Does it feel like Sherine is all you listen to lately? Well, as it turns out, you are not alone. Today, Spotify released its list of the most-streamed female artists in the world so far this year, and — to no ones surprise — Sherine Abdel-Wahab is the most-streamed female artist in the Middle East and North Africa in 2019. Her latest album, Nassay, had a hand in this success, as it was the most-streamed album from an Arab female this year, while, her hit song “Hobbo Ganna”, was the top streamed track. The Egyptian crooner who is affectionally known as “The Queen of Feelings” by her legion of fans even beat out Arab singing icon, Fairouz, who made the list at number two. Meanwhile, coming in at number three was Lebanese popstar Nancy Ajram. Egyptian singer Amal Maher and Iraqi crooner Aseel Hameem rounded out the top five.
But overall, Ariana Grande is the most popular female artist in the world right now. In fact, the American singer currently has three of the top 20 songs on Spotify’s global chart with “7 Rings” from her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next, topping the list. Grande is followed by Billie Eilish and Lady Gaga, who hold the second and third spots respectively. Rounding out the top five is American singer Halsey in fourth, and Albanian-British popstar Dua Lipa who claimed fifth place.
The 5 most-streamed female artists in the Middle East and North Africa
The 5 most-streamed female artists in the world