YouTube Most Streamed Artists of 2021

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Drake, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, BTS, Olivia Rodrigo… these have been some of the biggest artists of the year, but who are YouTube most streamed artists of 2021?

While YouTube doesn’t bring in as much money to the music industry as say Spotify or Apple Music, is it a major player nonetheless, and especially in certain markets.

A very diverse platform, artists from all around the world feature among the most streamed stars of the year 2021. Today, we will review them.

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Jimi Hendrix albums and songs sales

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Breaking through the US main audience in 1967 and releasing his last studio album in 1968, Jimi Hendrix was a flying star in the rock music scene of his time.

In spite of his very short career, passing away at 27 in 1970, his imprint is indelible in the history of music. He brought guitar play to another dimension while dropping multiple classic tunes in the making.

As every new musician goes through a Hendrix phase during their learning process, his commercial success is also far greater than one might expect given his apparent small output.

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Streaming Masters – Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

More than 50 years after his passing, Jimi Hendrix and his music remain popular to this day.

All Along the Watchtower, Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Purple Haze, Hey Joe, Little Wing… with a catalog full of hits, we digged Spotify, YouTube and the likes to know which songs are the biggest.

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Streaming Masters – Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - streaming statistics

Bob Dylan is often considered as one of the most influential singer ever, thanks to his unique style and his clever and engaged lyrics.

Nearly 60 years after the release of his first album, how the legandary singer performs through streaming platforms?

PS: Updated on December 14, 2021. These values are used for the automatic updates of artists and albums total instead of former ones from CSPC analysis.

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Iron Maiden albums and songs sales

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Intense music, brilliant lyrics, impactful visuals, outstanding live performances, when you put together a whole identity that you carry on for decades, it ends up almost natural for your brand, Iron Maiden, to gain an almost religious status inside your community.

Satanists for some, an outlet from the everyday life and its struggles for others, the heavy metal legends leave no one indifferent. As time passes, the latter perception becomes more and more common. Wearing one of their iconic t-shirts will most likely get people look at you with a smile than anything else.

Up to 17 studio album since the release of Senjutsu, the discography of Iron Maiden keeps growing while retaining its mythical status. If something is poorly covered on media yet, it is their commercial success. We remediate it.

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Streaming Masters – Iron Maiden

More than 40 years into their career, Iron Maiden aren’t slowing down. Their last album, Senjutsu, shot to the top of charts in various countries.

Heavy metal artists tend to perform much better on physical sales than on streaming platforms though. So, how many streams have the band’s songs, old and new, amassed up to date?

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Streaming Masters – Billy Joel

Billy Joel - streaming statistics

Since 50 years and the release of his first album Cold Spring Harbor, Billy Joel has released lot of very famous songs like Piano Man and Uptown Girl. How do the pianist singer tracks and albums perform on streaming platforms?

PS: Updated on November 3, 2021. These values are used for the automatic updates of artists and albums total instead of former ones from CSPC analysis.

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Ed Sheeran albums and songs sales

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At only 30 years old, Ed Sheeran is handily the biggest male act of the last 10 years. He’s part of an elite group of artists who appeal to pretty much every single demographic.

Coming back with = (Equals), the 4th set of his massive series, will he be able to replicate his success one more time?

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