The veteran singer Alka Yagnik is the most streamed singer on youtube in 2022 so far. Shakira, Udit Narayan and Arijit Singh are so far behind her. Her famous songs are “Agar Tum Sath Ho”, “tip tip barsa pani”, “Kuch Kuch Hota he”, etc.
As we enter the new year, we see most of the music platforms have wrapped up our playlist for the year 2022, denoting the most played artists. Similarly, YouTube recently declared the 56-year-old Indian musician Alka Yagnik as the most streamed artist of 2022. Alka Yagnik racked up an enormous 15.3 billion YouTube streams last year – an average of 42 million per day – making her the world’s most streamed act on YouTube (2022).
While Udit Narayan, Arijit Singh, Kumar Sanu and Shilpi Raj bagged places among the top 5 list. With around 12.3b views, the decades-old singer Alka Yagnik has not surprised us as she once again bagged a place in the top five artists. More than four successful decades as a playback singer in Bollywood, she has recorded over 8000 songs in her entire career until now.
With most of the evergreen songs sung along with sensational singers like Udit Narayan and Kumar Sanu, her hit list includes some blockbuster songs like Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai, Tip Tip Barsa Paani, Ae Mere Humsafar, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and so on.
According to the GWR, South Korean superstars BTS (7.95 billion) and BLACKPINK (7.03 billion) both made the top ten, while other well-known artists had to settle for spots lower down the list: The Weeknd (5.7 billion) was 13th; Taylor Swift (4.33 billion) was 26th; and Drake (2.9 billion) was 50th.
After holding the top spot on YouTube’s weekly music chart since October 2022, Ms. Yagnik, who has won Best Female Playback Singer seven times at the Filmfare Awards, finished the year strong with 366 million streams, significantly outpacing Bad Bunny (258 million) and Narayan (249 million).