Bad Bunny beats Taylor Swift and Drake to be most-streamed artist on Spotify in 2021

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He tops the global list for the second year running

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Spotify has shared details of its most streamed acts for the period January 1 to November 27, 2021, with Bad Bunny topping the list for the second year running.

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Songs from the Puerto Rican artist were streamed a total of 9.1 billion times, compared to 8.3 billion in 2020. She is followed by Taylor Swift, Drake, Justin Bieber and BTS in the top five most streamed acts.

Elsewhere, Olivia Rodrigo had the most streamed song (“Drivers License”, 1.1 billion streams) and album (“Sorry”) globally on the streaming platform. His song ‘Good 4 You’ landed as the UK’s top track of 2021.


Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”, The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s “Stay”, and Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” also made the top five on Spotify’s global list. Lipa’s 2020 album ‘Future Nostalgia’ was the second most streamed album on Spotify, followed by records by Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Doja Cat.

Despite Bad Bunny’s global popularity, he is less liked in the UK. Drake took the UK top spot for most streamed artist.

In other news, Bad Bunny recently took home two alligators at the American Music Awards. He won Favorite Male Latin Artist and Favorite Latin Album (‘El Ultimo Tour del Mundo’) at the ceremony on 21 November.

He also performed at the event and was joined by producer Tanny and singer-songwriter Juliette Venegas. The performance begins with Tanny playing the synth from within an arc of curved poles and the face of Venegas appearing on the head of a piano-playing robot. Then Bad Bunny was discovered to be in a pod hung over his colleagues.

The reggaeton star wore a white helmet with a green beacon over it and a red beacon where his eyes were. Watch footage of Bad Bunny’s AMA 2021 performance above.

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