The most popular artists worldwide as of July 2022. Spotify’s monthly listeners give us a clear view of currently popular artists.

We recently looked at the most followed artists on Spotify, but who are the top streamed artists? Monthly listeners are updated by Spotify every 24 hours and publicly displayed on the profiles of all artists.

Recently overtaking The Weeknd and Justin Bieber following the release of his fourth studio album at the end of last year, Ed Sheeran currently sits atop the top ten, with over 80 million monthly listeners. That means around 19% of Spotify’s 422 million monthly active users (as of March 2022) have listened to Ed Sheeran in the past month. The most-streamed female artist is currently Dua Lipa, with over 71 million monthly listeners.

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.

1. Ed Sheeran

80.7 million monthly listeners


The number two most-streamed artist on Spotify

2. The Weeknd

75.6 million monthly listeners


1 Justin Bieber

3. Justin Bieber

73.3 million monthly listeners


The number four most-streamed artist on Spotify

4. Harry Styles

72.0 million monthly listeners


5. Dua Lipa

71.7 million monthly listeners


The number six most-streamed artist on Spotify

6. Drake

66.6 million monthly listeners


The number seven most-streamed artist on Spotify

7. Bad Bunny

62.3 million monthly listeners


8. Doja Cat

59.6 million monthly listeners


The number ten most-streamed artist on Spotify 2022

9. Taylor Swift

57.1 million monthly listeners


The number ten most-streamed artist on Spotify

10. Calvin Harris

55.5 million monthly listeners


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