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 10/04/23
RankArtistPopularityWeekly +/-Daily Streams
1TaylorTaylor Swift100=82,688,256
3TheThe Weeknd94=39,524,704
4BadBad Bunny94=35,107,475
5PesoPeso Pluma93=31,851,541
6TravisTravis Scott93=23,038,875
7OliviaOlivia Rodrigo91=24,098,357
8KarolKarol G91=22,680,096
10LanaLana Del Rey90=22,099,356
11KanyeKanye West90=20,823,525
12DojaDoja Cat89=20,186,781
13ArijitArijit Singh89=19,572,277
14ZachZach Bryan89=19,224,653
16PostPost Malone89=17,210,085
192121 Savage89=11,528,752
21EdEd Sheeran88=20,971,636
22BillieBillie Eilish88=18,543,388
23JuniorJunior H88=17,763,157
24JustinJustin Bieber88=16,157,004
25BrunoBruno Mars88=14,632,241
26ArianaAriana Grande87=15,931,387
27MetroMetro Boomin87=15,703,769
29MorganMorgan Wallen87=15,095,057
32KendrickKendrick Lamar87=13,402,164
33DuaDua Lipa87=13,262,627
34DavidDavid Guetta87=13,160,704
35RauwRauw Alejandro87=12,961,283
36MykeMyke Towers87=11,943,663
37JungJung Kook86=20,382,649
39AnirudhAnirudh Ravichander86=14,698,118
40ImagineImagine Dragons86=13,763,025
41ArcticArctic Monkeys86+113,645,145
42FuerzaFuerza Regida86+113,068,170
43NatanaelNatanael Cano86+112,992,876
44GrupoGrupo Frontera86=12,593,285
46AnuelAnuel Aa86=11,909,156
47JuiceJuice WRLD86=10,892,438
49NickiNicki Minaj86=9,140,171
50LilLil Baby86=8,506,844

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