List of most-streamed artists on Spotify

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As of 4 October 2018, No. 1 is Drake, with 52 million monthly listeners.

Monthly[edit]

Monthly listeners
(millions)
Country Ref(s)
1. Drake 49.8  CAN [1]
2. J Balvin 43.0  COL [2]
3. Khalid 42.5  USA
4. Calvin Harris 42.1  SCO [3]
5. Selena Gomez 40.3  USA [4]
6. Marshmello 40.1  USA [5]
7. David Guetta 39.9  FRA [6]
8. Dua Lipa 39.9  ENG [7]
9. Kanye West 39.8  USA [8]
10. Imagine Dragons 39.3  USA [9]
11. Ed Sheeran 38.5  ENG [10]
12. Maroon 5 38.4  ENG [11]
13. Eminem 38.1  USA [12]
14. Bad Bunny 35.8  PRI [13]
15. Ozuna 35.5  PRI [14]
16. XXXTentacion 35.5  USA [15]
17. Sam Smith 35.5  ENG [16]
18. Sia 34.3  AUS [17]
19. DJ Snake 33.8  FRA [18]
20. Ariana Grande 33.6  USA [19]
Top 20 as of October 18, 2018.

On the Spotify Global Top 200[edit]

This list enumerates the streams artists' song accrued on the Spotify Global Top 200, which is less than the artist's total streams.[20]

1. Drake 14.46  CAN
2. Ed Sheeran 9.49  ENG
3. Justin Bieber 8.92  CAN
4. Post Malone 6.69  USA
5. J Balvin 6.28  COL
6. The Weeknd 5.88  CAN
7. Ozuna 5.50  PRI
8. The Chainsmokers 5.38  USA
9. Kendrick Lamar 4.78  USA
10. Calvin Harris 4.65  SCO
11. Daddy Yankee 4.57  PRI
12. Rihanna 4.49  BAR
13. Bad Bunny 4.38  PRI
14. Khalid 4.28  USA
15. Ariana Grande 4.22
16. Nicki Minaj 4.07  TTO
17. XXXTENTACION 3.94  USA
18. Selena Gomez 3.90
19. Imagine Dragons 3.82
20. Future 3.78
As of October 14, 2018

All-time[edit]

This list enumerates the number of streams artists' albums (LP & EP) have accrued on Spotify.

Rank Artist Total streams

(billions)

1. Drake 11  CAN
2. Eminem 8.8  USA

Most followers[edit]

No. 3 is Rihanna with over 27 million followers.
No. 4 is Justin Bieber with over 25 million followers.
  Also among the 30 most streamed artists monthly
Rank Artist Followers
(millions)
Country Ref(s)
1. Drake 49.9  GB [21]
2. Ed Sheeran 38  CAN [22]
3. Rihanna 27.4  BAR [23]
4. Justin Bieber 25.2  CAN [24]
5. Eminem 20.8  USA [2]
6. Ariana Grande 19.2  USA [11]
7. Bruno Mars 17.2  USA [7]
8. David Guetta 16.1  FRA [7]
9. Beyoncé 15.9  USA [25]
10. Taylor Swift 15.5  USA [26]
11. Coldplay 15.0  GBR [27]
12. Shakira 13.8  COL [28]
13. Calvin Harris 13.5  GBR [3]
14. Maroon 5 13.4  USA [6]
15. Imagine Dragons 12.9  USA [29]
16. Nicki Minaj 12.8  TTO [30]
17. The Weeknd 12.7  CAN [8]
18. Maluma 12.6  COL [31]
19. Shawn Mendes 12.2  CAN [32]
20. Selena Gomez 11.7  USA [33]
As of October 14, 2018

Peak position on chart[edit]

Timeline of artists who have held the peak position each month as the most streamed artist since September 2015, when the feature was first made public.[34]

Most streamed artist of the year Indicates most streamed artist of the year
Year Month Artist Ref(s)
2015 September The Weeknd [37]
October
November
December Justin Bieber [42]
2016 January
February
March
April Rihanna [43]
May Drake dagger [44]
June.
July
August
September
October
November
December The Weeknd
2017 January
February Ed Sheeran dagger [48]
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2018 January
February
March Drake [49]
April
May
June J Balvin [50]
July Drake
August Drake
September Drake
October Drake

Most streamed artists by year

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the most streamed artists of 2013.

2017[edit]

Spotify's most streamed artist of 2017 was Ed Sheeran with 6.3 billion streams that year. This was his second year topping the list.[51]

Rank Chg Artist Country
1. Increase Ed Sheeran  GBR
2. Decrease Drake  CAN
3. Increase The Weeknd
4. Increase Kendrick Lamar  USA
5. Increase The Chainsmokers

2016[edit]

Spotify's most streamed artist of 2016 was Drake with 4.7 billion streams that year. He topped the list for a second year in a row.[52]

Rank Chg Artist Country
1. Steady Drake  CAN
2. Increase Justin Bieber
3. Increase Rihanna  BAR
4. Increase Twenty One Pilots  USA
5. Steady Kanye West

2015[edit]

Spotify's most streamed artist of 2015 was Drake with 1.8 billion streams that year.[53]

Rank Chg Artist Country
1. Increase Drake  CAN
2. Decrease Ed Sheeran  GBR
3. Increase The Weeknd  CAN
4. Increase Maroon 5  USA
5. Increase Kanye West

2014[edit]

Spotify's most streamed artist of 2014 was Ed Sheeran with 860 million streams that year.[54]

Rank Chg Artist Country
1. Increase Ed Sheeran  GBR
2. Increase Eminem  USA
3. Increase Coldplay  GBR
4. Increase Calvin Harris
5. Increase Katy Perry  USA

2013[edit]

Spotify's most streamed artists of 2013 were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.[55]

Rank Artist Country
1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis  USA
2. Avicii  SWE
3. Daft Punk  FRA
4. Eminem  USA
5. Imagine Dragons
6. Jay-Z
7. Bruno Mars
8. Rihanna  BAR
9. Calvin Harris  GBR
10. Drake  CAN

See also[edit]

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