Apple highlights Shazam’s 20th anniversary

Music recognition app Shazam was recently recommended by Apple on its 20th anniversary, highlighting its history and the most “shazam” song of the past two decades.

Shazam's 20th Birthday

Shazam was acquired by Apple in 2017 and helped take the music app to new heights. In 2021, the app was widely used to recognize a billion songs every month. Apple says that as of August 15, Shazam had more than 225 million users worldwide and has since reached more than 70 billion caller ID.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Apple has created a playlist on Apple Music with the most recognition requests since 2002 and annually, including Masked Wolf’s “Astronaut in the Ocean” and Sia’s “Cheap Thrills.”

Apple has also detailed moments in Shazam’s history: The first search was T. rex’s “Jeepster” in 2002, while the iOS app has Aimee Mann’s “How Am I Different.” The app can be downloaded in the App Store.

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