Spotify Stats 2022 (Facts & Data Listed)

Spotify Stats

When Spotify first began in 2008, it permanently changed the way people listen to music.

Spotify lets you discover, organize, and share over 82 million songs for free, including over 4 million podcast titles. Its premium subscribers have access to features such as better sound quality, offline download, and an ad-free music streaming experience.

Spotify is now the world’s leading audio streaming service, with 422 million users, including 182 million premium subscribers spread across 183 regions.

Let us take you through all the possible statistics that we could gather so that you will have a clear idea as to how far Spotify has come since its launch and how things are looking for it as we enter 2022.

Spotify Statistics: Infographics

This is our TLDR for this article. If you wish to know the key statistics related to Spotify as of 2022, you will see them here in a nutshell. Let us take you. 

Spotify Statistics — Infographics

Spotify Stats 2022: In a Nutshell

How many songs are on Spotify 2022?

Spotify has 82 Million songs on its platform as of 2022.

How many artists are on Spotify 2022?

It is estimated that Spotify currently has around 11 million artists and creators on its platform.

  1. Monthly Spotify Stats
  • Spotify has 422 monthly listeners as of 2022.
  • Europe accounts for 40% of those 422 Monthly active listeners.
  • Spotify has 406 monthly listeners as of 2022.
  • North America (USA + Canada) comes second with a 29% share.
  • 1,800,000 songs are uploaded on Spotify every month on average.
  • Ed Sheeran is the artist with the most monthly listeners with 84.16 Million audiences, 84,165,933 to be precise as of May 2022..

  1. Artist Ranking on Spotify
  • Bad Bunny Was the most-streamed Artist on Spotify in 2021. With Taylor Swift, BTS, Drake, and Justin Beiber in 2nd to 5th position respectively.
  • Olivia Rodrigo had her single “driver’s license” as the most-streamed track of 2021. Her Album titled “SOUR” was also the most-streamed album of last year.

  1. Spotify Artists Payout statistics
  • Spotify paid over $7 Billion to its artists in 2021. That’s more than any other music streaming service. 
  • Spotify Broke the record for the biggest yearly payout from any retail business in history.
  • Over 1000 artists earned more than $1 Million through Spotify royalty in 2021.
  • Over 50,000 artists generated $10,000.
  • Major record labels earned over $4 billion in profit in 2021.
  • The estimated value of a Spotify stream to an artist ranges from $0.006 to as little as $0.00318 per stream.

6. Miscellaneous Spotify Statistics 

  • Males form 56% whereas females form 44% user base.
  • North America has the highest average Spotify daily usage.
  • Over 44% of users access Spotify every day 

What else is New in 2022

Users can listen to the same music with up to 10 people. Perfect for Long-distance relationships.

The image attached below shows some more exciting features.

New on Spotify

Spotify Active Users [Monthly]

As of Quarter 1 2022, Spotify has 422 million active users, according to official statistics.

Userbase of Quarter 1 On Spotify For 2022

Since 2015, Spotify has shown a sustained (Q-O-Q) increase in the department.

During the previous two years (Quarter 2 – 2020 to Quarter 2 – 2021), Spotify has gained 133 million monthly active users.

Spotify - Overview

Spotify anticipates that the platform will have 428 million monthly active users by the end of Quarter 2 – 2022, according to insights released in a recent shareholder letter.

A complete breakdown of growth in Spotify monthly users since 2015:

Quarter -yearMonthly active users
Quarter 1  – 201568  mil.
Quarter 2 – 201577  mil.
Quarter 3 – 201582  mil.
Quarter 4 – 201591  mil.
Quarter 1  – 201696  mil.
Quarter 2  – 2016104  mil.
Quarter 3 – 2016113  mil.
Quarter 4 – 2016123  mil.
Quarter 1  – 2017132  mil.
Quarter 2  – 2017138 mil.
Quarter 3 – 2017149 mil.
Quarter 4 – 2017160 mil.
Quarter 1  – 2018157 mil.
Quarter 2  – 2018180 mil.
Quarter 3  – 2018191 mil.
Quarter 4 – 2018207 mil.
Quarter 1  – 2019217 mil.
Quarter 2  – 2019232 mil.
Quarter 3 – 2019248 mil.
Quarter 4 – 2019271 mil.
Quarter 1  – 2020286 mil.
Quarter 2  – 2020299 mil.
Quarter 3 – 2020320 mil.
Quarter 4 – 2020345 mil.
Quarter 1 – 2021356 mil.
Quarter 2  –  2021365 mil.
Quarter 3 – 2021381 mil.
Quarter 4 – 2021406 mil.
Quarter 1 – 2022 422 mil.
Quarter 2 – 2022 (Projected)428 mil.
Monthly User

Spotify’s Region-wise Active Users Distribution (Monthly)

Spotify’s total Monthly Active Users increased 19% year on year to 422 million in Quarter 1 2022, up from 406 million In Quarter 4 2021. Spotify observed better momentum across the 86 markets in which it was introduced earlier this year, with South Korea, Bangladesh, and Pakistan leading the way.

  • Europe accounts for 40% of Spotify’s monthly active users. In the EU alone, this translates to around 168.8 million monthly active users.
  • With 280.14 million monthly active users, Europe and North America account for the bulk (69%) of Spotify’s AUB.

Here’s a complete distribution of Spotify’s MAUs by region:

Region% Monthly Active Users
EU (Europe)40%
USA & Canada (North America)29%
Latin America20%
Monthly Active User

Spotify Premium Subscribers

Spotify Premium has 182 million customers globally. This is a substantial growth in numbers since 2019 (100 million)

Spotify anticipates that by the end of Quarter 2 2022, it will have around 187 million Premium members.

Below is the entire breakdown of Spotify’s Premium subscriber growth since Quarter  1  – 2015:

Quarter, YearPaying Subscribers
Quarter 1 – 201518 mil.
Quarter 2 – 201522 mil.
Quarter 3 – 201524 mil.
Quarter 4 – 201528 mil.
Quarter 1 – 201630 mil.
Quarter 2 – 201636 mil.
Quarter 3 – 201640 mil.
Quarter 4 – 201648 mil.
Quarter 1 – 201752 mil.
Quarter 2 – 201759 mil.
Quarter 3 – 201762 mil.
Quarter 4 – 201771 mil.
Quarter 1 – 201875 mil.
Quarter 2 – 201883 mil.
Quarter 3 – 201887 mil.
Quarter 4 – 201896 mil.
Quarter 1 – 2019100 mil.
Quarter 2 – 2019108 mil.
Quarter 3 – 2019113 mil.
Quarter 4 – 2019124 mil.
Quarter 1 – 2020130 mil.
Quarter 2 – 2020138 mil.
Quarter 3 – 2020144 mil.
Quarter 4 – 2020155 mil.
Quarter 1 – 2021158 mil.
Quarter 2 – 2021165 mil.
Quarter 3 – 2021172 mil.
Quarter 4 – 2021180 mil.
Quarter 1 – 2022 182 mil.
Quarter 2 – 2022 (Projected)187 mil.
Premium Subscribe

Spotify Revenue

Spotify registered revenue of €2,661 million in Q1 2022.

Spotify registered a yearly revenue of 9.67 billion Euros in 2021.

Again, a substantial growth since 2020 (7.88 billion Euros)

Here’s a detailed breakdown of Spotify’s income since 2012:

YearRevenue (in €)
200913.36 mil.
201073.9 mil.
2011187.8 mil.
2012430.1 mil.
2013746 mil.
20141.08 bil.
20151.94 bil.
20162.95 bil.
20174.09 bil.
20185.26 bil.
20196.76 bil.
20207.88 bil.
20219.67 bil.
2022 (Quarter 1)€2,661

Spotify Revenue Through Premium Subscribers

Spotify generates money from two sources: Premium membership fees and ad-supported businesses.

Premium Subscribers help Spotify generate €2,379 million in income in Q1 2022.

Below is the complete breakdown of Spotify’s income through Premium members since 2k12:

YearRevenue  (in €)
2012374.6 mil.
2013677.89 mil.
2014982.7 mil.
20151.74 bil.
20162.657 bil.
20173.67 bil.
20184.717 bil.
20196.086 bil.
20207.13 bil.
2021 8.46 bil.
2022 (Quarter 1)€2,379 mil.

Spotify Revenue Through ad-Supported Businesses

In Q1 2022, Spotify’s yearly advertisement-supported income was €282 million.

Below is the entire breakdown of Spotify’s ad-supported income since 2k12:

YearRevenue (in €)
201255.5 mil.
201368.16 mil.
2014102 mil.
2015196 mil.
2016295 mil.
2017416 mil.
2018542 mil.
2019678 mil.
2020745 mil.
2021 1208 mil.
2022 (Quarter 1)€282 million

Spotify Market Share

Spotify controls Almost 35.4% of the market. Spotify has 172 million Subscribers out of the 487 million individuals who have a music streaming premium subscription.

The market share of Spotify has steadily been between 32% and 43% over the last 5 years.

we’ve listed below Spotify’s market control among paid music streaming consumers since 2k15:

YearMarket share
2020 (Quarter 1 )32.5%
2021 (Quarter 1 )32%

Spotify’s Podcasts

Spotify ranks 2nd among the podcast platforms in the United States, with 40% of people using it on a regular basis.

Spotify, is the most popular app along with Youtube for podcast listening among Android phone users in the United States, accounting for a 26% share in the market (a 23% increase since 2020).

Spotify - Podcast

Spotify is the most popular podcast platform among North American millennials with 50% being frequent users.

After an entire year as a Spotify exclusive, The Joe Rogan Experience is still the number-one podcast on Spotify worldwide. It is followed by Alex Cooper’s daring ‘Call Her Daddy‘, which was also exclusive to Spotify in 2021. True crime remains popular in the media, with Ashley Flower’s Crime Junkie in 3rd position, TED Talks Daily, and The Daily finishing in the top five.

Here is the complete list of the top 5 most popular podcasts on Spotify globally:

  • The Joe Rogan Experience
  • Call Her Daddy
  • Crime Junkie
  • TED Talks Daily
  • The Daily

Society & Culture is the most listened to podcast genre on Spotify, according to worldwide listeners.

Below are the top 5 most popular podcast genres among Spotify’s worldwide listeners:

  • Society & Culture
  • Comedy
  • Lifestyle & Health.
  • Arts & Entertainment.
  • Education.

The number of  Podcasts Available On Spotify?

Spotify began its podcasting journey three years ago, with a database of over 180,000 episodes. Today, Spotify has 4 million podcasts on its platform, representing a growth rate of over 1,500%,”.   Spotify added 1.2 million podcasts in 2021 alone.

Availability of Spotify Across the globe 

Currently, Spotify is accessible in 183 countries. Spotify has grown its presence to 80+ countries since 2020.

Spotify was accessible in 61 markets globally in 2017. 

Between 2018 – 21, Spotify expanded to 117 new nations.

And still counting!

Geographical Availability of The Spotify App by Platform

The Spotify iOS application is accessible in 157 countries.

Spotify is accessible in 90% of Nations where the iOS application store is available.

Aside from their desktop web player, Spotify Music is now available for download on Roku smart TVs. Spotify is available in all  17 Roku markets.

The Spotify app is accessible in 9 of the 11 markets where the Amazon Application Store is available (Japan & China excluded).

Spotify has its android application available in all 184 markets along with its lite application in 36+ countries.

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How Many Spotify Playlists Are There?

Spotify’s collection has around 4 Bil. playlists across all genres. Out of which, over 3000 are curated officially by Spotify.

In the year 2020 alone, the music streaming platform added over 1 Billion new playlists.

The top 20 most-followed playlists on the platform are all curated by Spotify, out of which 50% are personalized

Pop music dominates 10 out of the top 20 Spotify playlists, according to the genre.

70% of Spotify’s top 20 most followed playlists are primarily made up of the latest releases.

Below is a list of the top 20 most-followed Spotify playlists:

PlaylistFollowers count
Today’s Top Hits31,049,432
Global Top 5016,840,181
¡Viva Latino!11,821,940
Baila Reggaeton10,470,805 
Rock Classics (personalized)10,347,963
All Out 2000s (personalized)10,036,031
Songs to Sing in the Car (personalized)10,002,097
All Out 80s (personalized)9,459,031
Beast Mode (personalized)8,972,274
All Out 90s (personalized)7,249,014
Chill Hits (personalized)7,226,944
Mood Booster (personalized)7,146,530
Hot Country6,801,828
I Love My ’90s Hip-Hop6,754,070
Songs to Sing in the Shower 6,708,128 
lofi hip hop music – beats to relax/study to6,549,264
This Is BTS6,533,981
Peaceful Piano6,519,606
Esquenta Sertanejo6,393,730

How Many Tracks Are Available On Spotify?

Currently, Spotify has 70+ mil. tracks. 20 mils. Songs added in just 2020.

Spotify anticipates adding 22 mil. new tunes by the end of 2021. That’s almost a track every second!

Currently, Ed Sheeran is the most-streamed artist on Spotify with over 84.31 million monthly listeners (As of May 2022).

ArtistMonthly listeners(mil.)
Ed Sheeran84.31
Justin Bieber79.66
The Weeknd76.59
Dua Lipa66.08
Harry Styles64.92
Imagine Dragons56.79
Taylor Swift55.40
Doja Cat55.388
Bad Bunny54.84
J Balvin54.29
David Guetta53.96
Ariana Grande53.47
Jack Harlow53.36
Bruno Mars52.76
Maroon 550.29
Camila Cabello49.76

Below are the top 20 popular artists on Spotify based on the number  of followers:

RankArtistFollowers (Mil.)
1Ed Sheeran97.17
2Ariana Grande79.56 
4Billie Eilish62.28 
5Justin Bieber60.75 
7Taylor Swift53.14 
10Bad Bunny48.43 
11Arijit Singh48.29 
12The Weeknd44.82 
13Bruno Mars 41.33 
15Imagine Dragons40.06 
16Adele37 99
17Shawn Mendes37.76 
18Post Malone36.88 
20Maroon 536.38 

Top 20 most streamed songs of all time:

1Shape of You3,131Ed Sheeran
2Blinding Lights2,960The Weeknd
3Dance Monkey2,563Tones and I
4Rockstar2,418Post Malone ft. 21 Savage
5Someone You Loved2,349Lewis Capaldi
6One Dance2,308Drake ft. Wizkid and Kyla
7Sunflower2,289Post Malone and Swae Lee
8Closer2,279The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
9Señorita2,134Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
10Believer2,083Imagine Dragons
11Perfect2,056Ed Sheeran
12Bad Guy2,046Billie Eilish
13Say You Won’t Let Go2,020James Arthur
14Thinking Out Loud1,994Ed Sheeran
15Lucid Dreams1,953Juice Wrld
16God’s Plan1,939Drake
17Don’t Start Now1,896Dua Lipa
18Photograph1,8664Ed Sheeran
20Starboy1,824The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk

Below are the most-streamed artists by year.

Drake was the most-streamed artist on Spotify for 3 years (2015, 2016 & 2018) the most of any artist.

YearArtist ranking
2013Macklemore & Ryan LewisAviciiDaft PunkEminemImagine Dragons
2014Ed Sheeran)EminemColdplayCalvin HarrisKaty Perry
2015Drake Ed SheeranThe WeekndMaroon 5Kanye West
2016Drake Justin BieberRihannaTwenty-One PilotsKanye West
2017Ed Sheeran DrakeThe WeekndKendrick LamarThe Chainsmokers
2018Drake Post MaloneXXXTentacionJ BalvinEd Sheeran
2019Post Malone Billie EilishAriana GrandeEd SheeranBad Bunny
2020Bad Bunny DrakeJ BalvinJuice WrldThe Weeknd
2021Bad BunnyTaylor SwiftBTSDrakeJustin Bieber

Spotify Wrapped Statistics

Spotify successfully launched its 7th annual year-end Spotify Wrapped promotion to consumers in 103 regions on December 1, 2021.

Spotify Wrapped was accessed by 120 million MAUs worldwide.

With approximately 60 million shares of Wrapped tales and cards, the campaign became a global craze.

Shedding some light on Spotify’s Workforce

As per Spotify’s press statement, the firm employs 7,085 full-time workers. Since 2019, the number of employees has increased by 60.8 %

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Below is the increase in Spotify’s employee strength since 2k11:

YearNumber of employees
2021 (Quarter 2 )7,085

As per Spotify, the average yearly salary of an employee in 2019 was €122,814. Since then Spotify’s pay and salary expenditure has climbed by 9.63%.

Acquisitions by Spotify 2022

Spotify revealed that it acquired a couple of platforms in Q1 of 2022. Both are related to podcasting.

Acquisitions By Spotify
  1. Podsights: podcast advertising measurement service that helps advertisers better measure and scale their podcast advertising.
  2. Charitable: a podcast advertising measurement service that helps advertisers better measure and scale their podcast advertising.

Spotify Partnership with FC Barcelona

Spotify is now a proud sponsor of one of the most successful football clubs in the world.

Spotify Partnership With FC Barcelona

Spotify had an agreement with the Spanish football club Barcelona. Under this deal, The Camp Nou stadium will be rebranded as Spotify Camp Nou and  Spotify’s name will also appear on both the men’s and women’s teams’ jerseys for the next four seasons, beginning with the 2022/23 season.

How to check your personal Spotify Statistics

After reading all these statistics, wouldn’t it be fun to take a sneak peek into your own Spotify statistics? There are various ways through which you can do it. We will Demonstrate some of them step by step below.

Checking Spotify Stats on PC or MAC

  1. Tap your user profile name in the app’s top right corner.
  1. From the drop-down option, choose Profile.
  1. Here, you can go through your frequently played artists, tracks, and playlists. You can tap on the “See All” button under any category to see more of the specific stat.

Checking Spotify Stats on Mobile phones

  1. Tap on the settings icon in the top right corner of your mobile application. (it will have a look similar to a gear)
  1. From the drop-down option, choose Profile.
  1. Here, you can go through your frequently played artists, tracks, and playlists. You can tap on the “See All” button under any category to see more of the specific stat.

Checking Spotify stats through Wrapped

Since 2015, Spotify launched its wrapped program for its users in December of each year. In that, users can see their music listening habits and stats for that specific year. You can access the wrapped cards as soon as you enter the mobile or computer application.

It is hard to miss as there are huge banners and cards popping in the app. Be sure to access you’re wrapped this year if you haven’t in previous ones.

Checking Spotify Stats via Third-party applications

Many third-party applications allow you to check your personal Spotify stats. All you have to do is find one such platform that offers this service and sign in to them using your Spotify credentials.

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Conclusion: Spotify Stats 2022

Here it is, all of Spotify from its launch till April 2022. The data is sourced from multiple sources across the web and might differ but just marginally.

Spotify is set to roll out some exciting features in 2022 for both its users and artists. Look out for them.

Let us know your favorite artists and songs in the comments below. Also, let us know if you have any additional stats about the platform from any other source. We will be happy to update this space. Happy Listening!

References: Backlinko, Spotify, and others.

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