spotify:

  1. “Last Night” by Morgan Wallen
  2. “Kill Bill” by SZA
  3. “Creepin’ (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)” by Metro Boomin
  4. “fukumean” by Gunna
  5. “The Astronaut” by JIN

Brampton’s top genres of 2023 on Spotify:

  1. rap
  2. pop
  3. hip hop
  4. pop rap
  5. trap

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Toronto’s top music is very similar to Mississauga and Brampton.

Toronto’s top artists of 2023 on Spotify:

  1. Drake
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Morgan Wallen
  5. 21 Savage

Toronto’s top songs of 2023 on Spotify:

  1. “Last Night” by Morgan Wallen
  2. “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus
  3. “Kill Bill” by SZA
  4. “Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)” by Rema
  5. “Creepin’ (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)” by Metro Boomin

Toronto’s top genres of 2023 on Spotify:

  1. pop
  2. rap
  3. hip hop
  4. rock
  5. pop rap

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The love for Drake doesn’t appear to extend to the rest of Canada — however, he is still in the top five.

Most-streamed artists in Canada:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Drake
  3. Morgan Wallen
  4. The Weeknd
  5. 21 Savage

Most-streamed songs in Canada:

  1. “Last Night” by Morgan Wallen
  2. “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus
  3. “Kill Bill” by SZA
  4. “Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)” by Rema
  5. “Creepin’ (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)” by Metro Boomin

And globally, Drake falls to number four.

Most-streamed artists globally:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Bad Bunny
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Drake
  5. Peso Pluma
  6. Feid
  7. Travis Scott
  8. SZA
  9. KAROL G
  10. Lana Del Rey

For more lists and information, see the Spotify post here.

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