How to See Your Top Artists on Spotify

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What to Know

  • Spotify will only show you suggestions related to your top artists. Go to Your LibraryArtists in the app.
  • Go to Home > Recently played on the website to see artist recommendations.
  • Go to statsforspotify.com and select Top Artists. You can also do this in the Android app; there's no iOS app.

In this article, you'll learn how to find your top artists on Spotify. It's handy if you listen to many different genres of music and can't remember some of the artists you may have discovered.

How to Access Your Top Artists on Spotify

While you can't see specific artists you've listened to most often on Spotify itself, you can view your top music and playlists on the Spotify website. Spotify draws the Artist recommendations from the top music you like in the app.

  1. In the lower-right corner of the Spotify mobile app, select Your Library, and then select Artists from the top menu. You'll see your artist recommendations.

    Spotify app with Your Library and Artists highlighted
  2. On the Spotify website, select Home from the left menu. Scroll down to the Recently played section.

    Home and Recently played highlighted on Spotify website

    If you scroll down further, you'll see a Based on your recent listening section with recommendations related to your most recent top artists.

  3. While these options show you your recent listening habits or music related to your top artists, they don't specifically list top artists. You'll need to use a third-party service, which we cover in the next section.

See Top Artists With Stats for Spotify

If you use the website or mobile app Stats for Spotify, you can quickly see the top artists you listen to in just a few simple steps.

  1. Visit the Stats for Spotify site and log in using your Spotify credentials. If you have already logged into Spotify with the same browser, you may need to provide the website permission to access your Spotify account by clicking Agree.

    Stats for Spotify permissions page with agree highlighted
  2. Once logged in, select Top Artists in the middle of the screen, or select the Top Artists menu item at the top.

    Stats for Spotify with Top Artists highlighted in menu and center of screen
  3. You'll land on a page that displays the top artists you've listened to over the last four weeks. You can switch this view to the last 6 months or all time (since you've been using Spotify).

    Stats for Spotify with Top Artists time periods highlighted
  4. Download the Spotistats for Spotify app for Android and install it. Once you log into either app with your Spotify credentials, you'll need to give the app permission to access your account.

    There is no Spotistats app for iOS. However, you can download Statistics for Spotify Music from the App Store, which is similar.

  5. On the app's main page, you'll see a Top Artists past 4 weeks section. Swipe to the left to see the entire list.

  6. If you want to change the date range for your top artists, or see other things like top tracks or albums, tap the More link to the right of the section title. You'll see all the top artists, and you can tap the links at the bottom to change the view to 6 months or lifetime.

    Android Stats for Spotify app with Agree and Top Artists past 4 weeks highlighted

Why Can't You See Top Artists on Spotify?

Spotify is excellent at providing you with lists of popular music and artists. But if you want to review the artists you listen to the most, the process isn't as easy.

Spotify does offer you a way to review genres and playlists you've listened to most often, but it isn't easy to see specific artists. A third-party service you can access with your Spotify account that lets you do precisely that, as outlined above.

FAQ
  • How do artists make money on Spotify?

    Artists receive a portion of the net revenue Spotify earns from Premium subscription fees and advertising. Spotify tallies the total number of streams for each song by a certain artist, determines the song's official ownerships and who distributes it, and then pays artists. Artists receive payment monthly.

  • Can Spotify artists see who listens?

    Sort of. With the Spotify for Artists app, Spotify artists can access enhanced stats that show the number of people listening to a song globally at any given time. Other real-time stats are available to the artist for a week after a song is released. Artists can also see if they've gained new followers or if songs have been added to playlists.

  • How do I delete Recently Played artists on Spotify?

    To clear out your Recently Played list on Spotify, go to Your Library > Recently Played and hover your mouse over an artist. Click More (three dots) > Remove From Recently Played to delete that item from your Recently Played list.

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