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 50,490,752,156 19,585,369,140 262 6 131 256 259 02.10.22
2 Bad Bunny 45,149,352,914 5,241,674,439 163 7 118 157 162 02.10.22
3 Ed Sheeran 38,409,328,314 2,811,448,022 243 10 63 179 219 02.10.22
4 The Weeknd 35,134,262,324 3,651,299,913 186 8 73 146 169 02.10.22
5 Taylor Swift 33,033,306,866 427,060,576 323 1 100 250 314 02.10.22
6 Justin Bieber 32,680,115,470 10,854,099,828 225 6 58 175 197 02.10.22
7 Ariana Grande 32,456,966,351 2,060,557,666 181 8 71 129 175 02.10.22
8 Eminem 30,642,508,382 4,194,683,396 300 5 65 228 268 02.10.22
9 Post Malone 30,007,543,580 2,743,608,656 98 9 57 80 82 02.10.22
10 BTS 28,803,716,120 327,643,490 263 1 100 211 263 02.10.22
11 J Balvin 25,859,393,492 9,310,957,419 244 3 65 147 226 01.10.22
12 Kanye West 25,778,500,811 5,803,614,216 239 1 64 197 221 02.10.22
13 Billie Eilish 23,862,154,590 0 64 4 48 59 63 01.10.22
14 Juice WRLD 23,270,719,799 3,780,022,896 116 3 60 113 115 01.10.22
15 Coldplay 22,426,010,107 0 300 5 34 175 279 02.10.22
16 Dua Lipa 22,374,157,379 352,200,229 198 7 36 83 165 02.10.22
17 Imagine Dragons 21,982,051,878 65,915,627 189 4 41 111 154 01.10.22
18 XXXTENTACION 21,654,511,734 2,559,298,820 137 7 44 102 131 01.10.22
19 Ozuna 21,223,423,330 7,460,296,273 216 1 52 157 198 01.10.22
20 Khalid 21,113,600,884 2,938,084,464 121 7 41 94 112 01.10.22
21 Rihanna 20,898,120,401 8,211,648,569 279 2 46 111 208 02.10.22
22 Maroon 5 20,078,616,548 18,708 242 7 31 112 199 01.10.22
23 Travis Scott 19,674,406,793 10,648,184,239 110 4 47 88 105 01.10.22
24 David Guetta 19,289,476,119 1,203,891,520 716 1 47 151 400 01.10.22
25 Shawn Mendes 19,058,829,558 46,958,901 127 5 34 94 124 01.10.22
26 Bruno Mars 18,310,749,053 3,924,850,304 80 5 31 61 75 02.10.22
27 Daddy Yankee 18,225,784,091 5,702,362,578 358 4 44 105 239 01.10.22
28 Calvin Harris 18,045,252,378 365,698,421 238 3 29 89 192 01.10.22
29 Kendrick Lamar 17,800,630,276 8,689,569,218 121 2 41 112 117 02.10.22
30 Sam Smith 17,061,681,582 278,104,437 145 4 33 85 137 02.10.22
31 Queen 16,659,749,548 35,357,091 557 4 25 96 409 02.10.22
32 Beyoncé 15,750,760,052 2,074,657,368 366 1 37 172 268 02.10.22
33 Future 15,666,354,290 9,236,225,630 503 1 29 233 368 01.10.22
34 One Direction 15,596,175,018 0 124 0 45 100 118 01.10.22
35 The Chainsmokers 15,571,452,438 402,397,795 198 4 27 79 168 01.10.22
36 Lady Gaga 15,007,647,335 95,255,743 314 1 27 108 204 02.10.22
37 Nicki Minaj 14,859,408,320 10,916,825,319 171 2 36 118 162 02.10.22
38 Adele 14,524,300,751 37,351,928 71 4 27 60 70 02.10.22
39 Anuel AA 14,482,441,051 4,620,721,687 161 1 36 135 154 02.10.22
40 Halsey 14,264,274,512 2,483,065,378 180 3 24 100 134 02.10.22
41 The Beatles 14,079,838,824 1,182,588 793 0 39 186 459 01.10.22
42 Selena Gomez 13,972,343,063 2,084,239,195 139 3 24 81 125 02.10.22
43 Sia 13,664,851,253 3,069,758,621 323 2 26 106 236 01.10.22
44 Chris Brown 13,650,242,776 7,758,168,722 370 0 33 171 303 01.10.22
45 Harry Styles 13,588,895,792 1,659,909 39 4 35 37 38 02.10.22
46 J. Cole 13,409,256,041 3,327,940,160 130 1 37 103 129 01.10.22
47 Maluma 13,280,125,804 6,025,485,623 200 1 33 130 187 01.10.22
48 Marshmello 13,155,010,265 646,434,665 163 4 20 87 154 01.10.22
49 Linkin Park 13,055,805,323 48,091,877 348 2 30 113 280 01.10.22
50 Lil Uzi Vert 13,055,140,611 8,452,171,259 140 1 33 123 139 01.10.22
51 Twenty One Pilots 13,008,022,718 0 90 3 36 75 89 01.10.22
52 Katy Perry 12,724,994,748 1,223,671,062 179 0 30 88 145 02.10.22
53 Kygo 12,612,665,109 1,138,932,850 106 1 30 90 105 01.10.22
54 Lana Del Rey 12,607,614,891 816,774,387 167 0 37 118 155 02.10.22
55 Avicii 12,539,067,996 514,399,909 249 3 18 88 159 01.10.22
56 Rauw Alejandro 12,483,515,889 2,546,175,784 176 0 31 101 145 01.10.22
57 Doja Cat 12,105,185,730 1,707,755,334 85 3 25 66 82 02.10.22
58 Farruko 12,026,078,108 7,032,443,525 347 2 30 122 298 01.10.22
59 Camila Cabello 11,888,974,030 2,196,687,176 62 2 24 45 57 02.10.22
60 Arctic Monkeys 11,388,887,902 0 135 1 26 88 135 01.10.22
61 Jason Derulo 11,340,118,662 748,818,030 196 0 28 66 136 01.10.22
62 KAROL G 11,329,898,486 556,606,394 86 2 29 70 81 02.10.22
63 Red Hot Chili Peppers 11,083,364,123 0 267 1 17 121 230 01.10.22
64 Shakira 10,880,279,623 1,267,369,746 232 1 25 90 199 02.10.22
65 Demi Lovato 10,726,338,678 1,431,886,373 251 1 23 99 208 02.10.22
66 OneRepublic 10,226,122,136 222,181,330 167 1 27 77 138 01.10.22
67 Nicky Jam 10,050,866,649 7,927,229,078 223 0 27 91 159 01.10.22
68 Miley Cyrus 10,009,937,808 667,512,758 197 1 17 87 174 02.10.22
69 Michael Jackson 9,829,693,217 549,273,318 327 1 21 92 231 02.10.22
70 Myke Towers 9,750,095,646 4,172,266,248 168 0 28 104 159 01.10.22
71 Charlie Puth 9,659,512,608 233,414,072 110 3 14 59 99 01.10.22
72 Pitbull 9,520,867,459 3,094,088,879 397 1 21 84 217 01.10.22
73 Martin Garrix 9,405,144,741 87,934,576 199 2 19 81 158 01.10.22
74 DaBaby 9,393,103,193 4,785,037,633 171 2 18 84 144 02.10.22
75 21 Savage 9,351,171,705 6,063,212,851 148 0 24 92 129 01.10.22
76 Mac Miller 9,309,960,464 705,764,456 221 0 21 131 205 01.10.22
77 Pop Smoke 9,262,447,077 947,170,777 99 0 19 84 98 01.10.22
78 Lil Baby 9,248,525,311 9,342,984,686 178 1 19 122 168 01.10.22
79 Sebastian Yatra 9,213,542,789 1,066,810,172 123 0 30 80 112 01.10.22
80 Cardi B 9,115,850,437 6,185,225,387 71 2 18 54 69 01.10.22
81 Panic! At The Disco 9,112,019,783 675,747,171 145 1 21 78 133 02.10.22
82 Olivia Rodrigo 9,066,415,483 1,706,218 37 3 13 25 34 02.10.22
83 Lil Wayne 9,026,510,129 13,053,121,452 495 0 19 117 325 01.10.22
84 Sech 9,011,592,750 3,298,063,116 120 0 24 68 106 01.10.22
85 Metallica 8,966,431,004 7,276,280 812 0 17 110 282 02.10.22
86 Young Thug 8,956,909,536 9,672,390,296 364 0 20 133 218 01.10.22
87 G-Eazy 8,924,040,908 2,016,014,186 224 1 18 112 207 01.10.22
88 Ellie Goulding 8,912,062,009 643,065,111 171 1 16 70 135 01.10.22
89 Lil Nas X 8,874,068,963 0 35 3 11 32 34 01.10.22
90 Alan Walker 8,841,040,311 1,872,785,621 171 1 18 70 133 01.10.22
91 Major Lazer 8,806,510,329 618,380,085 268 3 14 69 171 01.10.22
92 Lil Peep 8,768,375,947 338,525,834 104 0 23 91 104 01.10.22
93 Wiz Khalifa 8,732,727,419 7,088,801,171 461 1 19 107 323 01.10.22
94 Elton John 8,534,661,837 319,184,679 934 1 17 65 271 01.10.22
95 Fall Out Boy 8,510,832,134 38,923,059 199 0 18 96 166 02.10.22
96 AC/DC 8,345,873,668 0 311 3 10 86 245 02.10.22
97 Tyga 8,322,673,076 4,198,618,986 305 1 21 110 262 01.10.22
98 P!nk 8,289,915,371 667,740,302 227 0 23 83 166 01.10.22
99 John Mayer 8,287,230,980 518,042,757 208 0 20 117 184 01.10.22
100 Trippie Redd 8,250,159,093 3,265,446,169 198 0 24 127 181 02.10.22

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L145

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

can you please edit this since the rankings have changed ? Bad Bunny is now ahead of Ed Sheeran and the most streamed female artist is now Taylor Swift

young

NAH LIL WAYNES STREAMS DONT MAKE SENSE

young

kendricks streams make no since

Liam

Add Monthly Listeners

niko

add montly listeners

Aitor

pls update sia’s streams,

ahmedtemp

21 Savage’s streams need to be updated. In spotify, the album, Not All Heroes Wear Capes is credited by Metro Boomin AND 21 Savage. The same goes for Savage Mode 2 where Metro Boomin’s streams need to be updated. Please fix this issue, thank you.

Jazz

With the recent death of Olivia Newton John. Is she going to be amongst the next artist to be studied.

Aitor

Pls update Sia’s streams

Fra

The chart is completely wrong. Shakira is #17 (just checked). This has not been updated for a while, and the last update section must be fake.

BMS

“Monthly listeners” list is completely different thing. It’s temporary and doesn’t mean that more monthly listeners = more streams. This is all-time streams list.

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