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: 2002

Last updated on 05/13/21
RankCoverArtistAlbumTotal StreamsDaily StreamsEAS
1EminemEminemThe Eminem Show3,110,294,8252,083,9523,105,286
2MaroonMaroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary Edition2,005,290,3091,178,5062,002,061
3ColdplayColdplayA Rush of Blood to the Head1,974,615,6851,241,2621,971,436
4RedRed Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)1,361,882,106858,2581,359,689
5VariousVarious Artists8 Mile1,271,291,502720,4461,269,244
6AvrilAvril LavigneLet Go969,910,995745,792968,349
7NorahNorah JonesCome Away With Me936,689,582479,118935,181
8AudioslaveAudioslaveAudioslave878,943,786573,816877,528
9JustinJustin TimberlakeJustified860,379,699495,180858,994
10NellyNellyNellyville801,639,855559,013800,349
11OriginalOriginal SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion Picture700,420,649461,726699,293
12SeanSean PaulDutty Rock685,549,156486,789684,445
13JohnnyJohnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes Around615,827,883324,250614,836
14ChristinaChristina AguileraStripped615,134,687377,731614,144
1533 Doors DownAway From The Sun561,126,004351,738560,222


Breakdowns (sorted by alphabetical order)

ArtistAlbumSongStreamsEAS
3 Doors DownAway From The SunTicket To Heaven4,916,7354,909
3 Doors DownAway From The SunChanges4,844,9124,837
3 Doors DownAway From The SunRunning Out Of Days2,210,2002,207
3 Doors DownAway From The SunThe Road I'm On9,001,8698,987
3 Doors DownAway From The SunGoing Down In Flames5,079,3325,071
3 Doors DownAway From The SunHere Without You371,707,344371,109
3 Doors DownAway From The SunSarah Yellin'1,607,0981,605
3 Doors DownAway From The SunAway From The Sun22,362,10522,326
3 Doors DownAway From The SunWhen I'm Gone133,197,233132,983
3 Doors DownAway From The SunThis Time1,533,6231,531
3 Doors DownAway From The SunI Feel You2,818,5682,814
3 Doors DownAway From The SunDangerous Game1,846,9851,844
3 Doors DownAway From The Sun561,126,004560,222
AudioslaveAudioslaveShow Me How to Live175,924,456175,641
AudioslaveAudioslaveCochise113,578,388113,395
AudioslaveAudioslaveShadow on the Sun34,677,66834,622
AudioslaveAudioslaveGasoline45,056,05744,984
AudioslaveAudioslaveI Am the Highway93,504,19693,354
AudioslaveAudioslaveThe Last Remaining Light7,477,6167,466
AudioslaveAudioslaveSet It Off14,177,96314,155
AudioslaveAudioslaveGetaway Car13,615,69913,594
AudioslaveAudioslaveLike a Stone322,234,039321,715
AudioslaveAudioslaveWhat You Are24,113,65424,075
AudioslaveAudioslaveBring Em Back Alive8,113,0738,100
AudioslaveAudioslaveHypnotize7,540,8257,529
AudioslaveAudioslaveLight My Way8,375,7708,362
AudioslaveAudioslaveExploder10,554,38210,537
AudioslaveAudioslave878,943,786877,528
Avril LavigneLet GoSk8er Boi275,831,997275,388
Avril LavigneLet GoI'm with You135,265,608135,048
Avril LavigneLet GoTomorrow15,755,11315,730
Avril LavigneLet GoUnwanted9,314,8869,300
Avril LavigneLet GoMy World9,451,6889,436
Avril LavigneLet GoLosing Grip28,097,40628,052
Avril LavigneLet GoNaked9,026,7669,012
Avril LavigneLet GoMobile12,501,63412,482
Avril LavigneLet GoThings I'll Never Say21,841,10021,806
Avril LavigneLet GoNobody's Fool13,737,37613,715
Avril LavigneLet GoComplicated413,575,589412,910
Avril LavigneLet GoAnything but Ordinary18,330,44818,301
Avril LavigneLet GoToo Much to Ask7,181,3847,170
Avril LavigneLet Go969,910,995968,349
Christina AguileraStrippedCan't Hold Us Down45,823,47845,750
Christina AguileraStrippedSoar3,408,7863,403
Christina AguileraStrippedCruz2,756,2622,752
Christina AguileraStrippedStripped Intro2,416,1522,412
Christina AguileraStrippedInfatuation9,043,1489,029
Christina AguileraStrippedLoves Embrace Interlude2,151,6712,148
Christina AguileraStrippedGet Mine, Get Yours4,970,6554,963
Christina AguileraStrippedKeep on Singin' My Song3,094,2803,089
Christina AguileraStrippedLoving Me 4 Me4,965,8194,958
Christina AguileraStrippedBeautiful208,128,780207,794
Christina AguileraStrippedThe Voice Within25,458,96425,418
Christina AguileraStrippedI'm OK3,899,6153,893
Christina AguileraStrippedImpossible10,656,60810,639
Christina AguileraStrippedDirrty138,737,299138,514
Christina AguileraStrippedPrimer Amor Interlude2,656,9222,653
Christina AguileraStrippedUnderappreciated2,969,0682,964
Christina AguileraStrippedStripped, Pt. 22,238,7712,235
Christina AguileraStrippedMake Over2,152,1202,149
Christina AguileraStrippedFighter130,721,919130,511
Christina AguileraStrippedWalk Away8,884,3708,870
Christina AguileraStripped615,134,687614,144
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the HeadClocks385,522,975384,902
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the HeadPolitik48,598,39548,520
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the HeadIn My Place155,419,696155,169
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the HeadAmsterdam31,256,93931,207
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the HeadGreen Eyes76,786,52776,663
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the HeadWarning Sign59,084,65958,990
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the HeadDaylight22,949,52322,913
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the HeadGod Put a Smile upon Your Face64,182,11264,079
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the HeadA Rush of Blood to the Head36,546,32736,487
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the HeadThe Scientist1,061,854,1311,060,144
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the HeadA Whisper32,414,40132,362
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the Head1,974,615,6851,971,436
EminemThe Eminem ShowPaul Rosenberg - Skit17,92018
EminemThe Eminem ShowCurtains Up - Skit100,976101
EminemThe Eminem ShowBusiness76,421,60376,299
EminemThe Eminem ShowWhite America103,546,687103,380
EminemThe Eminem ShowSquare Dance43,526,41043,456
EminemThe Eminem ShowSay Goodbye Hollywood36,092,97536,035
EminemThe Eminem ShowThe Kiss - Skit14,521,74314,498
EminemThe Eminem ShowSing For The Moment235,778,291235,399
EminemThe Eminem ShowMy Dad's Gone Crazy49,981,52549,901
EminemThe Eminem ShowSay What You Say29,068,35329,022
EminemThe Eminem ShowSuperman211,379,881211,039
EminemThe Eminem Show'Till I Collapse1,054,464,2211,052,766
EminemThe Eminem ShowCurtains Close11,907,30411,888
EminemThe Eminem ShowSoldier59,188,15159,093
EminemThe Eminem ShowSteve Berman - Skit12,146,19312,127
EminemThe Eminem ShowHailie's Song78,453,21178,327
EminemThe Eminem ShowWhen The Music Stops45,919,95445,846
EminemThe Eminem ShowCleanin' Out My Closet214,394,050214,049
EminemThe Eminem ShowDrips26,144,67326,103
EminemThe Eminem ShowWithout Me807,240,704805,941
EminemThe Eminem Show3,110,294,8253,105,286
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundStreets Of Laredo3,498,8333,493
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundTear Stained Letter2,753,5172,749
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundHurt403,298,355402,649
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundBridge Over Troubled Water10,484,60410,468
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundI Hung My Head21,381,34821,347
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundI'm So Lonesome I Could Cry3,958,1493,952
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundThe Man Comes Around65,386,60265,281
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundGive My Love To Rose11,646,80311,628
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundSam Hall3,951,8663,946
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundDesperado6,535,5186,525
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundPersonal Jesus44,265,35244,194
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundDanny Boy7,361,3407,349
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundFirst Time Ever I Saw Your Face5,211,4235,203
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundWe'll Meet Again10,725,86810,709
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundIn My Life15,368,30515,344
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes Around615,827,883614,836
Justin TimberlakeJustifiedLast Night7,519,0677,507
Justin TimberlakeJustifiedNever Again4,254,9014,248
Justin TimberlakeJustifiedSe??orita121,875,909121,680
Justin TimberlakeJustifiedTake It From Here8,839,6918,825
Justin TimberlakeJustifiedRock Your Body267,062,425266,632
Justin TimberlakeJustifiedLet's Take A Ride4,127,9184,121
Justin TimberlakeJustified(Oh No) What You Got9,372,6639,358
Justin TimberlakeJustifiedRight For Me3,077,3693,072
Justin TimberlakeJustified(And She Said) Take Me Now3,414,1133,409
Justin TimberlakeJustifiedStill On My Brain4,486,5624,479
Justin TimberlakeJustifiedNothin' Else5,766,4375,757
Justin TimberlakeJustifiedLike I Love You63,784,16863,681
Justin TimberlakeJustifiedCry Me a River356,798,476356,224
Justin TimberlakeJustified860,379,699858,994
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionHarder To Breathe - Demo3,349,3803,344
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionThe Sun - Demo2,321,9232,318
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionThe Sun - Alternate Mix1,979,2161,976
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionShe Will Be Loved - Demo4,511,7834,505
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionThe Sun21,784,86421,750
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionChilly Winter - Demo2,117,6732,114
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionThrough With You15,248,60115,224
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionThrough With You - Demo2,173,2142,170
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionShiver - Demo2,432,9832,429
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionRagdoll - Original Demo/Non-LP International B-Side2,729,6022,725
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionTangled - Demo2,390,4432,387
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionNot Coming Home14,977,28814,953
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionTake What You Want - Demo2,835,2132,831
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionTangled18,998,11318,968
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionNot Coming Home - Demo2,068,7602,065
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionShe Will Be Loved - Radio Mix827,758,285826,425
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionThis Love - Demo4,662,3584,655
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionWoman - Demo2,579,2302,575
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionHarder To Breathe117,707,814117,518
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionSecret - Demo2,633,3552,629
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionSunday Morning324,610,394324,088
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionSweetest Goodbye - Demo2,600,1272,596
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionSweetest Goodbye18,429,45618,400
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionThis Love522,679,567521,838
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionMust Get Out - Demo2,390,1122,386
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionSunday Morning - Demo5,002,0074,994
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionShiver21,224,65721,190
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionSecret29,979,90129,932
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary EditionMust Get Out23,113,99023,077
Maroon 5Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary Edition2,005,290,3092,002,061
NellyNellyvilleHot In Herre258,522,188258,106
NellyNellyvilleDilemma456,020,298455,286
NellyNellyvilleOn The Grind1,840,5361,838
NellyNellyvilleWork It4,551,4574,544
NellyNellyvilleFuck It Then479,880479
NellyNellyville5000535,334534
NellyNellyvilleOh Nelly1,573,7441,571
NellyNellyvilleRoc The Mic - Remix1,921,4891,918
NellyNellyvilleGettin' It Started758,556757
NellyNellyvilleSplurge2,604,4742,600
NellyNellyvilleDem Boyz2,031,5232,028
NellyNellyvilleIn The Store698,990698
NellyNellyvilleCG2952,891951
NellyNellyvilleNellyville4,198,3944,192
NellyNellyvilleSay Now847,373846
NellyNellyvilleThe Gank1,018,8081,017
NellyNellyvillePimp Juice11,149,54111,132
NellyNellyvilleAir Force Ones41,321,07941,255
NellyNellyville#110,613,30010,596
NellyNellyville801,639,855800,349
Norah JonesCome Away With MeThe Nearness Of You28,421,29928,376
Norah JonesCome Away With MeCome Away With Me238,091,691237,708
Norah JonesCome Away With MeOne Flight Down18,689,28018,659
Norah JonesCome Away With MeNightingale18,540,48218,511
Norah JonesCome Away With MeCold Cold Heart22,677,50022,641
Norah JonesCome Away With MeI've Got To See You Again20,559,53720,526
Norah JonesCome Away With MeSeven Years51,351,83251,269
Norah JonesCome Away With MeFeelin' The Same Way41,532,70541,466
Norah JonesCome Away With MeLonestar20,971,52120,938
Norah JonesCome Away With MeShoot The Moon45,508,10345,435
Norah JonesCome Away With MePainter Song18,665,93618,636
Norah JonesCome Away With MeTurn Me On119,355,323119,163
Norah JonesCome Away With MeThe Long Day Is Over18,335,55718,306
Norah JonesCome Away With MeDon't Know Why273,988,816273,548
Norah JonesCome Away With Me936,689,582935,181
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureIf You Believe2,094,6802,091
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureNo One4,811,3534,804
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureSo What Does It All Mean?00
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureYou8,817,7948,804
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureSomeday We'll Know43,076,49543,007
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureLearning to Breathe8,571,3598,558
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureOnly Hope16,910,41216,883
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureOnly Hope59,756,28759,660
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureIt's Gonna Be Love6,811,4896,801
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureMother, We Just Can't Get Enough9,929,8539,914
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureDancing in the Moonlight - 2001 Remix439,766,159439,058
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureCry34,782,38734,726
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion PictureI Dare You To Move65,092,38164,988
Original SoundtrackA Walk To Remember Music From The Motion Picture700,420,649699,293
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Bicycle Song - 2006 Remaster8,867,7928,854
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)By the Way256,023,181255,611
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Dosed50,636,43550,555
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)The Zephyr Song135,344,432135,126
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Don't Forget Me53,345,73553,260
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Universally Speaking52,025,24151,941
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)I Could Die for You28,478,80928,433
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Warm Tape10,253,73610,237
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Throw Away Your Television25,852,94925,811
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Venice Queen18,929,69818,899
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Can't Stop601,461,208600,493
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)This Is the Place20,856,30520,823
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Midnight26,548,05726,505
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Runaway - 2006 Remaster6,273,0316,263
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Cabron18,716,24218,686
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)On Mercury14,308,40214,285
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Tear16,505,92216,479
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)Minor Thing17,454,93117,427
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way (Deluxe Edition)1,361,882,1061,359,689
Sean PaulDutty RockTop of the Game (feat. Rahzel)1,573,8971,571
Sean PaulDutty RockCan You Do the Work (feat. Ce'Cile)4,053,9794,047
Sean PaulDutty RockBaby Boy (feat. Beyonc?? )173,059,541172,781
Sean PaulDutty RockShout (Street Respect)1,181,1841,179
Sean PaulDutty RockI'm Still in Love with You (feat. Sasha)114,924,890114,740
Sean PaulDutty RockGimme the Light38,638,27038,576
Sean PaulDutty RockGimme the Light (feat. Busta Rhymes) - Pass the Dro-Voisier Remix4,885,2504,877
Sean PaulDutty RockGanja Breed (feat. Chico)1,265,1651,263
Sean PaulDutty RockConcrete1,315,5891,313
Sean PaulDutty RockMy Name1,130,3821,129
Sean PaulDutty RockJukin' Punny843,326842
Sean PaulDutty RockGet Busy256,144,517255,732
Sean PaulDutty RockShake That Thing3,474,7513,469
Sean PaulDutty RockLike Glue66,417,34666,310
Sean PaulDutty RockDutty Rock Intro784,948784
Sean PaulDutty RockPunkie7,467,2347,455
Sean PaulDutty RockEsa Loca (feat. Tony Touch and R.O.B.B.)783,544782
Sean PaulDutty RockPunkie - Espa??ol Version3,823,4733,817
Sean PaulDutty RockBubble (feat. Fahrenheit)777,022776
Sean PaulDutty RockInternational Affair (feat. Debi Nova)3,004,8483,000
Sean PaulDutty Rock685,549,156684,445
Various Artists8 MileAdrenaline Rush - Soundtrack Version (Clean)2,688,9272,685
Various Artists8 MileLove Me - Soundtrack Version (Clean)8,102,3638,089
Various Artists8 MileWastin' My Time1,049,8741,048
Various Artists8 MileRabbit Run - Soundtrack Version (Edit)27,598,47427,554
Various Artists8 MilePlaces To Go - Soundtrack Version (Edit)4,271,0464,264
Various Artists8 MileU Wanna Be Me - Soundtrack Version1,090,0101,088
Various Artists8 MileThat's My Nigga Fo' Real - Soundtrack Version (Edited)901,448900
Various Artists8 MileBattle - Soundtrack Version (Edit)1,360,3201,358
Various Artists8 MileR.A.K.I.M. - Soundtrack Version1,597,3171,595
Various Artists8 MileLose Yourself - Soundtrack Version1,124,273,2241,122,463
Various Artists8 MileSpitshine - Soundtrack Version (Edited)1,845,7931,843
Various Artists8 Mile8 Mile - Soundtrack Version (Edit)31,842,36331,791
Various Artists8 MileTime Of My Life - From "8 Mile" Soundtrack1,894,6401,892
Various Artists8 Mile8 Miles And Runnin' - Soundtrack Version3,039,6993,035
Various Artists8 MileWanksta - Soundtrack Version44,653,69244,582
Various Artists8 MileRap Game - Soundtrack Version (Edit)15,082,31215,058
Various Artists8 Mile1,271,291,5021,269,244
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johnnygnecco

I checked 2009, Madonna’s greatest hits album “Celebration” has 823 million plays. Why it isn’t into the top 15?

Al

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

Last edited 3 hours ago by Al
MDNA

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

Luan

“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……

Nabil

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

twt

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.

Martin

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
Poster Print

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 13 days ago by Poster Print
El Jolito

Rock ruled the 90s!

Kalmanta

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.

Kalmanta

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.

Martin

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 »

Martin

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 »

Martin

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.

Jazz

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.

L145

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 »

L145

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

Al

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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Al

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.

johnnygnecco

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?

Martin

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.

Luan

“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……

PeppaPig

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

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