2022 has been an excellent year for the Zambian music industry, witnessing the breakout of new and exceptional talents, crossovers to other parts of Africa and massive growth in music streaming.
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To close out the year, Africa’s #1 music streaming and download service, Boomplay, has released its much-anticipated annual Recap, launching in Zambia for the first time. The #BoomplayRecap2022 provides an overview of music consumption and insights into listeners’ musical tastes and preferences for the year. Also, it enables fans and subscribers to discover their personalised lists of top songs, artists, albums, and genres.
Boomplay Recap presents data and insights into music consumption and engagement on Boomplay reviewed under a specific period. It profiles and segments music data by country, artists and users and, by so doing, provides an actual reflection of music listenership and engagement habits of local music industries in Africa. The authenticity and relevance of Boomplay’s data and charts as the accurate picture of music consumption are based on Boomplay’s user base, which is largely the lower and middle-class demographic, the largest population segment on the continent. Thus it is more inclusive and captures the on-the-ground music taste and habits of music consumers. Streaming on Boomplay grew in 2022 by 248%, buoyed by its 88 million monthly active users and a record increase in Boomplay’s catalogue to over 90 million songs.
For the year 2022, Boomplay Recap by country highlights categories including Top Male Artists, Top Female Artists, Top Booming Artists, Most Streamed Songs and Albums, among others, while Recap for Artists shares 2022 stats of individual artists, including the Total Streams, Hours Streamed, Listeners, Most Streamed Song and Most Streamed Country. On the other hand, users on Boomplay (Boombuddies) will have access to personalised results of their music consumption and engagement on Boomplay. The users’ recap highlights each Boombuddy’s 2022 music journey by revealing details such as the number of songs they listened to, their top genres, discoveries, top artists, songs they had on repeat and many more interesting personal insights.
Highlighting some fascinating facts from Zambia’s Boomplay Recap, Zambians’ favourite song on the first day of 2022 is Chanda na Kay’s ‘Bulongo’, and on Valentine’s Day 2022, Towela Kaira’s “Manana” featuring Jemax was the most streamed.
Yo Maps’s “Why” & ‘’Mr Romantic’’ takes the nod for the first and second most streamed Zambian song of 2022, followed by Chile One Mr Zambia’s ‘Why Me’ ft Chef 187. The most streamed albums of 2022 go to Yo Maps’s “Komando” at number one, followed by Macky2’s ‘Olijaba’ and Jae Cash’s ‘Chawama John Howard’ at number three.
For the enviable Most Streamed Artists of 2022, Yo Maps, Macky 2 and Chef 187 are the Top Males, while the Top Female Artists are Towela Kaira, Xaven and Flerine Dah’ Queen.
Boomplay has been at the forefront of Africa’s music streaming revolution. It has resolved to use strategic partnership and development initiatives to empower Africa’s digital music ecosystem to realise its potential. Recent partnerships with France’s Generations Radio and Africa’s leading telecommunications companies are moves towards the progress of the streaming culture and legal music consumption while expanding the reach of artists globally and helping Zambia’s music industry become more viable and beneficial to all stakeholders.
#BoomplayRecapZM2022 playlists are now streaming on the Boomplay app in different genres and categories, capturing all the artists and songs in the Recap and more for users to enjoy and relive their favourite songs and moments of 2022. The playlists can be found in a special music section in-app tagged Boomplay Recap 2022.
2022 Boomplay Recap Zambia List. Follow the conversation via #BoomplayRecapZM2022 #BoomplayRecap2022
Top Male Artists 2022
1. Yo Maps
2. Macky 2
3. Chef 187
Top Female Artists 2022
1. Towela Kaira
3. Flerine Dah’ Queen
Most streamed songs 2022
1. Why – Yo Maps
2. Mr Romanatic – Yo Maps
3. Why Me ft Chef 187 – Chile One Mr Zambia
Top Booming Artists 2022
1. Je Cash
3. Chile One Mr Zambia
Most Streamed Albums 2022
1. Komando – Yo Maps
2. Olijaba – Mack2
3. Chawama John Howard – Jae Cash
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