Spotify Most Streamed Albums

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Methodology

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: 2003

Last updated on 05/13/21
RankCoverArtistAlbumTotal StreamsDaily StreamsEAS
1LinkinLinkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)2,068,878,2101,414,0962,065,547
25050 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'1,997,553,1271,519,2181,994,336
3EvanescenceEvanescenceFallen1,171,644,280804,1111,169,758
4BeyoncéBeyoncéDangerously In Love1,132,402,487736,0441,130,579
5OutkastOutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love Below1,129,071,1741,129,071,1741,127,253
6TheThe White StripesElephant1,036,454,235683,1191,034,785
7blink-182blink-182blink-182794,808,882468,155793,529
8BlackBlack Eyed PeasElephunk758,516,980495,461757,296
9BritneyBritney SpearsIn The Zone754,238,184676,466753,024
10AliciaAlicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia Keys676,831,894396,064675,742
11DMXDMXGrand Champ674,033,002608,062672,948
12ThreeThree Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)648,896,685410,037647,852
13R.R. KellyChocolate Factory518,516,373161,041517,681
14TheThe StrokesRoom On Fire509,700,968332,244508,880


Breakdowns (sorted by alphabetical order)

ArtistAlbumSongStreamsEAS
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'P.I.M.P. - Snoop Dogg Remix30,545,86630,497
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'U Not Like Me19,791,35219,759
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'Blood Hound16,128,48916,103
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'Heat28,122,46428,077
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'Poor Lil Rich12,223,11012,203
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'Wanksta - From "8 Mile" Soundtrack44,653,69244,582
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'Intro4,6065
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'P.I.M.P.346,585,997346,028
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'High All The Time31,798,22531,747
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'Like My Style14,273,73514,251
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'Lifes On The Line14,986,86414,963
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'What Up Gangsta44,875,12244,803
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'Back Down26,497,94226,455
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'Many Men (Wish Death)168,846,776168,575
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'Patiently Waiting121,857,162121,661
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'Gotta Make It To Heaven10,853,35510,836
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'If I Can't133,127,966132,914
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'21 Questions280,070,851279,620
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'In Da Club622,903,640621,901
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'Don't Push Me29,405,91329,359
50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin'1,997,553,1271,994,336
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysIf I Was Your Woman / Walk On By7,267,3417,256
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysHarlem's Nocturne3,122,4953,117
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysIf I Ain't Got You549,795,938548,911
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysSlow Down2,708,0312,704
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysNobody Not Really (Interlude)1,957,5351,954
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysFeeling U, Feeling Me (Interlude)4,028,1384,022
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysHeartburn3,216,2803,211
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysSo Simple (feat. Lellow)3,099,4143,094
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysKarma15,135,52415,111
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysDiary (feat. Tony! Toni! Tone! & Jermaine Paul)23,983,13923,945
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysWake Up3,053,1233,048
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysYou Don't Know My Name45,765,78745,692
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysSamsonite Man2,158,4382,155
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysWhen You Really Love Someone8,229,0788,216
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia KeysDragon Days3,311,6333,306
Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia Keys676,831,894675,742
BeyoncéDangerously In Love'03 Bonnie & Clyde (feat. Jay-Z)49,487,43649,408
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveNaughty Girl90,480,71890,335
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveBe With You9,315,9339,301
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveCrazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z)585,741,807584,799
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveHip Hop Star (feat. Big Boi & Sleepy Brown)4,900,0754,892
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveYes10,744,05510,727
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveSpeechless11,649,80511,631
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveThat's How You Like It (feat. Jay-Z)9,576,3489,561
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveMe, Myself and I104,388,752104,221
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveWork It Out5,579,3545,570
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveGift from Virgo3,492,8873,487
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveThe Closer I Get to You (feat. Beyonc?? Knowles)16,452,55016,426
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveBeyonc?? Interlude3,3133
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveBaby Boy (feat. Sean Paul)173,059,541172,781
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveDangerously In Love47,865,62747,789
BeyoncéDangerously In LoveSigns (feat. Missy Elliott)9,664,2869,649
BeyoncéDangerously In Love1,132,402,4871,130,579
Black Eyed PeasElephunkHands Up - Live from the House Of Blues, Chicago80,29480
Black Eyed PeasElephunkSmells Like Funk6,081,5196,072
Black Eyed PeasElephunkWhere Is The Love?549,086,176548,202
Black Eyed PeasElephunkThird Eye2,957,1302,952
Black Eyed PeasElephunkSexy4,344,4734,337
Black Eyed PeasElephunkFly Away2,596,3172,592
Black Eyed PeasElephunkHands Up4,597,6404,590
Black Eyed PeasElephunkAnxiety10,776,62210,759
Black Eyed PeasElephunkLet's Get Retarded41,321,18741,255
Black Eyed PeasElephunkThe Apl Song7,735,7597,723
Black Eyed PeasElephunkHey Mama42,518,30942,450
Black Eyed PeasElephunkFly Away - Live from the House Of Blues, Chicago59,95760
Black Eyed PeasElephunkLabor Day (It's A Holiday)3,089,8083,085
Black Eyed PeasElephunkShut Up68,058,27767,949
Black Eyed PeasElephunkLatin Girls8,041,3008,028
Black Eyed PeasElephunkThe Boogie That Be7,172,2127,161
Black Eyed PeasElephunk758,516,980757,296
blink-182blink-182Go11,731,09011,712
blink-182blink-182Easy Target14,257,06614,234
blink-182blink-182Asthenia12,108,73112,089
blink-182blink-182I Miss You418,680,256418,006
blink-182blink-182The Fallen Interlude7,770,0937,758
blink-182blink-182Obvious15,803,29815,778
blink-182blink-182Here's Your Letter11,708,73411,690
blink-182blink-182Feeling This99,208,55999,049
blink-182blink-182Always77,805,63377,680
blink-182blink-182Stockholm Syndrome Interlude6,790,2736,779
blink-182blink-182Anthem Part Two - Live In Chicago4,301,5604,295
blink-182blink-182Down49,641,68249,562
blink-182blink-182All Of This14,092,37914,070
blink-182blink-182Stockholm Syndrome17,777,95817,749
blink-182blink-182Violence17,627,97717,600
blink-182blink-182I'm Lost Without You15,503,59315,479
blink-182blink-182794,808,882793,529
Britney SpearsIn The ZoneEverytime87,373,27387,233
Britney SpearsIn The ZoneShowdown4,112,4844,106
Britney SpearsIn The ZoneBreathe on Me13,054,76813,034
Britney SpearsIn The ZoneTouch of My Hand4,632,6304,625
Britney SpearsIn The ZoneBrave New Girl2,664,6802,660
Britney SpearsIn The ZoneOutrageous14,841,04614,817
Britney SpearsIn The ZoneMe Against the Music (feat. Madonna) - Rishi Rich's Desi Kulcha Remix2,867,1562,863
Britney SpearsIn The ZoneThe Hook Up7,494,9507,483
Britney SpearsIn The ZoneShadow2,312,5062,309
Britney SpearsIn The Zone(I Got That) Boom Boom (feat. Ying Yang Twins)11,930,88011,912
Britney SpearsIn The ZoneEarly Mornin'2,793,4842,789
Britney SpearsIn The ZoneToxic564,622,241563,713
Britney SpearsIn The ZoneMe Against the Music (feat. Madonna) - LP Version / Video Mix35,538,08635,481
Britney SpearsIn The Zone754,238,184753,024
DMXGrand ChampDog Intro831,478830
DMXGrand ChampGet It On The Floor19,724,17319,692
DMXGrand ChampBring The Noize699,031698
DMXGrand ChampCome Prepared (Skit)416,092415
DMXGrand ChampWe 'Bout To Blow686,107685
DMXGrand ChampWe're Back1,219,5941,218
DMXGrand ChampUntouchable2,456,3152,452
DMXGrand ChampShot Down3,771,4713,765
DMXGrand ChampWe Go Hard731,985731
DMXGrand ChampRuff Radio (Skit)306,217306
DMXGrand ChampA 'Yo Kato1,938,8581,936
DMXGrand ChampThe Prayer V452,641452
DMXGrand ChampThank You377,121377
DMXGrand ChampOn Top413,093412
DMXGrand ChampThe Rain16,109,87516,084
DMXGrand ChampDon't Gotta Go Home832,330831
DMXGrand ChampMy Life1,364,6691,362
DMXGrand ChampRob All Night (If I'm Gonna Rob)573,543573
DMXGrand ChampX Gon' Give It To Ya - Int'l Bonus track438,634,321437,928
DMXGrand ChampDogs Out3,602,2883,596
DMXGrand ChampF*** Y'all1,749,1101,746
DMXGrand ChampGotta Go (Skit)306,779306
DMXGrand ChampRuff Radio 2 (Skit)00
DMXGrand ChampWhere The Hood At176,835,911176,551
DMXGrand Champ674,033,002672,948
EvanescenceFallenHello39,647,02139,583
EvanescenceFallenBring Me To Life491,217,566490,427
EvanescenceFallenEverybody's Fool63,140,57363,039
EvanescenceFallenWhisper15,981,42915,956
EvanescenceFallenMy Last Breath17,875,78717,847
EvanescenceFallenMy Immortal - Band Version298,491,490298,011
EvanescenceFallenGoing Under144,400,270144,168
EvanescenceFallenTourniquet33,095,52233,042
EvanescenceFallenTaking Over Me21,961,34721,926
EvanescenceFallenHaunted26,910,50326,867
EvanescenceFallenImaginary18,922,77218,892
EvanescenceFallen1,171,644,2801,169,758
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Session31,054,99931,005
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Figure.0956,273,82856,183
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Nobody's Listening43,292,02143,222
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Numb827,632,772826,300
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Lying from You - Live LP Underground Tour 200311,928,78311,910
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Don't Stay85,023,20784,886
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Easier to Run44,939,87944,868
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Breaking the Habit206,220,171205,888
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Somewhere I Belong215,737,849215,390
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)From the Inside - Live LP Underground Tour 20039,727,9999,712
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Lying from You104,819,561104,651
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Hit the Floor54,389,21654,302
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Easier to Run - Live LP Underground Tour 20038,494,9618,481
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)From the Inside100,068,40699,907
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Foreword8,8639
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)Faint269,265,695268,832
Linkin ParkMeteora (Bonus Edition)2,068,878,2102,065,547
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowWar1,908,2921,905
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowThe Letter2,3892
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowShe's Alive1,576,1241,574
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowThe Rooster3,078,4193,073
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowInterlude1,036,9271,035
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowBehold a Lady2,621,8632,618
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowLast Call1,954,7081,952
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowPrototype24,404,96924,366
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowGood Day, Good Sir (Interlude)1,807,5531,805
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowGhettoMusick6,820,3916,809
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowDracula's Wedding5,861,2755,852
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowTake Off Your Cool8,623,1028,609
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowMy Favorite Things1,810,5241,808
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowReset1,659,5191,657
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowHey Ya!701,895,073700,765
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowChurch2,288,5522,285
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowHappy Valentine's Day3,775,8883,770
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowFlip Flop Rock2,561,2502,557
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowLove In War1,701,4641,699
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowKnowing1,682,7151,680
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowBust2,351,4582,348
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowIntro2,087,6562,084
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowLove Hater1,801,5331,799
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowTomb of the Boom1,910,9941,908
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowUnhappy3,318,7273,313
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowThe Love Below (Intro)1,667,1431,664
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowWhere Are My Panties1,694,1731,691
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowGod (Interlude)1,424,4721,422
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowBowtie3,787,4403,781
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowThe Way You Move94,137,22793,986
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowRoses216,451,006216,102
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowVibrate2,494,0722,490
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowPink & Blue3,328,1483,323
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowSpread3,435,9443,430
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowShe Lives in My Lap7,178,4097,167
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowA Life In The Day of Benjamin Andre (Incomplete)1,798,7271,796
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowBamboo (Interlude)1,303,8501,302
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowE-Mac (Interlude)1,7072
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowD-Boi (Interlude)896,084895
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love BelowBowtie (Postlude)931,407930
OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love Below1,129,071,1741,127,253
R. KellyChocolate FactoryForever2,891,5422,887
R. KellyChocolate FactoryYou Made Me Love You1,858,9461,856
R. KellyChocolate FactoryYou Knock Me Out988,170987
R. KellyChocolate FactoryImagine That1,990,5101,987
R. KellyChocolate FactoryIgnition480,163,446479,390
R. KellyChocolate FactoryDream Girl1,497,5121,495
R. KellyChocolate FactoryChocolate Factory1,750,1151,747
R. KellyChocolate FactoryI'll Never Leave2,434,1652,430
R. KellyChocolate FactoryWho's That (feat. Fat Joe) - Edited611,481610
R. KellyChocolate FactoryStep In the Name of Love4,467,9244,461
R. KellyChocolate FactorySnake (feat. Big Tigger)2,425,8882,422
R. KellyChocolate FactoryHeart Of A Woman1,924,5081,921
R. KellyChocolate FactoryShowdown (feat. Ronald Isley)1,181,5421,180
R. KellyChocolate FactoryBeen Around The World (feat. Ja Rule)1,363,3231,361
R. KellyChocolate FactoryStep In the Name of Love - Remix10,914,83510,897
R. KellyChocolate FactoryForever More2,052,4662,049
R. KellyChocolate Factory518,516,373517,681
The StrokesRoom On FireMeet Me in the Bathroom13,840,67213,818
The StrokesRoom On FireThe End Has No End21,789,29121,754
The StrokesRoom On FireUnder Control23,131,72823,094
The StrokesRoom On FireReptilia279,190,504278,741
The StrokesRoom On FireThe Way It Is9,514,7969,499
The StrokesRoom On FireBetween Love & Hate15,341,47115,317
The StrokesRoom On FireAutomatic Stop32,576,93032,524
The StrokesRoom On FireYou Talk Way Too Much14,523,84414,500
The StrokesRoom On Fire12:5151,957,86751,874
The StrokesRoom On FireWhat Ever Happened?34,042,12633,987
The StrokesRoom On FireI Can't Win13,791,73913,770
The StrokesRoom On Fire509,700,968508,880
The White StripesElephantGirl, You Have No Faith In Medicine7,586,1107,574
The White StripesElephantThere's No Home For You Here8,714,9788,701
The White StripesElephantBall and Biscuit30,519,63330,470
The White StripesElephantWell It's True That We Love One Another1,017,8741,016
The White StripesElephantIn The Cold, Cold Night11,608,26511,590
The White StripesElephantSeven Nation Army842,164,577840,808
The White StripesElephantThe Hardest Button to Button63,635,28863,533
The White StripesElephantBlack Math14,882,98714,859
The White StripesElephantYou've Got Her In Your Pocket7,693,8597,681
The White StripesElephantHypnotize3,275,4423,270
The White StripesElephantI Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself25,195,77925,155
The White StripesElephantLittle Acorns5,928,4795,919
The White StripesElephantThe Air Near My Fingers8,239,8468,227
The White StripesElephantI Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother's Heart5,991,1185,981
The White StripesElephant1,036,454,2351,034,785
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Scared17,004,17716,977
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Born Like This8,647,9638,634
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Overrated8,943,6858,929
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Just Like You73,245,65973,128
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Drown10,712,56310,695
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Take Me Under11,823,78111,805
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Let You Down14,081,40514,059
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Now or Never12,676,15912,656
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)I Hate Everything About You - Live Acoustic - Rolling Stone Original (EP)6,501,0666,491
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Burn11,572,80611,554
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Are You Ready16,018,38815,993
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Drown - Live Acoustic - Rolling Stone Original (EP)3,820,1103,814
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Home37,184,85737,125
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)Wake Up22,585,86822,549
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)I Hate Everything About You394,078,198393,444
Three Days GraceThree Days Grace (Deluxe Version)648,896,685647,852
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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 2 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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