Spain’s PROMUSICAE (Productores de Música de España), which represents 90% of the national and international activity of the Spanish recorded music industry, released its 2022 year-end report Thursday (Jan. 26), unveiling Bad Bunny as the “absolute leader” last year thanks to his record-breaking album Un Verano Sin Ti.
According to the report by PROMUSICAE, which represents more than 100 member companies, the Puerto Rican star was the No. 1-selling artist in the albums category for 23 consecutive weeks in the country.
Meanwhile, Spanish artist Rosalía crowned the list of top 100 vinyl releases of 2022 with her genre-bending Motomami, which won album of the year at the Latin Grammys. The “Despechá” singer came in second place after Bad Bunny on the overall album sales list.
Furthermore, the top 100 songs list was led by Bizarrap and Quevedo‘s global smash hit “QUEVEDO || BZRP Music Sessions #52,” also known as “Quédate,” which scored both artists their first entry on the Billboard Hot 100. Currently, the song has more than 400 million views on YouTube.
The report also notes that vinyl sales increased by 6% in 2022, CD sales decreased by 13% and streaming represented 85% of music consumption in the country. Sebastián Yatra‘s “Tacones Rojos” had the most radio airplay, while the most popular international artists in the country last year were Harry Styles, Rauw Alejandro, Taylor Swift, Camilo and Feid, among others.
“Throughout very difficult years, our music continues to show its ability to accompany us in more moments of our lives than ever,” said Antonio Guisasola, PROMUSICAE’s president. “This allows our market to return to the spotlight, while incorporating new styles and new ways of creating music that penetrates inside and outside our borders.”
See all of PROMUSICAE’s 2022 year-end reports here.
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