Kaifi Khalil tops local charts on Spotify with over 19 million streams


Whether you are a music enthusiast or not, chances are that you’ve come across Kaifi Khalil’s latest tracks, Kana Yaari or Kahani Suno 2.0 playing behind a short video or on a friend’s playlist! According to a press release, “Kahani Suno 2.0 has continuously been ranking at the first and second spot on Spotify’s weekly charts with its total streams now past 19 million and counting.”

In addition, the soulful OST, Mujhay Pyaar Hua Tha, Khalil’s rendition of his original tune has also ranked at the top of Spotify’s Daily Viral Songs. This comes only seven days after the track made its debut on Charts. As an artist, the Mast singer has witnessed a 97% increase in streams on Spotify just over the past month.

The youngster’s stardom has sky-rocketed making him increasingly popular with listeners of every age and country. And it’s not just Pakistan, the song is trending in neighboring country India and bagged the top spot in Bangladesh as well this week. With his top countries on Spotify being India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the UK, the USA and Canada, Khalil, the emerging artist from Karachi’s Lyari neighborhood, has become a global sensation.

The Balochi star’s vocal magic has been soulful, groove-worthy and feet-tapping with every other track. When Kana Yaari first dropped, it was a fusion that was unlike any other that audiences had enjoyed. Thus, it came as no surprise then that the track shattered records on Spotify, attaining a position amongst the top 5 artists on Wrapped this year.

Khalil is one of many artists to have joined the Spotify for Artists Program, a creatively curated platform that enables musicians to have better access to insights into their releases. The offering facilitates both the artists and their tracks to reach wider audiences spread all over the globe.


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