Top 10 most-streamed artists on Spotify – artists with the most monthly listeners in 2023
The most popular artists worldwide as of February 2023. Spotify’s monthly listeners give us a clear view of currently popular artists.
Updated by Spotify every 24 hours and publicly displayed on the profiles of all artists, monthly listeners are a great indication of currently popular artists on streaming platforms.
There’s been a flurry of movement within the top 10 most played artists Spotify list in the first couple of month of 2023.
Taylor Swift has been knocked off the top spot from most-followed male artist The Weeknd, two months after she took the title from him following her Midnights album. Then, on February 27, The Weeknd became the first artist in Spotify history to hit 100 million monthly listeners.
Miley Cyrus has shot up to the number two spot, overtaking Taylor Swift as the most-popular female artist, thanks to her new single “Flowers”.
A surprise new entry is Shakira coming in at number five, boosted by a collab with DJ and producer Bizarrap. A total of 77.6 million makes Shakira the Latin artist with the most monthly listeners – and that’s the first time for a female Latin artist. A new record!
To see which artists have peaked over time, check out this Wikipedia article for a full breakdown of the stats. For a look at the most popular musicians since the birth of streaming, check out Spotify’s most-streamed artists of all-time here.
100.9 million monthly listeners
82.0 million monthly listeners
80.3 million monthly listeners
79.6 million monthly listeners
77.6 million monthly listeners
77.4 million monthly listeners
73.8 million monthly listeners
71.4 million monthly listeners
69.2 million monthly listeners
68.6 million monthly listeners
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