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 46,697,543,955 18,001,099,588 248 6 119 241 244 17.05.22
2 Bad Bunny 35,843,162,498 4,620,978,012 164 3 91 157 163 17.05.22
3 Ed Sheeran 35,801,925,406 2,577,800,261 230 10 61 170 204 17.05.22
4 The Weeknd 31,588,739,684 3,963,254,649 180 7 70 143 161 17.05.22
5 Ariana Grande 30,689,233,907 1,964,296,072 181 6 69 126 175 17.05.22
6 Justin Bieber 30,250,265,777 10,588,515,720 224 6 55 172 196 17.05.22
7 Taylor Swift 28,852,695,444 395,228,397 320 1 78 247 310 17.05.22
8 Eminem 28,368,411,475 3,977,418,440 279 3 61 224 259 17.05.22
9 Post Malone 27,852,251,588 2,331,533,785 83 8 55 66 67 17.05.22
10 BTS 25,546,119,271 199,545,522 253 1 90 200 253 17.05.22
11 J Balvin 24,533,369,238 9,274,118,977 237 2 64 142 218 17.05.22
12 Kanye West 23,426,587,139 5,412,221,447 237 1 60 192 219 17.05.22
13 Billie Eilish 21,929,720,011 0 62 4 41 57 61 17.05.22
14 Juice WRLD 21,513,070,590 3,160,386,439 116 2 57 112 115 17.05.22
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 20,204,834,368 325,610,157 197 6 33 80 164 17.05.22
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 19,485,092,941 6,548,522,092 273 2 45 110 198 17.05.22
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 16,833,924,152 5,369,692,113 358 3 41 98 230 17.05.22
28 Calvin Harris 16,740,158,054 411,172,973 218 3 28 82 174 13.05.22
29 Sam Smith 16,128,994,505 270,426,328 142 4 30 82 135 17.05.22
30 Kendrick Lamar 15,839,674,308 8,087,502,168 122 2 33 107 117 17.05.22
31 Queen 15,550,091,013 32,854,322 557 4 23 92 402 17.05.22
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 14,424,816,499 8,725,287,259 503 1 26 220 364 17.05.22
35 Chris Brown 14,366,218,418 7,511,878,132 396 0 36 189 327 17.05.22
36 Beyoncé 14,296,935,814 1,856,462,471 344 1 35 153 248 11.05.22
37 Nicki Minaj 13,878,850,744 10,514,444,688 165 2 33 116 155 17.05.22
38 Lady Gaga 13,830,047,403 89,537,491 307 1 26 106 194 17.05.22
39 J. Cole 13,818,737,754 3,072,014,227 137 1 38 111 135 17.05.22
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 13,336,950,499 34,634,289 70 3 25 59 69 17.05.22
43 Selena Gomez 13,300,995,382 1,990,052,782 138 3 23 80 124 16.05.22
44 The Beatles 13,138,407,928 0 790 0 34 181 449 17.05.22
45 Sia 12,950,162,700 4,272,741,205 318 2 26 104 230 14.05.22
46 Maluma 12,851,606,945 5,614,669,003 186 0 33 128 179 17.05.22
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 12,196,473,071 46,175,525 350 2 29 109 278 17.05.22
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 17.05.22
56 Rauw Alejandro 11,029,766,893 1,762,274,543 175 0 32 95 144 17.05.22
57 Camila Cabello 11,023,586,279 2,112,672,369 60 2 24 45 56 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 10,021,647,107 1,597,764,425 83 1 22 63 78 17.05.22
63 Harry Styles 9,806,271,462 1,467,781 27 3 24 25 26 17.05.22
64 Shakira 9,729,056,984 1,147,348,751 232 0 22 87 196 17.05.22
65 KAROL G 9,675,135,970 522,542,819 83 1 27 65 78 17.05.22
66 Miley Cyrus 9,271,208,316 889,086,347 198 0 16 86 170 17.05.22
67 Nicky Jam 9,266,294,031 8,492,374,094 228 0 26 86 154 29.01.22
68 OneRepublic 9,245,861,669 208,138,302 165 1 25 74 133 14.04.22
69 Michael Jackson 9,104,395,239 526,000,699 328 1 21 90 233 17.05.22
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 DaBaby 8,689,372,148 4,491,948,967 154 2 18 80 137 17.05.22
75 Panic! At The Disco 8,679,701,662 639,033,894 135 1 20 79 126 29.04.22
76 G-Eazy 8,634,820,729 2,266,122,926 224 1 16 111 206 17.05.22
77 Cardi B 8,617,393,640 5,971,565,501 68 2 18 53 67 17.05.22
78 Mac Miller 8,593,184,512 648,888,440 209 0 19 128 194 30.04.22
79 Lil Baby 8,592,351,235 7,930,251,661 174 0 19 116 163 17.05.22
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 8,252,759,376 4,461,493,737 161 0 25 95 150 17.05.22
89 Metallica 8,103,514,608 5,722,543 811 0 14 106 277 16.05.22
90 Lil Nas X 8,069,234,286 0 33 3 11 30 32 17.05.22
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 8,017,792,282 309,864,795 102 0 21 87 101 17.05.22
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 7,792,142,723 567,429,069 226 0 21 82 161 17.05.22
100 Olivia Rodrigo 7,747,568,825 1,628,370 38 2 12 25 34 17.05.22

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brunito

me podrian decir cuanto tiene justin biber all credits porque le estan contando bad guy de billie eilish

Charlie

Some artists chart position such as Metallica are not being updated after search results. It appears to be an issue since end of 2021.

Taylor Swift

I think Taylor’s lead number is wrong. CM counts Babe and two versions of Renegade as lead but they are not

Timo

Wouldn’t JuiceWRLD be the biggest legacy artist instead of Queen?

Last edited 3 months ago by Timo
jt1916

For be considered a legacy artist you have to make your debut before the 2000s, while JuiceWRLD debut was in this decade in the streaming era.

Last edited 3 months ago by jt1916
Your_grandma

bruh the beatles has 25 million views and elton john has 52 million

Speed of Life

Is it possible to track songs no longer on the artist home page but still on spotify and possible to link through playlists?

Erik

TWICE has over 10Million Monthly Listeners Last time I checked, which was 4/1/2022.

Looking forward to you updating the charts.

Thanks

weachica

the chart is about total streams, not monthly listeners

brunito

si pueden arreglen los streams de justin bieber porque otra vez estan contando bad guy de billie ellish

Sonique

I find it really weird that BTS earned 380k+ EAS from streams after a week while Taylor Swift only earned 190k when she’s outstreaming them by millions in Spotify

Al

Hi Sonique!

It’s because their EAS conversion rate is larger since they’re much stronger on Korean and Japanese platforms as well as YT.

Sonique

Yes, I know. I’ve been watching the increase in streams, it has been steady for weeks but then it rose up quickly and added 380k out of nowhere.

Sonique

Oh okay that explains everything. Thank you!

souvenirenchanted

where is selena gomez & the scene? the group has more than 1.2B+ streams

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