Spotify Stats 2023 (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 80 million songs for free, including over 4.7 million podcast titles. Its premium subscribers have access to features such as better sound quality, offline downloads, and an ad-free music streaming experience.

Spotify is the world’s leading audio streaming service, with 456 million users and 195 million premium subscribers across 180 regions.

Let us take you through all the possible statistics we could gather so that you will have a clear idea of how far Spotify has come since its launch and how things are looking for the Swedish giant as we are about to wrap up 2022 and enter the first quarter of 2023.

Spotify Statistics: Infographics for 2023

This is our TLDR section for this article. If you wish to know the key statistics related to Spotify for 2023, you will see them here in a nutshell. Allow us to show you — In a graphical way!

Spotify Stats 2023: In a Nutshell

How many songs are on Spotify in 2023?

Spotify has over 80 Million songs on its platform as of 2023.


How many artists are on Spotify in 2023?

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


Monthly Spotify Stats

  • Spotify has 456 million monthly active listeners as of 2023. out of which 195 million are premium subscribers.
  • Europe accounts for 39% of Spotify’s monthly active listeners.
  • North America (USA + Canada) comes second with a 28% share.
  • 273 million of Spotify’s monthly users are ad-supported.
  • 1,800,000 songs are uploaded on Spotify every month on average.
  • The Weeknd is the artist with the most monthly listeners, with 90.40 Million audiences (90,401,583 to be precise), as of December 2022.

Artist Ranking on Spotify

  • Bad Bunny Is the most-streamed Artist on Spotify of 2022. With Taylor Swift, Drake, The Weeknd and BTS in 2nd to 5th position, respectively.
  • Harry Styles’ single “As it was” is the most-streamed track of 2022. Bad Bunny’s Album titled Un Verano Sin Ti is the most-streamed album of last year.

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.

Miscellaneous Spotify Statistics

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

What Else Is New On Spotify In 2023

Spotify Audiobooks: Spotify users in the United States can now listen to and download more than 300,000 audiobooks on the platform. This feature wasn’t available to users before September 2022, and it is the first iteration of the audiobook experience for users on Spotify.

Spotify Active Users [Monthly]

According to official statistics, Spotify has 456 million active users as of quarter 3 of 2022.

Spotify Audiobooks
Spotify MAUs

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

Spotify anticipates that the platform will have 479 million monthly active users by the end of Quarter 4 2022, according to insights released in the shareholder letter of Q3 2022.

A complete breakdown of quarterly growth in Spotify monthly users since Q1, 2015 to Q3, 2022:

Quarter -yearMonthly active users
Quarter 1  – 201568  million.
Quarter 2 – 201577  million.
Quarter 3 – 201582  milliion.
Quarter 4 – 201591  milliion.
Quarter 1  – 201696  milliion.
Quarter 2  – 2016104  milliion.
Quarter 3 – 2016113  milliion.
Quarter 4 – 2016123  milliion.
Quarter 1  – 2017132  milliion.
Quarter 2  – 2017138 milliion.
Quarter 3 – 2017149 milliion.
Quarter 4 – 2017160 milliion.
Quarter 1  – 2018157 milliion.
Quarter 2  – 2018180 milliion.
Quarter 3  – 2018191 milliion.
Quarter 4 – 2018207 milliion.
Quarter 1  – 2019217 milliion.
Quarter 2  – 2019232 milliion.
Quarter 3 – 2019248 milliion.
Quarter 4 – 2019271 milliion.
Quarter 1  – 2020286 milliion.
Quarter 2  – 2020299 milliion.
Quarter 3 – 2020320 milliion.
Quarter 4 – 2020345 milliion.
Quarter 1 – 2021356 milliion.
Quarter 2  –  2021365 milliion.
Quarter 3 – 2021381 milliion.
Quarter 4 – 2021406 milliion.
Quarter 1 – 2022 422 milliion.
Quarter 2 – 2022433 milliion.
Quarter 3 – 2022456 milliion.
Quarter 4 – 2022 (Projected)479 million.
Spotify Monthly User

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

Spotify’s total Monthly Active Users increased 20% year on year to 456 million in Quarter 3 2022, up from 433 million In Quarter 2 2022. Spotify observed better momentum across the 86 markets in which it was newly introduced, with South Korea, Bangladesh, and Pakistan leading the way.

Distribution of spotify users across world region in 2023
  • Europe accounts for 31% of Spotify’s monthly active users. This translates to around 141.36 million monthly active users.
  • Another 43% of Spotify’s MAUs are situated in North and Latin America.
  • With 237.1 million monthly active users, Europe and North America account for the bulk (52%) of Spotify’s Active User Base.

Here’s a complete distribution of Spotify’s Monthly Active Users by region:

RegionShare of Monthly Active Users
Europe31%
North America (USA & Canada)22%
Latin America21%
Rest of the world26%
Monthly Active User

Spotify Premium Subscribers

Spotify has 195 million premium subscribers globally. This is a 13% year-over-year growth.

Spotify Premium Subscribers

Spotify anticipates that by the end of Quarter 3 2022, it will have around 194 million premium subscribers.

Below is the entire breakdown of Spotify’s Premium subscriber growth since 2015 to Quaretr 3, 2022:

Quarter, YearPaying Subscribers
Quarter 1 – 201518 million.
Quarter 2 – 201522 million.
Quarter 3 – 201524 million.
Quarter 4 – 201528 million.
Quarter 1 – 201630 million.
Quarter 2 – 201636 million.
Quarter 3 – 201640 million.
Quarter 4 – 201648 million.
Quarter 1 – 201752 million.
Quarter 2 – 201759 million.
Quarter 3 – 201762 million.
Quarter 4 – 201771 million.
Quarter 1 – 201875 million.
Quarter 2 – 201883 million.
Quarter 3 – 201887 million.
Quarter 4 – 201896 million.
Quarter 1 – 2019100 million.
Quarter 2 – 2019108 million.
Quarter 3 – 2019113 million.
Quarter 4 – 2019124 million.
Quarter 1 – 2020130 million.
Quarter 2 – 2020138 million.
Quarter 3 – 2020144 million.
Quarter 4 – 2020155 million.
Quarter 1 – 2021158 million.
Quarter 2 – 2021165 million.
Quarter 3 – 2021172 million.
Quarter 4 – 2021180 million.
Quarter 1 – 2022 182 million.
Quarter 2 – 2022188 million.
Quarter 3 – 2022195 million.
Quarter 4 – 2022 (Projected)202 million.
Spotify Premium Subscribers

Spotify Revenue

Spotify registered revenue of €3,036 million in Q3 2022.

Spotify had 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 from 2012 to Q3 2022

YearRevenue (in €)
200913.36 million.
201073.9 million.
2011187.8 million.
2012430.1 million.
2013746 million.
20141.08 billion.
20151.94 billion.
20162.95 billion.
20174.09 billion.
20185.26 billion.
20196.76 billion.
20207.88 billion.
20219.67 billion.
2022 (Q1 + Q2+ Q3)8.20 billion.

Spotify Revenue Through Premium Subscribers

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

Premium Subscribers helped Spotify generate €2,651 million in income in Q3 2022.

Below is the complete breakdown of Spotify’s income through Premium members from 2012 to Q3 2022:

YearRevenue  (in €)
2012374.6 million.
2013677.89 million
2014982.7 million.
20151.74 billion.
20162.657 billion
20173.67 billion.
20184.717 billion.
20196.086 billion.
20207.13 billion.
2021 8.46 billion.
2022 (up to quarter 3)7.53 billion.

Spotify Revenue Through ad-Supported Businesses

Up to Q3 2022, Spotify’s yearly advertisement-supported income is €1.027 billion.

Below is the entire breakdown of Spotify’s ad-supported income from 2012 to Q3 2022:

YearRevenue (in €)
201255.5 million.
201368.16 million.
2014102 million.
2015196 million.
2016295 million.
2017416 million.
2018542 million.
2019678 million.
2020745 million.
2021 1.208 billion.
2022 (Up to Q3)1.027 billion

Spotify Market Share

Spotify controls 31% of the global music streaming market as of 2023.

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 from 2015 to 2023:

YearMarket share
201541.2%
201642.8%
201740.3%
201842.7%
201936.4%
202032.5%
202132%
202231%
202331%
Spotify Market Share over the years

Spotify Podcast Statistics

Spotify has 4.7 million podcasts on the platform.

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

The Joe Rogan Experience is still the number-one podcast on Spotify worldwide. It is followed by Alex Cooper’s daring “Call Her Daddy.”

Emma Chamberlain’sAnything Goes with Emma Chamberlain” is in the 3rd position, Caso 63, and Crime Junkie finish in the top five Spotify podcasts globally.

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

  • The Joe Rogan Experience.
  • Call Her Daddy.
  • Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain.
  • Caso 63.
  • Crime Junkie.

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 4.7 million podcasts on its platform, representing a growth rate of over 1500%. Spotify added 1.2 million podcasts to its library in 2021 alone.

Availability of Spotify Across The globe 

Currently, Spotify is accessible in 180 countries. Spotify has grown its presence to 80+ countries since 2020.

Spotify was accessible in only 61 markets globally in 2017. 

Between 2018 – 22, 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 as of 2023:

PlaylistFollowers count
Today’s Top Hits31,049,432
Global Top 5016,840,181
RapCaviar14,476,542
¡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?

Spotify has 80+ million tracks on the platform in 2023.

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

The Weeknd (Spotify's Most Listened Artist)

Currently, The Weeknd is the most-streamed artist on Spotify, with over 90.40 million monthly listeners (As of December 2022).

RankArtistMonthly Listeners
1The Weeknd90.40 million
2Justin Bieber84.63 million
3Ed Sheeran82.86 million
4Ariana Grande82.66 million
5Taylor Swift82.06 million
6Sam Smith76.85 million
7Mariah Carey74.54 million
8Drake67.65 million
9Coldplay66.52 million
10David Guetta66.28 million
11Rihanna66.27 million
12Bad Bunny65.03 million
13Harry Styles63.60 million
14Sia62.51 million
15Elton John62.41 million
16Eminem62.33 million
17Michael Bublé60.43 million
18Dua Lipa58.48 million
19Wham!56.53 million
20Lady Gaga54.80 million

Most Popular Artists on Spotify by Follower Count

Ed Sheeran: Most Followed Artist on Spotify

Ed Sheeran is the most followed person on Spotify, with over 106.93 million followers.

Below are the top 20 popular artists on Spotify based on the number of followers: (All-Time)

RankArtistFollowers
1Ed Sheeran106,903,923
2Ariana Grande86,265,582
3Billie Eilish74,048,386
4Drake70,302,083
5Justin Bieber68,636,905
6Arijit Singh66,184,542
7Taylor Swift64,874,906
8Eminem63,695,951
9Bad Bunny61,682,655
10BTS59,299,420
11The Weeknd55,286,440
12Rihanna51,732,420
13Bruno Mars45,229,336
14Adele44,973,602
15Imagine Dragons44,370,735
16Queen44,328,284
17Coldplay40,734,422
18Shawn Mendes40,304,223
19XXXTentacion39,608,260
20Neha Kakkar39,433,718

Most Streamed Songs on Spotify

Shape Of You on Spotify

Ed Sheeran’s “shape of you” is the most streamed song on Spotify of all time.

Top 20 most streamed songs of all time:

RankSongStreamsArtist(s)
1“Shape of You”3.328Ed Sheeran
2“Blinding Lights”3.325The Weeknd
3“Dance Monkey”2.721Tones And I
4“Someone You Loved”2.588Lewis Capaldi
5“Rockstar”2.570Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
6“Sunflower”2.502Post Malone and Swae Lee
7“One Dance”2.491Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
8“Closer”2.430The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
9“Believer”2.326Imagine Dragons
10“Señorita”2.305Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
11“Stay”2.295The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber
12“Perfect”2.267Ed Sheeran
13“Say You Won’t Let Go”2.193James Arthur
14“Heat Waves”2.190Glass Animals
15“Bad Guy”2.181Billie Eilish
16“Thinking Out Loud”2.131Ed Sheeran
17“Lucid Dreams”2.119Juice WRLD
18“Starboy”2.110The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk
19“Don’t Start Now”2.100Dua Lipa
20“God’s Plan”2.079Drake

Below are the most-streamed artists on Spotify over the years:

Bad Bunny is the most streamed artists on spotify for the year 2022. Bad Bunny has been the most streamed artist on spotify for three consecutive years now.

Drake was the most-streamed artist on Spotify for 2 consecutive years in 2015 and 2016 and then once in 2018. this also brings his tally to being named as the most streamed artist on spotify three times.

Year1st Position2nd Position3rd Position4th Position5th Position
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
2022Bad BunnyTaylore SwiftDrakeThe WeekndBTS

Spotify Wrapped Statistics

Spotify successfully launched its 8th annual year-end Spotify Wrapped promotion to consumers in over 180 regions on November 1, 2022.

Millions of active Spotify users accessed 2022 Wrapped.

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

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Here are some hilights from Spotify’s 2022 wrapped:

  • 40,000 artists recorded a thank you message for their fans for the Spotify wrapped 2022 event.
  • Football fans, especially FC Barcelona fans, could enjoy Spotify 2022 Wrapped videos from some of the biggest football players, like Robert Lewandowski, Ansu Fati, Pedri, and Alexia Putellas, as part of the groundbreaking relationship between Spotify and FC Barcelona.
  • Spotify Wrapped in Metaverse! With the introduction of Spotify Island earlier in 2022, Spotify is the first music-streaming company to establish a presence on Roblox. With Spotify Island, they are now bringing Spotify Wrapped to the metaverse for the first time.

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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 %

Below is the increase in Spotify’s employee strength since 2011:

YearNumber of employees
2011311
2013958
20141,365
20151,581
20162,162
20172,960
20183,651
20194,405
20206,554
20217,085

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 In 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 made a couple of acquisitions in Q2, 2022 as well. Let us take a look at them:

Spotify Acquisitions Q2, 2022
  1. Findaway: It is a platform that serve writers, publishers, and consumers, Findaway works throughout the audiobook ecosystem. Their technology will aid Spotify’s entry into the audiobooks business.
  2. Sonatic: It is an AI voice platform that generates voices from text. This transaction, which is scheduled to conclude on July 11, 2022, will enable spotify to create new and distinctive experiences for our users, as well as engage them in new and more tailored ways.

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.

Ways 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 2023

Here it is, all of Spotify since its launch. 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 2023 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!

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