The superstars of the music world are only getting bigger. Who are the top ten most followed artists on Spotify right now, as of July 2022?

Spotify is the world’s most popular streaming service, famed for its super-intuitive music recommendations and great playlists. It’s a fantastic place to discover brand new music – and loyal fans can keep up-to-date with what their favourite superstar artists are releasing next.

Publicly displayed on Spotify in the About section of an artist profile, which artist has the most followers on Spotify? Check out the top ten biggest artists on Spotify, according to how many followers they have currently, in July 2022.

Ed Sheeran takes the top spot – newly becoming the first artist to reach 100M followers on Spotify. Next is the most-followed female artist Ariana Grande. In ninth position, BTS are the most-followed band and non-English act on Spotify. Billie Eilish has jumped up a spot in the five months since we last checked. There’s also a new entry from Arijit Singh.

Any surprises? Which of your favourites do you think deserve to be up there with the biggest artists on Spotify?


The number one most-followed Spotify artist

1. Ed Sheeran

100.3 million Spotify followers


The number two most-followed Spotify artist

2. Ariana Grande

81.7 million followers


The number four most-followed Spotify artist

3. Billie Eilish

66.4 million followers


The number three most-followed Spotify artist

4. Drake

65.5 million followers


The number five most-followed Spotify artist

5. Justin Bieber

63.7 million followers


The number six most-followed Spotify artist

6. Eminem

57.7 million followers


The number seven most-followed Spotify artist

7. Taylor Swift

56 million followers


Arijit Singh

8. Arijit Singh

53.4 million followers


The number nine most-followed Spotify artist

9. BTS

52.7 million followers


The number ten most-followed Spotify artist

10. Bad Bunny

52.2 million followers


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