Anghami across the Middle East in 2019

It’s been more than a year since Anghami has faced competition with the entry of Deezer and Spotify. During the same time period, Anghami has hit more than 10 billion streams in 2019 across the Middle East and North Africa region.

It’s a good way to close off 2019 with the list of top songs and artists played across countries. On this occassion, Anghami invites users to partake in the #Anghami2019InMusic campaign. Users can now celebrate their musical moments for the year and can share them via their social media accounts.

Users can check what happened musically in 2019 across the region in terms of artists, albums and songs that topped the charts. This includes access to personalized music moments, revisiting top artists of the year, top songs, most consumed music and listening behaviours.

Music trends across the region

Closing off 2019, the music trends on Anghami shed more light on the newcomers and top performers this year and top albums. Listeners got to enjoy songs that marked 2019 such as “Ensay” by Saad Lamjarred & Mohamed Ramadan the most-streamed Arabic song, followed by “Ya betfaker ya bethess” by Sherine Abdel Wahab and “Men el bidaya” by Mohamed Hamaki.

For the non-Arabic listeneres, the spot of most-streamed international songs of this year were

  • ‘Seniorita’ by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello,
  • followed by ‘7 rings’ by Ariana Grande and
  • ‘It’s you’ by Ali Gatie.

From Arabic Indie to Hip-Hop to singer-songwriter pop, 2019 was a bountiful year for all kinds of music. Top regional artists such as Nassif Zatoun, Hussein Al Jasmio and Amr Diab amongst others defined the year 2019 with massive popularity.

For the best Arabic albums of 2019, these will reward Mohamed Hamaki with “Kol Yom min Da”, Tamer Ashour with “Ayam” and finally Cairokee with “Abna’ albatta Alsawda’”.

There’s also been an uprising of music productions for local artists across the region. The last being for the United Arab Emirates local talent who are gaining great momentum on the local music scene such as Hamdan Al Bloushi and Khalifa Nasser.

What does 2020 (i.e. the start of a new decade) hold for Anghami? Time will tell.

Author: Yasser Masood

Think of me as a grassroots community evangelist. Juggling social media while covering technology/digital trends across the Middle East and crossroads of society and culture, while unearthing other perspectives that pique my interests.

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