Most streamed artists on Spotify

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Most streamed artists on Spotify

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# g# ArtistNameFilter Artist Lead Streams Tracks 1b 100m 10m 1m Feat Streams Gender Language Genre Country
1 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Edit
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85,813,710,239 439 12 216 387 433 780,727,752 Solo - Female English Pop United States of America
2 Drake Drake Drake Edit
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77,411,664,895 330 12 188 316 320 23,703,569,632 Solo - Male English Hip-hop Canada
3 Bad Bunny Bad Bunny Bad Bunny Edit
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72,915,267,979 191 16 148 186 187 10,111,299,469 Solo - Male Spanish Reggaeton Puerto Rico
4 The Weeknd The Weeknd The Weeknd Edit
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59,009,122,850 228 15 93 167 223 8,520,234,859 Solo - Male English Pop Canada
5 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edit
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48,821,812,343 297 11 73 208 268 3,916,951,200 Solo - Male English Pop United Kingdom
6 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Edit
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45,905,344,529 214 14 91 156 207 3,196,790,719 Solo - Female English Pop United States of America
7 Eminem Eminem Eminem Edit
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43,730,132,841 332 11 87 253 297 5,642,789,692 Solo - Male English Hip-hop United States of America
8 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Edit
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43,418,411,699 228 11 71 177 197 13,058,113,104 Solo - Male English Pop Canada
9 Post Malone Post Malone Post Malone Edit
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40,157,082,868 121 12 68 102 104 4,080,922,588 Solo - Male English Hip-hop United States of America
10 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye West Edit
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39,931,412,621 274 7 85 217 250 7,734,609,376 Solo - Male English Hip-hop United States of America
11 BTS BTS BTS Edit
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39,154,518,197 274 4 119 227 274 763,229,370 Group - Male Korean K-Pop South Korea
12 Billie Eilish Billie Eilish Billie Eilish Edit
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36,684,178,927 79 8 66 74 76 9,796 Solo - Female English Alternative United States of America
13 Rihanna Rihanna Rihanna Edit
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32,901,710,793 375 12 55 120 225 9,676,881,040 Solo - Female English Pop Barbados
14 J Balvin J Balvin J Balvin Edit
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32,860,506,539 265 3 74 169 245 9,858,077,279 Solo - Male Spanish Reggaeton Colombia
15 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay Edit
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32,579,368,573 303 10 42 194 284 11,170,306 Group - Male English Alternative United Kingdom
16 Travis Scott Travis Scott Travis Scott Edit
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32,258,529,634 142 4 76 118 133 14,342,697,084 Solo - Male English Hip-hop United States of America
17 Dua Lipa Dua Lipa Dua Lipa Edit
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31,863,215,176 237 9 43 101 197 440,986,279 Solo - Female English Pop United Kingdom
18 Juice WRLD Juice WRLD Juice WRLD Edit
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30,876,932,036 125 3 71 122 124 5,675,767,753 Solo - Male English Hip-hop United States of America
19 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Edit
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30,868,055,279 237 10 46 135 200 90,523,171 Group - Male English Alternative United States of America
20 XXXTENTACION XXXTENTACION XXXTENTACION Edit
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29,048,968,446 149 9 51 117 149 3,452,796,436 Solo - Male English Hip-hop United States of America
21 Ozuna Ozuna Ozuna Edit
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28,210,885,279 299 2 61 194 260 9,472,776,629 Solo - Male Spanish Reggaeton Puerto Rico
22 David Guetta David Guetta David Guetta Edit
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28,012,368,514 860 2 55 192 493 2,320,957,026 Solo - Male English Electronic France
23 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Edit
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27,674,351,963 126 5 51 117 123 11,197,616,761 Solo - Male English Hip-hop United States of America
24 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Edit
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27,159,111,797 82 11 34 61 77 6,152,940,199 Solo - Male English Pop United States of America
25 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Edit
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26,797,699,666 249 10 32 114 207 4,897,803 Group - Male English Pop United States of America
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A few words about this ranking

Most listened to artists vs monthly listeners

A lot of publications, including popular ones like the Guinness World Records, confuse the artist with the most monthly listeners at a given point as the most streamed or popular one on Spotify.

The most streamed artists, as the general public understands it, reflects artists with the most total streams in the platform.

The confusion is due to the absence of this statistic among Spotify’s own indicators. They communicate on the artist with the most unique monthly listeners, and base their global ranking on it. Ironically, the monthly listeners statistics is largely flawed due to several technical reasons.

Internally, they use a 0-to-100 popularity index based on streams, but only recent ones are considered.

It took until we created this page back in 2020 that the general public started to get a proper view of artists who really amassed the most streams on the platform. This list is still going, getting better and better, with a comprehensive top 1,000 updating every day.

A little bit of history

Not too long ago, in late 2015, EDM star Kygo made headlines by hitting 1 billion streams in a year from his debut, a record at the time. Everything got so much bigger, and now a trio of artists are racing to become the first ever to break 100 billion plays.

Expectedly, the most streamed artist of all-time is Drake. His streams history reveal that he was the first artist at 30 billion in April 2020, at 40 billion in August 2021, 50 billion by September 2022, 60 billion by June 2023, and 70 billion by December 2023.

These numbers refer to lead streams only, which is also how artists are ranked below. If featurings are considered, Drake passed 50 billion in January 2021 and 75 billion in February 2023.

While the Canadian hip-hop star felt alone in his world for quite some time, the competition is now coming strong. The runner up is no other than Taylor Swift, who’s flying after taking over the top spot among the top female singles ahead of pop icon Ariana Grande.

The top 3 is completed by Bad Bunny who leads among Latin acts. Highlighting how strong these two artists are, Taylor Swift and Bad Bunny have been replacing each other as the top daily artist according to the popularity index since February 16, 2022, a stretch of over 700 days.

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

If we look at averages rather than totals, Harry Styles is unbeatable. From his debut album to Harry’s House he issued only 36 distinct songs, all of which topped 100 million streams with ease, putting him in the all-time top 40.

Most played artists…. on all platforms?

Many relevant on-demand audio streaming platforms famously hide playcounts data, including Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Thanks to our extensive experience, that led us to thinly estimate Spotify’s market share in over 120 countries, and study every platform with more than 100,000 monthly active users, we’ve set up algorithms who precisely estimate comprehensive on-demand audio streams from all artists based on their personal profile and results.

A unique solution, our empirical approach led our scripts to get near perfect results through countless of cases when compared to certified amounts. Just hit the button below and enjoy this highly valuable data!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is this ranking about exactly? What are lead and featured streams?

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 appear in the “Featured streams” column.

Who’s the most-streamed artist of all-time?

The most streamed artist of all-time is the Canadian rapper Drake. He leads ahead of American icon Taylor Swift and Latin star Bad Bunny.

Who’s the most-streamed solo female artist of all-time?

The most streamed solo female artist of all-time is Taylor Swift. Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish complete the podium, while Dua Lipa and Rihanna claim the fourth and fifth spot, respectively.

Who’s the most-streamed group of all-time?

The most streamed group of all-time is BTS. South Korean heroes lead over Coldplay and Imagine Dragons.

Who’s the most-streamed rapper of all-time?

The most played rapper of all-time is the Canadian rapper Drake. The top 5 most listened to rappers is completed in order by Eminem, Post Malone, Kanye West and Juice WRLD.

Who’s the most-streamed rock artist of all-time

The most listened to rock artist of all-time is Queen. The top 5 is completed in order by The Beatles, Linkin Park, Arctic Monkeys and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

What’s the most-streamed album of all-time?

The most streamed album of all-time is Bad Bunny‘s Un Verano Sin Ti. Go through the top 5,000 right now.

What’s the most-streamed song of all-time?

The most streamed song (all versions) of all-time is Shape of You by Ed Sheeran. The most streamed track (with no side version) is Blinding Lights by The Weeknd.

There’s an issue with the data. How does it get fixed?

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, we perform manual fixes.
If the issue persists, reach out to us to tell us about it.

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