Spotify Most Streamed Albums

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This page provides you with up to date lists of the most streamed studio albums, per year, per decade and of all-time, on Spotify.

Singles that have been issued before the start of the selected period are thus included in full.

In case several versions of the same album exist, the one with the highest total of streams is displayed.

The column EAS stands for Equivalent Album Sales. It reflects the worth of these audio streams on par with album units. This data extrapolates remaining streaming platforms.

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Most streamed albums: 1967

Last updated on 05/13/21
RankCoverArtistAlbumTotal StreamsDaily StreamsEAS
1MarvinMarvin GayeUnited683,735,016425,063682,634
2JimiJimi HendrixAre You Experienced675,662,468415,630674,574
3TheThe DoorsThe Doors603,671,911390,012602,700
4TheThe BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)589,551,677374,766588,602
5VanVan MorrisonBlowin' Your Mind!558,126,787341,901557,228
6TheThe BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)558,055,569340,490557,157

Breakdowns (sorted by alphabetical order)

Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedAre You Experienced?12,024,97212,006
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedHey Joe182,323,379182,030
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedPurple Haze212,408,773212,067
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedMay This Be Love18,249,12818,220
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedFoxey Lady61,285,59761,187
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedStone Free11,695,84211,677
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedThird Stone From The Sun8,299,0688,286
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedManic Depression16,077,52416,052
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedRed House32,748,12932,695
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedCan You See Me4,135,5304,129
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedLove Or Confusion5,518,0095,509
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedI Don't Live Today4,715,0014,707
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedThe Wind Cries Mary68,803,43868,693
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedRemember3,871,0983,865
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedFire24,736,27624,696
Jimi HendrixAre You Experienced51st Anniversary3,609,7283,604
Jimi HendrixAre You ExperiencedHighway Chile5,160,9765,153
Jimi HendrixAre You Experienced675,662,468674,574
Marvin GayeUnitedOh How I'd Miss You355,066354
Marvin GayeUnitedTwo Can Have A Party893,328892
Marvin GayeUnitedIf This World Were Mine4,436,6304,429
Marvin GayeUnitedIf I Could Build My Whole World Around You3,588,3993,583
Marvin GayeUnitedLittle Ole Boy, Little Ole Girl388,477388
Marvin GayeUnitedYour Precious Love14,464,62714,441
Marvin GayeUnitedSomethin??? Stupid1,180,6311,179
Marvin GayeUnitedGive A Little Love375,708375
Marvin GayeUnitedHold Me Oh My Darling545,015544
Marvin GayeUnitedYou've Got What It Takes808,547807
Marvin GayeUnitedSad Wedding325,903325
Marvin GayeUnitedAin't No Mountain High Enough656,372,685655,316
Marvin GayeUnited683,735,016682,634
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)Baby, You're A Rich Man - Remastered 200924,429,08924,390
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)Magical Mystery Tour - Remastered 200916,576,94616,550
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)Blue Jay Way - Remastered 200910,232,28510,216
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)Hello, Goodbye - Remastered 200994,738,65194,586
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)Your Mother Should Know - Remastered 200916,667,06916,640
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)Penny Lane - Remastered 200995,346,67495,193
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)Flying - Remastered 200911,023,89111,006
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)Strawberry Fields Forever - Remastered 2009111,411,556111,232
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)All You Need Is Love - Remastered 2009121,041,504120,847
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)I Am The Walrus - Remastered 200961,207,38761,109
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)The Fool On The Hill - Remastered 200926,876,62526,833
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (Remastered)589,551,677588,602
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)A Day In The Life - Remastered 200980,706,52180,577
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)Good Morning Good Morning - Remastered 200910,437,20610,420
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)When I'm Sixty Four - Remastered 200949,485,54949,406
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Remastered 2009104,452,653104,284
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)With A Little Help From My Friends - Remastered 200974,372,71974,253
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)Getting Better - Remastered 200931,779,66331,728
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)She's Leaving Home - Remastered 200942,403,05142,335
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)Fixing A Hole - Remastered 200926,429,80226,387
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)Within You Without You - Remastered 200927,092,66027,049
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Reprise / Remastered 200913,876,66313,854
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Remastered 200964,658,09764,554
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)Lovely Rita - Remastered 200916,652,92916,626
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! - Remastered 200915,708,05615,683
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)558,055,569557,157
The DoorsThe DoorsBack Door Man22,219,51222,184
The DoorsThe DoorsEnd of the Night15,189,20415,165
The DoorsThe DoorsThe Crystal Ship30,122,37030,074
The DoorsThe DoorsAlabama Song (Whisky Bar)32,087,54032,036
The DoorsThe DoorsSoul Kitchen53,289,45053,204
The DoorsThe DoorsTake It as It Comes11,461,10711,443
The DoorsThe DoorsThe End63,528,73563,426
The DoorsThe DoorsLight My Fire182,791,123182,497
The DoorsThe DoorsBreak on Through (To the Other Side)169,814,669169,541
The DoorsThe DoorsI Looked at You9,624,1189,609
The DoorsThe DoorsTwentieth Century Fox13,544,08313,522
The DoorsThe Doors603,671,911602,700
Van MorrisonBlowin' Your Mind!Spanish Rose4,190,8044,184
Van MorrisonBlowin' Your Mind!T. B. Sheets5,503,5215,495
Van MorrisonBlowin' Your Mind!Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)2,769,2782,765
Van MorrisonBlowin' Your Mind!Midnight Special937,965936
Van MorrisonBlowin' Your Mind!Brown Eyed Girl541,434,792540,563
Van MorrisonBlowin' Your Mind!He Ain't Give You None1,285,7871,284
Van MorrisonBlowin' Your Mind!Who Drove the Red Sports Car1,446,6161,444
Van MorrisonBlowin' Your Mind!Ro Ro Rosey558,024557
Van MorrisonBlowin' Your Mind!558,126,787557,228
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I checked 2009, Madonna’s greatest hits album “Celebration” has 823 million plays. Why it isn’t into the top 15?


The title of this page is Spotify most streamed studio albums so compilations are obviously not included

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Funny how marian’s daydream outstreamed celine dion’s Falling into you and let’s talk about love while daydream only sold around 20m pure sale and celine’s two albums both sold amost 30m pure sale


“Pink Friday Roman Reloaded” has a full version called “Pink Friday Roman Reloaded + The Re-Up” with more streams (1,5 billion)
plssss notice me……


Hi, I have a question. Where is Fearless (Taylor’s Version)?


theres a glitch in the 2000s, 90s and 80s

Julie Michaels

Beyoncé’s B’Day in 2006 is excluding “Check On It” (57 million) and “Get Me Bodied” (19 million) both on the standard version and counting on her page in streaming pool but no here.


Read my comments on the previous page (Page 6), in reply to the same question from
“elliofun”, for an explanation.

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This list is missing Ellie Goulding- Halcyon Days which has around 1.34B streams.

Some versions on Spotify include I Need Your Love & Beating Heart which would be another 415M streams but I’ve only counted the streams on the edition that comes up on Ellie’s spotify page.

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El Jolito

Rock ruled the 90s!


And the genre is pretty popular with catalog streams, arguably performing better, at least on Spotify, than old pop records. It’s immense decline of popularity with younger folks since the 00s, which is reflected in the charts, is the part that ultimately leaves me scratching my head.

El Jolito

Yes I don’t quite understand it, but if you look at the UK charts at least, there is a growing number of compilations in the charts from old artists. Queen, Fleetwood mac and Elton John are doing incredibly well and have been for a while as well as Oasis. Rock is definitely doing better than old pop is. Look at Madonna’s streams compared to Guns n roses or Nirvana.


I was floored when I looked up Madonna‘s streams. They are abysmal for her status as an artist. Maybe she isn’t connecting with the newer generation as much. But I‘m sure her streams will go up when that documentary film is ready for the big screen, which really helped Queen and Elton John with their current explosion on streaming services.

Johnny be Good

What strikes ma about Madonna’s streaming numbers is that they are not just lower than rock acts (something which I expected), but that they are lower than Mariah Carey’s and Whitney Houston’s. I think that Madonna still suffers from the backlash of “American Life” in the USA, which limits her appeal in the world’s biggest market, and also, in the past 15 years she did everything she could to damage her reputation to the younger generation.


In all fairness, there is next to nothing between Madonna and Houston on Spotify and over 500m towards Houstons total, comes from the posthumous Higher Love single, which is really a Kygo track IMO. On top of that, Houstons death clearly helped elevate her streaming figures.

Also, if you were to exclude Careys abnormally and insanely popular Christmas track, her “normal” catalogue is pretty much in the same ball park as the other two.

Johnny be Good

Yes Whitney has a streaming era hit with “Higher Love”, I forgot about it 😀 Even discounting Whitney’s posthumous hit and Mariah’s perennial Christmas hit I think that Madonna’s numbers are a bit disappointing. If we discount Mariah’s Christmas hit she and Madonna ends up with basically the same streaming numbers, something that honestly is surprising considering Mariah’s limited appeal outside of the USA. Per example “Deaydream” has 500 mln streams on Spotify, almost the same as “Like a Virgin” and more than “True Blue”, “Like a Prayer” and “Ray of Light”. Songs like “Always be my Baby” or “Hero”… Read more »


I agree and I’ve often said, considering how huge Madonnas star was and how universal she was, that her current popularity is very, very disappointing. Being British and being old enough to have witnessed all threes careers from the beginning, Madonna and Houstons tracks are just so much more well known and recognisable to me and I’d say the majority of Brits. They both have so many classic tracks, that transcended genre and became true mainstream hits, unlike Carey, who I’d say only really has All I Want and even that took years, to grow into the beast it has… Read more »

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Johnny be Good

Well here in Italy Madonna is insanely popular so, maybe that’s why I am a bit schocked by her streaming results. Even relatively minor hits of her still get some airplay on the radio like “Who’s that girl”, “Secret” or “You’ll see”. There is a special link between Madonna and Italy, probably due to the fact she was very proud of her italian origin .Whitney here is pretty popular too, probably the second most popular foreign diva after Madonna. Apart from her classics (“I will always love you”, “I have nothing” and I wanna dance with somebody”) here “All at… Read more »


It seems Italys love and appreciation of those three, pretty much mirrors that of the UK, with Madonna way out in front of the other two, when it’s comes to popularity, sales and recognisability, then Houston, then Carey.

That’s my favourite Houston track also.


It all depends on where you came from. Im from Asia and its safe to say Mariah Carey was far bigger than Whitney was here and especially Madonna. Dont think Madonna ever exploded the way that Mariah did here in Asia, not even close. Plus I could be wrong, but I think Madonna failed to appeal to the younger audience in the US considering how urban American music is these days. Whitney & Mariah always have the pop/soul/R&B thing going on, so they probably have bigger support from the younger generation compared to Madonna.


Madonna’s underperformance on Spotify is 100% because of USA, if you check the Rolling Stone Top500 chart, she’s bubbling around #400-#450 which is terrible compared to Mariah and Whitney who have double the weekly streams of Madonna in the USA… and Also when you check Madonna’s most popular cities in Spotify it’s mostly Latin American and European cities. and Also another indicator is Madonna’s hits that were only big in USA (such as Take A Bow) have terribly low numbers, but when it comes to her hits that are more popular outside of the US like Hung Up and La… Read more »


What could truly help Madonna’s catalog to be revived / more appreciated is either a new hit which seems unlikely at this point because of how she killed her career with her last 4 albums, or the movie coming up. if that movie does well it could do wonders


From what I’ve seen old artists and songs can get resurges out of nowhere these days due to TikTok and such so you never know really.

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The US only represents about 20% of Spotify users now, so even if she did terrible there it wouldn’t affect overall totals as much as you want to believe.


Isn’t the connection with the new things the only problem. She probably has the WORST team out there, most of her singles are uploaded 2-3 times (few even 4) and the streams are getting splitted. On the other hand most of her big singles are promoted by her greatest hits album “Celebration”, so, many streams go in that album instead in her studio ones. Its a whole mess, cause when people discover Madonna songs they like, if they want to listen to more of her albums, they’ll probably click and stream the Celebration album instead of her studio ones, that… Read more »

Johnny be Good

Do you think the growing number of old rock compilations on charts might be related to the growing vinyl revival?


No, it’s completely down to streaming. Sure, adding vinyl sales helps, but regardless of all the headlines about increases in vinyl sales, they are not adding that much relatively.

The reason Oasis, Queen, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Guns N Roses etc do well in the UK album chart, is because their “Best Of” tracks are streaming in huge numbers, week in week out.


“Pink Friday Roman Reloaded” has a full version called “Pink Friday Roman Reloaded + The Re-Up” with more streams (1,5 billion)

plssss notice me……


Is Taylor’s Fearless (TV) gonna be on the 2021 list or added to the 2008 version?

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