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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mic

ugh pages 2013/2014 don’t work!

Gautam

where is taylor swift fearless (taylor’s version)??????

Samuelsamuel

They put it in 2008 for some reason even if it released this year… dumb but whatever

Martin

Dumb? How is it dumb? It’s the same bloody tracks. It’s essentially a covers album.

Gks13

Definitely not

Martin

Yes, definitely. She’s simply re-recorded the 19 tracks from the platinum edition of Fearless and added in a few additional tracks. There is quite simply no way, that it can be construed as an album of new material because it isn’t.

Gks13

If it wouldn’t have new tracks I would agree. That’s not not the case though.

obro

its just the same as a deluxe edition that has extra tracks, except it’s just re-recorded as well

Martin

So a best of/greatest hits, that has say 3 or 4 new/unreleased tracks on it should be classed as a new studio album because of those 3 or 4 tracks?

I suggest you take off your Taylor tinted glasses and look at this objectively.

Last edited 26 days ago by Martin
Gks13

6 tracks. If it were just the same tracks I could see it putting it in the 2008 category but having 6 new tracks would earn it to be considered a 2021 release. I appreciate being considered biased because we disagree but whatever. Seems like we have to agree to disagree

Martin

Yes but 19 are the same. As obro said its like albums being remastered or expanded to multiple disc deluxe versions, that often have way over 6 tracks added to them that were not on the original release but they are still deemed the same albums.

I personally even disagree that it is counted as another, new #1 for her. The same happened with other albums like The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street and to me it shouldn’t have been viewed as another #1 for them.

Last edited 25 days ago by Martin
Gks13

It makes sense for Billboard to count it as a new #1. It’s basically not the same album even if most tracks are the same. It would also make sense for it to be put in the 2008 and 2021 category but that’s an opinion people certainly will disagree with

Martin

No because many re-released albums that are far more different than Taylors are thought of as the same album, even when they have way more added to them than what Fearless has added to it. The Super Deluxe version of Appetite For Destruction by Guns N’ Roses, has 16 “new” tracks that did not appear on the original version. The Super Deluxe version of Nevermind by Nirvana, has 19 “new” tracks that did not appear on the original version. Neither of those albums are deemed as different or new albums and both have way more additional tracks added to them… Read more »

Last edited 25 days ago by Martin
Gks13

Seems like you have a disagreement with Billboard then. We might disagree whether or not is a new album but it is certainly a new release! I’m coming at this from the “same” album being different perspective. I couldn’t care if Fearless (Taylor’s Version) went or didn’t go #1

Martin

Yes, I’ve disagreed and disliked a lot of their methodologies and reasoning, over the years.

Yes, nobody is saying it’s not a new release/version but so were the deluxe versions of Appetite and Nevermind in 2011 and 2017 but we do not treat them as “new” albums from 2011 or 2017, we add them to the original releases from 1987 and 1991.

Last edited 25 days ago by Martin
Gks13

In this case, Fearless is more than a re-released album. They can think of those Deluxe albums as, “the same” but many don’t! If you believe it to be the same album the more power to you.

Martin

It is, it’s the same songs and it’s still called Fearless.They are not new songs and it doesn’t have a completely new title. The whole premise of it, is that it is Fearless, albeit re-recorded.

Take some Beatles albums, that were recorded in both Mono and Stereo, they have different mixes, sometimes with differing instrumentation etc, but we don’t treat them as two separate different albums.

Or take some live albums, that have recreated whole studio albums, we don’t class them as new studio albums either, we add the live versions to the original studio versions.

Gks13

Are the songs on the the Platinum edition the same as the ones on Taylor’s Version? Yes. Does Taylor’s Version has new songs? Yes. Do you consider adding “(Taylor’s Version)” to “Fearless” a change to the title? If so, then it’s a different title!

Gks13

I do consider it a “new album” but you explained your position very well. I appreciate it. It escapes me what i said that made me come across as a, “fan going mad” but anyway, thank you for explaining! And no, if someone would say Poster Girl is a more successful streaming album i wouldn’t say that. It would make sense why it is a more successful streaming album if you understand how streams work!

Max

Planet Her here Very soon :))

HengeBoy

Sam Smith slaying in the top 5

Gks13

Any reason why Revenge by xxxtentacion isn’t on the list? It has 1.7B streams

mic

you should allow us to look at other day’s updates. for example how much an album did on 18/06/2021. everything else is perfect!

Asem

Were is Eminem MTBMB

love story

I think there is a mistake with Danna Paola’s SIE7E + since, according to Spotify, it was released on 07/02/2020 but it’s included in the 2019 list instead of the 2020 one

ed3n

Where is Blame It on Baby by dababy? It has like 1.3 billion streams but it doesn’t appear on here.

LiohaK

It is at #19 in 2020

GONZALO PALI

WHERE’S FUTURE NOSTALGIA? I CAN’T FIND IT

LiohaK

It is at #1 in 2020

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