Rather than Spotify’s monthly listeners, we take a look at the top Spotify songs of all time from artists’ catalogues.

Monthly listeners are a great way to see which artists are currently popular on the streaming service, whereas this all-time streams list is a useful way to see the most popular artists in the last decade. We’ve also compiled more Spotify top tens such as the most-followed artists on Spotify in 2023, the most-streamed tracks of 2022, the most-streamed female artists by monthly listeners, most-streamed songs of all time, and the most-streamed songs in a single day – who are the common Spotify top artists that reappear across the lists?

There’s been movement in the top ten most-streamed artists Spotify list since we last checked in May 2022. Drake and Bad Bunny still lead the pack, but Taylor Swift has climbed up from 7th place to take the number 3 spot.

An artist’s all-time streams aren’t shared by Spotify with the public so this data comes from ChartMasters, updated daily. ChartMasters explain their methodology. Their data is “based on streams from tracks available inside their personal page’s sections Albums, Singles and Compilations. They are combined together and defined as ‘Lead streams’.” Appears on streams such as featured tracks are not counted towards lead streams or the ranking, but this number is listed. ChartMasters admit the full list of 1,000 artists may not be 100% accurate, but state the top of their list is thorough.

First up is Drake, with a whopping 55 billion streams.

The number six most-streamed artist on Spotify

1. Drake

  • Lead streams: 55,283,816,334
  • Featured streams: 20,342,093,114
  • Number of tracks: 282

The number two most played Spotify artist

2. Bad Bunny

  • Lead streams: 49,918,270,251
  • Featured streams: 7,668,640,840
  • Number of tracks: 161

The number one most-streamed artist on Spotify 2022

3. Taylor Swift

  • Lead streams: 40,738,303,020
  • Featured streams: 463,106,297
  • Number of tracks: 349

4. Ed Sheeran

  • Lead streams: 40,395,678,703
  • Featured streams: 3,035,685,931
  • Number of tracks: 244
The Weeknd

5. The Weeknd

  • Lead streams: 38,515,844,786
  • Featured streams: 5,559,000,569
  • Number of tracks: 187

6. Justin Bieber

  • Lead streams: 34,732,528,664
  • Featured streams: 9,005,619,915
  • Number of tracks: 225

7. Ariana Grande

  • Lead streams: 34,442,984,464
  • Featured streams: 2,195,723,996
  • Number of tracks: 182

8. Eminem

  • Lead streams: 33,123,148,016
  • Featured streams: 4,493,589,832
  • Number of tracks: 301

9. Post Malone

  • Lead streams: 31,557,276,587
  • Featured streams: 2,879,176,227
  • Number of tracks: 99


10. BTS

  • Lead streams: 31,460,216,066
  • Featured streams: 366,571,687
  • Number of tracks: 263

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