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The Most-Streamed Artists of 2021 Have Been Revealed

Today, your social media has probably been flooded with friends and family posting their most streamed tunes for the year. This is all thanks to Spotify’s 2021 Wrapped Campaign, where users receive a full breakdown of their listening habits and can then share these stats online. The audio-streaming giant also released global figures that included the most-streamed artist, songs and podcasts of the year. And apart from learning your grandma is a huge Snoop Dogg fan, the biggest surprise of the day was who took out the top spot.

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Glass Animals

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Spotify unveiled that over 381 million users across the globe helped create this year’s list. Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny took the gold as the most-streamed artist globally with more than 9.1 billion streams, while Drake was number one in the US. Pop icon Taylor Swift was Australia’s most-streamed artist, even though her latest album Red (Taylor’s version) was only released in November. Olivia Rodrigo’s driver’s license and SOUR  claimed both the most-streamed song and album globally. Down Under, the most-streamed track was Heat Waves by British indie rock band Glass Animals. After signing him to an exclusive deal in 2020, Spotify will be pleased to see The Joe Rogan Experience as the number one podcast on the platform across all categories.

Check out the full Spotify 2021 Wrapped lists below.

Spotify Wrapped Top Lists

Spotify 2021 Wrapped Global Top Lists

Most Streamed Artists Globally

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

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 Streamed Albums Globally

  1. SOUR, Olivia Rodrigo
  2. Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa
  3. Justice, Justin Bieber
  4. =, Ed Sheeran
  5. Planet Her, Doja Cat
  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. Call Her Daddy
  3. Crime Junkie
  4. TED Talks Daily
  5. The Daily
Drake

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Spotify 2021 Wrapped Australia Top Lists

Most streamed songs – Australia

  1. “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals
  2. “drivers license” by Olivia Rodrigo
  3. “STAY (with Justin Bieber)” by The Kid LAROI
  4. “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo
  5. “WITHOUT YOU” by The Kid LAROI

Most streamed songs by Australian artists

  1. “STAY (with Justin Bieber)” by The Kid LAROI
  2. “WITHOUT YOU” by The Kid LAROI
  3. “Astronaut In The Ocean” by Masked Wolf
  4. “SO DONE” by The Kid LAROI
  5. “Fly Away” by Tones And I

Most streamed artists – Australia

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Drake
  4. Ed Sheeran
  5. The Kid LAROI

Most streamed Australian artists

  1. The Kid LAROI
  2. The Wiggles
  3. Hilltop Hoods
  4. AC/DC
  5. Flume

Most streamed albums – Australia

  1. SOUR, Olivia Rodrigo
  2. =, Ed Sheeran
  3. F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE), The Kid LAROI
  4. Justice, Justin Bieber
  5. Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa

Most streamed podcasts – Australia

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. ABC News Briefing
  3. Casefile True Crime
  4. Hamish & Andy
  5. The Update

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Sam Mangioni is an experienced Staff Writer with an extensive background in digital content production and news. Prior to working for Man of Many, Sam spent three years at Southern Cross Austereo where he served as a Content Producer and News Reporter for the flagship Triple M Breakfast Program. The Sydney-based reporter completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University Majoring in Marketing in 2014. A specialist in sport, lifestyle and gear coverage, Sam's work has also featured in Fight News Australia.