Alka Yagnik is Most Streamed Artist on YouTube Globally


Bollywood Playback singer Alka Yagnik has been featured on the Guiness Book of World Records for three years in a row. She was the most streamed singer of 2022, beating leading musicians like Taylor Swift, Drake and Beyonce. Her number of streams is legions ahead of others.

As per a report on the Guiness Book of World Records, Alka’s songs recorded 15.3 billion streams, an average of 42 million streams per day. And she achieved this feat in the last two years as well. She had 17 billion streams in 2021 and 16.6 billion in 2020. Second to her on the list is Bad Bunny with 14.7 billion streams. The other three on the list are all Indian singers: Udit Narayan (10.8 billion), Arijit Singh (10.7 billion) and Kumar Sanu (9.09 billion).

The list would come as a surprise for not even millionaire singers have been able to record such numbers. BTS (7.95 billion) and BLACKPINK (7.03 billion) both made the top ten, while The Weeknd (5.7 billion) took 13th spot; Taylor Swift (4.33 billion) was 26th; and Drake (2.9 billion) was 50th.

Alka was a leading Bollywood playback singer in the 90s with hundreds of songs to her credit. She did playback singing for the likes of Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Sridevi and others. Her biggest hits include Pardesi Pardesi, Gazab Ka Hai Din, Taal Se Taal Mila and more recently, Agar Tum Saath Ho.

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