8 December 2017
It’s yet another year to remember for Canadian singer, Drake with his ‘More Life’ playlist topping Apple’s annual list of the most popular music, games, movies, and apps around the world this year.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ emerged most downloaded and streamed song of the year.
The album which was released earlier in the year made headlines at the time of its release for its innovative release strategy.
Although it was released late in the year, Taylor Swift’s Reputation still made it to No. 3 on the most popular album chart. Rising stars and first-time GRAMMY nominees Khalid, Daniel Caesar, and 6lack all made the cut for Apple Music’s Up Next artist development programme.
Rounding out the top picks for most popular movie, TV show are Disney’s animated feel-good island adventure Moana and HBO’s hit series “Game Of Thrones” respectively.
The full report also hints at what app and tech trends, Apple has noticed over the past year, and it’s clear that Augmented Reality, real-time multiplayer gaming, apps facilitating personal development and mental health, and apps that help transform and enhance mobile storytelling and reading are all going to play a large part in the apps market in the years to come.