Rather than Spotify’s monthly listeners, we take a look at the top Spotify songs of all time from artists’ catalogues, as of January 2024.

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 2024, 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 November last year, with the most-followed female artist Taylor Swift over taking Bad Bunny in the second position. Drake still leads the pack. BTS are the most-streamed band.

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 over 70 billion streams!

The number one most-streamed artist on Spotify

1. Drake

  • Lead streams: 70,208,387,350
  • Featured streams: 21,517,025,820
  • Number of tracks: 321

The number three most-streamed artist on Spotify

2. Taylor Swift

  • Lead streams: 68,111,174,735
  • Featured streams: 632,940,443
  • Number of tracks: 407

The number two most-streamed artist on Spotify

3. Bad Bunny

  • Lead streams: 67,035,879,867
  • Featured streams: 7,680,812,054
  • Number of tracks: 192

The number four most-streamed artist on Spotify

4. The Weeknd

  • Lead streams: 51,711,043,585
  • Featured streams: 7,551,429,777
  • Number of tracks: 224

The number five most-streamed artist on Spotify

5. Ed Sheeran

  • Lead streams: 46,280,230,803
  • Featured streams: 3,587,127,182
  • Number of tracks: 298

The number six most-streamed artist on Spotify

6. Ariana Grande

  • Lead streams: 40,238,903,397
  • Featured streams: 3,033,039,684
  • Number of tracks: 185

The number seven most-streamed artist on Spotify

7. Justin Bieber

  • Lead streams: 40,090,807,953
  • Featured streams: 12,445,894,558
  • Number of tracks: 229

The number eight most-streamed artist on Spotify

8. Eminem

  • Lead streams: 39,552,951,832
  • Featured streams: 5,058,100,733
  • Number of tracks: 313

The number nine most-streamed artist on Spotify

9. Post Malone

  • Lead streams: 36,963,694,165
  • Featured streams: 3,279,038,508
  • Number of tracks: 119

The number ten most-streamed artist on Spotify

10. BTS

  • Lead streams: 36,640,072,537
  • Featured streams: 718,577,716
  • Number of tracks: 274

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