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Drake and The Weeknd Among Spotify's Most Streamed Artists of 2023

They couldn't quite catch Taylor Swift, but the Canadians were again big streamers this year. Check out the most streamed songs, artists and albums in Canada and globally.

​The Weeknd accepting the 2022 CMW Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award.

The Weeknd accepting the 2022 CMW Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award.

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Are you ready for it? Spotify unveiled its 2023 Wrapped campaign on Wednesday (Nov. 29) and revealed the most streamed artists, songs, albums and podcasts of the year. Taylor Swift, who’s already had a banner year with her massive Eras Tour and the release of two re-recordings, reigned as the streaming platform’s overall top artist, replacing Bad Bunny, who was No. 1 the three previous years.

The 12-time Grammy winner — who nabbed 10Billboard Music Awards on Nov. 19 — ruled with a massive 26.1 billion streams since Jan. 1. Her 2022 album Midnights was the second most streamed album around the world and her resurgent 2019 album Lover was the seventh. On the song side of things, “Cruel Summer” and “Anti-Hero” were the sixth and 10th most streamed songs globally.


To celebrate the singer/songwriter’s success on the platform, Spotify shared clues around the world 48 hours before revealing Swift to be its top artist of the year, with puzzle pieces on billboards featuring Easter eggs that were capped off with a video and more.

Bad Bunny was the second most streamed global artist of the year; his 2022 hit album Un Verano Sin Ti was the platform’s most streamed album around the world, with 4.5 billion listens. (Spotify confirmed to Billboard in July that the Puerto Rican star’s set had overtaken Ed Sheeran’s Divide as the most streamed album in the platform’s history.) As for the most streamed song globally? That would be Miley Cyrus’ eight-weekBillboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Flowers,” which snagged 1.6 billion streams.

On the podcast side of things, The Joe Rogan Experience was tops for the fourth year in a row, with Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy coming in at No. 2.

Also as part of Spotify Wrapped’s Wednesday reveal, the platform rolled out its popular annual Wrapped feature, which lets users review and share their listening habits of 2023.


Keep reading to see how artists, songs, albums and podcasts ranked on Spotify’s 2023 Wrapped global charts.

Most Streamed Artists Globally:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Bad Bunny
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Drake
  5. Peso Pluma
  6. Feid
  7. Travis Scott
  8. SZA
  9. Karol G
  10. Lana Del Rey

Most Streamed Songs Globally:

  1. “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus
  2. “Kill Bill” by SZA
  3. “As It Was” by Harry Styles
  4. “Seven (feat. Latto)” by Jung Kook
  5. “Ella Baila Sola” by Eslabon Armado, Peso Pluma
  6. “Cruel Summer” by Taylor Swift
  7. “Creepin’ (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)” by Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage
  8. “Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)” by Rema, Selena Gomez
  9. “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” by Bizarrap, Shakira
  10. “Anti-Hero” by Taylor Swift

Most Streamed Albums Globally:

  1. Un Verano Sin Ti by Bad Bunny
  2. Midnights by Taylor Swift
  3. SOS by SZA
  4. Starboy by The Weeknd
  6. One Thing At a Time by Morgan Wallen
  7. Lover by Taylor Swift
  8. HEROES & VILLAINS by Metro Boomin
  9. GÉNESIS by Peso Pluma
  10. Harry’s House by Harry Styles

Billboard Canada Editor: Spotify also released its charts for Canada, which you can find below:

Most-Streamed Artists in Canada

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Drake
  3. Morgan Wallen
  4. The Weeknd
  5. 21 Savage

Most-Streamed Songs in Canada

  1. Last Night” by Morgan Wallen
  2. Flowers” by Miley Cyrus
  3. Kill Bill” by SZA
  4. Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)” by Rema
  5. Creepin' (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)” by Metro Boomin

Most-Streamed Albums in Canada

  1. One Thing At A Time, Morgan Wallen
  2. SOS, SZA
  3. Midnights, Taylor Swift
  4. HEROES & VILLAINS, Metro Boomin
  5. Dangerous: The Double Album,Morgan Wallen
For more top lists of 2023 and to see your personalized Spotify Wrapped, check out Spotify's For the Record blog.
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