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VK Music shares the results of the year: what and who was listened to most often by users in Russia and the CIS countries in 2023: the most popular tracks, albums and artists

Date: May 20, 2024 Time: 08:52:00

And again MACAN – the rapper became “Artist of the Year” for the second year in a row, his songs received more than a billion streams, and the album “12”, released exclusively on VK Music, wins the “Album of the Year” award. ”nomination, obtaining more than 230 million views on the platform. “12” spent 258 days in the top 10 of the album chart.

INSTASAMKA becomes “Artist of the Year”, also takes the award for the most viral “Track of the Year”: FOR MONEY YES (prod. realmoneyken), which received more than 140 million views on the platform, and on total the artist’s tracks were listened to more than 600 million times.

The “Group of the Year” was Miyagi & Endgame: the Ossetian duo once again surpassed other groups in terms of number of views, totaling more than 900 million views this year.

The “Fit of the Year” nomination goes to Kravets and Gio Pica, whose joint song “Where Have You Gone,” released in March as part of the album “17 Moments of Autumn,” became one of the top songs of the year. and obtained more than 120 million views.

The most notable growth on the platform this year was shown by the group NLO, which garnered over 300 million views and won the “Breakthrough of the Year” nomination.

In the new “Comeback of the Year” category, the winner was the group “Caspian Cargo”, which this year celebrated its 10th anniversary and released its first joint work in five years – the EP “Carefully Painted”. In addition, this year Brutto and Ves recorded an exclusive acoustic album for VK Music, which included songs from the new EP “Carefully Painted” and the group’s greatest hits. The total number of streams of the group’s tracks has reached more than 320 million.

“Most Power Start” (album) is a new nomination that shows the most views in the first week of release. The second part of beatmaker Aarne’s rap hit AA LANGUAGE 2 wins the nomination, earning 29 million.

“Remix of the year” was the song “Bad Girl” by the group “Vintage” & TRAUMA & SKIDRI & DVRKLXGHT. The remake of the group’s cult hit “Vintage”, released in 2008, quickly conquered the top of the charts, gaining more than 70 million views on VK Music and returning attention to the legendary pop group.

“Soundtrack of the Year” goes to the soundtrack of the popular computer game Atomic Heart. The album contains 17 of the game’s most iconic tracks, consisting of classic Soviet-era songs with a modern touch of funk, rock and techno. The title track of the album Komarovo remained on the VK Music chart for 115 days and the total number of streams of the album amounted to more than 20 million.

VK Music is developing the direction of non-music content. Previously, the platform launched “Podcasts” and “Audiobooks”, within which the leaders in listening were determined. Among the podcasts is “Myths”, a series of three seasons dedicated to different peoples, regions and cultures. The first season is Scandinavian. The second tells about the gods of ancient Greece, and the third, which will start very soon on VK Music, is dedicated to ancient Greek heroes.

Among audiobooks, the dark fantasy “The Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros ranks first among listeners. In Russia, “The Fourth Wing” is not just an audiobook, but a media project: VK Muzyka, together with the publishing house “Oxygen”, prepared an audio series, in the recording of which the voice actors of the series “Game of Thrones” ” participated and indie pop artist polnalyubvi was responsible for the musical arrangement of the audio series.

Streaming editors chose the SALUKI WILD EA$T album cover as “Cover of the Year.” Sergey Mudrik, editor-in-chief of VK Music: “WILD EA $ T is the magnum opus of SALUKI, who has been maturing for several years, who with this work confirmed his ambitions and positions as a soloist. Critics unanimously praised the album and the editors rightly support this opinion, even considering the release’s elegant black and white cover to be outstanding.”

Fan community of the year: Three days of rain.

Hundreds of thousands of VKontakte subscribers remind us what a devoted fan base is: they follow the group both in its official community and throughout the social network. During this year, “Three Days of Rain” did not leave the list for a day, and this is a sign not only of love, but also of devotion, thanks to which listeners return to their favorite songs again and again.

Without the support of their fans, the group would hardly have been able to survive everything that happened to them in 2023, and they certainly wouldn’t have been able to make such a spectacular comeback. For this, a special thank you and the victory in our nomination.

Surprise of the year – Kukoyaki

VK Music users voted in this category. This year we were surprised by the various occasions generously distributed by Pasha Technik, Philip Kirkorov, INSTASAMKA with Lolita, 10AGE, Dzhigan, PHARAOH and Klava Koka. But what surprised people the most was the addition to the Kukoyak family. We can only guess if the second son will become a new millionaire blogger!

Additionally, VK Music editors compiled the final playlist of the year with the top 30 tracks. Sergey Mudrik, chief editor of VK Music:

“There was a place for all the winners of our main nominations, which is logical and confirms their fairness. The obvious record holders for presence in the top 30 were the artist and artist of the year – MACAN and INSTASAMKA, last year’s winners of the “Duo of the Year” nomination AVG and Jakone, who captured the attention of listeners both individually as a whole. as well as Gio, who this year received a phenomenal Pike promotion. From the hip-hop segment, only the authors of the hit BANDANA Big Baby Tape and kizaru remained on the list, from the pop segment, the queen ANNA ASTI, who in 2023 actively developed last year’s success. We are expecting new names in 2024, especially since they are on the list!

You can listen to the top 30 playlist here.

Every year, VKontakte shares the results of the year in various areas: music, influencers, movies and TV series, games, memes. This year they are collected in a special section.

The VKontakte team talks about the results of the year throughout December.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
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