So, the way the entertainment world and mainstream music works have certainly changed as we got closer to the early 2010s decade. This took a bigger swing in the late 2010s, with streaming having a bigger impact, much like the record sales. Thanks to its ability to connect with the wider world. This has led some artists to come out and have success like never before, while some catapulted to bigger numbers. Spotify remains one of the apps that has led this streaming world for music, and here we are taking a look at Artists With Most Monthly Listeners on the app right now in September of 2021.
The list presented is bound to change over the coming weeks and months. Albums and single releases, along with the ability of artists to connect with their fans on a more personal level through the advent of the internet, have clearly affected the things around them. Furthermore, the Spotify playlists continue to influence newer fanbases into this. So here we have the top 10 artists charting right now with most monthly listeners on Spotify who come as a mix, with some of them being very new to the ones who have been establishing themselves for the past decade.
Before we move to our top 10, since the list is pretty much shuffling. Here are some honorable mentions who have already topped the list before this year or may top it sooner as artists with the most monthly listeners on Spotify in the coming weeks or months.
- Maroon 5 – 50,279,877 Monthly Listeners
- Bruno Mars – 53,273,590 Monthly Listeners
- David Guetta – 53,834,656 Monthly Listeners
- Billie Eillish – 54,040,775 Monthly Listeners
- Olivia Rodrigo – 54,481,422 Monthly Listeners
10. Lil Nas X – 55,510,246 Monthly Listeners
Lil Nas X knows how to stay relevant and keep your fans fulfilled. It all started when he blended rap with a country tune and brought the world what we know as Old Town Road. The song is bound to stay relevant for years following. Apart from that, controversies are something he may have found himself trapped in. But the love for his music has stayed relevant as he brings innovations to the world. Right now, his song with Jack Harlow titled “INDUSTRY BABY” is topping the charts. Soon he will be giving birth to his latest album Montero that will bring more hits along.
9. Drake – 56,386,221 Monthly Listeners
Drake pretty much established his name in the later 2020s decade. The artist is one of the reasons for the hip-hop dominance around the world we are witnessing today. The same has continued with his latest album, Certified Lover Boy released on September 3, 2021, making its presence felt all over again. Single “Girls Wants Girls” with Lil Baby is topping several charts on Spotify. Another song with Trippie Redd titled “Betrayal” is again a new which may soon find its way on the charts. Apart from that, his past albums are still fresh for the audience to go back to.
8. J Balvin – 58,271,136 Monthly Listeners
“Prince of Reggaeton” continues his dominance today. Clearly, J Balvin has come a long way since his breakthrough with “Ginza” and global dominance with “Mi Gente” With Willy William. The 2019 collaboration with Bad Bunny on the album “Oasis” has certainly given a big boost to both the artists. Thus racking up nominations for Grammys and headlining festivals. This continued with J Balvin’s “Colores”. The album was quite attractive as he named every song with color and brought dancehall, R&B, and electronica influences. Right now, J Balvin is waiting around for his song in collaboration with Pokemon for their 25th Century.
7. Ariana Grande – 59,252,605 Monthly Listeners
Ariana Grande has certainly grab stardom as one of the biggest pop stars around the world in the past decade. The girl considered to be the heir to the throne of Mariah Carey has come a long way with hits after hits since her Nickelodeon days. Right now, her song Save Your Tears (Remix) With The Weeknd is topping the charts. Grande’s recent album Position remains to be a hit to be heard on repeat, with both the album and title song hitting number 1 on several charts. Songs such as Stuck with U” (with Bieber) and “Rain on Me” (with Gaga) are just another package worth listening to.
6. The Kid LAROI – 60,495,541 Monthly Listeners
The Kid LAROI brings his own flavor transitioning from hip-hop to emo-rap to pop-punk. He is probably one of the youngest on this list right now. LAROI’s debut mixtape F*ck Love (2020) is certainly the driving force behind his charting. Song such as WITHOUT YOU and its remix along with Miley Cyrus, then “Stay” (with Justin Bieber) are peaking quite a lot. The Kid LAROI certainly has a bright future ahead if he continues with his blend of emo-rap and pop-punk. Because both the genres are reviving the 2000s pop-punk sound to another level.
5. Doja Cat – 61,964,305 Monthly Listeners
Doja Cat Things have only gone upwards since Doja Cat’s song “So High” caught the attention of Kemosabe and RCA Records. The teenager who spent time releasing music on Soundcloud reigns music charts now. The song “Mooo!” certainly worked great as an internet meme that transitioned into hits singles such as “Say So” and a remix with Nicki Minaj. Doja’s recent album release Planet Her (2021) brought along chart-topping singles in the form of “Kiss Me More” (featuring SZA), “Need to Know”, and “You Right” (with The Weeknd). All three singles are charting heavily along with the rest of the songs on the album if you hit Spotify right now.
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4. Dua Lipa – 65,486,921 Monthly Listeners
Like Ariana, another pop star who has defined pop music in the world dominated by Hip-Hop. Dua Lipa certainly climbed the charts with songs such as “Be the One”, “IDGAF”, and her most popular single out there “New Rules”. Furthermore, her song with Calvin Harris titled” One Kiss” became the year’s longest-running number-one single by a female artist. The artist is riding high on success with her second studio album “Future Nostalgia”. Lipa’s songs such as PNAU Remix of Cold Heart with Elton John, Love Again, and Levitating with DaBaby are topping the charts currently.
3. Ed Sheeran – 73,005,641 Monthly Listeners
Ed Sheeran is probably one of the few artists on the mainstream charts who blends the flavor of pop music perfectly with acoustics and folk tunes. He has been doing this since his debut and has been successful around the world for the same. Songs like “Thinking Out Loud”, “The A-Team”, “Perfect”, and “Everything Has Changed” With Taylor Swift heavily stream even today whether you are listening with your loved one or lonely at night. Sheeran is currently topping the charts with his singles Visting Hours and MEDUZA remix of Bad Habits, which will appear on his upcoming album “=”.
2. The Weeknd – 74,865,348 Monthly Listeners
Every time The Weeknd is out there with a song, it is bound to be big and appear close to number one next week. The same has continued for years and may continue for so long. The Weeknd already has several chart records to his name, which may certify his success. This comes from the songs such as “Can’t Feel My Face”, “Earned It”, and “The Hills”. As well as the newer songs he releases. At the moment, The Weeknd is topping the charts with his songs Save Your Tears (Remix) with Ariana Grande, Take My Breath, and You Right With Doja Cat.
1. Justin Bieber – 85,895,724 Monthly Listeners
Well, the kid from 2010 who went viral and had massive success with Baby has certainly grown up. What important is Bieber never stayed on to become a one-hit-wonder and has transitioned his music over time. Thus adapting to what is relevant, and certainly, his dedicated fanbase never lets him go that easily. So you are bound to expect Bieber to top the charts occasionally. If we wanted, we could mention each and every album of his right from his younger days which bring nostalgia while the newer ones give us a more mature Bieber. Currently, Bieber is charting with his songs such as Peaches With Daniel Caesar and Give, Don’t Go with Skrillex and Don Tolliver, and Essence with Wizkid and Tems.