MANILA - Filipino rock band Eraserheads were crowned the most streamed local artist in music streaming site Spotify, despite calling it quits over a decade ago.
For the period of April to July, the group composed of Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala and Marcus Adoro beat out pop star Sarah Geronimo and MYMP for the title.
The band also had the most number of songs in the service's list of most streamed OPM tracks, with the classic "Pare Ko" leading the way, followed by "Ang Huling El Bimbo" and "Ligaya."
Geronimo's "Maybe This Time," the theme song for the singer's recent film co-starring Coco Martin, was named the most streamed track for the period.
Internationally, cover band Boyce Avenue was the site's most streamed artist, with Katy Perry and Coldplay rounding up the top 3.
Calvin Harris' club-track "Summer" was the most streamed track.
'Fastest growing market'
According to Sunita Kaur, the managing director of Spotify Asia, the Philippines is among the fastest growing market in the region.
Over 1 million playlists were created by Pinoy users in just three months, with the bulk of users aged 24 and under.
"We hope to become the best alternative to music piracy in the country as we offer Pinoys free and legal access to over 30 million tracks," she said.
PH's Top 10 Most Streamed OPM Artists
2. Sarah Geronimo
4. Up Dharma Down
6. Regine Velasquez
7. Toni Gonzaga
8. Gary Valenciano
10. Lani Misalucha
PH's Top 10 Most Streamed Artists (International)
1. Boyce Avenue
2. Katy Perry
4. Jason Derulo
5. Taylor Swift
6. John Legend
7. Ed Sheeran
9. One Direction
10. Maroon 5
Top 10 Most Streamed OPM Tracks (April-July)
1. Maybe This Time - Sarah Geronimo
2. Tadhana - Up Dharma Down
3. Diwata - Abra
4. Starting Over Again - Lani Misalucha
5. Ikot-Ikot - Sarah Geronimo
6. Pare Ko - Eraserheads
7. Ang Huling El Bimbo - Eraserheads
8. Indak - Up Dharma Down
9. Dahan-Dahan - Maja Salvador
10. Ligaya - Eraserheads
Top 10 Most Streamed Tracks (April-July)
1. Summer - Calvin Harris
2. Not a Bad Thing - Justin Timberlake
3. All of Me - John Legend
4. Problem - Ariana Grande
5. Fancy - Iggy Azalea
6. A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
7. Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
8. Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz) - Jason Derulo
9. Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) - Clean Bandit
10. Magic - Coldplay