Rap phenomenon Flow G has been crowned as Spotify Kalye’s Artist of the Year.

The award came as part of the inaugural Spotify Awards, presented at the 9th Wish Music Awards. The Spotify Kalye Awards were given to the Filipino hip-hop artists that garnered the highest number of streams over the past year. Flow G reportedly racked up over 200 million streams in 2023, with numerous viral hits such as “Rapstar,” “Diamond,” “High Score,” and his collaboration with Skusta Clee, “Laya.”

Veteran hip-hop artist Gloc 9 presented the Spotify Kalye Awards. Prior to the reveal of the winner, Gloc 9 shared that it was a “great honor” to give this award to Flow G. The other Spotify Kalye winner was Jeff Grecia for his song, “Elevate,” who went home with the award for Spotify Kalye Song of the Year.

This is the first segment of the Spotify Awards. The other Spotify awardee was Cebuano singer-songwriter mrld, who was Spotify RADAR Philippines’ Artist of the Year. She was the most-streamed Spotify RADAR Philippines Class of 2023 artist. She is known for her songs, “An Art Gallery Could Never Be As Unique As You,” “Ikaw Pa Rin” (Still You), “Ligaya” (Happiness), “Just Because,” and “Maligayang Pagkunwari” (Happy

Flow G also went home with the coveted Wish Artist of the Year award. In his acceptance speech, he thanked Wish for giving a platform for hip-hop artists and also gave a shoutout to his hip-hop collective, Ex Battalion. They are best known for their hit, “Hayaan Mo Sila” (Let Them Be) which was released in 2018.

Listen to Flow G’s “Rapstar” below.