Artists’ Top Artists & More from the Year in Music 2022

Sarah Maloy / November 30, 2022

Let’s celebrate another year of artist wins with a deep dive into the Spotify for Artists data. After you check out and share your Artist Wrapped, come here to toast a few of your peers – the year’s Biggest Gainers and the Artists’ Top Artists of 2022.

Wrapped for Artists is finally here, bringing with it new insights and new ways to connect with your fans to celebrate an amazing 2022 together. If you haven’t opened yours – go do it! We’ll wait…

Now that you’ve checked out your Wrapped, let’s take a look at the incredible year the artist community had as a collective. Scroll on for this year’s edition of our Year in Music: Wrapped, which looks at the artists who saw the biggest gains in 2022 and the artists whose peers had them on repeat. There’s no better compliment than when another artist listens to your music.

Artists' Top Artists

So let’s raise a glass to your wins, your peers, and the close of another year. Starting with the Artists’ Top Artists – the musicians that you, the Spotify for Artists users, listened to more than consumers did in 2022.

Artists’ Top Artists: Women

  1. Phoebe Bridgers
  2. Tems
  3. Charli XCX
  4. Summer Walker
  5. Kali Uchis

Artists’ Top Artists: Men

  1. Pusha T
  2. Denzel Curry
  3. Nas
  4. Joey Bada$$
  5. MF DOOM

Artists Top Artists: Groups

  1. Khruangbin
  2. Deftones
  3. The 1975
  4. The Strokes
  5. Blink-182

See More: Get advice from Artists' Top Artists Phoebe Bridgers, Charli XCX, Joey Bada$$, and more in our Best Advice and Song Start series.

Biggest Gainers

2022 was also a year of discovery, as listeners found new music and artists found new fans from around the world on Spotify. A few of those artists saw truly incredible growth, becoming the year’s Biggest Gainers – the top 10 artists with at least 1 million monthly listeners whose listener base grew by the highest percentage in 2022.

  1. Nicky Youre
  2. dazy
  3. Kate Bush
  4. Lauren Spencer Smith
  5. Ghostface Killah
  6. Jnr Choi
  7. Bomba Estéreo
  8. Pailita
  9. Polimá Westcoast
  10. Jordan Fisher

See More: Learn how Kate Bush's "Stranger Things" sync drove streams and how you can maximize your music's on-screen potential too.

To the artists on these lists and beyond – congrats on all that you accomplished in 2022!

It was an incredible year for the Spotify for Artists community, and we’re confident that 2023 will be even bigger and better, as we continue to focus on artist monetization and test new products to help you connect with your biggest fans and generate additional revenue on Spotify.

Now it’s time to get out there and toot your own horn, pat yourself on the back, and share your Wrapped to show your friends, fans, and followers all that you accomplished in 2022. It was big, and your fans want to celebrate with you 💙


Artists’ Top Artists: In a comparison of the top 200 artists listened to by Spotify for Artists users and the artists listened to by non-Spotify for Artists users (consumers), these were the highest-ranking for artist listeners who ranked lower for consumers. Biggest Gainers: The artists with at least 1 million monthly listeners in 2021 whose listener base grew by the highest year-over-year percentage in 2022.

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