It’s Spotify Wrapped season.
The music and podcast streaming service released its annual, personalized look-back for users Wednesday, giving them a deep dive into their listening habits and trends throughout the year.
If you’re a Spotify user, you may be clicking around your app trying to see your most-played artists and on-repeat songs of 2022.
Below, we’ll tell you how to find your 2022 Spotify Wrapped playlist, plus give you some info on how many listeners some of our local artists in North Carolina got this year.
What is Spotify Wrapped?
Spotify Wrapped is an annual, personalized look at your streaming habits on the Spotify app, which is used to play music, podcasts and other audio.
The snapshot of your streaming year looks at your most-streamed songs, artists, genres and more in a fun, interactive way.
“Wrapped is a deep dive into the music and podcasts that defined your 2022,” Spotify said in the lead-up to this year’s release.
Through Spotify Wrapped, found in the Spotify app on phones, you’ll be guided through interactive slides detailing your streaming history over the past year, and you’ll have the option to download a playlist with your top 100 most-streamed songs from 2022, allowing you to keep coming back to those songs you love so much.
This year’s Wrapped brings back popular features from years’ past, plus new ones — like assigning users a “music listening personality.”
How to find your Spotify Wrapped
• Update the app: If your Spotify Wrapped isn’t popping up as soon as you open the app, it might be time for an app update. Head to the app store on your device to get that done.
• It’s not on your desktop: Your Spotify Wrapped playlist is only available in the Spotify app. But if you head over to Spotify’s website to find it, it’ll give you easy directions to get to the app.
• Post it to social media: You can share your Wrapped stats to social media by clicking the “Share this story” button at the bottom of each slide. You can share your slides to your Instagram Story, Twitter and others.
Here’s how many listeners our local artists got
There’s no way for listeners to access Wrapped stats for their favorite artists in the app, but sometimes artists will share them on social media.
We’ll keep an eye out for any Triangle- or North Carolina-based artists who share their stats this year, but in the meantime, here’s a snapshot of some artists’ monthly listeners — a calculation Spotify makes based on the past 28 days of listening activity by users in the app.
▪ The Avett Brothers — The Avett Brothers, which consists of real-life brothers Scott and Seth Avett plus Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon, is a folk rock band from Concord, North Carolina. The band’s most recent EP, “The Third Gleam,” was released in 2020. The band has 2,483,251 monthly listeners on Spotify.
▪ Chatham Rabbits — This husband-and-wife duo quit their jobs to pursue music full-time in 2018. They play a mix of bluegrass, folk and old-time style tunes. Earlier this year, the band got their own show on PBS North Carolina, giving viewers a glimpse into their lives on the road as touring musicians. They currently have 16,899 monthly listeners on Spotify.
▪ Eric Church — Eric Church, a contemporary country artist, wrote and recorded his most recent album, “Heart & Soul,” in North Carolina. Church is a native of Granite Falls, a town in Caldwell County, and is an alumnus of Appalachian State University. He currently has 6,305,143 monthly listeners on Spotify.
▪ J. Cole — Raised in Fayetteville, J.Cole is all about repping North Carolina. The Grammy-nominated rapper sported an NC State jersey in his “Under the Sun” music video, which has more than 56 million views on YouTube. He has 28,930,720 monthly listeners on Spotify, ranking 92nd in the world.
▪ James Taylor — This six-time Grammy winning artist grew up in Chapel Hill. One of his most famous songs, “Carolina on my Mind,” turned 50 years old in 2019. Taylor has 5,403,593 monthly listeners.
▪ Luke Combs — This country star was born in Charlotte and grew up in Asheville, then attended Appalachian State University in Boone before dropping out to pursue his music career. He recently won Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year at this year’s Country Music Association Awards. Combs currently has 12,370,060 monthly listeners.
▪ Mipso — This band met and formed at UNC-Chapel Hill in the 2010s. The four-person band’s debut album “Dark Holler Pop” came out in 2013, and their latest album, the self-titled “Mipso,” came out in October 2020. The band currently has 995,915 monthly listeners on Spotify.
▪ Nnenna Freelon — Freelon, a North Carolina native and jazz singer, released her album “Time Traveler” in May. The album is a tribute to her husband of 40 years, noted architect Phil Freelon, who died in 2019. Freelon is a multi-time Grammy nominated artist, and she resides in Durham. She has 50,358 monthly listeners.
▪ Rhiannon Giddens — Greensboro native Rhiannon Giddens is a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a Durham-based and Grammy-winning old-time string band. Giddens won the 2022 Grammy for Best Folk Album. Giddens currently has 515,326 monthly listeners on Spotify, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops have 179,913.
▪ Rissi Palmer — This Durham-based singer and songwriter was listed in Rolling Stone magazine’s “Future 25” list last year, which celebrates 25 people changing and innovating the music industry. Palmer has 70,375 monthly listeners.
▪ Scotty McCreery — McCreery, a Garner native, won “American Idol” in 2011, gaining fame in North Carolina and beyond. He’s experienced chart-topping success since then, and his hit song “Five More Minutes” now serves as the inspiration for two Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Christmas films of the same name. McCreery currently has 2,766,431 monthly listeners on Spotify.
▪ Steep Canyon Rangers — This Asheville- and Brevard-based bluegrass band formed at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2000 and has since produced nine albums, plus two more in collaboration with Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin). The band’s 2013 album “Nobody Knows You” won the Grammy award for Best Bluegrass Album that year. The band currently has 151,295 monthly listeners on Spotify.
▪ Sylvan Esso — Durham-based Sylvan Esso, an electric pop band, formed in 2013 and consists of duo Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn. They;re multi-time Grammy nominees, including for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for their 2020 album “Free Love.” The band currently has 1,297,537 monthly listeners on Spotify.
▪ Watchhouse — Formerly known as Mandolin Orange, Watchhouse is a Chapel Hill-based Americana-folk duo consisting of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz. The band released their self-titled album, “Watchhouse,” in August 2021 after changing the group’s name, saying the new name meant “so much more” to them personally. The band has currently has 2,628,706 monthly listeners on Spotify.