The 10 biggest artists on Spotify in 2021

The superstars of the music world are only getting bigger. Who are the top ten most followed artists on Spotify right now?

Spotify is the world’s most popular streaming service, famed for its super-intuitive music recommendations and great playlists. It’s a fantastic place to discover brand new music – and loyal fans can keep up-to-date with what their favourite superstar artists are releasing next.

So, which artist has the most followers on Spotify? Check out the top ten biggest artists on Spotify, according to how many followers they have currently, half-way through 2021.

6. Ed Sheeran

1. Ed Sheeran

81 million Spotify followers

6 Ariana Grande

2. Ariana Grande

64.20 million followers


3. Drake

55.17 million followers

2. Justin Bieber

4. Justin Bieber

46.49 million followers

5 EminemMusic

5. Eminem

45 million followers

5. Billie Eilish

6. Billie Eilish

44.51 million followers


7. Rihanna

43.18 million followers

4. Taylor Swift

8. Taylor Swift

40.43 million followers

6. Queen

9. Queen

34.71 million followers

imagine dragons

10. Imagine Dragons

34.43 million followers

The top ten most followed artists on Spotify is based on data from Chartmetric.

Any surprises? Which of your favourites do you think deserve to be up there with the biggest artists on Spotify?

I write about music for RouteNote, sharing fun stuff, news, and tips and tricks for musicians and producers. Also a saxophonist and hater of marmalade.

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