Spotify all-time most streamed artists

Most streamed artists of all-time on Spotify

[UPDATE] The most streamed artists list is now updated automatically at this link.

If you visit us, you surely saw a lot of news in recent years stating streaming records. What’s unlikely is that you ever saw a comprehensive list of Spotify most streamed artists, with numbers for all those who belong to the all-time top 200.

Thanks to our Spotify numbers tool, it’s now possible to retrieve an enormous quantity of data very efficiently. So, who are the most streamed male, female, bands, legacy artists on the platform?

Most streamed male artists

Most streamed male artists of all time on Spotify

The top 4 most streamed artists ever on Spotify happen to be all-male, with the top 2 bringing close to no surprise at all.

Drake leads the way followed by Ed Sheeran. The massive gaps between positions 1-2-3 confirm how dominant they both are.

There is more distance between Drake and Post Malone than between Post Malone and the #70 most streamed artist ever.

This being said, Post Malone has been catapulting from 0 stream not that long ago to #3 and continues to be the fastest raising artist at the moment with a 2.4 billion boom in the last 3 months. How high can he climb?

Eminem continues to hold strong in spite of lacking cross over hits since streaming became a thing. In fact, 9 of his top 10 songs have been released between 2000 and 2013.

Although he has been discreet in recent years, Justin Bieber registers a very healthy #5 ranking. The anticipation is huge for his comeback next week so expect his numbers to climb even faster from now on.

Kanye West, The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, XXXTentacion and Khalid complete the Top 10. This latter replaces Kendrick Lamar who drops from #9 to #12 since last quarter’s update.

They all crack 11 billion, same as Ozuna, with this one being the top non-English artist of the platform.

Another crowded block of artists top 10 billion. They are the fast rising Shawn Mendes, Latin superstars Bad Bunny and J Balvin plus hyped US rapper Travis Scott.

Shawn Mendes will soon break this incredible milestone as well.

Lower down we can highlight Michael Jackson, far and away the most streamed solo legacy artist with over 6 billion streams combined for songs of his page, which do include hits with his brothers that belong to his greatest hits packages.

Most streamed female artists

Most streamed female artists of all time on Spotify

Since Spotify doesn’t retrieve featured songs which are only present the “Appears on” section through its API, Ariana Grande takes over Rihanna as the most streamed female artist of the platform.

The former is also gaining streams more than 2 times faster than the latter (1.28b against 579m in a quarter) so the near 4-billion gap should grow even more unless the Barbadian singer returns at last.

They are the only two females with more than 10 billion streams as well as the only two to belong to the overall top 10.

With features, Rihanna booms to 18,117,844,175 against 17,562,196,454 for Ariana Grande, so here too the youngest of the two can claim the top soon.

Taylor Swift retains the 3rd spot as she is also the 3rd fastest growing artist of the list at the moment with a 1.22b bump since the last update. She will soon eclipse the 10 billion barrier.

The one racing the hardest right now is the biggest female artist of the year, Billie Eilish. She adds 1.63b streams in 3 months to climb from #9 to #4 with a nearly 9 billion total. Can she challenge Taylor Swift or even Rihanna in the long run?

Beyonce saw multiple of her songs with husband Jay-Z return to Spotify, which, added to recurrent streams, conclude on a 1.18b jump, providing her the last spot inside the Top 5.

Sia and Nicki Minaj are over 8 billion streams a piece although they are climbing at a more modest pace lately.

Aiming to catch them are Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga, this one joining the top 10 this quarter.

To do so, she moved ahead of Adele who has the least effective catalog of the top 14 these days.

There is a few legacy artist at the bottom of the list with both Mariah Carey and Madonna charted, at 34 and 40, respectively.

At 35 with over 3 billion streams, Anitta is the best performing Brazilian artists and the second best non-English and non-Spanish singing act.

Most streamed bands / groups artists

Most streamed bands of all time on Spotify

The highly valuable catalog of Coldplay along with hit singles a few years ago give them the first position among bands.

Their last album is bombing though so rather than extending their lead, they are stable against runner ups and growing at a lower pace than bands at 3-5.

They are over 12 billion still, just like Imagine Dragons who are a solid second.

Maroon 5 is closing in thanks to hit single Memories, just like DJs the Chainsmokers who are the only band jumping by more than a billion since the last udpate.

With almost each of the top 4 pacing faster than the one ahead, how this list will look like in a 1-year time is anyone’s guess.

Legendary band Queen score a stunning number 5 position with nearly 9 billion streams. The Bohemian Rhapsody biopic did wonders for a catalog that was already very impressive.

Twenty One Pilots haven’t done as well with their last album but they are still strong enough to be at 6 with 8.2 billion streams.

At current rate they will be topped by Korean flagship BTS quite soon. At 7.8 billion, the 7-members group already moved past One Direction to become the biggest boys band of the list.

Linkin Park and OneRepublic complete the top 10 thanks to large catalogs of hits. The latter should be pushed out of the top 10 soon by no other than the Beatles.

There are 2 all-female groups charted, Little Mix at 21 and Fifth Harmony at 28.

Most streamed legacy artists

Most streamed legacy artists of all time on Spotify

It’s difficult to put more legends on a list than this one. Top legacy artists are led by a trio of outstanding performers, Queen, the Beatles and Michael Jackson.

In volume, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are close behind although they registered new hits recently. Their pure back catalog is still incredibly impressive.

Outside of the big 4, Metallica leads the pack followed by absolute icons like Bob Marley, Green Day, AC/DC, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones.

One has to get a priceless catalog to hit 3 billion streams with old songs only, apart from the top 10 four more artists do it, namely Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, 2Pac, and David Bowie.

At 16 is Luis Miguel, far and away the biggest non-English speaking artist of the list.

The impact of female singers is minimal with none of them inside the top 15. Mariah Carey and Madonna are #17 and #30, respectively, with the former enjoying the most favorable time of the year to rank high.

Among pre-rock era artists Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash impress with 2.4-2.8 billion streams each. They all manage to land into the top 30.

Most streamed artists overall

As I know that a lot of you love raw numbers, here is the full list of the 277 artists with over 2 billion streams to date. No comment, only data.

Spotify Artists with more than 2 billion streams

Records related to songs

Most 100 million plus songs

Spotify Artists with the most songs over 100 million

Even with the recent growth of Spotify, hitting 100 million streams with one track only is still a notesworthy achievement.

To get there, you need either a decent new hit or a catalog smash that faced the test of time quite well.

Imagine doing it with 73 tracks! Drake is way over anyone else in this indicator, showing that his catalog doesn’t rely on a few songs only. Instead, listeners play his albums in full an extensive number of times.

Ed Sheeran is stunning too. With a discography made of 4 albums only, one of which is very recent, he already registers 44 tracks at over 100 million. This includes the entire ÷ album.

Eminem stands at 41. The wild thing is that 28 of these tracks are deep catalog hits. It shows the insane lasting appeal of his songs.

A lot of artists have from 20 to 38 tracks at 100 million or more, they are mostly artists with 8+ billion catalogs.

New to this list are BTS with 20 songs in 9 digits. This illustrates they do have proper hits on top of extensive fans’ following.

The bar is set too high to see legacy artists, with Michael Jackson coming the closest at 17. Queen stand at 15 while nobody else has more than 10.

Most 10 million plus songs

Spotify Artists with the most songs over 10 million

When we have a look at artists with the most tracks over 10 million, we can see a mix of old and new acts, as well as a mix of widely popular artists and others more fanbase-driven.

Drake and Eminem are quite close at 176 and 172, respectively.

Kanye West completes the top 3 while Future is a surprising 4th at 155. His incredible productivity is highlighted with this statistic. In a similar way, Chris Brown comes next.

This quintet of US urban artists shows how this country still consumes albums as a whole even with the streaming format.

Speaking about old and new, the first non-urban, non-solo artists come close at 6/7, they are the Beatles and Coldplay. Liverpool legends are unbeatable in terms of raw volume of popular tracks among legacy artists.

Ed Sheeran still scores 129 tracks at this level in spite of his short discography. His popularity is so high that he can repeatedly break these threshold with multiple versions of the same song.

Two popular artists with a strong fanbase close the top 10. Taylor Swift has 120 tracks in 8 digits, BTS have 119.

Most 1 million plus songs

Artists with the most songs over 1 million

The list of artists with the most tracks over 1 million is supposed to be legends’ territory. Most recent artists simply do not have enough material to compete.

Queen lead the way with an immense 360 tracks. It’s 30 albums with 12 tracks each. They achieve this score thanks to a large catalog but also countless and highly praised live versions of their songs.

An absolute shocker comes at 2. French rapper Jul, who first entered national charts in 2014 in this Deezer-dominated market, registers 359 songs over 1 million streams on Spotify.

This madness is even more incredible since he has close to zero credibility inside the rap community. His peculiar career who sees him drop from 2 to 4 new albums every year is giving him outstanding results.

The Beatles and Bob Marley are close at 3 and 4, with 340 and 314, respectively.

The rock legend Bruce Springsteen follows them with 294.

From 247 to 274 we face more classic acts like the Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2, David Bowie and Michael Jackson, and more recent rock bands Green Day and Linkin Park.

Inside the same ballpark there is also productive younger artists like Future and Chris Brown.

Two more surprises pop up lower down.

One of them is once again Luis Miguel. The Mexican superstar has 251 tracks which reach this threshold, an immense performance for a legacy Latin artist.

The last one is the German rapper Kollegah who appears with 252 tracks. He is another youngster who perfectly uses the new market environment to build impressive numbers.

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Thomas Christiansen

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Thomas Christiansen

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Thomas Christiansen

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Thomas Christiansen

TOP SPOTIFY TRACKS OF 70s: (As of 1/1/2022) 1 (1) QUEEN – Bohemian Rhapsody – 1793.2M 2 (2) QUEEN – Don’t Stop Me Now – 1309.9M 3 (3) THE EAGLES – Hotel California – 1094.5M 4 (4) EARTH, WIND & FIRE – September – 1065.0M 5 (5) AC/DC – Highway To Hell – 915.2M 6 (9) FLEETWOOD MAC – Dreams – 905.4M 7 (6) LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Sweet Home Alabama – 868.3M 8 (7) QUEEN – We Will Rock You – 853.3M 9 (10) CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Have You Ever Seen the Rain – 740.5M 10 (11) DIRE STRAITS… Read more »

Thomas Christiansen

TOP SPOTIFY TRACKS OF 60s: (As of 1-2/1/2022) 1 (2) THE BEATLES – Here Comes the Sun – 760.9M 2 (1) MARVIN GAYE – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – 753.8M 3 (3) CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Fortunate Son – 718.8M 4 (4) ROLLING STONES – Paint It Black – 671.4M 5 (5) THE JACKSON 5 – I Want You Back – 623.3M 6 (6) VAN MORRSION – Brown Eyed Girl – 622.7M 7 (7) THE ANIMALS – House of the Rising Sun – 602.0M 8 (8) BEN E. KING – Stand By Me – 587.5M 9 (9) THE TEMPTATIONS… Read more »

Thomas Christiansen

Here are the top ten songs from the 50s on Spotify. TOP SPOTIFY TRACKS OF 50s: As of 4/1/2022 1 (1) BRENDA LEE – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – 612.4M 2 (2) BOBBY HELMS – Jingle Bell Rock – 542.2M 3 (3) FRANK SINATRA – Let It Snow – 388.7M 4 (5) DEAN MARTIN – Let It Snow – 303.9M 5 (4) ELVIS PRESLEY – Jailhouse Rock – 288.3M 6 (7) CHUCK BERRY – Johnny B. Goode – 282.2M 7 (6) ELVIS PRESLEY – Blue Christmas – 266.3M 8 (8) JOHNNY CASH – I Walk the Line – 253.4M 9 (10)… Read more »


Incredible how christmas music dominated this decade!
I’m starting to see it climbing the ranks in the 60’s too now. I wonder if the same will happen for even later years the coming decade.

Thomas Christiansen

Nirvana’s Nevermind will soon become the first pre-2000 album with two 800M+ tracks! Here are the top catalog albums based on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th biggest song. Ranking based on 2nd biggest song: 1. Nevermind (Come as You Are – 793.4M) 2. Metallica (Nothing Else Matters – 746.7M) 3. Appetite for Destruction (Welcome to the Jungle – 715.7M) 4. Back in Black (You Shook Me All Night Long – 652.2M) 5. Rumours (The Chain – 638.8M) MJ’s Thriller is narrowly outside the top 5 with “Beat It” (638.2M) Bon Jovi’s Slippery drops from #4-7 since last update… Read more »


Why stop at the 6th biggest song ? The most listened album overall is by far Dark Side Of The Moon, and if I remember correctly Wish You Were Here, Nevermind and Abbey Road are the next most listened albums, around the same level.

Thomas Christiansen

Originally I started these lists including the top 4 tracks of each album. Then I expanded that to 5 and 6. Where to stop? Wish you were here has only 5 tracks, the Wall has 26!
I you wanna see album totals, I believe there’s a section for that elsewhere on chartmasters.


I think you missed my point, I’m talking about people listening to entire albums, not just a few songs. The top 10 might be :

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Nirvana – Nevermind
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Metallica – Master Of Puppets
Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue
Metallica – Ride The Lightning

Thomas Christiansen

I listen to entire albums too. AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock” being a particular fave of mine – killler album start to finish. I love albums, still got vinyl, about 700 of them. But these list are about biggest songs on Spotify, and due to my love of albums I think it interesting to see which albums have not just one Blockbuster hit but two or three, four, five or even six. The fact that DSOTM doesn’t appear on 2-5, but ranks 2nd on 6 (with “Brain Damage”) does imply that it may not have any Blockhuster hit, but it… Read more »

Thomas Christiansen This link shows you top albums by year, streaming totals. This does NOT include live versions, single edits, remixes etc. unless those are on the same spotify album (they sometimes are on remasters). In 1973 you see DSOTM is indeed #1. And whereas the rest of the top 5 from 1973 rely mainly on 1 big hit (ok 3-4 in Elton and Lynyrd Skynyrds case), DSOTM can rely on all tracks to deliver. Using those lists here are the biggest pre-2000 albums. Mind you, some of these are still boosted by a few huge songs! There’s no telling who… Read more »


“There’s no telling who is listening to entire albums start to finish!”

The least streamed song on an album is a pretty good indicator I think 😉

Thomas Christiansen

Still just an indicator. And hardly a perfect one. Least played track: DSOTM – Any Colour You Like – 65.0M The Wall – Outside the Wall – 14.6M Does this mean 4 or 5 times as many people listen to DSOTM start to finish? Of course not. The least streamed track on DSOTM is actually included on the official “Essential Pink Floyd” playlist, and ALL 10 DSOTM tracks are included on the “This is Pink Floyd” playlist (with more than 1.1M likes). ELEVEN of the 26 songs on the Wall are NOT included on either playlist. Nor are any of… Read more »


Those playlists you mentioned are irrelevant since they include songs with only 5m/6m streams, for ex. look at More’s most played tracks : Green Is The Colour – 6m Crying Song – 6m Main Theme – 5m The Nile Song – 4m The first three are in those “Essential” and “This Is Pink Floyd” playlists… Now DSOTM’s least played tracks : Eclipse – 70m On The Run – 68m Speak To Me – 65m Any Colour You Like – 65m It’s pretty obvious to me that these represent people listening to the entire album, and yes DSOTM is way more… Read more »

Thomas Christiansen

Didn’t mean to say the majority of those 65M came from those two playlists alone. There are 100s and 1000s of playlists around the world, some work like the radiostations of old. And all DSOTM tracks are popular and bound to be on lots of them. Furthermore Spotify has algorithms that allows you to listen music of interest (tracks listened to by others “like you”) – again all DSOTM tracks are popular. My point is all these factors make popular tracks even more popular. Few albums comprise of popular tracks only, but obviously DSOTM does. So I still believe most… Read more »


But surely you don’t believe that most of Speak To Me’s streams are from playlists ?

You say “few albums comprise of popular tracks only”, what are the other albums you’re thinking of ? Would you say MJ’s Baby Be Mine (30m streams) is a “popular track” ?

Thomas Christiansen

I suppose you’re right. You wouldn’t listen to “Speak to Me” without “Breathe”. I dunno, maybe I’m wrong. I just figure many people use Spotify instead of Classic Rock Radio stations (or any genre), and all DSOTM tracks could easily be heard on those. Including “Speak to Me/Breathe”. Tracks from “More” and deep cuts from “The Wall” would surely be far more uncommon on Classic Rock stations. All tracks on “Back in Black”, “Metallica” and “Nevermind” were also popular enough to be aired on those stations, but obviously not popular in the common sense. I wonder which album would have… Read more »

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Skits on rap albums is a difficult case indeed, personally I would disregard them and only look at the least streamed songs, in the case of The Marshall Mathers LP that would be Amityville (23m) and Remember Me (24m). I don’t understand your last point though, especially the examples of Fitter Happier and Four Sticks, here are the least streamed songs on these albums : The Tourist – 23m Electioneering – 22.6m Fitter Happier – 17.9m Misty Mountain Hop – 40m The Battle Of Evermore – 24.9m Four Sticks – 15.7m How are these “skip favorites” ? To me they… Read more »

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I think you’re overcomplicating the subject, either people listen to an album or they don’t. If they’re skipping tracks (are people really doing that btw ?), then they’re not listening to an album, they’re listening to songs. “It isn’t the same if an album is 40 minutes long or 120 minutes long. The same streaming session will give 3 times more ‘album streams’ to the former, yet it hasn’t really been more streamed.” So would you say the streams of an 8 minute song are worth twice the streams of a 4 minute song ? “How can we put Kind… Read more »


Why don’t you make your own lists then?


I made one a few posts above and someone downvoted it, maybe it’s you ? That would be pretty funny.

Thomas Christiansen

Christmas is over, were you listening to the same ol’ Xmas Classics? If so, you are not alone. Here are the top pre-2000 Xmas songs on Spotify and how they performed in 2021 in (brackets): 1 Mariah Carey – All I Want – 1228M (219M) 2 Wham – Last Xmas – 889M (193M) 3 Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around the Xmas – 612M (153M) 4 Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock – 542M (143M) 5 Andy Williams – It’s the Most Wonderful – 516M (117M) 6 Band Aid – Do They Know – 401M (70M) 7 Jose Feliciano – Feliz… Read more »

Thomas Christiansen

I’ve updated the list of top pre-2000 songs on Spotify. Two years ago 53 songs had topped 400M plays. One year ago 65 songs had topped 500M plays. Now 61 songs have topped 650M plays. (#) indicates ranking as of Jan 2nd 2021. As of Jan 1st 2022: 1 (1) QUEEN – Bohemian Rhapsody – 1793M 2 (3) QUEEN – Don’t Stop Me Now – 1310M 3 (2) OASIS – Wonderwall – 1305M 4 (4) MARIAH CAREY – All I Want for Christmas – 1228M 5 (5) JOURNEY – Don’t Stop Believin’ – 1209M 6 (6) QUEEN – Another One… Read more »


Thank you for this list, very interesting stuff. That said, I wouldn’t include Bob Marley’s Is This Love because a third of its streams consists of recent remixes which are very different from the original, and that probably explains the 33-45 drop you mentioned.

Thomas Christiansen

Which versions of songs to include is often a difficult topic. Usually we combine different versions of a song, as long as it’s credited to the original artist, or even if it’s featuring the original artist. Examples of that include Mariah Carey’s duet version of “All I Want” with Justin Bieber and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” from “Trolls” with Justin Timberlake. Live versions and single edits are also included. Bands like Queen, The Eagles, Metallica and Nirvana post huge numbers with live versions. Metallica’s SM and Nirvana’s Unplugged versions are also vastly different from the originals – as are… Read more »

That said, I don’t include George Harrison’s live version of “Here Comes the Sun” or Paul McCartney’s live version of “Let it Be” or Sting’s version of “Every Breath You Take” or Ozzy Osbourne’s version of “Paranoid”. Because those are not credited to the original artist, just one member of the band.


“Metallica’s SM and Nirvana’s Unplugged versions are also vastly different from the originals – as are the Marley remixes you mentioned.”

So why include them ? Is it because it’s more practical ? Personally I would only include the original versions (and the possible single edits).

Thomas Christiansen

Personally I think the unplugged version of Nirvana’s “Come as You Are” is great. Does it differ from the original? Yup, but it’s still the same song.

It’s no problem looking songs up on Spotify to see which has more plays. Or simply go to Wikipedea.

The BIG work load is adding them up to see which songs have more plays all editions combined.
Disagree? Feel free to look elsewhere!

El Jolito

You know what is strange is on this list, most of the songs are rock songs and yet today there is no rock music in the charts. Rock music seems to have better longevity but there are no new artists in the mainstream. Really BIZARRE!


One of the reasons is that most people using spotify grew up around the 90s, when rock music was still relevant. Also, to be successful today rock bands would have to sound different than these old bands, and innovation has its limits, at some point everything (or almost everything) has been done.

We’re well into the final quarter of 2022. I wonder how many of these tracks are gonna make the cut come jan23? Cut off is gonna be 800M, many of these tracks are around 780M now. Spoiler alert. Dancing Queen is surging and is well over 800M already. No Scrubs and Somebody to Love are yet to pass 750M… Look out for “newbie” Kate Bush Running Up That Hill. The “Stranger Things” hit has just passed 770M!!! Unfortunately I have no idea where it was at in jan22. jan22: 54 (57) ROLLING STONES – Paint It Black – 671M 55… Read more »


“Look out for “newbie” Kate Bush Running Up That Hill. The “Stranger Things” hit has just passed 770M!!! Unfortunately I have no idea where it was at in jan22.”

616m since june (Kworb).

Thomas Christiansen

Massive! Thanks

And 616M since June, that’s a minimum right?
Because in some contries it’s no longer charting.


I remember it was at 125m right before it blew up, slightly ahead of Wuthering Heights at the time.

Thomas Christiansen

Great. I also saw it was roughly on par with Wuthering, but could’t recall the numbers.


I did some digging and apparently it only had 102m streams on may 25th (just before Stranger Things), 100m on april 20th and 80m in june 2021. So maybe 90m in january?

And so these “global” Spotify/Kworb numbers are far from global apparently… They only include charting weeks, is that it?

Thomas Christiansen

I see.
Good find! 102,246,159.
May 25th you say? Dont see the date in the link.

Kworb include charting weeks only.


Yeah the person who posted it said it’s from may 25th, which tracks with other numbers (100m in april…etc.).

I just realized Kworb’s total is missing the week ending august 18th… In their “daily chart totals” Running Up is listed with 649.9m streams, which makes more sense. That would leave about a dozen million from these missing weeks.


I never thought I’d see the day when Kate Bush would get global recognition by the masses but I’m happy for her, she deserves it (being one of the boldest, most experimental artists from the 80s or from any time period).


can you update for 2021