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How the music business is faring amid the COVID-19 pandemic 

It's clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the touring business. But a new report from Nielsen Music/MRC Data also shows that the growth of digital streaming has also slowed. Here's what we learned from the report. 

Hip-hop and R&B still dominate the streaming market, claiming 9 of the 10 most-consumed artists (including Drake, the Weeknd and Lil Uzi Vert). And the 10th? Grammy winner Billie Eilish, whose brand of beat-based pop draws deeply from rap. 

.@verzuzonline, the series of Instagram Live beat battles curated by producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, has boosted artists the pandemic, with Erykah Badu and Jill Scott seeing a 217% increase in streams after their bout. 

On streaming services, the year’s biggest hit is Roddy Ricch's “The Box," which notched more than 1 billion streams. Yet on the radio, the song has been topped by Post Malone’s “Circles,” which Nielsen says has been heard by more than 2.2 billion. 

Among Latin pop artists, Bad Bunny claims four of the year’s five most-streamed albums with two 2020 solo releases, his 2019 duo record with J Balvin, and his 2018 debut, “X100PRE.” (The remaining album on the list? Balvin’s “Colores.”) 

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