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.
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
Artists’ Top Artists: Men
Artists Top Artists: Groups
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.
- Nicky Youre
- Kate Bush
- Lauren Spencer Smith
- Ghostface Killah
- Jnr Choi
- Bomba Estéreo
- Polimá Westcoast
- Jordan Fisher
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.