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 Bad Bunny who leads among Latin acts. The top 3 is completed by Ed Sheeran. Among female singers Taylor Swift took over the top spot ahead of 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 50,270,143,943 19,121,810,921 262 6 131 256 259 23.09.22
2 Bad Bunny 44,616,205,140 5,405,567,291 163 6 118 157 162 23.09.22
3 Ed Sheeran 38,238,598,773 2,797,085,050 241 10 63 179 218 22.09.22
4 The Weeknd 34,884,563,113 4,300,104,460 186 8 72 146 168 23.09.22
5 Taylor Swift 32,734,955,303 424,991,130 323 1 99 250 314 23.09.22
6 Justin Bieber 32,535,112,820 9,688,822,468 225 6 58 175 197 23.09.22
7 Ariana Grande 32,327,864,516 2,054,259,374 181 8 71 129 175 22.09.22
8 Eminem 30,499,255,878 4,167,046,923 300 5 65 228 268 23.09.22
9 Post Malone 29,889,370,270 2,732,705,405 98 9 57 80 82 23.09.22
10 BTS 28,622,228,416 324,601,329 263 1 99 211 262 23.09.22
11 J Balvin 25,953,780,471 9,898,655,315 245 3 66 148 226 23.09.22
12 Kanye West 25,614,896,348 5,778,957,042 239 1 63 197 221 23.09.22
13 Billie Eilish 23,730,674,898 0 64 4 48 59 63 22.09.22
14 Juice WRLD 23,168,234,850 3,761,819,891 116 3 60 113 115 23.09.22
15 Coldplay 22,292,686,105 0 303 5 34 175 280 23.09.22
16 Dua Lipa 22,231,863,352 350,344,527 198 7 36 83 165 22.09.22
17 Imagine Dragons 21,840,729,338 65,482,523 189 4 41 111 154 21.09.22
18 XXXTENTACION 21,770,853,907 2,550,232,633 144 7 44 108 137 22.09.22
19 Ozuna 21,119,272,574 7,514,655,612 215 1 51 156 197 17.09.22
20 Khalid 20,973,735,166 2,923,419,376 119 7 40 94 111 15.09.22
21 Rihanna 20,803,199,656 6,851,086,441 279 2 46 111 208 23.09.22
22 Travis Scott 20,566,427,073 9,662,107,113 113 4 49 91 108 17.09.22
23 Maroon 5 19,952,566,778 18,447 240 7 31 112 199 17.09.22
24 David Guetta 19,135,240,434 1,199,284,649 707 1 47 151 400 21.09.22
25 Shawn Mendes 18,988,526,932 46,848,294 126 5 34 94 124 22.09.22
26 Bruno Mars 18,211,319,049 3,905,888,744 80 5 31 61 75 22.09.22
27 Daddy Yankee 18,130,006,832 5,676,241,533 358 4 44 105 238 23.09.22
28 Calvin Harris 17,974,509,705 423,434,515 238 3 29 89 192 22.09.22
29 Kendrick Lamar 17,687,617,093 8,657,760,738 121 2 41 112 117 22.09.22
30 Sam Smith 16,928,646,328 277,585,035 146 4 32 85 138 23.09.22
31 Queen 16,580,938,296 35,190,160 557 4 24 96 409 22.09.22
32 Adele 15,647,412,315 74,255,106 72 5 28 61 71 23.09.22
33 Beyoncé 15,642,960,081 2,070,687,911 366 1 36 172 267 23.09.22
34 Future 15,592,933,999 9,269,485,766 503 1 29 233 368 23.09.22
35 The Chainsmokers 15,525,703,991 401,602,620 197 4 27 79 168 22.09.22
36 One Direction 15,516,115,824 0 124 0 45 100 118 21.09.22
37 Chris Brown 15,461,462,541 8,554,270,738 427 0 38 201 359 21.09.22
38 Lady Gaga 14,923,840,594 94,857,802 314 1 27 107 204 23.09.22
39 Nicki Minaj 14,878,123,956 11,581,321,527 173 2 35 120 164 23.09.22
40 J. Cole 14,867,568,036 3,312,322,214 137 1 39 111 136 22.09.22
41 Anuel AA 14,373,811,722 4,594,681,388 160 1 35 134 153 20.09.22
42 Halsey 14,209,647,945 2,471,601,087 180 3 24 100 134 23.09.22
43 The Beatles 14,028,519,358 0 792 0 39 186 459 23.09.22
44 Selena Gomez 13,911,593,529 2,078,105,842 139 3 24 81 125 23.09.22
45 Maluma 13,641,905,822 6,134,786,401 201 1 34 132 188 23.09.22
46 Sia 13,601,270,394 3,054,317,056 323 2 26 106 235 19.09.22
47 Harry Styles 13,423,452,248 1,647,181 39 4 35 37 38 23.09.22
48 Marshmello 13,049,327,287 641,714,533 163 4 19 86 154 15.09.22
49 Lil Uzi Vert 12,985,704,210 8,235,141,311 140 1 33 122 139 19.09.22
50 Linkin Park 12,982,804,175 47,888,446 348 2 30 113 280 20.09.22
51 Twenty One Pilots 12,949,146,668 0 90 3 36 75 88 18.09.22
52 Rauw Alejandro 12,914,088,970 1,924,490,635 182 0 34 106 151 18.09.22
53 Katy Perry 12,660,555,623 1,219,598,551 180 0 30 88 145 23.09.22
54 Kygo 12,566,778,960 1,136,144,224 106 1 30 88 105 20.09.22
55 Lana Del Rey 12,505,216,097 806,430,873 166 0 37 117 154 23.09.22
56 Avicii 12,484,875,427 456,987,347 248 3 18 88 158 20.09.22
57 Doja Cat 12,004,814,208 1,678,185,831 85 3 25 66 82 23.09.22
58 Farruko 11,983,825,654 6,531,990,862 343 1 31 122 294 31.07.22
59 Camila Cabello 11,838,115,901 2,190,385,475 61 2 24 45 57 22.09.22
60 Arctic Monkeys 11,283,453,860 0 134 1 24 87 134 22.09.22
61 Jason Derulo 11,262,694,386 742,144,326 197 0 28 67 136 08.09.22
62 KAROL G 11,222,432,691 539,339,804 86 2 29 69 80 23.09.22
63 Red Hot Chili Peppers 11,022,999,935 0 266 0 17 121 229 21.09.22
64 Shakira 10,813,316,098 1,259,336,250 232 1 25 89 199 23.09.22
65 Demi Lovato 10,687,678,449 1,427,202,684 251 1 23 98 208 23.09.22
66 Miley Cyrus 9,966,343,318 932,653,365 197 1 17 87 174 23.09.22
67 OneRepublic 9,926,540,057 219,314,451 167 1 27 77 138 28.08.22
68 Nicky Jam 9,861,155,500 9,052,517,716 220 0 27 89 157 31.07.22
69 Michael Jackson 9,778,095,358 547,794,415 328 1 21 91 231 23.09.22
70 Lil Baby 9,670,090,585 8,736,714,891 181 1 21 124 170 19.09.22
71 Myke Towers 9,667,486,409 4,145,835,762 168 0 28 103 159 20.09.22
72 Charlie Puth 9,593,626,648 231,927,587 109 3 14 58 98 22.09.22
73 Pitbull 9,426,002,918 3,062,823,873 394 1 21 84 216 10.09.22
74 Martin Garrix 9,390,213,325 87,715,051 199 2 19 81 158 17.09.22
75 Sebastian Yatra 9,365,402,828 850,201,743 126 0 30 83 115 19.09.22
76 DaBaby 9,343,352,758 4,765,506,361 165 2 18 83 142 22.09.22
77 21 Savage 9,289,820,129 6,019,152,179 162 0 24 92 133 19.09.22
78 Pop Smoke 9,211,037,237 941,870,258 99 0 19 84 98 23.09.22
79 Mac Miller 9,187,372,325 699,621,455 221 0 21 131 205 13.09.22
80 Panic! At The Disco 9,107,446,450 669,606,481 146 1 20 79 129 06.09.22
81 Cardi B 9,086,167,132 6,173,519,284 71 2 18 54 68 23.09.22
82 Sech 9,011,436,885 2,900,320,709 123 0 25 72 109 31.07.22
83 Lil Wayne 8,989,088,283 14,212,496,818 476 0 19 117 325 23.09.22
84 Olivia Rodrigo 8,982,152,967 1,696,086 37 2 13 25 34 22.09.22
85 Young Thug 8,956,248,071 9,576,540,270 366 0 20 134 220 17.09.22
86 Metallica 8,890,283,866 7,116,668 814 0 16 110 282 19.09.22
87 G-Eazy 8,847,885,490 2,309,356,739 224 1 17 112 207 25.08.22
88 Ellie Goulding 8,826,849,897 639,400,676 167 1 16 70 133 06.09.22
89 Lil Nas X 8,807,798,168 0 35 3 11 31 33 22.09.22
90 Alan Walker 8,805,615,381 1,866,603,997 170 1 18 70 133 22.09.22
91 Major Lazer 8,758,754,488 614,069,138 269 3 14 69 171 05.09.22
92 Wiz Khalifa 8,695,422,254 7,040,015,281 461 1 19 106 321 18.09.22
93 Lil Peep 8,691,721,490 335,277,695 104 0 23 89 104 18.09.22
94 Diplo 8,496,096,848 1,757,002,014 397 0 24 90 219 13.09.22
95 Fall Out Boy 8,473,807,946 38,817,084 199 0 18 96 166 20.09.22
96 Elton John 8,462,035,373 318,632,564 937 1 17 65 271 23.09.22
97 AC/DC 8,298,016,572 0 313 3 10 85 245 22.09.22
98 P!nk 8,258,111,158 665,024,919 227 0 23 83 166 22.09.22
99 John Mayer 8,243,443,329 514,893,335 208 0 20 117 184 16.09.22
100 Logic 8,221,159,539 1,940,369,157 193 1 14 125 183 11.09.22

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HELLBOY

Can you please tell the ranks of juice wrld as lead and lead+featured

seem

true man

Ggg

Can you post the full list I want to see where Chris brown ranks on the lead list or the featured list?

Martin

Chris Brown
Lead: 34th – 11,359,538,898
Featured: 9th – 6,648,734,908
Lead + Features: 17th – 18,008,273,806

Last edited 1 year ago by Martin
Ggg

Thank you

Hema

How many does Chris brown have right now total streams.

swifty

I think you should change your Spotify most streamed top 10 artist’s picture now. Taylor is 10th most streamed artist not f**king Kanye.

HELLBOY

Kanye is still ahead of Taylor Swift as per overall streams

Martin

Yes, she’s actually only 22nd when all streams (features included) are counted.

Fanofpop

Can you please include check and see why famous and all of the lights doesn’t appear for rihanna

musiclover

“only 22nd” screaming

Last edited 1 year ago by musiclover
HELLBOY

Can you please release a list that includes overall streams

Jay

Wondering if these staggering figures now being incorporated by Billboard into charts will ever truly replace official rankings of physical sales for albums and singles . Its a bit confusing for a non professional because for example Nat Coles Christmas album chatted up to #8 on the Billboard( Xmas albums from the past were excluded for years from the main chart after initial release too) but when looking closer its all the streams of one song , the iconic version of The Christmas Song that pushed it into the top ten ( like Mariah as well). Anyway it’s astounding how… Read more »

Fanofpop

You didn’t include famous and all of the lights for Rihanna’s orphan features.

el botellas

?

Last edited 1 year ago by el botellas
Larice

Plese add “krippy kush remix” on bad bunny’s profile.

brunito

por favor con todo respeto ,dejen de sacarle streams a bad bunny ,me gustaria que revisaran eso por favor ,tambien entre al perfil de bad bunny y falta la cancion krippy kushs ,esta krippy kush remix pero falta la original que tiene 195.1 millones ,es del album de farruko trapxficante ,podrian revisarlo por favor ,y dejen progresar al artista sin sacarle stream Please with all due respect, stop streaming bad bunny, I would like you to review that please, also enter the bad bunny profile and the song krippy kushs is missing, this krippy kush remix but the original that… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by brunito
César

entiende que es el sistema no es que le dan la gana de sacarle streams shcuwhshuhdsxhcuhwd

brunito

LOS MISMO ADMINS DICEN QUE SI VEMOS UN ERROR SE LO HAGAMOS SABER ,NO TE PONGAS PESADO ,ESTOY DICIENDO ALGO CON SENTIDO ,POR MAS QUE SEA DEL SISTEMA ,ELLOS PUEDEN VER QUE HACER

César

ok, pide explicaciones de porque pasa eso pero no trates a los dueños de la página como blancos supremacistas que odian a los latinos lmfao
otra persona es la pesada siudhuwisahzudioxws

tarzan

para de llorar hostia
aparte del hecho que la canción es de farruko

Last edited 1 year ago by tarzan
Ana Cecchetto

Why some artists is not updated everyday?

brunito

hola ,una pregunta porque a bad bunny le estan sacando stream a cada rato ,hace unas semanas le sacaron 400 millones y hace 3 dias le sacaron 200 millones mas ,ahora que es el artista que mas stream esta recibiendo veo injusto que le esten sacando a cada rato,a justin bieber le sacaron pero a los dias se los devolvieron ,por favor una respuesta y espero que le devuelvan los stream porque ya habia pasado a post malone all credits

César

Créeme que no es porque les da la gana de sacarle porque les cae mal, esto se actualiza solo (sistema) y lo que puede estar pasando es que están sacando canciones que no están en su página de Spotify y por lo tanto no cuentan o simplemente hay un error en el sistema.

brunito

estoy siguiendo el dia a dia las actualizaciones ,durante 1 mes siguieron con todo actualizado correctamente y de la nada le sacan 400 millones y mas tarde 200 millones mas ,eso no es un error de sistema ,porque sigue un patron de actualizaciones y que de repente le saquen stream no tiene sentido ,te puedo creer que le saquen por algun error 20 ,40 o hasta 100 millones pero las cifras que te dije ya es mucho ,espero que lo revisen ,porque todas las cuentas informan en base a charmasters y si dan una informacion y a los dias se… Read more »

Fghhj

Which songs are included under featured streams, shouldn’t it be more than only 110m streams?

Fghhj

I see, thanks.

Marina

Hi, suga’s interlude bu halsey feat bts is at +50M and who by lauv feat. BTS is at 93M, waste It on me by steve aoki is at 193M alone so I think It need updating on features, or maybe this are already counted on overall streams?

itszshreya

bts is at the 20th spot now with 14.23 Billion streams you need to update it

ItzHELLBOY

Then why don’t we add the features stream and then rank according to that because even if they’re featured the streams still go to them

itszshreya

ok got it! thanks!

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