Drake
Canadian rapper Drake is the most-streamed artist in Spotify's history.[1]
American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is the most-streamed female artist in Spotify's history.[2]
South Korean boy band BTS is the most-streamed group in Spotify's history, as well as the most-followed group on the platform.[3]

The following list contains the most-streamed artists on the audio streaming platform Spotify. As of February 2024, Canadian rapper Drake is the most-streamed artist of all time on Spotify, while American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is the most-streamed female artist. Since 2012, Spotify has published a yearly list of its most-streamed artists, which has been topped by Drake and Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny a record three times, with Bad Bunny being the only artist to do so in consecutive years (2020–2022). Swift is the only female artist to have topped the list (2023).

Most-streamed artists

By year

Number of streams are listed in parentheses, where available.

Year Artist ranking
1 2 3 4 5
2013[4] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Avicii Daft Punk Eminem Imagine Dragons
2014[5] Ed Sheeran (860 million) Eminem Coldplay Calvin Harris Katy Perry
2015[6] Drake (1.8 billion) Ed Sheeran The Weeknd Maroon 5 Kanye West
2016[7] Drake (4.7 billion) Justin Bieber Rihanna Twenty One Pilots Kanye West
2017[8] Ed Sheeran (6.3 billion) Drake The Weeknd Kendrick Lamar The Chainsmokers
2018[9] Drake (8.2 billion) Post Malone XXXTentacion J Balvin Ed Sheeran
2019[10] Post Malone (6.5 billion) Billie Eilish Ariana Grande Ed Sheeran Bad Bunny
2020[11] Bad Bunny (8.3 billion) Drake J Balvin Juice Wrld The Weeknd
2021[12] Bad Bunny (9.1 billion) Taylor Swift BTS Drake Justin Bieber
2022[13] Bad Bunny (18.5 billion) Taylor Swift Drake The Weeknd BTS
2023[14] Taylor Swift (26.1 billion) Bad Bunny The Weeknd Drake Peso Pluma

By decade

Number of streams are listed in parentheses, where available.

Decade Artist ranking
1 2 3 4 5
2010s[15] Drake (28 billion) Ed Sheeran Post Malone Ariana Grande Eminem

First 10 years

The most streamed artists in the first 10 years of the existence of Spotify.

Years Artist ranking
1 2 3 4 5
2008–2018[16] Drake Ed Sheeran Eminem The Weeknd Rihanna

Most monthly listeners

As of February 2024, Canadian singer the Weeknd is the artist with the most monthly listeners on Spotify, while American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is the female artist with the most monthly listeners. The Weeknd became the first artist to surpass 100 million monthly listeners in Spotify's history, while Taylor Swift became the first female artist to surpass 100 million monthly listeners in Spotify's history.[17]

Rank Artist Monthly listeners
(millions)
Chg Ref(s)
1 The Weeknd 116.87 Steady [18]
2 Taylor Swift 104.86 Steady [19]
3 Drake 84.76 Steady [20]
4 Rihanna 83.54 Steady [21]
5 Ariana Grande 81.30 Steady [22]
6 Justin Bieber 78.33 Steady [23]
7 Bruno Mars 75.15 Steady [24]
8 Dua Lipa 74.12 Increase [25]
9 Coldplay 74.11 Decrease [26]
10 Ed Sheeran 72.65 Steady [27]
11 Kanye West 71.30 Increase [28]
12 Eminem 71.23 Decrease [29]
13 Bad Bunny 71.05 Decrease [30]
14 David Guetta 70.86 Decrease [31]
15 Marshmello 67.47 Steady [32]
16 SZA 67.02 Increase [33]
17 Doja Cat 67.02 Decrease [34]
18 Billie Eilish 67.02 Decrease [35]
19 21 Savage 66.29 Decrease [36]
20 Travis Scott 64.93 Decrease [37]
21 Maroon 5 62.50 Steady [38]
22 Calvin Harris 62.16 Steady [39]
23 Miley Cyrus 60.58 Steady [40]
24 Olivia Rodrigo 59.82 Steady [41]
25 Post Malone 59.62 Steady [42]
26 Imagine Dragons 59.49 Increase [43]
27 Nicki Minaj 59.36 Decrease [44]
28 Peso Pluma 59.19 Steady [45]
29 Shakira 58.79 Steady [46]
30 Katy Perry 58.54 Steady [47]
31 Lana Del Rey 57.53 Increase [48]
32 Lady Gaga 57.23 Steady [49]
33 Jack Harlow 57.11 Decrease [50]
34 Tate McRae 57.03 Steady [51]
35 Adele 56.75 Steady [52]
36 Harry Styles 54.76 Steady [53]
37 Metro Boomin 53.96 Steady [54]
38 Sam Smith 52.69 Steady [55]
39 Kendrick Lamar 52.21 Steady [56]
40 Future 51.74 Steady [57]
41 Arctic Monkeys 51.35 Steady [58]
42 Sia 51.02 Steady [59]
43 J Balvin 50.82 Steady [60]
44 Queen 50.41 Steady [61]
45 Karol G 50.32 Steady [62]
46 Elton John 49.69 Steady [63]
47 Chris Brown 49.38 Steady [64]
48 Daddy Yankee 48.44 Steady [65]
49 Beyoncé 48.40 Steady [66]
50 Selena Gomez 48.34 Steady [67]
As of February 7, 2024

Most-followed artists

English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is the most-followed artist on Spotify.

As of February 2024, English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is the most-followed artist on Spotify, while American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is the most-followed female artist. Arijit Singh is the most followed non-English singing artist.

Rank Artist[68] Followers
(millions)
Ref(s)
1 Ed Sheeran 113.68 [69]
2 Taylor Swift 100.99 [70]
3 Arijit Singh 100.86 [71]
4 Ariana Grande 95.05 [72]
5 Billie Eilish 91.31 [73]
6 Drake 84.17 [74]
7 Eminem 80.86 [75]
8 The Weeknd 78.70 [76]
9 Bad Bunny 78.49 [77]
10 Justin Bieber 73.91 [78]
11 BTS 71.66 [79]
12 Rihanna 58.63 [80]
13 Adele 53.60 [81]
14 Bruno Mars 53.23 [82]
15 Imagine Dragons 51.46 [83]
16 Queen 48.97 [84]
17 Coldplay 49.00 [85]
18 Selena Gomez 47.77 [86]
19 Blackpink 47.74 [87]
20 Neha Kakkar 44.22 [88]
21 XXXTentacion 43.82 [89]
22 Karol G 43.66 [90]
23 A.R. Rahman 43.19 [91]
24 Post Malone 43.08 [92]
25 Dua Lipa 42.56 [93]
26 Shawn Mendes 42.44 [94]
27 Maroon 5 41.20 [95]
28 Alan Walker 38.67 [96]
29 J Balvin 36.89 [97]
30 Ozuna 36.78 [98]
31 Beyoncé 36.44 [99]
32 Anuel AA 34.36 [100]
33 One Direction 34.14 [101]
34 Marshmello 33.98 [102]
35 Maluma 33.79 [103]
36 Daddy Yankee 33.45 [104]
37 Marília Mendonça 32.96 [105]
38 Olivia Rodrigo 32.70 [106]
39 Juice Wrld 32.39 [107]
40 Camila Cabello 32.26 [108]
41 Lana Del Rey 32.15 [109]
42 Shakira 32.11 [110]
43 Katy Perry 31.53 [111]
44 Harry Styles 31.09 [112]
45 Nicki Minaj 30.50 [113]
46 Guns N' Roses 30.19 [114]
47 Michael Jackson 29.77 [115]
48 Lady Gaga 29.01 [116]
49 Doja Cat 28.57 [117]
50 AC/DC 27.77 [118]
As of February 7, 2024

Timeline of peak monthly listeners

Canadian singer the Weeknd is the artist with the highest recorded number of monthly listeners.

This is a timeline of artists who had the most monthly listeners on Spotify since September 2015, when the feature was made public.[119]

  Indicates most streamed artist of the year[a]
  Indicates peak of most monthly listeners in Spotify history[120]

2015

Month Artist
September The Weeknd[121]
October
November Justin Bieber[122]
December

2016

Month Artist
January Justin Bieber[123]
February
March
April Rihanna[124]
May Drake[125]
June
July
August
September
October
November
December The Weeknd[125]

2017

Month Artist
January The Weeknd[125]
February Ed Sheeran[126]
March
April
May
June
July Daddy Yankee[127]
August
September Ed Sheeran[128]
October
November
December

2018

Month Artist
January
February
March
April
May Drake[129]
June J Balvin[130]
July
August
September
October
November Ariana Grande[131]
December

2019

Month Artist
January Ariana Grande[132]
February
March Ariana Grande[133]
April Khalid[134]
May
June
July Ed Sheeran[135]
August
September
October Ed Sheeran[136]
November
December

2020

Month Artist
January Ed Sheeran[135]
February Justin Bieber[137]
March
April The Weeknd[138]
May
June
July The Weeknd[139]
August
September
October
November Ariana Grande[140]
December

2021

Month Artist
January Justin Bieber[141]
February The Weeknd[142]
March
April Justin Bieber[143]
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

2022

Month Artist
January The Weeknd[144]
February
March Ed Sheeran[145]
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November Taylor Swift[146]
December The Weeknd[147]

2023

Month Artist
January The Weeknd[148]
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November Taylor Swift[149]
December

2024

Month Artist
January The Weeknd[150]
February

See also

Notes

  1. ^ From 2019 to 2022, the most streamed artist of the year didn't top the monthly listeners list.

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