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 49,131,329,333 19,084,269,313 262 6 127 256 259 11.08.22
2 Bad Bunny 42,164,938,300 4,598,735,873 164 5 116 158 163 11.08.22
3 Ed Sheeran 37,357,437,635 2,715,726,978 237 10 62 174 211 10.08.22
4 The Weeknd 33,690,777,466 4,139,901,059 186 8 72 145 166 11.08.22
5 Justin Bieber 31,793,747,352 10,699,881,183 224 6 56 174 196 11.08.22
6 Ariana Grande 31,791,265,529 2,027,251,249 181 7 71 126 175 11.08.22
7 Taylor Swift 31,353,264,143 415,359,174 323 1 89 249 314 11.08.22
8 Eminem 29,797,671,927 4,071,363,200 299 5 64 226 267 11.08.22
9 Post Malone 29,295,987,819 2,683,272,577 98 9 57 78 82 11.08.22
10 BTS 27,674,155,731 310,691,996 261 1 96 211 260 11.08.22
11 J Balvin 25,477,460,510 9,842,974,431 241 3 65 145 224 11.08.22
12 Kanye West 24,856,544,920 5,650,051,640 239 1 62 196 221 11.08.22
13 Billie Eilish 23,080,842,810 0 64 4 46 59 63 09.08.22
14 Juice WRLD 22,590,240,727 3,653,817,774 116 3 58 113 115 09.08.22
15 Coldplay 21,633,224,112 0 300 5 34 172 278 10.08.22
16 Dua Lipa 21,623,049,168 342,555,133 197 7 35 83 165 11.08.22
17 XXXTENTACION 21,321,546,893 2,605,801,793 143 7 43 107 135 10.08.22
18 Imagine Dragons 21,215,354,796 63,671,844 163 4 41 110 145 09.08.22
19 Ozuna 20,797,286,634 7,324,740,741 213 1 51 155 196 06.08.22
20 Khalid 20,658,955,846 2,888,613,665 114 7 39 92 107 09.08.22
21 Rihanna 20,381,307,234 7,146,061,769 279 2 46 111 206 11.08.22
22 Travis Scott 20,247,597,653 9,501,781,315 113 4 47 91 108 10.08.22
23 Maroon 5 19,620,468,400 17,878 241 7 31 112 198 11.08.22
24 Shawn Mendes 18,636,476,009 46,152,146 126 5 34 94 124 07.08.22
25 David Guetta 18,487,902,002 1,175,004,786 695 1 45 145 391 31.07.22
26 Bruno Mars 17,789,958,976 3,792,162,073 80 5 31 61 75 10.08.22
27 Daddy Yankee 17,701,735,119 5,549,576,719 360 3 42 103 237 09.08.22
28 Calvin Harris 17,589,612,813 413,927,117 239 3 28 85 183 10.08.22
29 Kendrick Lamar 17,134,600,952 8,431,417,143 122 2 40 111 117 06.08.22
30 Sam Smith 16,638,277,746 275,349,756 145 4 30 83 137 11.08.22
31 Queen 16,246,507,707 34,217,916 552 4 24 95 407 11.08.22
32 The Chainsmokers 15,332,639,080 398,285,017 197 3 27 78 167 09.08.22
33 Future 15,252,144,231 9,063,112,198 502 1 27 231 366 11.08.22
34 One Direction 15,191,967,799 0 124 0 43 100 118 11.08.22
35 Beyoncé 15,078,867,957 2,036,452,234 366 1 36 169 266 11.08.22
36 Chris Brown 15,050,602,411 7,764,730,109 426 0 38 197 353 11.08.22
37 Lady Gaga 14,560,462,405 93,118,158 314 1 26 106 204 11.08.22
38 J. Cole 14,493,987,771 3,243,639,304 137 1 39 111 136 07.08.22
39 Nicki Minaj 14,367,449,768 10,467,629,734 166 2 33 116 155 11.08.22
40 Adele 14,049,059,924 36,422,669 69 4 26 59 68 11.08.22
41 Anuel AA 14,016,404,835 4,508,956,922 156 0 35 131 148 11.08.22
42 Halsey 13,945,518,629 2,419,630,761 177 3 24 100 133 09.08.22
43 The Beatles 13,722,881,749 0 791 0 37 184 454 09.08.22
44 Selena Gomez 13,670,733,652 2,048,865,325 139 3 24 80 124 11.08.22
45 Sia 13,393,100,033 4,444,844,333 323 2 26 105 234 09.08.22
46 Maluma 13,371,043,212 6,065,594,328 193 0 33 130 185 10.08.22
47 Marshmello 12,808,104,809 630,800,666 161 4 18 86 149 09.08.22
48 Twenty One Pilots 12,774,171,298 0 90 3 36 75 88 10.08.22
49 Lil Uzi Vert 12,728,247,066 7,937,332,917 140 1 32 121 139 06.08.22
50 Linkin Park 12,719,382,055 47,281,146 348 2 30 112 279 10.08.22
51 Harry Styles 12,543,950,300 0 39 4 31 37 38 11.08.22
52 Rauw Alejandro 12,424,025,855 2,049,862,927 181 0 34 104 150 11.08.22
53 Kygo 12,385,458,758 1,124,227,585 106 1 30 87 104 07.08.22
54 Katy Perry 12,369,990,068 1,076,755,995 180 0 30 86 145 11.08.22
55 Avicii 12,291,113,644 506,548,967 246 3 18 88 157 07.08.22
56 Lana Del Rey 12,030,646,775 755,998,841 165 0 35 116 154 11.08.22
57 Farruko 11,983,825,654 6,531,990,862 343 1 31 122 294 31.07.22
58 Camila Cabello 11,608,630,716 2,163,561,635 61 2 24 45 57 11.08.22
59 Doja Cat 11,130,335,648 1,962,311,890 84 1 23 65 80 11.08.22
60 Jason Derulo 11,119,963,878 732,767,803 196 0 28 67 134 06.08.22
61 Arctic Monkeys 10,826,722,395 2,466,360 133 1 22 86 133 11.08.22
62 Red Hot Chili Peppers 10,765,380,381 3,797,970 265 0 17 119 226 10.08.22
63 KAROL G 10,729,959,600 544,878,763 84 1 28 67 78 11.08.22
64 Shakira 10,471,749,317 1,221,335,688 232 1 24 89 199 11.08.22
65 Demi Lovato 10,463,407,883 1,384,923,895 236 1 23 95 194 11.08.22
66 Nicky Jam 9,861,155,500 9,052,517,716 220 0 27 89 157 31.07.22
67 OneRepublic 9,754,798,128 217,792,795 167 1 27 77 137 07.08.22
68 Miley Cyrus 9,742,878,800 657,018,076 197 0 17 87 173 10.08.22
69 Michael Jackson 9,533,709,999 541,022,941 327 1 21 91 231 11.08.22
70 Myke Towers 9,398,606,146 4,039,473,574 166 0 27 101 157 09.08.22
71 Martin Garrix 9,293,765,647 87,090,768 199 2 19 80 158 11.08.22
72 Charlie Puth 9,268,421,994 215,972,379 104 3 14 58 92 08.08.22
73 Pitbull 9,229,223,311 3,111,872,068 392 1 21 82 212 31.07.22
74 Lil Baby 9,216,176,145 8,463,955,799 178 1 21 119 168 06.08.22
75 Sebastian Yatra 9,149,560,280 836,580,567 122 0 30 81 112 08.08.22
76 DaBaby 9,116,846,023 4,660,584,967 155 2 18 82 140 02.08.22
77 21 Savage 9,033,484,103 5,816,042,779 161 0 24 91 131 10.08.22
78 Sech 9,011,436,885 2,900,320,709 123 0 25 72 109 31.07.22
79 Mac Miller 8,946,392,601 687,919,882 221 0 20 131 205 09.08.22
80 Cardi B 8,927,170,717 6,100,876,202 70 2 18 54 68 07.08.22
81 Panic! At The Disco 8,919,515,124 663,476,469 136 1 20 78 127 11.08.22
82 Pop Smoke 8,897,008,826 910,105,818 98 0 19 83 97 06.08.22
83 G-Eazy 8,816,866,997 2,303,370,045 223 1 17 112 206 10.08.22
84 Lil Wayne 8,812,577,726 13,996,679,021 472 0 19 116 322 08.08.22
85 Young Thug 8,811,547,911 9,305,417,786 366 0 18 134 220 10.08.22
86 Ellie Goulding 8,738,587,099 635,118,430 165 1 16 68 134 10.08.22
87 Major Lazer 8,706,345,203 609,445,659 264 3 14 69 171 07.08.22
88 Metallica 8,626,076,210 6,621,590 814 0 15 109 279 08.08.22
89 Alan Walker 8,604,921,383 1,830,344,852 170 1 18 69 132 31.07.22
90 Olivia Rodrigo 8,601,755,579 1,663,833 37 2 12 25 34 11.08.22
91 Lil Nas X 8,573,479,850 22,416,330 34 3 11 31 33 10.08.22
92 Wiz Khalifa 8,571,180,229 6,910,686,506 464 1 19 106 315 04.08.22
93 Lil Peep 8,449,016,089 325,539,776 104 0 23 87 104 05.08.22
94 Diplo 8,352,026,794 1,724,213,541 376 0 24 89 214 31.07.22
95 Fall Out Boy 8,310,943,342 38,356,324 199 0 17 96 165 31.07.22
96 Logic 8,137,194,292 1,914,028,575 193 1 14 124 179 05.08.22
97 Tyga 8,136,081,475 4,144,077,151 303 1 20 104 260 31.07.22
98 Migos 8,126,796,000 3,379,991,684 283 0 18 87 187 09.08.22
99 John Mayer 8,125,868,516 506,396,755 208 0 20 117 184 07.08.22
100 Elton John 8,119,309,925 316,725,870 935 1 17 64 265 09.08.22

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les

Can you look at count for Metallica please.

skz 2.0

Please fix the streaming count for Stray Kids before the end of the month

wan

didnt it supposed that Justin Bieber have about 11 billion for featuring?

Sudikshin

List is wrong Justin have 11songs over 1b streams

les

Can Tom Petty be updated please.

les

John Denver has over 1.3 Billion streams but not on this list.

NBA youngboy

Bro how is chief keef under queen smh, we all know love sosa is obviously the track of the generation. In my humble opinion though, NBA youngboy should be first.

Chief Keef

yooo its chief keef thanks bro i couldnt have said it better myself

El Jolito

I can’t see Chief Keef anywhere, maybe he’s not that popular? Queen are.

brightest_blue

Is there a glitch with J.Cole’s numbers? The songs from ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ aren’t showing up when I use the Spotify numbers tool

les

Hello.

9 Artists in top 100 not updated in 2022.

One Direction
J Cole
Katy Perry
Kygo
Demi Lovato
Panic! At The Disco
Diplo
Metallica
DJ Snake

Keren

would you please update Rich Brian numbers on this list, thank you

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