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Spotify Wrapped 2021 — how to find it, new features and more

Spotify Wrapped 2021
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Spotify Wrapped 2021 is here, and we are excited to see the top songs, artists and podcasts we listened to this year. 

Spotify Wrapped gives the music streaming service's users a personalized year-end recap of their listening habits, as well as a look at the trends across the world. For 2021, Spotify has added a new features, such as an in-app game and a special "aura reader" to visualize your music moods.

Here's a guide on Spotify Wrapped 2021 and how to access yours. 

How to find your Spotify Wrapped 2021

To find Spotify Wrapped 2021, simply open the Spotify app. The iOS and Android versions of the app should have special icons, which you can click on to access the experience.

If you don't see Spotify Wrapped 2021, you can get there pretty easily.

1. Open spotify.com/wrapped on your iPhone or Android phone.

2. Tap "Listen to 2021 highlights here." if it doesn't automatically open the app.

That will open the app and take you straight to the Spotify Wrapped hub. 

If you don't have the app, you will see a prompt to download Spotify. 

Spotify Wrapped 2021: The Movie

Spotify Wrapped's The Movie feature

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A new feature for this year, Spotify Wrapped 2021: The Movie lets you pretend like you're the hero of a film, the soundtrack of which is filled with the songs from your personalized list.

Songs are selected for key moments of the movie, such as the opening credits, a fight scene, an intense montage, a face-off with a rival dance crew, and others.

Spotify Wrapped Audio Aura

Spotify Wrapped audio aura

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Spotify also rolled out another new feature for Wrapped 2021. Audio Aura is  genreless, high-color visualization of your top two music moods of the year. Spotify worked with aura reader and host of the Know Your Aura with Mystic Michaela podcast, Mystic Michaela, to create the experience.

Spotify Wrapped Blend

Building off the Blend feature from last year, the Wrapped Blend playlist compares your 2021 music trends with your friends' lists. You can stream the results and, naturally, share them on social media.

Spotify Wrapped Two Truths and a Lie

Spotify Wrapped Two Truths and a Lie game

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This new in-app feature is based on the popular game Two Truths and a Lie. It will show you three cards with statements about your listening habits and you have to guess which one is not true. You can also share the cards on social media and get your friends to guess. 

Spotify Wrapped 2021 top artists, songs and podcasts

Here are the global and U.S. results of Spotify Wrapped 2021:

Global most streamed artists 

Bad Bunny
Taylor Swift
BTS
Drake
Justin Bieber

US most streamed artists

Drake
Taylor Swift
Juice WRLD
Kanye West
Bad Bunny

Global most streamed songs 

drivers license by Olivia Rodrigo
MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X
STAY (with Justin Bieber) by The Kid LAROI
good 4 u by Olivia Rodrigo
Levitating (feat. DaBaby) by Dua Lipa

US most streamed songs

drivers license by Olivia Rodrigo
good 4 u by Olivia Rodrigo
Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) by Doja Cat
Heat Waves by Glass Animals
Levitating (feat. DaBaby) by Dua Lipa

Global most streamed albums 

SOUR, Olivia Rodrigo
Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa
Justice, Justin Bieber
=, Ed Sheeran
Planet Her, Doja Cat

US most streamed albums

SOUR, Olivia Rodrigo
Dangerous: The Double Album, Morgan Wallen
Planet Her, Doja Cat
Justice, Justin Bieber
Legends Never Die, Juice WRLD

Global most popular podcasts 

The Joe Rogan Experience
Call Her Daddy
Crime Junkie
TED Talks Daily
The Daily

US most popular podcasts

The Joe Rogan Experience
Crime Junkie
Call Her Daddy
The Daily
NPR News Now

For more of Tom's Guide's Spotify coverage check out our face offs on Spotify Free vs. Premium and Apple Music vs. Spotify. This should serve as Apple's annual reminder that it needs its own version of Wrapped.

Kelly Woo

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.