List of most-streamed artists on Spotify

This is a list of the most-streamed artists on Spotify globally.

Monthly (Top 20)

Rank Artist Listeners per month
(millions)
Country Chg Ref(s)
1 Ed Sheeran 66.47  UK Steady [1]
2 Post Malone 59.09  USA Increase [2]
3 Camila Cabello 58.70  USA Decrease [3]
4 Shawn Mendes 55.36  CAN Decrease [4]
5 Khalid 54.22  USA Decrease [5]
6 J Balvin 54.13  COL Decrease [6]
7 Ariana Grande 48.40  USA Increase [7]
8 Daddy Yankee 47.30  PRI Decrease [8]
9 Billie Eilish 47.22  USA Decrease [9]
10 Justin Bieber 44.4  CAN Steady [10]
11 Sam Smith 42.47  UK Increase [11]
12 Drake 41.90  CAN Increase [12]
13 Lil Nas X 41.47  USA Steady [13]
14 Miley Cyrus 40.01  USA Decrease [14]
15 Swae Lee 39.39  USA Increase [15]
16 The Chainsmokers 38.90  USA Increase [16]
17 Taylor Swift 38.56  USA Steady [17]
18 Marshmello 38.47  USA Steady [18]
19 DJ Snake 38.63  FRA Decrease [19]
20 David Guetta 37.54  FRA Increase [20]
As of October 13,2019

Most followers

  Also among the 20 most streamed artists monthly
Rank Artist Followers
(millions)
Country Ref(s)
1 Ed Sheeran 51.11  UK [21]
2 Drake 40.52  CAN [22]
3 Ariana Grande 36.01  USA [23]
4 Rihanna 33.90  BAR [24]
5 Justin Bieber 30.09  CAN [25]
6 Eminem 29.52  USA [26]
7 Taylor Swift 23.00  USA [27]
8 Bruno Mars 22.33  USA [28]
9 Coldplay 21.92  UK [29]
10 Imagine Dragons 21.87  USA [30]
11 Beyoncé 20.11  USA

[31]

12 Maroon 5 19.97  USA [32]
13 Shawn Mendes 19.97  CAN [33]
14 David Guetta 19.84  FRA [34]
15 Queen 19.58  UK [35]
16 Ozuna 18.94  PUR [36]
17 Calvin Harris 18.16  UK [37]
18 Post Malone 18.01  USA [38]
19 Adele 17.49  UK [39]
20 Shakira 17.17  COL [40]
21 The Weeknd 17.10  CAN [41]
22 Maluma 16.86  COL [42]
23 Selena Gomez 16.76  USA [43]
24 Marshmello 16.27  USA [44]
25 Nicki Minaj 16.14  TTO [45]
As of September 18, 2019

Peak position on chart

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.[46]

  Indicates most streamed artist of the year

2015

Month Artist Country
September The Weeknd[47]  CAN
October
November
December Justin Bieber

2016

Month Artist Country
January Justin Bieber[48]  CAN
February
March
April Rihanna  BAR
May Drake[49]  CAN
June
July
August
September
October
November
December The Weeknd[49]

2017

Month Artist Country
January The Weeknd[49]  CAN
February Ed Sheeran[50]  UK
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

2018

Month Artist Country
January Ed Sheeran[50]  UK
February
March Drake[51]  CAN
April
May
June J Balvin[52]  COL
July Drake[53]  CAN
August
September
October
November Selena Gomez[54]  USA
December Ariana Grande[55]

2019

Month Artist Country
January Ariana Grande[55]  USA
February
March
April
May Khalid[56]
June Ed Sheeran[57]  UK
July
August
September
October

Yearly

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

2013

Spotify's most streamed artists of 2013 were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.[58]

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 Nicki Minaj  TTO
8 Rihanna  BAR
9 Calvin Harris  UK
10 Drake  CAN

2014

Spotify's most streamed artist of 2014 was Ed Sheeran.[59]

Rank Chg Artist Country
1 Increase Ed Sheeran  UK
2 Increase Eminem  USA
3 Increase Katy Perry
4 Increase Ariana Grande
5 Increase Pharrell Williams

2015

Spotify's most streamed artist of 2015 was Drake with 1.8 billion streams that year.[60]

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

2016

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.[61]

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

2017

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.[62]

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

2018

Spotify's most streamed artist of 2018 was Drake with 8.2 billion streams that year.[63]

Rank Chg Artist Country
1 Increase Drake  CAN
2 Increase Post Malone  USA
3 Increase XXXTentacion
4 Increase J Balvin  COL
5 Decrease Ed Sheeran  UK

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