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.

Available Lists


Most streamed albums: 1996

Last updated on 05/13/21
RankCoverArtistAlbumTotal StreamsDaily StreamsEAS
12Pac2PacAll Eyez On Me1,703,896,9841,254,6971,701,153
2SublimeSublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)1,150,002,283688,8781,148,150
3SpiceSpice GirlsSpice818,271,936578,960816,954
4FugeesFugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)769,878,203542,759768,638
5BlackstreetBlackstreetAnother Level534,069,215260,040533,209

Breakdowns (sorted by alphabetical order)

2PacAll Eyez On MeWhen We Ride (ft. Outlaw Immortals)13,760,71213,739
2PacAll Eyez On MeCheck Out Time12,664,91412,645
2PacAll Eyez On MeThug Passion (ft. Jewell, Outlawz, The Storm)17,858,92317,830
2PacAll Eyez On MeNo More Pain19,378,16919,347
2PacAll Eyez On MeTradin War Stories (ft. C-BO, CPO, Outlawz, The Storm)15,273,90615,249
2PacAll Eyez On MeSkandalouz (ft. Nate Dogg)17,629,38717,601
2PacAll Eyez On MeAmbitionz Az A Ridah405,925,996405,272
2PacAll Eyez On MeHeartz Of Men22,570,31822,534
2PacAll Eyez On MeRatha Be Ya N____ (ft. Richie Rich)40,275,71040,211
2PacAll Eyez On MePicture Me Rollin' (ft. Danny Boy, CPO, Big Syke)49,267,93249,189
2PacAll Eyez On MeCalifornia Love (remix) (ft. Dr. Dre, Roger Troutman)27,973,20627,928
2PacAll Eyez On MeHolla At Me15,100,82915,077
2PacAll Eyez On MeOnly God Can Judge Me (ft. Rappin' 4-Tay)122,380,183122,183
2PacAll Eyez On MeWonda Why They Call U B____19,781,22419,749
2PacAll Eyez On MeWhatz Ya Phone # (ft. Danny Boy)7,143,0817,132
2PacAll Eyez On MeRun Tha Streetz (ft. Michel'le, Storm, Mutah)20,690,64120,657
2PacAll Eyez On MeGot My Mind Made Up (ft. Dat Nigga Daz, Kurupt, Method Man, Redman)18,313,80618,284
2PacAll Eyez On MeAll Eyez On Me (ft. Big Syke)290,373,467289,906
2PacAll Eyez On MeLife Goes On71,534,17471,419
2PacAll Eyez On Me2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted (ft. Snoop Doggy Dog)114,169,359113,986
2PacAll Eyez On MeShorty Wanna Be A Thug33,113,49933,060
2PacAll Eyez On MeCan't C Me76,651,60176,528
2PacAll Eyez On MeAin't Hard 2 Find (ft. B-Legit, C-BO, E-40, Richie Rich)8,994,6938,980
2PacAll Eyez On MeI Ain't Mad At Cha (ft. Danny Boy)66,404,83566,298
2PacAll Eyez On MeAll About U (ft. Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, Fatal, Yani Hadati)88,822,96488,680
2PacAll Eyez On MeHow Do You Want It (ft. KC, Jojo)95,783,75895,630
2PacAll Eyez On MeHeaven Ain't Hard 2 Find12,059,69712,040
2PacAll Eyez On Me1,703,896,9841,701,153
BlackstreetAnother LevelThis Is How We Roll869,719868
BlackstreetAnother LevelFix4,703,1984,696
BlackstreetAnother LevelGood Lovin'2,813,7172,809
BlackstreetAnother LevelWe Gonna Take U Back (Lude)/ Don't Leave Me38,119,22038,058
BlackstreetAnother LevelLet's Stay In Love2,781,9102,777
BlackstreetAnother LevelTaja's Lude (Interlude)1,3111
BlackstreetAnother LevelMotherlude256,092256
BlackstreetAnother LevelHappy Song (Tonite)1,589,4871,587
BlackstreetAnother LevelI Wanna Be Your Man1,364,4381,362
BlackstreetAnother LevelThe Lord Is Real (Time Will Reveal)785,064784
BlackstreetAnother LevelI'll Give It To You871,725870
BlackstreetAnother LevelBlackstreet (On The Radio)353,781353
BlackstreetAnother LevelDeja's Poem00
BlackstreetAnother LevelI Can't Get You (Out Of My Mind)1,436,1101,434
BlackstreetAnother LevelMy Paradise (Interlude)593,590593
BlackstreetAnother LevelNo Diggity473,602,258472,840
BlackstreetAnother LevelNever Gonna Let You Go2,232,0452,228
BlackstreetAnother LevelBlack & Street Intro411,578411
BlackstreetAnother Level(Money Can't) Buy Me Love1,283,9721,282
BlackstreetAnother Level534,069,215533,209
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)Manifest/Outro3,635,1363,629
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)Killing Me Softly With His Song352,739,087352,171
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)Cowboys (feat. Outsidaz)4,508,7934,502
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)Fu-Gee-La90,740,67990,595
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)Fu-Gee-La (feat. John Fort??) - Refugee Camp Remix3,560,6883,555
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)How Many Mics15,257,38915,233
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)Mista Mista2,399,0972,395
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)The Beast - includes Chinese restaurant skit5,930,1595,921
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)Ready or Not194,283,595193,971
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)Family Business (feat. John Fort??)7,821,9157,809
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)Fu-Gee-La (feat. John Fort??) - Refugee Camp Global Mix2,968,6252,964
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)Zealots21,357,90121,324
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)Red Intro3,656,8483,651
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)No Woman, No Cry43,811,88243,741
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)Fu-Gee-La - Sly & Robbie Mix2,767,6682,763
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)The Mask5,649,8085,641
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)The Score (feat. Diamond D)8,788,9338,775
FugeesThe Score (Expanded Edition)769,878,203768,638
Spice GirlsSpiceWannabe580,127,880579,194
Spice GirlsSpiceWho Do You Think You Are38,764,69638,702
Spice GirlsSpiceSay You'll Be There74,393,57874,274
Spice GirlsSpiceNaked3,621,0943,615
Spice GirlsSpice2 Become 182,659,02382,526
Spice GirlsSpiceMama19,737,73519,706
Spice GirlsSpiceLast Time Lover4,426,0234,419
Spice GirlsSpiceLove Thing5,095,6275,087
Spice GirlsSpiceIf U Can't Dance4,943,3564,935
Spice GirlsSpiceSomething Kinda Funny4,502,9244,496
Spice GirlsSpice818,271,936816,954
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Little District - Acoustic Version3,734,3133,728
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Paddle Out5,904,4995,895
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Wrong Way96,538,23396,383
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Doin' Time - Eerie Splendor Remix2,075,0212,072
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)April 29, 1992 (Miami)32,635,54932,583
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Trenchtown Rock7,402,1517,390
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Get Ready12,315,10712,295
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Garden Grove40,171,54940,107
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)What I Got273,814,108273,373
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Doin' Time - Remixed By Wyclef Jean947,083946
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Doin' Time - Marshall Arts Instrumental Version683,494682
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Zimbabwe - Acoustic Version1,605,7231,603
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Pawn Shop18,733,90718,704
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)The Ballad Of Johnny Butt8,682,1408,668
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)April 29th, 1992 (Miami) - Instrumental Version693,571692
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Doin' Time - Uptown Dub2,852,8742,848
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Caress Me Down60,384,72560,287
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Santeria399,694,395399,051
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Doin' Time89,877,03989,732
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Superstar Punani5,734,7935,726
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Saw Red - Acoustic Version3,433,2803,428
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Under My Voodoo7,173,0687,162
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Same In The End21,277,82321,244
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Burritos8,291,0918,278
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)I Love My Dog2,605,7352,602
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Doin' Time - Remixed By Marshall Arts2,713,5562,709
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Caress Me Down - Instrumental Version639,371638
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Ball And Chain - Demo5,087,8875,080
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Seed14,143,44414,121
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)Jailhouse18,417,31318,388
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)What I Got - Demo987,407986
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)What I Got - Instrumental Version752,034751
SublimeSublime (10th Anniversary Edition / Deluxe Edition)1,150,002,2831,148,150
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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.

Last edited 12 days ago by Martin
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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.

Last edited 12 days ago by Poster Print
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.

Last edited 9 days ago by Martin

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.

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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