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Arijit Singh most popular artist on Gaana.com in 2015

MUMBAI: Times Internet’s music broadcasting service Gaana.com has said that it clocked 1.8 billion playouts and 150 million hours of music in 2015. Melodies in English, Hindi and regional languages entertained millions of listeners as Indian and international artists dominated the music scenario in India.

Gaana.com’s top artist playouts in English were popular artists like Justin Beiber with 10 million listeners and Selena Gomez with six million listeners. Rendition of soulful melodies by Arijit Singh (178 million) and Lata Mangeshkar (120 million) continued to rule the hearts of Hindi music lovers, the company said.

In 2015, most listeners of Gaana.com gave greater preference to romantic songs over the beats of peppy party numbers. In this category, Arijit Singh ruled the hearts while Yo Yo Honey Singh set feet tapping in the party circuit.

Wiz Khalifa’s song ‘See You Again’ was at top song in English music, while the top album in the same category was ‘Furious 7’. In Hindi music, Ankit Tiwari’s song ‘Tu Hai Ki Nahi’ was the top song and the album from the film ‘Roy’ came out to be the most-played album.

Interestingly, soulful rendition of touching ghazals ruled the roost after 8 pm. EDM consumption was the highest on Saturdays and showed a steady growth of 55 per cent. Approximately, 68 million songs/albums/playlists/artists were selected as favourites in 2015. Gaana.com users created five playlists every minute.

In 2015, the most preferred music turned out to be Bollywood music, which counted for a sizeable chunk of 76.3 per cent listeners. Regional music also grew rapidly and unveiled its own medley of trends.

Tamil artist Anirudh Ravichandar clocked 8 million playouts, thus making him the most preferred regional artist. He was closely followed by Honey Singh, whose rendition of peppy Punjabi music recorded 5.4 million playouts.

The third spot was claimed by Telugu playback singer and superstar artist SP Balasubramanium, who garnered four million playouts.
On Gaana.com, the most preferred languages in 2015 were Telugu, Punjabi and Bengali.

Compared to 2014, Gaana.com witnessed significant growth in 2015 in regional music consumption by 99 per cent in Bengali, 142 per cent in Punjabi, and 867 per cent in Telugu.