Shawn Mendes Tops Spotify Philippines’ 25 Under 25 List
Spotify revealed the list of the 25 most influential artists under the age of 25 who are dominating the music industry in the Philippines right now. Taking a look at the Spotify data, 18 year-old Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes tops the list, boasting 25 million Spotify listeners each month and over 500 million streams of his breakout smash, “Stitches.” Following Shawn Mendes at the top of the list are Ariana Grande, Martin Garrix, Justin Bieber and Alessia Cara.
To determine the 25 under 25 list, music experts at Spotify looked at a variety of factors such as the number of people listening to an artist each month, artists with songs featured in Spotify’s top playlists and top-performing artists by genre.
The top 25 list also includes newcomers bursting onto the scene, such as Ylona Garcia, who at just 14, proved everyone that age is just a number. Her single “Dahan Dahan Dahan Lang” is definitely creating waves amongst Spotify users. Also included are mainstays Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato.
“These young artists have broken boundaries and are certainly leading global culture regardless of age, making an impact across the world with their creativity and music. We are excited to see music from all over the world – international, regional and local – resonate amongst our Spotify users in the Philippines. With so many young listeners on Spotify, it’s always fascinating to hone in on the peer artists they’re listening to and looking up to,” said Chee Meng Tan, director of Label Relations, Spotify, APAC.
In Spotify’s 25 Under 25 (Philippines Edition) list apart from Mendes (1), Grande (2), Garrix (3), Bieber (4) and Cara (5) are local artists James Reid (16), Nadine Lustre (17), Julie Ann San Jose (18), Leanne & Naara (19), Moira Dela Torre (20), Morisette Amon (21), Ylona Garcia (22), Daniel Padilla (23), Janella Salvador (24) and Darren Espanto (25).