Last Tuesday, would be deputy prime Minister and Minister of Digital Agenda and Telecom Alexander De Croo, the third Ultratop Streaming Award handed during the annual press event in Brussels. It remains every year is a surprise who this award will win but suddenly it was the presentation not by. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the publication of the Ultratop Streaming Award at a later time to be determined”, they said in a press release of the Belgian Entertainment Association. Meanwhile, it is also clear why that issue was: the controversial rapper Damso would that award.
The Ultratop Streaming Award the Belgian artist whose repertoire is the most streamed. The music of Damso was the most streamed in 2017.
Sam Jaspers, director of Ultratop: “Damso took with the album ‘Ipséité’ the top of the Walloon album charts. He scored four top 10 hits, especially in streaming a lot of harvesting success, such as ‘Macarena’ and ‘Mwaka Moon’, the number 1-hit with Kalash. Thus end the ex-winners Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Lost Frequencies this time on the second and third place. Oscar And The Wolf and Bazart complete the top 5, while “Here With You” by Lost Frequencies & Netsky is the most streamed local track.”