The Biggest Artists, Songs, And Podcasts On Spotify Are…

Toronto’s very own Drake locks in the top spot for most streamed artist in Canada.  Since claiming the top spot in our Songs of Summer list, Harry Styles’ “As It Was continues to dominate the charts, claiming the top spot for most streamed song globally with over 1.5 billion streams and the most streamed song here in Canada.   Harry Styles’ album “Harry’s House” was also the top most streamed album in Canada.

  • Top Canadian Artists: Drake holds #3 spot globally as the most streamed artist globally, behind Bad Bunny and Taylor Swift respectively.
  • Top Song by a Canadian Artist: It’s a “Beautiful Love” between Justin Bieber and his fans, with, “STAY” coming in as the third most streamed song globally.
  • Top album by a Canadian Artist: Toronto’s very own The Weeknd took our breath away this year with his album “Dawn FM”, holding the fourth spot as the most streamed album globally.




  • Most-Streamed Global Artists: Becoming the first artist to top Spotify’s most-streamed artist list three years in a row, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny took the number one spot for most-streamed artist globally, generating more than 18.5 billion streams this year. The second most-streamed artist – and most-streamed female artist of the year – is Taylor Swift (#2), followed by Drake (#3), The Weeknd (#4) and BTS (#5).
    • We’re celebrating Bad Bunny’s accomplishment through a number of ways, including:
      • Platform Easter Egg: rolling out over the next week,, when users like or tap the heart on a Bad Bunny track, it may transform from our classic green “heart” to Bad Bunny’s iconic red heart.
      • Brand Campaign Videos: our brand campaign video features Bad Bunny being quizzed on his streaming milestones on Spotify throughout the year.
      • Creative Out of Home (OOH) Ads: we’ve turned the accomplishment into a game for fans to experience in real life, including murals where fans are encouraged to find the top-streamed artist – Bad Bunny – in the creative.
  • Most-Streamed Global Songs: The most-streamed song of 2022 is Harry Styles international hit As It Waswith more than 1.6 billion streams globally this year. In the second and third spots respectively, are Heat Waves” by Glass Animals (#2)  and for the second year running, STAY (with Justin Bieber)” by The Kid LAROI (#3). The fourth and fifth spots both come from Bad Bunny with Me Porto Bonito(#4) and Tití Me Preguntó(#5) rounding out the list.
  • Most-Streamed Global Albums: Most-streamed artist Bad Bunny also tops the most-streamed album list with Un Verano Sin Ti (#1), followed by Harry Styles’ third studio album, Harry’s House (#2). In a repeat of last year’s global front-runners, Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR (#3), Ed Sheeran’s = (#4), and Doja Cat’s Planet Her (#5) each return in the third, fourth and fifth spots respectively.
  • Most Viral Artists: When it comes to sharing, Taylor Swift takes the top spot as the artist whose music is most frequently shared from Spotify to social platforms. The Weeknd comes in at number 2, followed by Bad Bunny (#3). The 4th most viral artist is BTS and Lana Del Rey rounds out the top 5.
  • Most Shared Lyrics: “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals comes in at number 1 for the song with the most shared lyrics globally, followed by Heather” by Conan Gray (#2). I Love You So” by The Walters takes the 3rd spot. Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Rey (#4) and Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane (#5) round out the top 5.



For even more on the top lists of 2022, check out Spotify’s For the Record blog along with our Spotify: Discover This podcast episode featuring an interview with Alex Cooper as well as Bad Bunny’s producer and collaborator Tainy.

Starting today, eligible users can also access their personalized 2022 Wrapped experience exclusively in the Spotify mobile app (iOS and Android) on the 2022 Wrapped hub. Please make sure your Spotify app is updated to the latest version (8.7.78) to access. The experience will begin rolling out to users globally at 8AM EST and will be fully rolled out to users around 9AM EST.

In the experience, we’re providing fans with some of their favorite Wrapped features like their top artists, songs, albums, podcasts, and genres, plus a slate of new ways to discover and celebrate their year in listening. Here’s what to look out for:

  • New Data Stories to Express Your Year in Audio: In addition to your top artists, genres, songs, podcasts and minutes listened, Your Listening Personality is a new, playful feature that not only tells you about the music you listen to but what that says about your music taste. Fans will learn which of 16 different Spotify-created Listening Personality types they are, based on their 2022 listening trends. Additionally, Audio Day is an interactive story that gives you a peek into how your music taste evolves throughout the day. Check out Spotify’s For the Record to learn more.
  • Connecting artists and creators even further: In addition to personalized and editorial playlists, the Wrapped hub on platform will also feature merch from your top artists, along with upcoming events to help fans experience their top artists live.
  • Your Artist Messages: This was a hit feature in 2021 with messages from more than 100 artists and this year we’ve expanded to include messages from more than 40,000 artists like Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, J Balvin, Måneskin and more. With Your Artist Messages, eligible fans will get a personalized video feed with thank you messages from some of their top artists in 2022, with each video followed up by your most listened song from that artist this year. See HERE for a video compilation of some of the artist messages.
  • Share More: We know that Spotify fans love to share their Wrapped cards, so new this year, we’re adding the ability to share Wrapped cards on WhatsApp and Line. Fans can also unlock a personalized Snapchat lens that reflects their Listening Personality and enjoy special Wrapped-themed apparel for Bitmojis anywhere they are available, as well as custom Wrapped-themed GIFs across all GIPHY partners.
  • Taking Wrapped into Roblox: To celebrate Wrapped and the artists that soundtracked the year, we’ll be taking over the Spotify Island mainland with Wrapped-inspired quests, games, virtual merch, and photo booth opportunities with 12 different artists including: Bizarrap, Black Sherif, CRO, Doechii, Eslabon Armado, Miranda Lambert, NIKI, Stray Kids, SUNMI and Tove Lo
  • Getting FC Barcelona Players In On the Fun: As a part of the first-of-its-kind partnership between Spotify and FC Barcelona, fans can also find 2022 Wrapped videos on social from some of their favorite players, including Robert Lewandowski, Alexia Putellas, Pedri, and Ansu Fati. See HERE for the videos.

Additionally, Spotify has also launched its Wrapped creator experience for podcasters and artists.  With access to their own individualized Wrapped microsite experience, creators can dive into all the ways in which their fans listened this year. Check out Spotify for Artists and Spotify for Podcasters to learn more. Artist Wrapped assets are available HERE including sharecards from exciting artists like LUDMILLA, Cat Burns, Megan Moroney, grentperez, Sara James and more.


Most listened to artists globally

  1. Bad Bunny
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Drake
  4. The Weeknd
  5. BTS

Most listened to songs globally

  1. As It Was” by Harry Styles
  2. Heat Waves” by Glass Animals
  3. STAY (with Justin Bieber)” by The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber
  4. Me Porto Bonito” by Bad Bunny
  5. Tití Me Preguntó” by Bad Bunny

Most listened to albums globally

  1. Un Verano Sin Ti by  by Bad Bunny
  2. Harry’s House by Harry Styles
  3. SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo 
  4. = by Ed Sheeran
  5. Planet Her by Doja Cat

Most Popular Podcasts Globally 

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. Call Her Daddy
  3. Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain
  4. Caso 63 (All Languages)
  5. Crime Junkie 


Most listened to artists in Canada

  1. Drake
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Kanye West
  5. Eminem

Most listened to songs in Canada

  1. As It Was” by Harry Styles
  2. Heat Waves” by Glass Animals
  3. Cold Heart – PNAU Remix” by Elton John
  4. STAY (with Justin Bieber)” by The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber
  5. First Class” by Jack Harlow

Most listened to albums in Canada

  1. Harry’s House by Harry Styles
  2. = by Ed Sheeran
  3. Midnights by Taylor Swift
  4. Dawn FM by The Weeknd
  5. SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo 

Most listened to podcasts in Canada

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. Call Her Daddy
  3. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
  4. On Purpose with Jay Shetty
  5. SmartLess