Is Ed Sheeran still the artist on Spotify?
In recent months, Ed Sheeran has been breaking records on Spotify. His classic songs like “Shape of You” have gained billions of streams as of press time. After releasing his “=” (Equals) last year, his status has risen to even higher levels as he continues his position on the music industry.
But as the international artists released more albums, Sheeran was unable to maintain his high profile and was released.
ChartMasters has updated their list of Spotify’s biggest artists. To everyone’s surprise, Sheeran was spotted by a rapper.
In March 2022, Drake will be ranked number one among Spotify’s video artists by having 45 billion lead streams. Thanks to his recent songs he has put his songs back to the top, with the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards ‘Hip-Hop Artist of the Year’ and four of the highest paid rappers of 2021 (by Forbes).
2. Ed Sheeran
An estimated 34 billion leaders are now in the ring. His latest legal battle with Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue who said “Shape of You” may have affected the singer’s place on the roster.
3. Bad Bunny
Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, earned his third place before his World’s Hottest Tour in August 2022. He followed Drake and Sheeran with 33 billion streams.
4. The weekend
With 30.4 billion streams, the “Blinding Lights” hitmaker has climbed to four. As the world’s best -selling musician, The Weeknd has won over other musicians by gaining 30 billion lead streams.
5. Ariana Grande
While Ariana Grande hasn’t released a new song or album this year, the 28 -year -old “7 rings” singer now has 30 billion streams on Spotify. Her last music project came when she was featured on Doja Cat’s “I Don’t Do Drugs” last year.
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6. Justin Bieber
With six songs already reaching the billion mark, Justin Bieber enjoyed sixth place with 29 billion lead streams. The “Sorry” player broke his all -time record for monthly listeners in Spotify history by reaching 94.68 million listeners as of press time. His 2021 single, “Ghost,” played a big part in his new career since he became the first male artist to have a 10-number-one hit on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart. .
Rap God has proven to be one of the best selling artists of all time by adding to Spotify’s Top Artists list. Eminem’s latest album, “Music to Be Murdered By,” garnered millions of sales before teaming up with Polo G and Mozzy for Skylar Grey’s “Last One Standing” for ” Venom: Let There Be Carnage. “
It counts seven with 27.52 billion streams.
8. Taylor Swift
The most talked about artist on the list, Swift now has 27.5 billion streams more than her full project this year. She also set several records on the music scene, including the first day’s highest album streams by a female artist on Spotify who were recognized from Guinness World Records.
9. Post Malone
Prior to the release of his fourth studio album, “Twelve Carat Toothache,” Post Malone ranked ninth on Spotify’s Top Artists with 24 billion stream guides. As of press time, it has eight songs on Spotify with more than 1 billion views each, 54 songs with 100 million streams, and 65 songs with 10 million streams.
BTS finished the list with 24 billion views. This year, Spotify spotted K-pop supergroup’s song, “Dynamite,” after reaching 1 billion streams last year. The group sent them a plaque with bibimbap in great design.
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