Special Report

Spotify Artists With the Most Listeners

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15. Eminem
> Monthly listeners: 45.41 million
> Most streamed song: ‘Till I Collapse
> Spotify followers: 33.23 million

Eminem is among the most enduring acts on this list, having released his debut album in 1996. He continues to draw in listeners with his most recent album, “Music to be Murdered By,” which came out this past January. The album includes the song “Godzilla,” which features vocals by the late rapper Juice WRLD and has been streamed more than 180 million times.

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14. Halsey
> Monthly listeners: 46.55 million
> Most streamed song: Closer
> Spotify followers: 9.72 million

Halsey has had millions of listeners over the past month thanks in large part to her album “Manic,” which was released in January of this year. The album features the No. 1 hit “Without Me,” which has accumulated more than 961 million streams. This still falls shy of “Closer” — her collaborative single with The Chainsmokers — which has more than 1.7 billion streams.

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13. Tones and I
> Monthly listeners: 46.06 million
> Most streamed song: Dance Monkey
> Spotify followers: 0.74 million

Australian singer Tones and I is the only artist among the 25 with the most monthly listeners on Spotify to have fewer than 1 million followers on the platform. Her inclusion is largely the result of her hugely successful song “Dance Monkey,” which has been streamed over 1.2 billion times. The song, which was reportedly written in approximately half an hour, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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12. Maroon 5
> Monthly listeners: 47.61 million
> Most streamed song: Girls Like You (ft. Cardi B)
> Spotify followers: 22.70 million

Nearing 20 years together as a band, Maroon 5 has had numerous hits, though their biggest song on Spotify is 2018’s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B. Other popular tracks include “Memories,” which, despite being released just this past year, has over 583 million plays.

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11. Nicki Minaj
> Monthly listeners: 49.84 million
> Most streamed song: Swalla (Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)
> Spotify followers: 17.11 million

Nicki Minaj’s most recent studio album is “Queen,” released in August 2018. She has released additional music since then, however, keeping fans engaged on Spotify. The song “Tusa” — a 2019 collaboration with Colombian reggaeton singer Karol G — has over 441 million streams. The even more recent song “Yikes” has almost 17 million streams.

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