Editors’ Notes The year 2020 was unlike any other, to say the least—so it makes sense that newer faces had an unusually outsized impact in music in Ireland and across the world. Ireland’s own Dermot Kennedy logged a whopping seven hits on the Top 100: Ireland chart—more than anyone else. Compton’s latest star Roddy Ricch emerged seemingly out of nowhere as a dominant force, with his single “The Box” picking up over 455 million streams worldwide. On the other side of the world, a similar success story was launching with Tones and I, the Australian pop singer-songwriter behind the ubiquitous “Dance Monkey,” which was Shazamed by music fans an eye-popping 24.6 million times globally in 2020. You can revisit these hits and the other most popular songs on Apple Music in Ireland in 2020 right here.