Streaming rises to 90% of digital activity in a year in Spain “marked by the success of new artists, young artists and women.”
In 2018, a year in Spain "marked by the success of new artists, young artists and women," streaming drove the success of the top songs and albums, according to a new report by Spanish recording industry association Promusicae. Streaming rose to 90 percent of digital activity, with streaming subscriptions totaling over 2.3 million subscribers; and digital music overall comprising 70 percent of Spain's music market.
Spain's top digital song of the year was "Lo Malo," an urban #metoo anthem performed by Aitana and Ana Guerra, two former Operación Triunfo reality competition contestants. Daddy Yankee’s “Dura,” “Sin Pijama” (Becky G and Natti Natasha), "Te Bote”"(Nio García), "Me Niego," performed by Reik, Ozuna and Wisin made up the rest of the Top 5 in a digital market increasingly dominated by international reggaeton artists.
Ozuna's Aura took the no. 1 spot on the digital albums’ list, with Rosalía’s EL Mal Querer coming in at No. 2.