Spotify Wrapped: When is it coming out?

It’s safe to say that whenever Spotify releases its Spotify Wrapped stats, it becomes an event among subscribers of the music platform. But do you know how they collect that data? Keep reading to learn more.


Find out when Spotify is dropping your annual stats and how they collect them.

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When is Spotify Wrapped coming out? Source: Adobe Stock.

Every year, Spotify gives its subscribers a chance to reflect on their listening habits for the past 12 months with Spotify Wrapped. The cool feature offers an insight into the songs, artists, albums and podcasts people across the globe have consumed throughout the year and provides each user with a deep dive into their own tastes. 

The results are celebrated and shared all across social media, no matter how revealing or embarrassing they might be. But regardless, Spotify Wrapped release day has become a fun event among music lovers who mostly display their achievements with pride as a form of celebration of their favorite tunes. 

2022 is coming to an end, and with it, your Spotify music stats. But when exactly does Spotify Wrapped come out? And how does the giant music streaming collect that data? 

When will this year’s Spotify Wrapped come out?

The company’s yet to officially announce when their Spotify Wrapped feature will come out in 2022. However, the predicted date is December 1st, as it was the previous two years. The feature will only include the songs you’ve streamed from January 1 until October 31. That means that streams from November 1 until December 31 are not factored in the count. 

Who were the most popular artists in 2021?

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Which artist had the most streams in 2021? Source: Adobe Stock.

Some newcomers as well as ever popular artists might feature in almost everyone’s Spotify Wrapped this year. Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny took the crown as Spotify’s most streamed artist in 2021, with over 9.1 billion streams. 

The artist also won the gold in 2020 – when he became the first non-English speaking solo act to be Spotify’s top streamed artist of the year. Second place belongs to Taylor Swift after re-releasing two of her most famous albums – Fearless and Red. 

K-pop phenomenon BTS came in third place, followed by rapper Drake and popstar Justin Bieber. “Driver’s License” by Olivia Rodrigo won the gold medal for most streamed song after more than 1.1 billion streams. The silver medal was Lil Nas X’s hit song “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”. 

Justin Bieber’s feat. with The Kid LAROI entitled “Stay” came in third, followed by another Olivia Rodrigo song, “Good 4 U”. Rounding up the top five was Dua Lipa’s “Levitating”. 

Olivia Rodrigo also had the most streamed album of the year on 2021’s Spotify Wrapped with her debut “Sour”. Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia”, Justin Bieber’s “Justice”, Ed Sheeran’s “=” and Doja Cat’s “Planet Her” rounded up the top five. 

In a statement, Spotify said that 2020 was the year that changed the world, and 2021 was the year everyone got used to seeing things differently. So what to expect from Spotify Wrapped 2022? We’ll find out soon enough. 

Learn how to download songs from Spotify!

If you’re a Spotify Premium user, you can download your favorite songs to listen to whenever you’re offline. Check out the link below to learn how to do so on your desktop or mobile app.

Spotify Pie

Learn how to download songs from Spotify!

The resource is available to Premium users, and it’s quite handy when you don’t have internet access.

About the author  /  Aline Barbosa

Aline Barbosa is an editor, writer and learning-enthusiast. Passionate about music, books and human behavior. Curious about the unknown. Believer that learning is a life-long process.

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