- People on Twitter ask whose ancestors would’ve passed immigrant ‘wealth test’ Monday 6:54 PM
- Kobe Bryant helicopter crash mocked in teen’s TikTok video Monday 6:38 PM
- Chiefs, Bears, Packers have Twitter accounts hacked Monday 3:48 PM
- Washington Post reporter suspended amid backlash over Kobe Bryant tweet Monday 3:08 PM
- America is united in hating Ken Starr’s impeachment hat Monday 3:01 PM
- In ‘Cuties,’ the contradictions of growing up come to a head Monday 1:55 PM
- Racist tweets blame fruit bat soup for coronavirus Monday 1:25 PM
- What is the #ILeftTheGOP movement? Monday 1:21 PM
- The Grammys were weird and sad—but the Billy Porter hat memes offered some levity Monday 12:36 PM
- Auschwitz Museum calls on Facebook to ban Holocaust denialism Monday 11:59 AM
- YouTuber who said his girlfriend was dead now says he faked it Monday 11:42 AM
- Review: Kentucky Route Zero is one of the most magical games ever made Monday 11:00 AM
- Backlash grows against Clearview as lawsuit looms Monday 10:58 AM
- Tyler the Creator calls out the Grammys for racism over ‘Rap Album’ win Monday 10:25 AM
- Democrats call on John Bolton to testify after book bombshell Monday 9:56 AM
The year-end content has begun!
Spotify announced Tuesday that its annual Wrapped playlist feature has gone live, which means that as long as you have an account, you now have access to data the streaming service has been tracking for all of 2017. Think you know how many hours you spent listening to “Wild Thoughts” on your commute, or how many new artists you checked out? Think again.
The feature also quizzes you on low-key surprising stats about your listening habits. My song of the year ended up being “Madiba Riddim,” a random mid-album track off Drake’s most recent LP that I would describe as “average” but which I also apparently never skip when it shuffles onto my day-to-day playlist. Would I ever describe it as my favorite song? No. And yet the data speaks for itself. Apparently, without realizing it, I stan for Drake.
In an era when people are meticulously curating their feeds to present more fun, cooler versions of their lives, Wrapped is the ultimate dox—outing you for the complex organism you are. It is fun to contain multitudes.
Spotify also released its Year in Music lists earlier today. Ed Sheeran was the platform’s most streamed artist globally in 2017 with 47 million monthly listeners, while his latest album was played an unreal 3.1 billion times. Both hip-hop and Latin music saw bigger numbers than ever before, with “Despacito—Remix” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee being named Spotify’s “Song of the Summer.”
To check out your playlist, head to 2017wrapped.com.
Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.