Spotify Wrapped 2021 has dropped and the wait for music lovers is finally over.

Spotify's annual feature rounds up its listeners' year in music and podcasts, individually and around the world.

The music streaming app has been teasing fans with a countdown and even tried to quench are excitement by launching a collab with Netflix with their new hub.

The round-up has become a popular social media trend too with users sharing their listening habits with their followers.

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Spotify Wrapped's new features for 2021

Spotify has introduced four new features for this year and they look like this:

  • 2021: The Movie – This feature pairs your top songs with classic scenes from a movie that’s all about you.
  • Your Audio Aura –worked with an aura expert to visualize your audio aura based on your top two music moods.
  • Playing Cards – This is an interactive, data-based game that you play and then share with your friends. They display several statements about your listening this year and you’ll have to guess which are true.
  • 2021 Wrapped Blend – Tapping into the new Blend feature launched this year, Spotify fans can see how their 2021 music tastes match up with friends, stream their blended playlist, and share their results on social.

Spotify has also revealed a special surprise with videos from more than 170 creators thanking fans for having them in their Wrapped.

These videos will appear if the fans have a song by one of the participating artists in their “Your Top Songs 2021” or “Your Artists Revealed” playlist.

It is also introducing Spotify Clips for podcasts, so fans will be able to view special “thank you” messages from some of their favourite podcast hosts by visiting that show’s page on Spotify.

Spotify's most popular 2021 artists in the UK

  1. Drake, Lil Baby
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Ed Sheeran
  4. Justin Bieber
  5. Juice WRLD, Marshemello
  6. Olivia Rodrigo
  7. Kanye West
  8. Eminem
  9. The Weeknd
  10. Ariana Grande

How to view your Spotify Wrapped 2021

You'll find your Spotify Wrapped in the app's unique 2021 Wrapped hub which is home to lots of personalised, data-driven content. 

The hub includes rounds ups of:

  • Your Top Songs 2021 – One of their most popular playlists takes you down memory lane and lets you rediscover your most listened to songs of the year.
  • Your Artists Revealed – Helps fans deepen their connections with creators by giving them personalized podcast episodes and songs featuring their top artists of the year.
  • Top Tracks & Artists of 2021 – Data-driven playlists that feature music from the top artists globally and in your local market. 
  • Best New Podcasts of 2021 – Data-driven selection of new podcasts from inspiring creators that are pushing boundaries. 
  • Best Episodes of 2021 – Curated selection of top podcast episodes throughout the year. 
  • The Best of 2021 – Data-driven and editorially curated music playlists to jump back into the best songs of 2021 in every genre.
  • A Look Back at 2021 – Music and podcasts that contextualize the year of 2021.
  • 2021 Wrapped: Blend – Compare your music taste in 2021 with a friend and get a blended playlist, as well as access all of the ones that you’ve already created.