Who’s the most popular music artist in the world right now? Check out the cross-platform best-performing artists in April 2024.

Here are the artists racking up the most streams and gaining the most new fans across the music world in 2024. As an artists gets more follows and listens on Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer, SoundCloud and other streaming platforms, and the better they perform on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and across the rest of social media, the closer they get to becoming the biggest artist in the world.

Since we check the ranking last month, there’s been a fair amount of movement amongst the top 10. Taylor Swift is of course still the number one best-performing artist, after overthrowing Drake last year, releasing recording-breaking albums and continuing her worldwide Eras Tour.

The Weeknd just rose from third to second, securing ‘the biggest male artist’ title. Drake has also climbed a place, thanks to his new single “Push Ups”. Justin Bieber has dropped from second position to sixth. Beyoncé has climbed up three spots, following the release of her eighth studio album Cowboy Carter.

Rihanna, Ed Sheeran and Bad Bunny have all dropped in the ranking.

Any surprises here amongst the most popular artists in 2024?

The number one biggest artist

1. Taylor Swift

Score: 787K

The number four biggest artist

2. The Weeknd

Score: 569K

The number two biggest artist

3. Drake

Score: 534K

The number four biggest artist

4. Beyoncé

Score: 527K

The number five biggest artist

5. Ariana Grande

Score: 523K

The number five biggest artist

6. Justin Bieber

Score: 502K

The number six biggest artist

7. Rihanna

Score: 499K

The number eight biggest artist

8. Eminem

Score: 477K

The number seven biggest artist

9. Ed Sheeran

Score: 446K

The number three biggest artist

10. Bad Bunny

Score: 424K

The data is based on Chartmetric’s cross platform performance analysis, which takes into account the artist’s overall reach with listeners in terms of listens, views and consumption, and how many followers the artist has in their fanbase across the web.

Who’s your number one artist in 2024?

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