Who are the biggest artists in the world in 2022?

Who’s the most popular music artist in the world right now? Check out the cross-platform best-performing artists in May 2022.

Here are the artists racking up the most streams and gaining the most new fans across the music world in 2022. 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.

Justin Bieber takes the top spot, with millions of followers across socials and billions of plays on streaming services. The most popular female artist currently goes to Taylor Swift, while BTS are unsurprisingly the most popular band.

Any surprises here amongst the most popular artists in 2022?













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.

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Top 10 most-streamed artists of all-time on Spotify in 2022

Rather than Spotify’s monthly listeners, we take a look at the all-time streams of every track from artists’ catalogues.

How much money have the top 10 artists earned on Spotify in 2022?

A rough calculation of the figures some of the most-streamed artists have earned on the music streaming platform to date.

38 comments

    Am I the only one who’s gonna mention that BTS is at seven and there are seven of them 🙂 <3
    I love them!!!

    bruh everybody if you want to know the trash singers here you go
    *justin bieber
    * Britney Spears
    *shelen gomez
    * shawn mendes
    * ariana granda
    *the weekend
    * ed sheeran
    * rebecca
    * 6ix9ine
    i think so yeah bruh

    I agree. Ed Sheeran just really sucks. Shawn’s out of his game (he should do modelling again or something), Selena was never really good (shoulda stayed as an actress, Brittany is just getting old, honestly, 6ix9ine is just 6ix9ine we need no explanation for him lmao, The Weekend is losing his game too and Ariana? (meh, she should’ve stayed in the acting business too).

    a lot of people agree to disagree man. i hate bts with every fiber of my being but that’s just my opinion. everyone’s music taste varies babe. just glad bad bunny got the hit on them as number 4.

    The most popular music artist in the world right now is Taylor Swift. She has been dominating the charts with her album, “Reputation”, which has been certified platinum in the United States.

    so proud of benito, i mean to come from a small island in the caribbean to being one of the most well-known artists?? that’s latinx representation right there and i am proud of it <3

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