Top Spotify artists

Here you fill find the biggest artists on Spotify based on several key indicators.

If you are looking for additional streaming tools, check out our streaming lab here.

Top Spotify artists – Methodology

This ranking presents the top Spotify artists based on several key statistics.

To evaluate artists’ current success, we factor in both the popularity rating and monthly listeners. And total streams as lead artists and total followers reflect the artists’ historical strength.

The scoring column combines all indicators together. The two figures based on actual consumption, popularity rating and total streams, are weighted stronger. The stars system uses a logarithmic scale. We rank artists with the same number of stars thanks to their exact scoring.

We update all statistics daily, except for total streams. Monthly schedulers take care of streaming data on top of user searches.

While the highest part of the list is comprehensive, as we go down artists may be missing. If you notice an omission, just use our streaming search tool to look for the related artist. If they are eligible, they will automatically and instantly appear in this top.

In fact, your searches update streaming numbers. The overall ranking reflects changes as soon as new daily data is in for an artist.

As the Spotify database is tricky, we can’t guarantee you there won’t be occasional data glitches, even if we developed several controls to grant data consistency. We manually fix issues which appear in spite of these controls.

Top Spotify artists – Results

As we speak, the battle to dominate Spotify has 4 main contenders. Drake and Ed Sheeran were the first two to compete for the crown. The latter had the capability to score insane hits, but the former got the advantage of a larger, stronger catalog overall.

Then came Bad Bunny‘s putsh. With his album Un Verano Sin Ti, we thought we had a new ruler. When he seemed to really pull ahead, Taylor Swift kept growing and reached unbelievable heights with Midnights.

So far, the battle is still wide open. Check out this list every day to see music history being written!

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The list of most streamed artists of all-time, with both lead streams and features displayed. The list also provides various indicators like the number of songs hitting each milestone.

More fascinating lists are the ones of the most streamed albums, per year, per decade, per language or all-time.

Also available is the most streamed songs of all-time, combining all versions together.

If you are looking for additional streaming tools, check out our streaming lab here.

14 Comments on “Top Spotify artists

  1. Nirvana and Guns n’ Roses have more streams than Metallica and AC/DC in proportion to the number of albums, is that correct?

  2. The new format is cool but seems to be missing quite a few artists. I didn’t see Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, or Beyonce.

  3. Hey MJD, Ariana Grande is missing from this list. I searched her with the tool and it didn’t add her, so maybe there’s a glitch?

    • Hi Kris!

      Yep, she got 0 saved as her monthly listeners so her scoring was giving 0 too. I’ve now added several exception handlers so that should prevent it to happen!

  4. Much better ! But Please , don’t change design of this site , it interferes on other sites . For visitors first of all have meaning information ,that you diligently provide ! Thank You !

  5. Hi guys!

    Comments are now open on this new page. Here is a way to get all major Spotify indicators in a very straightforward way. Hope you’ll like it.

    If you face issues or have comments, feel free!

    • hey! why can’t i vote for eminem? it’s not giving me the option to vote and also it won’t let me search him on spotify streaming tools (idk how to work it)

      • Hi Ralph!

        Please make sure to ask question below appropriate articles/pages, elseway it’s difficult to understand what you are talking about.

        CSPC votes are for artists who have never been treated so far. Eminem has been treated (and updated) various times, that’s why he isn’t among options.

        About the streaming tool, Silver members have no free searches, you need to be a Gold or Platinum member to search for streams daily. Elseway, most streamed albums and artists pages will still give you a lot of data about most relevant artists.

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