Spotify Wrapped 2021: What The World and Australia Streamed Most

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2021 is coming to an end meaning it's that time of year where we take a look back at what music music got you through the year! Spotify has unveiled the top songs, artists, albums and podcasts in their Spotify Wrapped 2021 review.

Globally, Puerto Rican star Bad Bunny was the most streamed artist, taking the title for the second year in a row. Impressively, he received over 9.1 billion streams, even without releasing an album in 2021. Coming in second was Taylor Swift, followed by K-pop group, BTS, then Drake and Justin Bieber.

Most Streamed Artists Globally

  1. Bad Bunny

  2. Taylor Swift

  3. BTS

  4. Drake

  5. Justin Bieber

The top song globally which got over 1.1 billion streams goes to Olivia Rodrigo's smash hit, "drivers license", followed by Lil Nas X's "MONTRO (Call Me By Your Name) and then Australia's own The Kid LAROI takes the third spot with his collaboration with Justin Bieber with the song, "STAY."

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

In terms of albums, the top spot for 2021 went to Olivia Rodrigo with her debut album SOUR, followed by Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa and Justice by Justin Bieber.

Most Streamed Albums Globally

  1. SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo

  2. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

  3. Justice by Justin Bieber

  4. = by Ed Sheeran

  5. Planet Her by Doja Cat

Podcasts were a bit hit this year with The Joe Rogan Experience remaining number-one on the podcast list. Alex Cooper's Call Her Daddy and Crime Junkie also placed in second and third.

Most Popular Podcasts Globally

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience

  2. Call Her Daddy

  3. Crime Junkie

  4. TED Talks Daily

  5. The Daily

Spotify also revealed that throwback albums were a trend this year with fans discovering old favourites. The top streamed throwback album was Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

Top Streamed Throwback Albums (released more than 20 years ago):

  • Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
  • Nevermind by Nirvana
  • Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park
  • Appetite for Destruction by Guns N' Roses
  • The Beatles by The Beatles'

In Australia, the top streamed artist was pop icon Taylor Swift and our top streamed song was Glass Animals' Heat Waves. The Kid LAROI was Australia's most streamed local artist with his song Stay the most streamed song by an Australian artist. Olivia Rodrigo also took the top spot in the albums chart with her album SOUR.

Spotify users can also see what their personal year in review looked like by heading to the Spotify mobile app. From there, users can explore their top songs, artists and podcasts for the year.