Spotify Most Streamed Artists Ever

Most streamed artists on Spotify – Methodology

This ranking presents the top Spotify artists based on streams from tracks available inside their personal page’s sections Albums, Singles and Compilations. They are combined together and defined as “Lead streams”.

The number of tracks available and over several milestones are based on lead songs only.

Streams achieved thanks to songs listed below the Appears on section on Spotify do not impact the overall ranking and these milestones statistics, they are still shown inside the column “Featured streams”.

While the highest part of the list is comprehensive, as we go down artists may be missing.

If you notice an omission, just use our streaming search tool to look for the related artist and if he scored enough streams he will automatically and instantly appear in this top.

In fact, numbers are continuously updated as you search for them. As soon as new daily data is in for an artist, this will be reflected in the overall ranking.

As the Spotify database is tricky, we can’t guarantee you there won’t be occasional data glitches, even if we developed several controls to grant data consistency. If an issue appears in spite of these controls, manual fixes will be performed.

Most streamed artists on Spotify – Results

Expectedly, the most streamed artist of all-time is Drake, followed by Ed Sheeran. Bad Bunny leads among Latin acts, while the top female singer is Ariana Grande.

The most listened to group belongs to South Korean heroes BTS. Among legacy artists, leaders are no other than Queen. Full list below.

Most streamed artists on Spotify

# Artist Lead Streams Feats Tracks 1b 100m 10m 1m Update
1 Drake 46,675,185,669 18,185,150,435 248 6 119 241 244 16.05.22
2 Ed Sheeran 35,780,113,808 2,581,238,917 230 10 61 170 204 16.05.22
3 Bad Bunny 35,755,913,922 4,616,784,738 164 3 91 157 163 16.05.22
4 The Weeknd 31,542,701,287 3,957,871,608 180 7 70 143 161 15.05.22
5 Ariana Grande 30,675,584,669 1,963,483,492 181 6 69 126 175 16.05.22
6 Justin Bieber 30,229,795,754 10,585,182,438 224 6 55 172 196 16.05.22
7 Taylor Swift 28,823,500,502 394,978,327 321 1 78 247 310 16.05.22
8 Eminem 28,352,676,486 3,975,189,424 279 3 61 224 259 16.05.22
9 Post Malone 27,839,168,896 2,330,214,410 83 8 55 66 67 16.05.22
10 BTS 25,525,566,316 199,313,127 253 1 90 200 253 16.05.22
11 J Balvin 24,533,368,444 9,273,428,276 237 2 64 142 218 16.05.22
12 Kanye West 23,409,555,527 5,408,893,423 237 0 60 192 219 16.05.22
13 Billie Eilish 21,916,575,925 0 63 4 41 57 61 16.05.22
14 Juice WRLD 21,485,904,596 3,156,090,787 116 2 57 112 115 15.05.22
15 Coldplay 20,601,095,280 0 302 4 32 168 278 16.05.22
16 XXXTENTACION 20,311,925,803 2,533,659,151 131 7 43 104 122 16.05.22
17 Dua Lipa 20,189,943,385 325,400,647 197 6 33 80 164 16.05.22
18 Ozuna 20,136,679,547 7,211,619,726 210 1 50 151 193 16.05.22
19 Imagine Dragons 20,023,796,544 61,503,232 146 4 39 109 128 12.05.22
20 Khalid 19,976,011,720 2,808,414,079 112 7 39 87 106 15.05.22
21 Travis Scott 19,516,397,211 9,164,576,980 113 3 44 91 108 16.05.22
22 Rihanna 19,475,185,847 6,545,823,936 273 2 45 110 198 16.05.22
23 Maroon 5 18,792,522,492 17,585 240 5 30 109 196 13.05.22
24 Shawn Mendes 17,985,540,500 43,564,489 127 4 33 94 123 11.05.22
25 David Guetta 17,683,966,375 1,134,602,908 675 1 44 138 377 13.05.22
26 Bruno Mars 16,913,941,114 3,661,188,915 79 5 31 61 75 16.05.22
27 Daddy Yankee 16,822,601,550 5,366,705,594 358 3 41 98 230 16.05.22
28 Calvin Harris 16,740,158,054 411,172,973 218 3 28 82 174 13.05.22
29 Sam Smith 16,122,648,673 270,356,840 143 4 30 82 135 16.05.22
30 Kendrick Lamar 15,791,944,359 8,083,065,307 122 2 33 104 117 16.05.22
31 Queen 15,542,338,015 32,834,049 557 4 23 92 402 16.05.22
32 The Chainsmokers 14,830,122,931 390,104,162 184 3 26 75 153 03.05.22
33 One Direction 14,499,453,386 0 124 0 42 100 117 16.05.22
34 Future 14,411,570,812 8,671,689,995 503 1 26 220 364 16.05.22
35 Chris Brown 14,354,673,774 8,053,161,045 396 0 36 189 327 16.05.22
36 Beyoncé 14,296,935,814 1,856,462,471 344 1 35 153 248 11.05.22
37 Nicki Minaj 13,872,670,292 10,509,938,876 165 2 33 115 155 16.05.22
38 Lady Gaga 13,822,689,889 89,500,460 307 1 26 106 194 17.05.22
39 J. Cole 13,809,201,054 3,070,462,385 137 1 38 111 135 16.05.22
40 Anuel AA 13,756,184,504 4,650,707,579 154 0 34 120 146 27.04.22
41 Halsey 13,451,458,711 1,466,432,752 155 3 24 98 129 15.05.22
42 Adele 13,327,923,373 34,612,834 70 3 25 59 69 16.05.22
43 Selena Gomez 13,300,995,382 1,990,052,782 138 3 23 80 124 16.05.22
44 The Beatles 13,131,537,625 0 790 0 34 181 448 16.05.22
45 Sia 12,950,162,700 4,272,741,205 318 2 26 104 230 14.05.22
46 Maluma 12,834,198,549 5,611,500,920 186 0 33 128 179 15.05.22
47 Twenty One Pilots 12,383,749,677 0 90 3 35 74 88 15.05.22
48 Marshmello 12,216,738,175 557,774,898 143 4 17 82 133 14.05.22
49 Lil Uzi Vert 12,211,455,820 5,924,685,957 131 1 30 120 129 11.05.22
50 Linkin Park 12,190,064,762 46,161,569 350 2 29 109 278 16.05.22
51 Katy Perry 12,055,198,418 1,026,411,018 181 0 30 83 142 10.05.22
52 Kygo 11,971,758,513 1,095,218,407 102 1 28 85 100 03.05.22
53 Avicii 11,861,301,349 438,565,658 242 2 18 88 156 03.05.22
54 Farruko 11,385,272,018 6,290,369,095 337 0 28 116 284 29.04.22
55 Lana Del Rey 11,243,350,550 679,744,969 162 0 32 113 151 16.05.22
56 Camila Cabello 11,023,586,279 2,112,672,369 60 2 24 45 56 16.05.22
57 Rauw Alejandro 11,016,976,385 1,757,019,154 175 0 32 95 144 16.05.22
58 Jason Derulo 10,934,818,089 814,927,170 193 0 29 67 133 16.05.22
59 Red Hot Chili Peppers 10,232,296,680 0 264 0 17 115 222 12.05.22
60 Arctic Monkeys 10,147,717,451 2,388,442 133 1 18 86 133 14.05.22
61 Demi Lovato 10,097,592,013 1,351,943,846 232 0 23 92 189 15.05.22
62 Doja Cat 10,007,621,529 1,596,037,237 83 1 22 63 78 16.05.22
63 Harry Styles 9,790,727,759 0 27 3 24 25 26 16.05.22
64 Shakira 9,723,175,952 1,146,548,951 232 0 22 87 196 16.05.22
65 KAROL G 9,648,362,209 522,010,403 83 1 26 65 78 15.05.22
66 Nicky Jam 9,266,294,031 8,492,374,094 228 0 26 86 154 29.01.22
67 Miley Cyrus 9,264,957,261 888,693,022 198 0 16 86 170 16.05.22
68 OneRepublic 9,245,861,669 208,138,302 165 1 25 74 133 14.04.22
69 Michael Jackson 9,099,513,352 525,848,198 328 1 21 90 233 16.05.22
70 Martin Garrix 9,009,744,446 80,789,705 197 2 17 79 153 03.05.22
71 Pitbull 8,848,310,186 2,938,278,240 372 0 21 82 211 26.04.22
72 Charlie Puth 8,777,769,686 352,174,361 104 3 13 59 90 22.04.22
73 Sebastian Yatra 8,718,514,399 796,900,730 118 0 28 77 106 16.05.22
74 Panic! At The Disco 8,679,701,662 639,033,894 135 1 20 79 126 29.04.22
75 Cardi B 8,606,731,274 5,967,305,327 68 2 18 53 67 14.05.22
76 G-Eazy 8,593,562,239 2,256,984,066 224 1 16 111 206 29.04.22
77 Mac Miller 8,593,184,512 648,888,440 209 0 19 128 194 30.04.22
78 Lil Baby 8,584,344,372 7,922,737,688 174 0 19 116 163 16.05.22
79 DaBaby 8,576,859,098 4,429,765,772 151 2 18 79 136 26.04.22
80 Sech 8,544,882,918 2,738,312,443 117 0 25 67 103 07.05.22
81 Major Lazer 8,508,597,774 590,488,856 262 3 14 67 171 26.04.22
82 Ellie Goulding 8,461,393,541 655,731,534 165 1 16 68 131 13.05.22
83 21 Savage 8,459,644,885 5,387,411,650 142 0 23 87 123 15.05.22
84 Lil Wayne 8,449,980,658 13,246,362,562 472 0 19 110 312 07.05.22
85 Young Thug 8,386,661,026 8,845,912,164 364 0 18 130 216 10.05.22
86 Wiz Khalifa 8,313,461,313 6,332,517,813 446 1 19 106 306 10.05.22
87 Pop Smoke 8,293,797,579 843,747,194 98 0 19 81 97 02.05.22
88 Myke Towers 8,161,122,204 4,414,269,609 161 0 25 94 150 02.05.22
89 Metallica 8,103,514,608 5,722,543 811 0 14 106 277 16.05.22
90 Lil Nas X 8,062,212,698 0 33 3 11 30 32 16.05.22
91 Fall Out Boy 8,041,089,077 37,566,345 198 0 17 96 163 10.05.22
92 Diplo 8,037,102,766 1,735,458,008 370 0 23 87 206 01.05.22
93 Lil Peep 8,002,001,896 309,278,417 101 0 21 87 101 14.05.22
94 Migos 7,894,064,340 3,287,456,630 283 0 17 85 186 04.05.22
95 Logic 7,883,388,645 1,865,726,605 166 1 14 121 162 06.05.22
96 Alan Walker 7,858,686,619 1,761,043,242 152 1 16 65 124 05.05.22
97 Tyga 7,813,278,307 3,999,000,872 300 1 20 99 255 28.04.22
98 John Mayer 7,804,088,556 485,185,401 197 0 18 117 173 04.05.22
99 P!nk 7,788,651,978 567,199,113 227 0 21 82 161 16.05.22
100 Olivia Rodrigo 7,736,773,623 1,627,562 38 2 12 25 34 16.05.22

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baraka92

What the heck happened to Elvis Presley! If you check there are now two profiles on Spotify under his name.

les

Could A-HA be included on list. I think they are the only artist with a song over 1 billion streams not included.

Kaiden

NLE Choppa should be up there with 3 billion streams

Asa

3 billion is less than Olivia’s 7 billion lol. So he wouldn’t logically be on the chart

jt1916

Actually the full chart inludes 1000 artists.

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