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Bad Bunny tops Spotify's streaming charts for second year running

The Puerto Rican rapper topped global streams even though he didn't release an album this year..
Bad Bunny performs onstage during the 22nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Nov. 18, 2021 in Las Vegas.
Bad Bunny performs at the Latin Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 18.Ethan Miller / Getty Images file

Spotify has unveiled its annual 2021 Wrapped campaign — where users can see what music they listened to the most all year — and with that come the top artists, albums, songs, playlists and podcasts on the world’s largest streaming service, with more than 381 million total users.

The full charts are below, but first, some stats:

Globally speaking, with more than 9.1 billion streams, the Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2021, followed by the most-streamed female artist of the year, Taylor Swift.

The most-streamed song of 2021 globally is Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License,” with more than 1.1 billion streams. In the second and third spots are Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Stay” by the Kid Laroi with Justin Bieber.

The year’s most-streamed album globally is Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour,” followed by Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” and Justin Bieber’s “Justice.”

For better or worse, the most popular global podcast was The Joe Rogan Experience, followed by Call Her Daddy and Crime Junkie.

Spotify has also rolled out a bevy of new sharing options and other experiences for its users’ Wrapped playlists, along with videos from artists and more — check them out here.

Spotify 2021 Wrapped Global Top Lists

Most Streamed Artists Globally

  1. Bad Bunny
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. BTS
  4. Drake
  5. Justin Bieber

Most Streamed Songs Globally

  1. “drivers license” by Olivia Rodrigo
  2. “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X
  3. “STAY (with Justin Bieber)” by The Kid LAROI
  4. “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo
  5. “Levitating (feat. DaBaby)” by Dua Lipa

Most Streamed Albums Globally

  1. “SOUR,” Olivia Rodrigo
  2. “Future Nostalgia,” Dua Lipa
  3. “Justice,” Justin Bieber
  4. “=,” Ed Sheeran
  5. “Planet Her,” Doja Cat

Most Popular Podcasts Globally

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. Call Her Daddy
  3. Crime Junkie
  4. TED Talks Daily
  5. The Daily

Spotify 2021 Wrapped U.S. Top Lists

U.S. Most Streamed Artists

  1. Drake
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Juice WRLD
  4. Kanye West
  5. Bad Bunny

U.S. Most Streamed Songs

  1. “drivers license” by Olivia Rodrigo
  2. “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo
  3. “Kiss Me More (feat. SZA)” by Doja Cat
  4. “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals
  5. “Levitating (feat. DaBaby)” by Dua Lipa

U.S. Most Streamed Albums

  1. “SOUR,” Olivia Rodrigo
  2. “Dangerous: The Double Album,” Morgan Wallen
  3. “Planet Her,” Doja Cat
  4. “Justice,” Justin Bieber
  5. “Legends Never Die,” Juice WRLD

U.S. Most Popular Podcasts

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. Crime Junkie
  3. Call Her Daddy
  4. The Daily
  5. NPR News Now