- Ariana Grande
- 82,000,000 total number
- Not Applicable ()
Buoyed by the chart-topping success of her single “thank u, next”, US vocalist Ariana Grande registered the most monthly listeners overall on Spotify – 46.9 million – as reported on 30 November 2018. By Christmas 2020, this figure had climbed to 82 million listeners – a total higher than any other female artist since Spotify first made its monthly listeners feature public in September 2015 and second only to Justin Bieber, who took her all-comers’ crown by posting 83.3 million listeners on 28 August 2021. A month later, the Canadian superstar had cruised to a record-extending 86,179,721 monthly listeners.
By 28 September 2021, Grande’s listener count had plummeted to 57,305,230, having conceded the female record to Dua Lipa (64,966,102) – some 17 million monthly listeners shy of Grande’s all-time peak from 2020.