Spotify top artists in 2023

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December 12, 2023

Launched in October 2008, Spotify is one of the largest music streaming service providers with over 527 million monthly active users, including 210 million paying subscribers, as of March 2023. Curious about who’s at the top of the charts on Spotify? Look no further! Here you can find a list of the most popular artists on the platform. We will also show you how to easily add the entire discography of an artist on Spotify in a playlist and download them without Spotify Premium.

Most-streamed artist of all time on Spotify


As of May 2023, Canadian rapper Drake is the most-streamed artist of all time on Spotify. Followed by Bad Bunny who leads among Latin acts. American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is the most-streamed female artist.

The Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter has achieved remarkable success on Spotify, consistently topping the charts as one of the most-streamed artists. Known for his infectious hits and versatile style, Drake has amassed a massive following on the platform.

The top global artists of 2022, 2021, 2020

Bad Bunny

It’s a three-peat for global recording artist Bad Bunny. Bad Bunny has won the year’s most-streamed artist in the world on Spotify for three consecutive years since 2020. No other artist has ever accomplished the feat before.

Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, is a Puerto Rican singer, rapper, and songwriter who has made a significant impact on the music scene, both in Latin America and globally. He has gained immense popularity on platforms like Spotify, consistently ranking among the most-streamed artists.

Most-streamed artists by year

  • 2012 Rihanna — — — —
  • 2013 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • 2014 Ed Sheeran (860 million)
  • 2015 Drake (1.8 billion)
  • 2016 Drake (4.7 billion)
  • 2017 Ed Sheeran (6.3 billion)
  • 2018 Drake (8.2 billion)
  • 2019 Post Malone (6.5 billion)
  • 2020 Bad Bunny (8.3 billion)
  • 2021 Bad Bunny (9.1 billion)
  • 2022 Bad Bunny (18.5 billion)

Most-streamed artists of 2022

Spotify unveils Most-streamed artists globally and other rankings on the yearly Spotify Wrapped, which is released in the last month of every year.

Most-streamed artists globally of 2022 are Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, Drake, The Weekend and BTS.

To find out the top global artists of 2023, we will have to wait for Spotify to release the official Spotify Wrapped of 2023, typically in the last month of the year. At that time, Spotify will unveil the most-streamed artists and other rankings based on the data accumulated during the year 2023.

Keep an eye out for Spotify Wrapped 2023 when it is released to discover the top global artists and see how music trends have evolved.

Most followed-artist on Spotify

English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is the most followed-artist on Spotify. American singer-songwriter Ariana Grande is the most-followed female artist on Spotify. South Korean boy band BTS is the most-followed group on Spotify.

Ed Sheeran: The British singer-songwriter has garnered immense popularity on Spotify with his heartfelt and melodic tracks. Ed Sheeran’s catchy tunes and relatable lyrics have resonated with listeners worldwide, earning him a spot among the most-streamed artists.

Spotify top artists by monthly listeners

May 2023

  1. The Weeknd
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Miley Cyrus
  5. Rihanna
  6. Justin Bieber
  7. Shakira
  8. Ariana Grande
  9. David Guetta
  10. Drake

The Weeknd: With his captivating blend of R&B, pop, and soul, The Weeknd has emerged as a dominant force in the music industry. His soulful voice and chart-topping hits have contributed to his success as one of the most-streamed artists on Spotify.

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Most-streamed songs on Spotify

As of May 2023, “Blinding Lights” by Canadian singer The Weeknd is the most-streamed song of all time on Spotify.

Your top Spotify artists

Your top artist will be revealed in Spotify Wrapped which released in the last month of each year. Spotify Wrapped is a feature that provides a summary of your musical journey throughout the year. It presents you with personalized insights and statistics about your listening habits. One of the highlights of this experience is the revelation of your most-listened-to artist.

How to see all tracks from an artist?

It’s exciting to gather all songs from your favorite artist and create a playlist for them. However, Spotify doesn’t make it easy. When you search an artist on Spotify app or web player and go to the artist page, you will be presented by his/her popular songs but there are only 10 songs. Under the 10 popular songs Spotify groups discography into 3 segments: albums, EPs, and singles. You would have to go through all 3 tabs, scroll through every item on the page and drag & drop them onto your playlist.

Luckily this Google Chrome extension does all these for you. It gets every item from albums, EPs, and singles successfully.

1. Open Google Chrome and go to Spotify artist’s all songs.

2. Click Add to Chrome.

3. Click Add extension.

4. Click the green icon on the top right corner of your browser.

5. Click Open Spotify.

6. Log in your Spotify account.

7. Click the extension icon again and choose SHOW ALL SONGS.

8. Now the playlist containing all songs from the artist has been added to your library.

How to download songs from your favorite artist without Premium?

Spotify is an online music streaming service. Spotify uses a freemium model, offering a basic service free of charge while enticing customers to upgrade to a paid subscription plan. Spotify free users can only stream songs online without downloading option. To download Spotify songs for offline playback without Premium, you will need a third-party tool – Pazu Spotify Converter.

Pazu Spotify Converter is specially designed for you to download Spotify music to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, AAC, and AIFF with either a free or premium account on Mac/Windows. Featuring a built-in Spotify web player, it allows you to download Spotify songs, albums and playlists even without Spotify app. With the adoption of advanced encryption technology, it’s able to keep all the converted audio files with 100% lossless audio quality and the original ID3 tags and metadata information. For more details, you can check them below.

Key features of Pazu Spotify Converter:

  • Download Spotify songs without Premium.
  • Convert Spotify to MP3/M4A/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF.
  • Best possible quality song download without any type of loss.
  • Keeps all the original ID3 tags: title, artist, artwork, etc.
  • No Requirement for the Spotify app.
  • Multilingual interface: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文.
  • Archive downloaded songs by album or artist.

1. Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in web player.

convert Spotify to MP3

2. Choose output format

Click the ” Options ” button on the top right corner. Here you can select output format (MP3/M4A/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF), output quality, customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files and more.

Spotify converter settings

3. Select Spotify songs, albums or playlists

Select the blend playlist you want to download and click the red “Add to list” button.

Spotify Blend

Spotify Converter will detect and display all songs. Uncheck the songs you don’t want to download if there are any.

convert Spotify to MP3

4. Convert Spotify Songs

Click the Convert button to start downloading Spotify songs in MP3 format.

convert Spotify to MP3

Once the conversion is done, click the folder icon to find the downloaded mp3 songs. You can then play them with your favorite MP3-supported music player.

Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.