The most popular artists worldwide as of November 2022. 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.

Following the release of her massively popular tenth studio album Midnights, Taylor Swift just took the top spot from The Weeknd. The most-followed male artist is The Weeknd in a top ten made up exclusively of solo artists.

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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.

The number one most-streamed artist on Spotify 2022

1. Taylor Swift

79.1 million monthly listeners


The number two most-streamed artist on Spotify

2. The Weeknd

78.9 million monthly listeners


3. Ed Sheeran

77.1 million monthly listeners


The number four most-streamed artist on Spotify 2022

4. Sam Smith

68.6 million monthly listeners


The number five most-streamed artist on Spotify 2022

5. David Guetta

68.4 million monthly listeners


1 Justin Bieber

6. Justin Bieber

68.0 million monthly listeners


The number seven most-streamed artist on Spotify 2022

7. Rihanna

65.4 million monthly listeners


The number four most-streamed artist on Spotify

8. Harry Styles

65.0 million monthly listeners


The number six most-streamed artist on Spotify

9. Drake

63.9 million monthly listeners


The number seven most-streamed artist on Spotify

10. Bad Bunny

62.1 million monthly listeners


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