The most popular artists on the radio in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia in 2023 showcase a diverse range of music preferences across these Baltic countries. David Guetta leads the charts in all three nations, highlighting his international appeal. However, each country exhibits its unique musical tastes.
In Latvia, the airwaves are heavily dominated by Russian-language music, with 8 out of the top 10 artists being from Russia. This strong preference for Russian artists is a notable trend in Latvia's music scene.
Estonia presents a more international mix, with only 25% of the artists in the Top 100 being Russian-speaking. Leading figures among these include Lyusya Chebotina, Mari Kraimbrery, and Vanya Dmitrienko. Interestingly, in Estonia's Top 20, Russian artists are notably absent, indicating a broader diversity in musical preferences.
Lithuania displays an even split in its musical tastes: the top 5 spots in the annual chart are occupied by international stars, while the latter half features Russian artists. In the Top 100, the proportion of Russian-speaking artists decreases to 40%. Furthermore, Ukrainian-speaking artists have a significant presence in Lithuanian airwaves compared to the other Baltic states. Notable Ukrainian artists featured include Monatik, Vremya i Steklo, Max Barskih, Loboda, Alekseev, and Dorofeeva.
The data on the number of broadcasts on radio stations in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are provided by the TopHit Spy service, which monitors the airwaves of over 2000 radio stations in 40 countries around the world, 24/7.