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: 1981

Last updated on 06/19/21
RankCoverArtistAlbumTotal StreamsDaily StreamsEAS
2MenMen At WorkBusiness As Usual598,677,753426,364597,714

Breakdowns (sorted by alphabetical order)

JourneyEscapeWho's Crying Now - Live at The Summit, Houston, Texas, November 6, 19811,333,7131,332
JourneyEscapeKeep on Runnin'2,374,4412,371
JourneyEscapeStill They Ride6,827,7856,817
JourneyEscapeOpen Arms139,546,085139,321
JourneyEscapeDead or Alive1,220,1761,218
JourneyEscapeOpen Arms - Live at The Summit, Houston, Texas, November 6, 19811,367,1651,365
JourneyEscapeMother, Father3,415,3063,410
JourneyEscapeLay It Down1,299,8291,298
JourneyEscapeLa Raza del Sol - Alternate Version854,194853
JourneyEscapeDon't Stop Believin'1,074,129,3611,072,400
JourneyEscapeStone in Love33,674,85833,621
JourneyEscapeWho's Crying Now38,281,06038,219
JourneyEscapeDon't Stop Believin' - Live at The Summit, Houston, Texas, November 6, 19817,550,8307,539
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualBe Good Johnny8,971,9278,957
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualI Can See It in Your Eyes4,747,6424,740
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualTouching the Untouchables1,291,9601,290
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualCrazy - Non LP B-Side53,60854
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualPeople Just Love to Play with Words1,084,1381,082
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualHelpless Automaton1,717,7251,715
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualUnderground - Live18,23618
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualWho Can It Be Now? - Live21,55122
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualF-19 - Non LP B-Side, Previously Unreleased In The US40,17340
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualCatch a Star2,239,1482,236
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualWho Can It Be Now?143,959,991143,728
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualDown Under428,526,191427,836
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualUnderground2,887,9652,883
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualDown By the Sea3,117,4983,112
Men At WorkBusiness As Usual598,677,753597,714
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BTS’s “Love Yourself : Answer” currently has over 4 billion streams on spotify. Is it not included because it’s a compilation album?


this list only includes what is classified as album on spotify, so yeah ly: answer isn’t included sine it’s a complitation album


very nice data collection


“Pink Friday Roman Reloaded” has a full version called “Pink Friday Roman Reloaded + The Re-Up” with more streams (1,5 billion)


i think its adding “focus” to dangerous woman, and its not in the album


Destiny’s Child’s The Writing’s On The Wall numbers in 1999 are excluding the numbers of Independent Women, Pt. 1 – Pasadena Remix, Independent Women Pt. II and 8 Days of Christmas.


Hello, guys! Looks like the numbers of B’Day by Beyoncé in 2006 are excluding Check On It (57 million), Get Me Bodied (19 million) and Get Me Bodied – Extended Mix (2 million), all of them from the standard version. They are all also on her page in Spotify streaming numbers tool.


Yep, a few weeks ago it reached the 1B mark, something that it still hasn’t achieved on the site.


Looking at the versions I can see on Spotify, none of them have passed 1B streams, the highest version is the one included here on 932M.

From what I can see, there are five versions;
Standard 13 Tracks: 769,140,978
Standard 13 Tracks: 769,140,978
Standard 15 Tracks: 827,226,618
Deluxe E 22 Tracks: 927,127,767
Deluxe E 23 Tracks: 931,872,816


Yes, that is because as you can see, the version which has been included here is the Deluxe Version (or at least 1 of them), which does not include those tracks.

The main problem with this album (in truth many albums) is, there are just so many different versions available and only one can be included.


Is there any chance an option to show the most streamed albums by genre could be added


why’s Fearless Taylor’s Version not in the 2021 page


I think its just below the threshold. I think it passed 200m today or yesterday?


it currently has more than 256M streams but it’s not in the list for some reasom


So Taylor will have two different versions of the same album on the 2008 list? The album also has new songs.


Ideally, she should just have one version, with both the original and Taylor version being added together but as it’s an automatic process, I’m not sure that can happen and as such, two versions will mostly likely appear.

The new songs will I imagine be added to the orphan category, as they were not part of the original release.


You never walk alone was released in 2017 as a repackage of BTS’s 2016 album WINGS, adding some songs like spring day , not today etc

Why is counted for 2016?

Last edited 2 months ago by Alexia

Cause it’s “a repackage of BTS’s 2016 album WINGS”

Ehtesam Zunnuryn

Hi can u pls add daily increase in streams for song (in the “breakdown” part)? It would have been better then

Last edited 2 months ago by Ehtesam Zunnuryn
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