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"Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran (pictured) is the most streamed song on Spotify with over 2 billion streams.

This list of most-streamed songs on Spotify contains the top 100 songs with the most streams of all time, as derived from Spotify charts. As of November 2018, 17 songs have exceeded 1 billion streams, with Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" ranked in the top position as the only song to exceed 2 billion streams.[1]

Prior to November 2013, Spotify's most streamed song was "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons;[2] it was overtaken by Avicii's "Wake Me Up", which became the first song to hit 200 million streams on 27 November, 2013.[3] "Wake Me Up" held the streaming record for over a year before being surpassed on 22 February, 2015 by Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud",[4] which became the first song to hit 500 million streams on 12 July, 2015.[5] A month later, however, it was surpassed by Major Lazer and DJ Snake's "Lean On", featuring ,[6] which held the streaming record for 11 months until Drake's "One Dance", featuring Wizkid and Kyla, overtook it on 18 October, 2016.[7] "One Dance" held the streaming record for almost a year before being surpassed by "Shape of You" on 21 September, 2017.[1]

As of October 2018, the artists with the most singles in the top 100 are Justin Bieber, with a total of 8 singles (3 solo and 5 featured), and Ed Sheeran and The Chainsmokers each with 5 singles, and Drake with 5 singles (4 solo and 1 featured). The fastest song to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify is "Shape of You", doing so in 153 days,[8] and it is also the fastest and only song to reach 2 billion streams, doing so in 702 days.[9]

As of October 2018, the albums with the most songs in the top 100 are Bieber's Purpose, with 4, and Sheeran's ÷, Post Malone's beerbongs and bentleys, and Drake's Views with 3 each.

100 Most Streamed Songs[edit]

The following table lists the top 100 most streamed songs on Spotify, with streams rounded to the nearest million, as well as the artist(s), the album it is currently published to Spotify on, and the date it was originally published to Spotify.

Rank Song name Artist Album Streams
(Millions)
Date published
1. "Shape of You" Ed Sheeran ÷ 2,004 6 January, 2017
2. "One Dance" Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla Views 1,604 5 April, 2016
3. "Closer" The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey Collage 1,429 29 July, 2016
4. "rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage beerbongs & bentleys 1,352 15 September, 2017
5. "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran × 1,226 21 June, 2014
6. "Lean On" Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring Peace Is the Mission 1,186 2 March, 2015
7. "Despacito (Remix)" Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber Non-album single 1,169 17 April, 2017
8. "Love Yourself" Justin Bieber Purpose 1,145 9 November, 2015
9. "God's Plan" Drake Scorpion 1,130 19 January, 2018
10. "Sorry" Justin Bieber Purpose 1,127 23 October, 2015
11. "Don't Let Me Down" The Chainsmokers featuring Daya Collage 1,108 5 February, 2016
12. "Havana" Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug Camila 1,094 3 August, 2017
13. "I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix)" Mike Posner At Night, Alone. 1,081 24 July, 2015
14. "Starboy" The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk Starboy 1,076 22 September, 2016
15. "Let Me Love You" DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber Encore 1,032 5 August, 2016
16. "New Rules" Dua Lipa Dua Lipa 1,021 2 June, 2017
17. "Photograph" Ed Sheeran × 1,018 21 June, 2014
18. "Say You Won't Let Go" James Arthur Back from the Edge 994 9 September, 2016
19. "Cold Water" Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and Non-album single 972 22 July, 2016
20. "Perfect" Ed Sheeran ÷ 970 3 March, 2017
21. "What Do You Mean?" Justin Bieber Purpose 968 28 August, 2015
22. "Cheap Thrills" Sia This Is Acting 967 17 December, 2015
23. "Something Just Like This" The Chainsmokers and Coldplay Memories...Do Not Open 961 22 February, 2017
24. "HUMBLE." Kendrick Lamar DAMN. 960 30 March, 2017
25. "Stressed Out" Twenty One Pilots Blurryface 950 10 November, 2015
26. "Uptown Funk" Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars Uptown Special 945 10 November, 2014
27. "XO TOUR Llif3" Lil Uzi Vert Luv Is Rage 2 939 28 April, 2017
28. "Despacito" Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee Non-album single 928 13 January, 2017
29. "Faded" Alan Walker Non-album single 926 3 December, 2015
30. "Unforgettable" French Montana featuring Swae Lee Jungle Rules 916 7 April, 2017
31. "7 Years" Lukas Graham Lukas Graham 913 18 September, 2015
32. "Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)" OMI Me 4 U 906 2 December, 2014
33. "Take Me to Church" Hozier Hozier 904 29 November, 2013
34. "Thunder" Imagine Dragons Evolve 899 21 April, 2017
35. "Stitches" Shawn Mendes Handwritten 883 5 May, 2015
36. "Can't Stop the Feeling!" Justin Timberlake Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 876 6 May, 2016
37. "Congratulations" Post Malone featuring Quavo Stoney 873 4 November, 2016
38. "This Is What You Came For" Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna Non-album single 873 29 April, 2016
39. "Treat You Better" Shawn Mendes Illuminate 873 3 June, 2016
40. "Hello" Adele 25 872 23 October, 2015
41. "Can't Feel My Face" The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness 871 8 June, 2015
42. "Work from Home" Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign 7/27 871 26 February, 2016
43. "Believer" Imagine Dragons Evolve 866 1 February, 2017
44. "Stay with Me" Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour 862 14 April, 2014
45. "All of Me" John Legend Love in the Future 856 12 August, 2013
46. "Let Her Go" Passenger All the Little Lights 852 24 July, 2012
47. "Work Rihanna featuring Drake ANTI 838 28 January, 2016
48. "See You Again" Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 829 10 March, 2015
49. "That's What I Like" Bruno Mars 24K Magic 822 31 december , 2016
50. "I'm the One" DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo,
Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne
Grateful 821 28 April, 2017
51. "Rockabye" Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie What Is Love? 818 21 October, 2016
52. "Heathens" Twenty One Pilots Suicide Squad: The Album 817 16 June, 2016
53. "Radioactive" Imagine Dragons Night Visions 814 4 September, 2012
54. "Light It Up (Remix)" Major Lazer featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG Peace Is the Mission: Extended 807 5 November, 2015
55. "It Ain't Me" Kygo and Selena Gomez Stargazing 795 17 February, 2017
56. "Chandelier" Sia 1000 Forms of Fear 791 17 March, 2014
57. "Attention" Charlie Puth Voicenotes 790 27 April, 2017
58. "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" ZAYN and Taylor Swift Fifty Shades Darker: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 788 3 March, 2017
59. "We Don't Talk Anymore" Charlie Puth featuring Selena Gomez Nine Track Mind 776 9 December, 2016
60. "Hotline Bling" Drake Views 773 31 July, 2015
61. "Panda" Desiigner New English 772 22 February, 2016
62. "Mi Gente" J Balvin and Willy William Vibras 772 30 June, 2017
63. "Counting Stars" OneRepublic Native 771 14 June, 2013
64. "Sugar" Maroon 5 V 769 29 August, 2014
65. "Wake Me Up" Avicii True 767 17 June, 2013
66. "SAD!" XXXTENTACION ? 769 2 March, 2018
67. "The Hills" The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness 767 27 May, 2015
68. "Me, Myself & I" G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha When It's Dark Out 761 14 October, 2015
69. "Ride" Twenty One Pilots Blurryface 758 12 April, 2016
70. "Can't Hold Us" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton The Heist 754 16 August, 2011
71. "Where Are Ü Now" Jack Ü with Justin Bieber Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü & Purpose 753 27 February, 2015
72. "In the Name of Love" Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha Non-album single 750 26 July, 2016
73. "Cake by the Ocean" DNCE DNCE 748 31 January, 2017
74. "Side to Side" Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj Dangerous Woman 745 20 May, 2016
75. "Lush Life" Zara Larsson So Good 741 5 June, 2015
76. "Me Rehúso" Danny Ocean Non-album single 739 16 September, 2016
77. "Love Me like You Do" Ellie Goulding Delirium 738 7 January, 2015
78. "i hate u, i love u" gnash featuring Olivia O'Brien us 737 17 February, 2016
79. "Demons" Imagine Dragons Night Visions 735 4 September, 2012
80. "Too Good at Goodbyes" Sam Smith The Thrill of It All 723 8 September, 2017
81. "I Feel It Coming" The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk Starboy 718 25 November, 2016
82. "1-800-273-8255" Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid Everybody 718 5 May, 2017
83. "Stay" Zedd and Alessia Cara Non-album single 707 23 February, 2017
84. "Riptide" Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away 706 21 May, 2013
85. "Psycho" Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign beerbongs & bentleys 701 23 February, 2018
86. "Too Good" Drake featuring Rihanna Views 699 26 July, 2016
87. "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" Shawn Mendes Illuminate 698 20 April, 2017
88. "Mask Off" Future Future 693 17 February, 2017
89. "In My Feelings" Drake Scorpion 690 29 June, 2018
90. "Starving" Hailee Steinfeld and Grey featuring Zedd Non-album single 689 19 July, 2016
91. "I Fall Apart" Post Malone Stoney 688 9 December, 2016
92. "Silence" Marshmello featuring Khalid Non-album single 680 11 August, 2017
93. "Fast Car" Jonas Blue featuring Dakota Blue 679 4 December, 2015
94. "Rather Be" Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne New Eyes 677 17 January, 2014
95. "24K Magic" Bruno Mars 24K Magic 676 7 October, 2016
96. "PILLOWTALK" ZAYN Mind of Mine 676 29 January, 2016
97. "Jocelyn Flores" XXXTENTACION 17 675 29 August, 2017
99. "Better Now" Post Malone beerbongs & bentleys 668 5 June, 2018
98. "Castle on the Hill" Ed Sheeran ÷ 667 6 January, 2017
100. "Paris" The Chainsmokers Memories...Do Not Open 667 13 January, 2017
As of 15 December, 2018

Milestones and achievements[edit]

Artists with the most songs in the Spotify Global 100[edit]

This is a list of the Artists with the most songs in the Spotify Global 100. It includes an artist's solo and featured songs.

Rank Artist Total songs Top 10 Top 100 1Bil+ Songs 2Bil+ Songs
Solo Feat. Solo Feat. Solo Feat. Solo Feat.
1. Justin Bieber 8 2 1 3 5 2 2
2. Drake 6 2 5 1 2
3. Ed Sheeran 5 2 5 3 1
Post Malone 1 5 1
4. The Chainsmokers 4 1 4 2
The Weeknd 4 1
Imagine Dragons 4
8. Major Lazer 3 1 3 1
Twenty One Pilots 3
Shawn Mendes 3
Bruno Mars 2 1
Charlie Puth 1 2
Rihanna 1 2

Spotify Global #1 Hits[edit]

The following table lists the songs that reached the #1 position on Spotify's Global Most Played Chart (Weekly). The table only records #1 songs from late September, 2013, as the data from before that currently doesn't exist. ”thank u, next” by Ariana Grande is the current #1 song on the Spotify Global Top 200 for the week ending 13 December, 2018.

  Current record
Song name Artist Weeks at #1 Weekly streams
(millions)
Date published Date achieved Ref(s)
thank u, next Ariana Grande 6 47.4 3 November, 2018 8 November, 2018 [10]
"MIA" Bad Bunny featuring Drake 1 39.6 12 October, 2018 18 October, 2018 [11]
"Taki Taki" DJ Snake, Selena Gomez and Ozuna
featuring Cardi B
4[A] 35.9 28 September, 2018 4 October, 2018 [12]
"I Love It" Kanye West and Lil Pump 3 32.9 7 September, 2018 13 September, 2018 [13]
"Lucky You" Eminem featuring Joyner Lucas 1 34.9 31 August, 2018 6 September, 2018 [14]
"In My Feelings" Drake 8 51.5 29 June, 2018 19 July, 2018 [15]
"Nonstop" 1 43.7 5 July, 2018 [16]
"SAD!" XXXTENTACION 2 35.8 2 March, 2018 21 June, 2018 [17]
"This Is America" Childish Gambino 1 34.9 5 May, 2018 21 May, 2018 [18]
"Better Now" Post Malone 6[B] 32.9 27 April, 2018 3 May, 2018 [19]
"Nice for What" Drake 2 40.7 6 April, 2018 19 April, 2018 [20]
"Call Out My Name" The Weeknd 1 40.6 30 March, 2018 5 April, 2018 [21]
"God's Plan" Drake 11[C] 47.8 19 January, 2018 25 January, 2018 [22]
"Havana" Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug 1 30.9 3 August, 2017 18 January, 2018 [23]
"rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage 17 38.6 15 September, 2017 21 September, 2017 [24]
"Too Good At Goodbyes" Sam Smith 1 30.7 8 September, 2017 14 September, 2017 [25]
"Look What You Made Me Do" Taylor Swift 2 39.8 24 August, 2017 31 August, 2017 [26]
"Mi Gente" J Balvin and Willy William 4 32.1 30 June, 2017 3 August, 2017 [27]
"Despacito (Remix)" Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
featuring Justin Bieber
14 45.9 17 April, 2017 27 April, 2017 [28]
"HUMBLE." Kendrick Lamar 1 41.4 30 March, 2017 20 April, 2017 [29]
"Shape of You" Ed Sheeran 14 51.9 6 January, 2017 12 Jan, 2017 [30]
"Starboy" The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk 6 29.2 21 September, 2016 1 December, 2016 [31]
"Black Beatles" Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane 2 30.3 15 September, 2016 11 November, 2016 [32]
"Closer" The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 11 34.1 29 July, 2016 1 September, 2016 [33]
"Cold Water" Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and 5 37 22 July, 2016 28 July, 2016 [34]
"One Dance" Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla 14 39.8 5 April, 2016 21 April, 2016 [35]
"Work" Rihanna featuring Drake 9 28 27 January, 2016 18 February, 2016 [36]
"Pillowtalk" Zayn 2 26.3 29 January, 2016 4 February, 2016 [37]
"Love Yourself" Justin Bieber 3 24.4 8 November, 2015 14 January, 2016 [38]
"Sorry" 8 28.8 23 October, 2015 19 November, 2015 [39]
"Hello" Adele 3 41.9 23 October, 2015 29 October, 2015 [40]
"What Do You Mean?" Justin Bieber 8 24.1 28 August, 2015 3 September, 2015 [41]
"Can't Feel My Face" The Weeknd 1 15.9 8 June, 2015 27 August, 2015 [42]
"Drag Me Down" One Direction 1 17.3 31 July, 2015 6 August, 2015 [43]
"Lean On" Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring 10[D] 14.8 2 March, 2015 4 June, 2015 [44]
"See You Again" Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 6+[E] 19 10 March, 2015 30 April, 2015 [45]
"FourFiveSeconds" Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney 3+[F] 15.2 24 January, 2015 8 March, 2015 [46]
"Uptown Funk" Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 8 14.7 10 November 2014 11 January, 2015 [47]
"Take Me to Church" Hozier 5 12.2 13 September 2013 7 December, 2014 [48]
"Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran 2 10 24 September 2014 23 November, 2014 [49]
"Shake It Off" Taylor Swift 4 11.5 18 August, 2014 12 October, 2014 [50]
"Blame" Calvin Harris featuring John Newman 6[G] 10.7 5 September 2014 14 September, 2014 [51]
"Rude" Magic! 8 9 11 October, 2013 20 July, 2014 [52]
"Summer" Calvin Harris 10 8.6 14 March, 2014 11 May, 2014 [53]
"Rather Be" Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne 7 8.2 17 January, 2014 23 March, 2014 [54]
"Dark Horse" Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 5 7.5 17 December, 2013 16 February, 2014 [55]
"Timber" Pitbull featuring Kesha 6 6.8 7 October, 2013 5 January, 2014 [56]
"The Monster" Eminem featuring Rihanna 8 7.6 29 October, 2013 10 November, 2013 [57]
"Royals" Lorde 1 5.2 3 June 2013 3 November, 2013 [58]
"Wrecking Ball" Miley Cyrus 5 5.6 25 August, 2013 29 September, 2013 [59]
As of 14 December, 2018

Most Streamed Songs by Country[edit]

The table below lists the most streamed song on Spotify by country, as well as the artist(s), the album it is currently published to Spotify on, and the date it was originally published to Spotify.[60]

Country Song name Artist Album Streams
(millions)
Date published
 USA "rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage beerbongs & bentleys 482.9 15 September, 2017
 CAN 63.4
 GBR "Shape of You" Ed Sheeran ÷ 165.4 6 January, 2017
 IRL 14.8
 GER 121.4
 FRA 61.6
 SWE 76.5
 AUS 73.3
 IDN 28.9
 FIN 19.0
 NZL 17.9
 MYS 14.8
 JPN 14.0
 BRA 136.5
 NLD 69.6
 BEL 15.5
 PRT 10.7
 DNK 29.0
  SUI 13.1
 ITA "Tesla" Capo Plaza featuring Sfera Ebbasta and DrefGold 20 56.9 20 April, 2018
 NOR "Faded" Alan Walker Non-album single 43.1 3 December, 2015
 PHI "Say You Won't Let Go" James Arthur Back from the Edge 86.4 9 September, 2016
 MEX "Me Rehúso" Danny Ocean Non-album single 182.3 16 September, 2016
 SPA 88.7
 ARG 66.1
 CHI 60.7
 PER 30.2
As of 16 December 2018

Most Streamed Songs in a Single Day[edit]

The following table lists the 10 songs to get the most streams on a single day. [61]

Song name Artist Streams
(millions)
Date published Date achieved
"SAD!" XXXTENTACION 10.42 2 March, 2018 19 June, 2018
"Shape of You" Ed Sheeran 9.89 6 January, 2017 3 March, 2017
"In My Feelings" Drake 9.85 29 June, 2018 20 July, 2018
"thank u, next" Ariana Grande 9.61 3 November, 2018 9 November, 2018
"Nonstop" Drake 9.30 29 June, 2018
"Survival" 8.61
"God's Plan" 8.55 19 January, 2018 26 January, 2018
"Despacito (Remix)" Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
featuring Justin Bieber
8.53 17 April, 2017 26 May, 2017
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" Mariah Carey 8.07 1 November, 1994 24 December, 2017
"Look What You Made Me Do" Taylor Swift 7.91 25 August, 2017
As of 16 December 2018

Longest Running Global #1 Songs on Spotify[edit]

Post Malone has the longest-running global #1 song on Spotify with 113 days in the top position. He beat the previous record of 101 days set by Drake's "One Dance" and later tied by Luis Fonsi's "Despacito (Remix)".[62]

  Current record
Song name Artist Days at #1 Date published Date achieved
"rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage 113 15 September, 2017 11 January, 2018
"One Dance" Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla 101 14 April, 2016 24 July, 2016
"Despacito (Remix)" Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
featuring Justin Bieber
17 April, 2017 31 June, 2017
"Shape of You" Ed Sheeran 98 6 January, 2017 13 April, 2017
"Closer" The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 82 29 July, 2016 1 September, 2016
"God's Plan" Drake 74 19 January, 2018 8 April, 2018
"Lean On" Major Lazer and DJ Snake
featuring
73 2 March, 2015 4 June, 2015
As of 16 December 2018

Historical Most Streamed Spotify Songs[edit]

The following table lists the last 6 songs to become Spotify's most streamed song, from 2013 to the present.

  Current record
Song name Artist Streams
(millions)
Date published Date achieved Days held Ref(s) Notes
"Shape of You"[63] Ed Sheeran 1,318 6 Jan, 2017 21 Sep, 2017 451 [1]
"One Dance"[64] Drake 882 5 Apr, 2016 18 Oct, 2016 340 [7]
"Lean On"[65] Major Lazer 526 2 Mar, 2015 11 Aug, 2015 339 [6]
"Thinking Out Loud"[66] Ed Sheeran 355 21 Mar, 2014 22 Feb, 2015 173 [4]
"Wake Me Up"[67] Avicii 178 30 Apr, 2013 27 Nov, 2013 452 [2][3] [H]
"Radioactive"[68] Imagine Dragons 1 Jan, 2011 2012 [2] [I]
As of 16 December 2018

Most Streamed Songs per Release Year[edit]

Year Artist Song name Streams
(millions)
Country Release date Ref(s)
2010 Bruno Mars "Just The Way You Are" 502  USA 20 July, 2010 [69]
2011 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton "Can't Hold Us" 755 16 August, 2011 [70]
2012 Passenger "Let Her Go" 853  GBR 24 July, 2012 [71]
2013 Hozier "Take Me To Church" 905  IRL 29 November, 2013 [72]
2014 Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud" 1,227  GBR 21 June, 2014 [73]
2015 Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring "Lean On" 1,187 United States Trinidad and Tobago Jamaica France Denmark 2 March, 2015 [74]
2016 Drake "One Dance" 1,605  CAN 5 April, 2016 [75]
2017 Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" 2,007  GBR 6 January, 2017 [76]
2018 Drake "God's Plan" 1,133  CAN 19 January, 2018 [77]
As of 16 December, 2018

Milestones and Achievements for Albums[edit]

Most Streamed Albums[edit]

This list calculates the number of streams all songs on one album, mixtape or extended play have collectively acquired.

  Includes song(s) with over 1 billion streams
Rank Artist Album Streams
(billions)
Country Release date Ref(s)
1. Ed Sheeran ÷ 6.85  GBR 3 March, 2017 [78]
2. Justin Bieber Purpose 5.93  CAN 13 November, 2015 [79]
3. Ed Sheeran × 5.79  GBR 20 June, 2014 [80]
4. Drake Views 5.34  CAN 29 April, 2016 [81]
5. Post Malone beerbongs & bentleys 4.84  USA 27 April, 2018 [82]
6. Dua Lipa Dua Lipa 4.64  GBR 2 June, 2017 [83]
7. Drake Scorpion 4.27  CAN 29 June, 2018 [84]
8. Post Malone Stoney 3.99  USA 9 December, 2016 [85]
9. The Weeknd Starboy 3.92  CAN 26 November, 2016 [86]
10. Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour 3.91  GBR 26 May, 2014 [87]
11. The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness 3.77  CAN 28 August, 2015 [88]
12. Eminem Curtain Call 3.37  USA 6 December, 2005 [89]
13. Kendrick Lamar DAMN. 3.21 14 April, 2017 [90]
14. The Chainsmokers Collage 3.16 4 November, 2016 [91]
15. Twenty One Pilots Blurryface 3.16 17 May, 2015 [92]
16. Drake More Life 3.08  CAN 18 March, 2017 [93]
17. Ariana Grande My Everything 2.98  USA 25 August, 2014 [94]
18. Shawn Mendes Illuminate 2.93  CAN 23 September, 2016 [95]
19. Zara Larsson So Good 2.89  SWE 17 March, 2017 [96]
20. Rihanna ANTI 2.87  BAR 27 January, 2016 [97]
As of 8 December, 2018

Most Streamed Album per Release Year[edit]

Year Artist Album Streams
(billions)
Country Release date Ref(s)
2010 Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans 1.89  USA 4 October, 2010 [98]
2011 Ed Sheeran + 2.02  GBR 9 September, 2011 [99]
2012 Imagine Dragons Night Visions 2.82  USA 4 September, 2012 [100]
2013 Drake Nothing Was The Same 1.95  CAN 24 September, 2013 [101]
2014 Ed Sheeran × 5.79  GBR 20 June, 2014 [80]
2015 Justin Bieber Purpose 5.93  CAN 13 November, 2015 [79]
2016 Drake Views 5.34 29 April, 2016 [81]
2017 Ed Sheeran ÷ 6.85  GBR 3 March, 2017 [78]
2018 Post Malone beerbongs & bentleys 4.84  USA 27 April, 2018 [102]
As of 8 December, 2018

Historical Most First-Day Album Streams[edit]

The following table lists the last 5 records to become Spotify's most streamed album in its opening day globally, from 2016 to the present.

  Current record
Album Artist Streams
(millions)
Date published Days held Ref(s)
Scorpion Drake 132.4 29 June, 2018 170 [103]
beerbongs & bentleys Post Malone 78.7 27 April, 2018 63 [104]
More Life Drake 61.3 19 March, 2017 404 [105]
÷ Ed Sheeran 56.7 3 March, 2017 16 [106]
Starboy The Weeknd 32.8 25 November, 2016 98 [107]
As of 16 December 2018

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Taki Taki" returned to the top on the week ending 26 October, 2018.
  2. ^ "Better Now" returned to the top on the week ending 25 May, 2018.
  3. ^ "God's Plan" returned to the top on the week ending 12 April, 2018.
  4. ^ "Lean On" returned to the top twice on the weeks ending 25 June, 2015 and 13 August 2015.
  5. ^ "See You Again" returned to the top on the week ending 18 June, 2015. Some data from the middle of its run at #1 is missing, so the exact number of weeks it spent at #1 is unknown.
  6. ^ Since some data from the middle of its run at #1 is missing, the exact number of weeks that "FourFiveSeconds" spent at #1 is unknown.
  7. ^ "Blame" returned to the top on the week ending 9 November, 2014.
  8. ^ The exact date and number of streams that "Wake Me Up" had when it surpassed "Radioactive" is unknown. Best estimates were made based on its 3.8 million weekly streams and the 17 million stream difference between the two songs when it reached 200 million streams.[2]
  9. ^ The exact date and number of streams that "Radioactive" had when it became Spotify's most streamed song is unknown.

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