The end of the year means holiday parties, spending time with family, and eating whatever you want, but it also means finding out what are the most-streamed songs, podcasts, and artists we all listened to over and over again in 2021.
That’s right, folks — Spotify Wrapped is here.
The audio streaming service revealed the top songs, artists, podcasts, and so much more on Wednesday, December 1, and let’s just say some stats are more shocking than others.
From who was the number one streamed artist of the year to the top song (hint – it is an Olivia Rodrigo banger), keep reading:
Top Artists of 2021
Taking home the number one spot — for the second year in a row, I might add — is Bad Bunny. While this is certainly impressive no matter what, he managed to snag the number one spot without even putting out an album this year!
In fact, Bad Bunny earned over nine billion streams in 2021. Now that’s insane.
Coming in at number two is Taylor Swift, who gave fans plenty to listen to in 2021. Not only did she drop her ninth studio album, evermore, at the very end of 2020, but she also released Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version) in 2021.
Here are the top five artists of 2021:
Most Streamed Songs of 2021
In what should come as a surprise to literally nobody, Olivia Rodrigo’s smash hit “drivers license” is the top song of 2021, earning more than 1 billion streams. And, if that wasn’t enough for Olivia, she also had the number four most-streamed song of the year with “good 4 u.”
She just can’t be stopped, can she?
Here are the top five most-streamed songs of 2021:
- “drivers license” — Olivia Rodrigo
- “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” — Lil Nas X
- “STAY (with Justin Bieber)” — The Kid LAROI
- “good 4 u” — Olivia Rodrigo
- “Levitating (feat. DaBaby)” — Dua Lipa
Top Podcasts of 2021
Spotify also had a very successful year when it came to podcasts, as Joe Rogan’s The Joe Rogan Experience was the number one podcast of 2021.
Coming in at number two was Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy, which became a Spotify-exclusive podcast in 2021.
Here are the top five podcasts of 2021:
- The Joe Rogan Experience
- Call Her Daddy
- Crime Junkie
- TED Talks Daily
- The Daily
Top Albums of 2021
Last, but certainly not least, are the top five albums of 2021. Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR earned the number one spot, but here are the other four albums that made the cut:
- SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo
- Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
- Justice by Justin Bieber
- = by Ed Sheeran
- Planet Her by Doja Cat