Who are the biggest artists in the world in 2021?

Who’s the most popular music artist in the world right now? Check out the cross platform best performing artists in 2021.

Here are the artists racking up the most streams and gaining the most new fans across the music world in 2021. As an artists gets more follows and listens on Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer and other streaming platforms, and the better they perform on Facebook and Instagram, TikTok and across the rest of social media, the closer they get to becoming the biggest artist in the world.

Any surprises here amongst the most popular artists in 2021?












The data is based on Chartmetric’s cross platform performance analysis, which takes into account the artist’s overall reach with listeners in terms of listens, views and consumption, and how many followers the artist has in their fanbase across the web.

Who’s your number one artist in 2021?

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