Most streamed albums on Spotify

Here you will find up to date lists of the most streamed studio albums on Spotify, per year, per decade, and all-time.

Most streamed albums on Spotify

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Top Spotify albums – Methodology

Before sharing the up todate list of the most streamed studio albums on Spotify, here are a few things you need to know:

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.

The global ranking (g#) is comprehensive for albums over the 500 million mark. Below this number, albums listed are top recent albums or top streamers from local markets, for them the global ranking is meaningless.

Top Spotify albums – Results

Top Spotify albums – Results breakdown

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Matthewmc62

Iggy azalea’s the new classic has around 1.5B streams

Al

Hi Matthewmc62!

The reissue of it, “Reclassified” is already here.

Diego

Please, add Nathy Peluso “Calambre”, this is close to 220 million streams, is one of the most streamed latin albums in 2020, one of the most streamed by an Argentinian singer, it also have a Latin Grammy Award and a Grammy Nomination.

Al

What it doesn’t have is enough streams, that’s what counts here.

Diego

Excuse me, but in the 2020 albums renting you hava albums with les streams that Calambre, if a 10 million streams enter to the Top, an album with 215-220 millions should enter easily, this would be in 221th place of 2020 albums, and beetwen the 2378 a 2383 spot in the most streamed of all time.

Strongerq

The required amount for English/Spanish albums is 500M. The lowest Spanish album in 2020 has 502M streams – Aire (Versión Día).
The albums that you are seeing with 10-100M are all in other languages. The requirements for them are much lower. And before you ask why is that.

Of the 153 albums over 500M in 2020:
108 are in English
28 are in Spanish
5 are in Portuguese
5 are in Korean
4 are in French
1 each in Italian/German/Japanese

So if the threshold isn’t lower for other languages you would have zero representation of those languages.

Al

Great answer Strongerq!

I don’t think I have anything else to add here.

SAUL OMAR

José González’s 2003 Veneer has passed the mark of 500 mill. 🙂

Al

Added!

brightest_blue

4 is the minimum number of tracks to count as an ‘album’ on this chart, right?

Al

That’s right!

4 different tracks, EPs with 5 remixes of the same song etc doesn’t count.

chaeri

Hi. I was wondering why TWICE’s ‘Taste Of Love’ ep, released in 2021, doesn’t appear when you search for TWICE’s 2021 albums and their most streamed albums? Is it possible to add it?

zaynncharts

Please add zayn’s nobody is listening in 2021 album

cutiepie

nobodys listening to that, maybe thats why he didnt add it? 🙂

William

I can’t find the rest of Anitta’s discography besides Kisses and Versions Of Me

Gustavo

Hi! Why can’t I find some Brazilian albums like “Pandora” (over 150m streams) or “Batidão Tropical” (over 100m streams)? Also, There’s 2 versions of “DOCE 22” on Spottily, why they aren’t combined here?

Last edited 2 months ago by Gustavo
Juan Perez

Because none know these albums

airbag

How does chartmasters determine what year an album belongs to? For example, Spotify calls hopeless fountain kingdom (Live From Webster Hall) by Halsey a 2022 album, presumably because more than half of the 35 tracks appear to have been recorded live in 2022, while chartmasters lists the album as a 2017 album.

Al

Hi airbag!

The year is always when the first version of an album came out commercially.

This version is basically a reissue of HFK adding a remix of “Alone”. The live tracks are mainly songs from the original album too, anyhow these only add for a few millions in total so it’s not like it changes much.

Last edited 2 months ago by Al
zaynncharts

I can’t see Zayn’s “Nobody is Listening” on the list of 2021 albums. It has over 400m streams.

airbag

I’m not sure why people downvote rather than just giving a sensible answer. The answer is that Zayn will need 500 million streams. There might be some exceptions, e.g. foreign language albums.

Last edited 2 months ago by airbag
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