Spotify Wrapped is a great way to look back at the songs you’ve listened to in the past 10 months or so. Timed with the closing of the year, it is commonly anticipated as a virtual present many listeners are eager to open for the holiday season.
To get Spotify Wrapped 2021, you would need to be a Premium subscriber. Spotify will notify you as soon as your Wrapped roundup is ready. To make sure that you don’t miss it, first make sure that you have the latest Spotify version. Then check that you have notifications enabled in settings.
This is always an exciting time of year for Spotify subscribers. The time of year when you start receiving emails notifying you that your yearly music stats are coming soon.
It used to be that Spotify would send your stats by email and if you didn’t have email notifications enabled, you may have missed out. But Spotify has since changed that.
I think since last year they now deliver your Spotify Wrapped stats straight to the app. However, just be aware that you need to be a Premium subscriber to get the ‘full’ Spotify wrapped.
According to one of my YouTube viewers, Spotify users on the free plan will get a version of Spotify Wrapped but it won’t have the detail that premium subscribers can expect. And, perhaps more importantly, Spotify definitely doesn’t send out the stats to everyone at the same time. So, if your friends are starting to receive their stats but if you still don’t have yours, then just sit tight because you won’t have to wait too long.
That being said, there are a couple of things you can do to guarantee you don’t miss out.
First make sure your app is updated to the latest version. If you have an iPhone, head over to the App Store, click on your profile icon and if see Spotify listed there, go ahead and update it.
It’s also a good idea to turn on notifications because that’s another way Spotify will let you know when your stats are ready.
To access Notifications in the app, click on the setting wheel from the Home screen, and scroll down to notifications. I would enable ‘recommended’ and ‘new music’, ‘playlist updates’, and ‘product’ and ‘spotify news’.
And that should do it – you should be all setup to receive your stats as soon as they’re released.
You can always keep checking by clicking on the Search icon in the menu and searching for Spotify Wrapped. Doing this should also show you your previous years’ playlists, which you can listen to whilst you’re waiting. It will also show you other peoples’ Wrapped playlists, which can be interesting too.
As a side tip, if you’re interested in checking out the stats for your country, open up a browser on your laptop or desktop and browse to open.spotify.com/genre/2020 and this will bring you back all sorts of stats for your region. Replace the year in the URL to go back even further.
Finally, after waiting very patiently, and it feels that everybody else has already received their Spotify Wrapped except you, have some comfort that you can still contact Spotify directly. Here are various ways on how to contact Spotify.
So that is how to get your Spotify Wrapped stats for 2021. If you missed my five tips for finding new music in Spotify, then you might be interested in watching this.
So when is Spotify Wrapped going to be released?
Basing on the trends of the past years, the release date should be around the first few days of December.
In 2020, Spotify Wrapped was released on December 2. The year before that, it was December 5, and in 2018 it was on December 4.
Is Spotify Wrapped accurate?
The data presented sometimes come as surprise, prompting some listeners to remark about the accuracy of the report. Here are some ways to ensure that you have the closest representation of your listening habits:
- If you have a Spotify Premium Family plan, you can give the Spotify Kids app to your children so their songs are kept separate from yours. This means your own listening stats would not be altered by your kids listening habits.
- If you’re streaming music to help you fall asleep, the report might show songs that you technically didn’t really listen to. Better to use Spotify’s Private Listening mode to make sure you don’t inadvertently mix-up your Wrapped stats.
Private Listening mode also means that listening to these tracks won’t affect your personal music recommendations, like Discover Weekly.
- Note that there are many references online saying that Spotify Wrapped only counts the period of January 1 to October 31st. So essentially the November and December periods are just ignored. However, the purported source of this information has been archived already and we have yet to verify it more recently.
Facts of Apps
- The first release of Spotify Wrapped was in 2015, when it was dubbed “Year in Music”. It was a relatively basic version then, and Spotify has since added features and also removed some. Most recently, Spotify has given a lot more attention to podcasts.
- Aside from stats about the top artists, songs and podcasts you’ve listened to the past year, Spotify Wrapped also gives you insights on your own listening habits. This includes how many minutes you’ve listened.
- Spotify Wrapped also displays top songs in your region, and world-wide.
- You can access your Wrapped roundup year-round. Not just at the end of the year. You can even go back to previous years to lookup your other Wrapped roundups.
- Spotify was founded in 2006 in Stockholm, Sweden. As of this writing, Spotify has over 220 million free subscribers, and 170 million paid subscribers.
- Spotify’s biggest competitors are: Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Google Play Music and Pandora.
Apple Music also offers a similar round-up called “Apple Music Replay”, as does Youtube with “Youtube Music My Year in Review”. As of the moment, Spotify Wrapped offers the most in-depth data of your listening habits.
- Spotify Wrapped is also a big marketing event for the company. Several billboards ads often appear during this time, often humorous. And Spotify makes these Wrapped roundups easy to share to generate even more buzz.