Spotify unveils top artists, albums, songs, podcasts of 2021

Wondering what the world was listening to while you were binge-listening to your favourites? Spotify has the answers

Tech Desk December 06, 2021

Wondering what songs were a hit globally and who else was listening to your favourite podcast on Spotify? Look no further. Spotify has shared the most streamed content lists we all want to see.

For the second year in a row, Puerto Rican Reggaeton star Bad Bunny is the most-streamed artist in the world on Spotify with over 9.1 billion streams without releasing a new album this year. He is swiftly followed by singer-songwriter Taylor Swift,  whose Red (Taylor’s Version) gave old and new fans alike a reason to relive the artist’s early groundbreaking work. Rounding up 2021’s top three is BTS

Here are the full lists of the top songs, artists, albums, and podcasts that defined 2021. 

Most Streamed Artists Globally

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

Most Streamed Albums Globally

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

Most Streamed 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

Most Popular Podcasts Globally

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



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