Shazam Hits 300 Million Monthly Active Users Worldwide

Shazam Apple 300 million monthly active users
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Apple announces that Shazam has surpassed 300 million monthly active users worldwide — with more people than ever using the app to discover music.

Apple has announced a new milestone, with Shazam surpassing 300 million monthly active users worldwide. With an increasingly global user base, Shazam remains one of the strongest signals to determine what people are listening to.

African countries have been some of the fastest growing user bases on Shazam, as many African songs top the platform’s yearly global charts. Rema’s “Calm Down” took the No. 1 spot on Shazam’s Top 100 2023 after spending more time atop the chart in the past year than any other song. Also ending the year in the Top 10 of the Top 100 2023 is Ayra Starr, as she becomes one of Nigeria’s most-Shazam’d artists.

“To everyone who took the energy to find this song, I hope it’s giving you joy wherever you are today, and I hope it sounds as beautiful as the first day you heard it,” says Rema.

Meanwhile, the global reach of K-pop has continued to increase on Shazam, and the app’s user numbers have seen a notable growth in Korea. More K-pop songs have made it to the Shazam global charts this year than any previous year, with emerging band FIFTY FIFTY reaching No. 3 — the first time a K-pop act other than BTS or a member thereof has charted so high.

Latin music, particularly that of Mexico, has also experienced significant growth in the last year, with the only five tracks from this genre to enter the US Shazam Top 10 all doing so within the last twelve months.

One of the longest standing apps on the App Store, Shazam has continued to innovate and introduce a number of new features to make it easier for users to discover music no matter where they are or how they’re listening.

Most recently, Shazam unveiled Concerts, a new space in the app for music fans to discover upcoming concerts happening in their area, providing personalized event recommendations based on their Shazam history or popular events around them. Fans can also discover events by filtering location, date, and artists.