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Shazam’s Mid-Year Insights Reflect Latin Music Surge, Billie Eilish’s Reign

Pedro Capó and Farruko's "Calma (Remix)" is the most Shazamed song of the year.

Shazam users are loading up on Latin. According to the song-identifier app, Pedro Capó and Farruko‘s “Calma (Remix)” is so far the most Shazamed song of the year.

“Calma” leads the list across 22 countries, 12 of which are not Spanish-speaking, and joins another Latin track — ironically, Daddy Yankee‘s similarly-titled “Con Calma” featuring Snow — in the top three most Shazamed songs globally. Yankee and Colombian superstar J Balvin are also among the year’s top five most Shazamed artists worldwide.


The app’s mid-year report also reflects the changing face of pop music, as genre rule-breaker Billie Eilish‘s “bad guy” holds the longest consecutive No. 1 atop Shazam’s Global Charts in 2019, with a 10-week reign. The 17-year-old is also the fourth most Shazamed artist of the year, and the top most Shazamed female artist. And among the most Shazamed songs of the year, pop newcomer Ava Max‘s dark banger “Sweet But Pyscho” is just behind “Calma.” 

The artist Shazamed above all? Electronic hitmaker Calvin Harris, thanks to blockbuster dance collabs like “Giant” with Rag’n’Bone Man, “Promises” with Sam Smith and smash Dua Lipa team-up “One Kiss.” Elsewhere amid the data, Imagine Dragons hold the title for most Shazamed band.

These results are particularly insightful given that Shazam searches — used to instantly identify music that’s playing — reflect not just what music fans are listening to, but what songs they’re actively seeking and discovering. 

Browse the full lists from Shazam’s mid-year check-in, which also place Ariana Grande, Mark Ronson and Drake in top ranks, below.

Top 10 Shazamed Songs of 2019

1. Pedro Capó & Farruko, “Calma (Remix)”
2. Ava Max, “Sweet But Psycho”
3. Daddy Yankee feat. Snow, “Con Calma”
4. Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man, “Giant”
5. Billie Eilish, “bad guy”
6. Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”
7. Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”
8. Halsey, “Without Me”
9. Sam Smith & Normani, “Dancing With A Stranger”
10. Imagine Dragons, “Bad Liar”

Top 5 Shazamed Artists of 2019

1. Calvin Harris
2. Drake
3. J Balvin
4. Billie Eilish
5. Daddy Yankee

Most Shazamed Track By Genre

Pop: Ava Max, “Sweet But Psycho”
Hip-Hop: Post Malone, “Wow.”
Dance: Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man, “Giant”
Latin: Pedro Capó & Farruko, “Calma (Remix)”
R&B/Soul: Khalid & Disclosure, “Talk”
Country: Kane Brown, “Good As You”
K-Pop: BTS feat. Halsey, “Boy With Luv”