We want to thank you for all the listening you do on Pandora, show you some insights into what you listened to over the past year, and make you a customized playlist we think you will love. So we created Playback to give you a peek into all that went down this year in your Pandora app. We took a look at what you listened to, what you thumbed up, and some things that you might not have listened to yet that we think you will love, using our extensive data science and the Music Genome Project to provide the best recommendations in the industry.
Two years ago, Pandora set out to create the ultimate destination for Latin music featuring the most exciting and impactful contemporary artists breaking through genre barriers. Fast-forward to present day, and El Pulso is now the biggest Latin editorial station on our platform, and continues to highlight the hottest music in the genre with fresh sounds from coast to coast.
And if I’m being honest, I don’t feel like celebrating much these days. 2020 has been one heartbreak after another. First, we lost NBA legend, Kobe Bryant. Then the Coronavirus came hitting the Black Community the hardest. Then Ahmaud Arbery was killed for running. Then Breonna Taylor was killed while being in her own home. Then Christian Cooper was threatened for asking a woman to follow the rules. Then George Floyd was killed for being Black. I am exhausted.