Who’s No. 1? From Future Nostalgia to Un Verano Sin Ti, Boardroom breaks down the most-streamed albums in Spotify history to date.
If you were asked point blank to rattle off your all-time favorite artists and songs, you likely wouldn’t struggle. But when was the last time you put thought into your favorite album? What’s the last complete work in a musical artist’s discography you experienced with truly zero skips? That LP that you can play over and over again all the way to Platinum status in your house alone?
Your mileage may vary. But as it relates to what users turn to most frequently on major streaming platforms, we have a winner. According to the latest listener data on Spotify, check out the most-streamed albums on Spotify to date.
You may have even done your part to help one or more of these records make the list.
Let’s jump in.
Most-streamed Albums on Spotify: The Top 5
Figures based on Spotify app data as of Oct. 13, 2023.
1. Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti: 14.5 billion streams
Since July 2023, Bad Bunny‘s celebrated 2022 album has been the No. 1 most-streamed album on Spotify, bar none. Dethroning Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide), Un Verano Sin Ti‘s reign rolls on after debuting at No. 1 and breaking the record for the biggest streaming week ever for a Latin music album. As if that weren’t enough, it made history at the 2022 Grammy Awards as the first Spanish-language album to be nominated for Album of the Year.
2. Ed Sheeran’s Divide (÷): 13.8 billion
Earning Ed Sheeran a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2018, the deluxe version of the award-winning album Divide was once the most streamed album of all time on Spotify. The album skyrocketed to the top of the charts in the United Kingdom in its first week, positioning Sheeran’s album as the fastest-selling album by a male solo artist in the country, as well as the highest opening trailing behind Adele and Oasis.
3. The Weeknd’s Starboy: 11.9 billion
The Weeknd‘s third studio album boasts features from Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk, Future, and Lana Del Rey as well as producer credits from Labrinth, Diplo, and Metro Boomin. Starboy became The Weeknd’s second consecutive No. 1 album and houses discography favorites “Die For You,” “I Feel It Coming,” “Reminder,” and the title track. The album also won The Weeknd’s second Best Urban Contemporary Album in 2018 and boasts 4x Platinum certification from the RIAA.
4. Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding: 11.5 billion
Post Malone’s third studio album features fellow rappers Travis Scott, SZA, Swae Lee, Young Thug, and Lil Baby, as well as pop and R&B favorite Halsey — and that’s a non-exhaustive list. Hollywood’s Bleeding was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammy Awards and became Posty’s second US No. 1 album.
5. Dua Lipa’s Dua Lipa: 11.4 billion
Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut set the bar high from the jump. The album includes hit tracks from “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” to “New Rules,” the latter of which became the most-streamed song by a female British artist in the United Kingdom as of March 2021. “New Rules” also became the singer’s first top 10 entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and broke the record for the most weeks on the US Mainstream Top 40 chart.
Spotify’s Most-Streamed Albums: The Top 15
|1||Bad Bunny||Un Verano Sin Ti||14.5B|
|4||Post Malone||Hollywood’s Bleeding||11.5B|
|5||Dua Lipa||Dua Lipa||11.4B|
|6||Dua Lipa||Future Nostalgia||11.2B|
|7||Post Malone||Beerbongs & Bentleys||11.1B|
|8||The Weeknd||After Hours||10.8B|
|10||Billie Eilish||When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?||10.2B|
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