Most popular artists on Spotify

How do you know which artists are the most popular on Spotify? Monthly listeners hardly tell you the truth of it and Spotify’s popularity index alone isn’t so easy to read. Here is a feel of artist popularity.

Most popular artists on Spotify

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Most popular artists – Methodology

What does this top mean?

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We know that the popularity index is both poorly known and not so user friendly as it’s an index rather than raw data.

Convinced of its importance though, we developed this page to retrieve the top 15 best performers of the platform, but also how many daily streams they recorded.

This last statistic, unique online, adds to the popularity index the concrete meaning it lacks.

In general, an artist will need 10 million daily streams to hit a score of 90, about twice as many streams as the global #1 hit usually gets.

You have read this correctly. An artist noted 90 gains a lot more streams than the current #1 smash. This just goes on to show how much a healthy catalog matters to become one of the most popular arstists on Spotify.

How do we build this top?

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The daily streaming total includes streams on which an artist is featured. The page also displays the 1-week evolution of the index.

We may miss the daily streams total for new entries in this list. No worries, this will last only 24 hours.

In fact, we store the data of the top 50, so it requires one more day of activity so that we can compare the last two daily totals.

Top 50 most popular artists on Spotify

Last updated on 10/01/23
RankArtistPopularityWeekly +/-Daily Streams
1TaylorTaylor Swift100=85,265,595
3BadBad Bunny94=41,344,636
4TheThe Weeknd94=40,996,290
5PesoPeso Pluma93=36,634,062
6TravisTravis Scott93=23,962,433
7KarolKarol G91+125,984,836
8OliviaOlivia Rodrigo91=25,843,130
9KanyeKanye West90=22,162,836
10LanaLana Del Rey90=21,922,572
12DojaDoja Cat89+123,184,403
13ZachZach Bryan89=21,203,093
14ArijitArijit Singh89=19,111,648
17PostPost Malone89=18,634,544
182121 Savage89=12,455,239
20EdEd Sheeran88+126,046,725
21JuniorJunior H88=19,585,705
22BillieBillie Eilish88=18,728,011
24BrunoBruno Mars88=17,020,439
25JustinJustin Bieber88=16,958,122
26MykeMyke Towers87=215,610,572
27DuaDua Lipa87=22,388,288
28DavidDavid Guetta87=17,281,185
29MorganMorgan Wallen87=17,035,450
30ArianaAriana Grande87=16,546,640
31MetroMetro Boomin87=16,332,639
33RauwRauw Alejandro87=14,685,592
35KendrickKendrick Lamar87=14,013,206
36ImagineImagine Dragons86=200,534,542
37LilLil Baby86=97,947,113
38JungJung Kook86=24,342,531
40AnuelAnuel Aa86=13,668,080
42JuiceJuice WRLD86=11,416,317
44NickiNicki Minaj86=10,204,161
45GrupoGrupo Frontera86=0
46AnirudhAnirudh Ravichander86+10
48FuerzaFuerza Regida85=15,004,332

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