As per the Guinness Book of World Records, Alka Yagnik’s songs recorded 15.3 billion streams, an average of 42 million streams per day in 2022, leaving behind Taylor Swift, and BTS by almost a mile
Alka Yagnik, the singer of multiple cult songs like 'Tip Tip Barsa Paani', 'Agar Tum Saath Ho' and 'Chura Ke Dil Mera', had been the most streamed singer artist on YouTube in 2021 and 2020 as well with 17 billion streams and 16.6 billion streams, respectively
Second on the list of the most streamed artists of 2022 is 'Dakiti' singer Bad Bunny with 14.7 billion streams. Two of Bad Bunny’s famous songs from the last year are 'I Like It' and 'Mia'
Apart from Alka Yagnik, three other Indian singers who are among the most streamed artists are:
- Udit Narayan (10.8 billion)
- Arijit Singh (10.7 billion)
- Kumar Sanu (9.09 billion)
Alka Yagnik and other three Indian singers have left behind popular bands/singers such as BTS (7.95 billion), BLACKPINK (7.03), The Weeknd (5.7 billion) at 13th spot; Taylor Swift (4.33 billion) at 26th; and Drake (2.9 billion) at 50th spot
Classically trained singer Alka Yagnik began her singing journey at the age of six by singing hymns at Akashvani (All India Radio), Calcutta. Her first Bollywood break was with 'Payal Ki Jhankaar' followed by 'Mere Angane Mein' and then her cult song 'Ek Do Teen'
Seven-time-winner of the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer, Alka Yagnik has sung in more than 25 languages. She has also sung 15 Pakistani songs. She has recorded more than 20,000 songs for both albums and films
Alka Yagnik has been also ranked No 1 on YouTube's Music Charts & Insights list of top global artists of January 2023