Special Report

Spotify Artists With the Most Listeners

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10. Drake
> Monthly listeners: 51.62 million
> Most streamed song: One Dance
> Spotify followers: 44.98 million

Drake was the most-streamed artist on Spotify in 2015, 2016, and 2018. His most played song is the infectious “One Dance,” which has gained more than 1.8 billion streams. “God’s Plan,” off the 2018 album “Scorpion,” is a close second with nearly 1.5 billion streams. The rapper is expected to release a new studio album this year.

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9. Dua Lipa
> Monthly listeners: 52.36 million
> Most streamed song: New Rules
> Spotify followers: 15.57 million

English singer Dua Lipa has not released a studio album since her self-titled effort in 2017, though she’s released numerous singles to Spotify since. The most recent single released, “Physical,” appeared on the service in February 2020. The song will be included on the Grammy winner’s upcoming album “Future Nostalgia,” which is scheduled to come out on April 3.

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8. Post Malone
> Monthly listeners: 53.35 million
> Most streamed song: rockstar (ft. 21 Savage)
> Spotify followers: 22.80 million

Rapper Post Malone was 2019’s most-streamed artist, with more than 6.5 billion streams. With his previous album (released just a year earlier) debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the rapper got an even greater boost with the release of his his album “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” which came out in September, and again debuted at No. 1.

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7. The Weeknd
> Monthly listeners: 54.81 million
> Most streamed song: Starboy
> Spotify followers: 19.00 million

Drake associate The Weeknd has been a favorite among Spotify listeners since the release of his compilation album “Trilogy,” which was released in 2012. In 2015, he released the No. 1 album “Beauty Behind the Madness,” which includes the songs “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face,” both of which almost have 1 billion streams on Spotify. “Starboy” (2016) is his lone song to have crossed that threshold, with 1.3 billion streams.

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6. Khalid
> Monthly listeners: 55.05 million
> Most streamed song: Eastside (Benny Blanco with Halsey & Khalid)
> Spotify followers: 10.66 million

Since the release of his Grammy-nominated debut album “American Teen,” Khalid has risen to superstardom, as evidenced by his popularity on Spotify. The most popular track on his page is Benny Blanco’s “Eastside,” on which both Khalid and singer Halsey are featured. Other popular tracks include collaborations with Marshmello and Billie Eilish.

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