Here’s what the world streamed the most on Spotify in 2021

Here are Spotify’s most-streamed songs, albums, artists and podcasts of the year 2021.


  • Spotify has revealed what the world was streaming the most throughout 2021
  • The list covers the top songs, artists, albums and podcasts that defined 2021
  • The company also published its personalized Wrapped year-in-review

The most-streamed Spotify music, artists, podcasts and more

Aside from releasing the latest Spotify Wrapped 2021 stats and personalized experiences, the Swedish music service has also revealed its top-streamed artists, music, podcasts and more. Read: How to listen to Spotify offline on Apple Watch

Puerto Rican Reggaeton star Bad Bunny was the most-streamed artist globally on Spotify, the company revealed via a press release published on the Spotify Newsroom. Olivia Rodrigo’s runaway “drivers license” was the top-streamed Spotify song of 2021. Her debut album SOUR was also the most-streamed album around the world this year.

As for podcasts, The Joe Rogan Experience has retained its first place.

Here’s a detailed look at what Spotify’s global audiences comprised of more than 381 million people have discovered, streamed and enjoyed the most on the service in 2021.

The most-streamed artists globally and in the US

With 9.1+ billion streams and no new album this year, Puerto Rican Reggaeton star Bad Bunny was the most-streamed artist globally on the platform. Rounding up 2021’s top three are Taylor Swift and K-pop sensation BTS.

The most-streamed Spotify artists globally

  1. Bad Bunny
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. BTS
  4. Drake
  5. Justin Bieber

The most-streamed Spotify artists in the US

  1. Drake
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Juice WRLD
  4. Kanye West
  5. Bad Bunny

The most-streamed Spotify tracks globally and in the US

Olivia Rodrigo with her “drivers license” took the top spot, with Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”, The Kid LAROI’s Justin Bieber collaboration “STAY”, Olivia Rodrigo’s “good 4 u” and Dua Lipa’s “Levitating (feat. DaBaby)” rounding out the top five.

The most-streamed Spotify songs globally

  1. “drivers license” by Olivia Rodrigo
  2. “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X
  3. “STAY (with Justin Bieber)” by The Kid LAROI
  4. “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo
  5. “Levitating (feat. DaBaby)” by Dua Lipa
  6. Most Streamed Songs in the U.S.

The most-streamed Spotify songs in the US

  1. “drivers license” by Olivia Rodrigo
  2. “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo
  3. “Kiss Me More” (feat SZA) by Doja Cat
  4. “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals
  5. “Levitating (feat. DaBaby)” by Dua Lipa

The most-streamed albums globally

Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album SOUR placed first, with Justin Bieber’s Justice, Ed Sheeran’s =, and Doja Cat’s Planet Her coming in third, fourth and fifth.

  1. SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo
  2. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  3. Justice by Justin Bieber
  4. = by Ed Sheehan
  5. Plane Her by Doja Cat

The most-streamed podcasts globally and in the US

The Joe Rogan Experience leads in terms of the most popular podcasts on Spotify in 2021, followed by Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy (another Spotify exclusive), Crime Junkie, TED Talks Daily, and The Daily rounding out the list.

The most-popular Spotify podcasts globally

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. Call Her Daddy
  3. Crime Junkie
  4. TED Talks Daily
  5. The Daily

The most-popular Spotify podcasts in the US

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. Crime Junkie
  3. Call Her Daddy
  4. The Daily
  5. NPR News Now