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What were the biggest streamers on Spotify in 2021?

If you’re a user of Spotify, you might have already received your Unwrapped report which goes through all your listening habits for the last year. (On the surface, this looks really cool. But when you think out it, this really shows how much Spotify is monitoring what you listen to. But I digress.)

Spotify also has stats for the planet’s listening behaviours in 2021. Top Global Artists: With more than 9.1 billion streams this year, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny is our most-streamed artist of 2021. Check out Bad Bunny’s reaction when he first learned the news HERE. The second most-streamed artist– and most streamed female artist of the year – is Taylor Swift (#2), followed byBTS (#3), Drake (#4) and Justin Bieber (#5). 

Top Global Songs

The most-streamed song of 2021 is Olivia Rodrigo’s drivers license” with more than 1.1 billion streams, Coming in second and third spots are Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (#2) and“STAY (with Justin Bieber)” by The Kid LAROI (#3). The fourth most-streamed song of the year is another one from Olivia Rodrigo with “good 4 u” (#4), followed by “Levitating (feat. DaBaby)” by Dua Lipa (#5). 

Top Global Albums

The most-streamed album globally is Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR. In second spot, is  Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia (followed by Justin Bieber’s Justice (#3). Rounding out the top five re Ed Sheeran’s “=” (#4) and Doja Cat’s Planet Her (#5). 

Top Global Podcasts

In top spot is The Joe Rogan Experience. Next, we have Call Her Daddy (#2), Crime Junkie (#3).TED Talks Daily (#4) and The Daily (#5).

More detail can be found here.

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