Spotify is arguably the most used streaming service across the globe.The platform has millions of users and Artist thanks to its easy-to-use interface, extensive catalog, and device compatibility.
Due to its global acceptability, the platform can also be used to determine the best performing singers on the planet. Today we have compiled a list of the top 10 most streamed artists of all time on Spotify.
|2||Bad Bunny||40 Billion|
|3||Ed Sheeran||36 Billion|
|4||The Weeknd||32 Billion|
|5||Ariana Grande||31 Billion|
|6||Justin Bieber||31 Billion|
|7||Taylor Swift||30 Billion|
|9||Post Malone||28 Billion|
Drake attained the limelight after he featured as an actor in the CTV teen drama series, Degrassi. He began to pursue his music career in 2006 releasing his debut mixtape and two other mixtapes before he was signed into Young Money Entertainment by Lil Wayne in 2009.
Today he is among the world’s best-selling music artists with over 170 million records sold. He has won four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, a record of 29 Billboard Music Awards, two Brit Awards, and three Juno Awards, and holds several Billboard Hot 100 chart records.
2. Bad Bunny
Bad Bunny began to attain Limelight following the release of his breakthrough single “Soy Peor” in late 2016. He however attained global prominence after collaborating with Cardi B and Drake on the singles “I Like It” and “Mia”, which charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number one and number five, respectively.
He has since then released 5 studio albums that charted on the Billboard 200 and won multiple accolades including two Grammy Awards, four Latin Grammy Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, and two American Music Awards.
3. Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran attained the limelight after releasing his debut studio album, +, which was released in September 2011. The album topped the UK Albums Chart and won numerous awards including the Brits Awards for the Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
Ed Sheeran has many records to his name, for example, he is one of the most certified artists in the United States with over 101 million RIAA-certified units to his name. Two of his albums are on the list of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. His ÷ Tour is the highest-grossing concert of all time grossing over $700 million in three years.
4. The Weeknd
Canadian sensation, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, professionally known as The Weeknd, joins the list of the most streamed artists on Spotify, with over 32 Billion streams to his name. The Weeknd who is one of the richest musicians in Canada is considered a prominent figure in contemporary popular music
He has since then released several projects which have earned him major critical and commercial success, becoming one of the world’s best-selling music artists with over 75 million records sold. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including four Grammy Awards, 19 Billboard Music Awards, 15 Juno Awards, six American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and an Academy Award nomination.
5. Ariana Grande
Triple threat entertainer, Ariana Grande is one of the most streamed artists on Spotify, with over 31 billion streams to her name across all credit. The iconic American Singer is one of the world’s best-selling music artists; she has sold more than 85 million records globally.
She began her music career at age 15 in the 2008 Broadway musical 1 but rose to fame for playing Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious and Sam & Cat. Her debut album, Yours Truly (2013), topped the US Billboard 200, while its lead single, “The Way”, reached the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100.
The 28-year-old Justin Bieber with over 31 Billion streams takes sixth place among the most streamed artists on Spotify. The singer with millions of followers on every social platform is considered a pop icon and one of the most popular musicians in recent times.
Justin Bieber was discovered by American record executive Scooter Braun, who signed him into his record label in 2008. He however attained the limelight after the release of his debut seven-track EP My World in 2009, establishing himself as a force to reckon with in the Industry.
After 12 years in the industry, Justin Bieber is a recipient of numerous awards including two Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, eight Juno Awards, two Brit Awards, one Bambi Award, 21 Billboard Music Awards, 18 American Music Awards, 21 MTV Europe Music Awards 23 Teen Choice Awards and 33 Guinness World Records.
7. Taylor Swift
American singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift is no doubt one of the most streamed artists on Spotify with over 30 billion streams. She is also one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with over 200 million records sold worldwide. Eight of her songs have topped the Hot 100, and her concert tours are some of the highest-grossing in history.
Swift began to pursue a career in country music at the age of 14. She signed a songwriting contract with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2004 and a recording deal with Big Machine Records in 2005 and released her eponymous debut studio album in 2006. She has since then released multiple critical and commercially successful songs.
Taylor Swift has received 11 Grammy Awards an Emmy Award, 34 American Music Awards, 29 Billboard Music Awards, and 58 Guinness World Records.
Eminem began his career in 1996, releasing his debut album, Infinite. He however began to achieve mainstream popularity in 1999, after he signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. He has since then released 12 studio albums and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with over 220 million records sold.
Eminem was the best-selling music artist in the United States in the 2000s and the best-selling male music artist in the United States in the 2010s. He is a recipient of numerous awards including 15 Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, an Academy Award, and an MTV Europe Music Global Icon Award.
9. Post Malone
Austin Richard Post popularly known as Post Malone joins the list of the most streamed artists on Spotify, with over 28 Billion streams. He is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, with over 80 million copies sold. He gained acclaim for blending genres and subgenres of hip hop, pop, R&B, and trap.
Malone has won 10 Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, and has received six Grammy Award nominations.
The popular South Korean boy band, BTS concludes the list of the most streamed artists on Spotify, with over 27 Billion streams across all credits. They are the best-selling artisbt in South Korean history, having sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide.
The band was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. They crossed into the global music market, leading the Korean wave into the United States and breaking several sales records. They became the first Korean act to receive a Gold certification in the United States as well as the first act from South Korea to top the Billboard 200 and Hot 100
Here is a summary of the top 10 most streamed artists of all time on Spotify.
- Drake – 48 Billion streams
- Bad Bunny – 40 Billion Streams
- Ed Sheeran – 36 Billion Streams
- The Weeknd – 32 Billion Streams
- Ariana Grande – 31 Billion Streams
- Justin Bieber – 31 Billion Streams
- Taylor Swift – 30 Billion Streams
- Eminem – 29 Billion Streams
- Post Malone – 28 Billion Streams
- BTS – 27 Billion streams