India’s Arijit Singh Surpasses Taylor Swift, Eminem, Billie Eilish on Spotify Top Artist Rankings

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India’s Arijit Singh has quickly surpassed several artists to become the #3 most-followed artist on Spotify.

The Indian artist has overtaken global stars like Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Eminem, Justin Bieber, Drake, and even Latin sensation Bad Bunny. Only Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande have more followers total.

It also highlights just how global DSP music charts have become as the Indian artist rockets to the top of the followed charts. Let’s take a peek.

Who are the most-followed artists on Spotify? — August 2023

  1. Ed Sheeran (114.3 million followers)
  2. Ariana Grande (92.9 million followers)
  3. Arijit Singh (86.4 million followers)
  4. Billie Eilish (84.7 million followers)
  5. Taylor Swift (83.1 million followers)
  6. Drake (78.5 million followers)
  7. Eminem (75.2 million followers)
  8. Justin Bieber (73.7 million followers)
  9. Bad Bunny (72.9 million followers)
  10. The Weeknd (69.8 million followers)

Arijit Singh is renowed for his vocals often accompanying Hindi film, and has grown into a powerhouse of his own. Singh was born in India in 1987 and has quickly become one of the most celebrated and sought-after collaborators in the Indian music industry.

He gained fame in 2005 from his participation in the reality show Fame Gurukul. Although he didn’t win, it helped kickstart the beginning of his music career. Singh’s breakthrough came in 2013 when he lent his voice to the song “Tum Hi Ho” from the Bollywood film, Aashiqui 2. The song became a massive hit in India and helped him earn a Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

Other notable songs of Singh’s include “Channa Mereya,” “Raabta,” “Tera Yaar Hoon Main,” and many others. His versatile vocal range makes him popular for portraying a wide variety of emotions in Bollywood films and often his music evokes deep human connections intended to lead the audience on a journey as the song plays out. His popularity among fans translates to those who are seeking out their favorite Bollywood hits on Spotify.