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Spotify Wrapped: How Many Listeners Did These 161 Metal & Hard Rock Artists Get In 2020?

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You may have noticed that artists began circulating their "Spotify Wrapped" promotional materials, where they proudly displayed how many listeners they had this year on the streaming music platform. Well, my good friend Ryan J. Downey, who does an excellent music industry newsletter called Stream N’ Destroy decided to put together all that public data.

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If you are in a band or find yourself interested in the music business, we highly recommend the subscription. Ryan did a great job putting these numbers together based on whichever bands made their data publicly available. This is not a definitive list or a ranking.

Here is the list:

Linkin Park – 63.5M listeners
KISS – 35.5M
Scorpions – 35.1M
Nickelback – 34.8M
Paramore – 33.2M
The Offspring – 32.5M
Plain White-T’s – 27.5M

3 Doors Down – 27.3M
Papa Roach – 27.1M
Simple Plan – 24.8M
The All-American Rejects – 23.1M
Sum 41 – 21.9M
Mötley Crüe – 21.9M

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Skillet – 19.1M
We The Kings – 18.4M
All Time Low – 18.3M
Rise Against – 18M
Five Finger Death Punch – 17.6M
Third Eye Blind – 17.6M
Shinedown – 16.9M
Seether – 16.7M

Breaking Benjamin – 16.6M
A Day To Remember – 15.2M
Stone Sour – 14.7M
Echosmith – 14.2M
Godsmack – 12.8M
Hollywood Undead – 12.6M
I Prevail – 12.2M

Falling In Reverse – 12M
Bad Wolves – 11M
P.O.D. – 10.9M
Asking Alexandria – 10.6M
The Used – 9.5M
Mayday Parade – 8.7M
Sleeping With Sirens – 8.3M
Alter Bridge – 7.6M

Thousand Foot Krutch – 6.5M
New Found Glory – 6.4M
The Specials – 6.3M
Silverstein – 6.3M
I Don’t Know How But They Found Me – 6M
Neck Deep – 6M
Bad Religion – 5.9M
Machine Head – 5.7M
Skunk Anansie – 5.3M
All That Remains – 5.2M
Of Mice & Men – 5.1M

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Beartooth – 5M
Fame On Fire – 5M
From Ashes To New – 4.8M
Airbourne 4.8M
Palaye Royale – 4.6M
Amaranthe – 4.5M
Sevendust – 4.2M
10 Years – 4.2M
Red – 4.2M

The Amity Affliction – 3.9M
The Word Alive – 3.9M
State Champs – 3.8M
Dance Gavin Dance – 3.7M
Our Lady Peace – 3.6M
The Interrupters – 3.2M
Fit For A King – 3.2M
Opeth 3.1M
Senses Fail – 3.1M
Hatebreed – 3.1M

Crown The Empire – 3.1M
Wage War – 3M
With Confidence – 2.9M
Point North – 2.9M
Tommy Lee – 2.9M
Blessthefall – 2.8M
Hands Like Houses – 2.7M
Fozzy – 2.6M
Ace Frehley – 2.6M
Skindred – 2.3M
Polaris – 2.2M
Boston Manor – 2.2M
Fire From The Gods – 2.2M

Stand Atlantic – 2.1M
DevilDriver – 2.1M
Bayside – 2.1M
Soilwork – 2.1M
Sonata Arctica – 2M
Body Count – 1.9M
Lagwagon – 1.8M
Demon Hunter – 1.7M
Cradle Of Filth – 1.7M
Broadside – 1.7M
Like A Storm – 1.6M
Paradise Lost – 1.6M
Jinjer – 1.6M

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Movements – 1.5M
Knuckle Puck – 1.5M
Bleeker – 1.5M
Cory Marks – 1.5M
Angra – 1.4M
Gloryhammer – 1.4M
Amorphis 1.4M
Katatonia – 1.3M
Throw The Fight – 1.3M
Chelsea Grin – 1.3M
Hyro The Hero – 1.2M
Black Top Mojo – 1.2M
Currents – 1.2M

Mad Caddies – 1.1M
3Teeth – 1.1M
Firewind – 1M
Fireflight – 1M
Thousand Below – 1M
The Acacia Strain – 994.9k
Trash Boat – 982.9k
Crystal Lake – 915.3k
Mayhem – 876.6k
At The Gates – 837.6k
Rhapsody Of Fire – 808.4k

Insomnium – 780k
Disciple – 758.2k
Twiztid – 753.8k
Armored Saint – 751.1k
Capstan – 736.6k
Lorna Shore – 665.5k
Converge – 652.4k
Moonspell – 585.6k
Enslaved – 582.5k
Tetrarch – 564.5k

Lotus Eater – 559.9k
My Dying Bride – 555k
Kublai Khan – 540.3k
Stitched Up Heart – 535.6k
Deez Nuts – 532.8k
Eat Your Heart Out – 509.4k
Cro-Mags – 451.6k
Fleshgod Apocalypse – 451.3k
Set Your Goals – 432.1k
Varials – 426.1k
All Shall Perish – 390.9k
Toxic Holocaust – 359.9k

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The Agonist – 358.4k
Kill The Lights – 348.7k
Borknagar – 342.5k
Dark Funeral – 327.2k
The Wise Man’s Fear – 320.1k
Omnium Gathering – 317.6k
Throwdown – 314.7k
Starkill – 294.5k
Evile 294.2k
Locket – 292.4k
Little Stranger – 279.6k
Sunsleep – 270.2k

Black Crown Initiate – 254k
Oceans Of Slumber – 246.8k
Lucifer – 226.3k
Doll Skin – 191.7k
Eva Under Fire – 177.9k
Grade 2 – 109.8k
Svart Crown – 98k
Art Of Shock – 67k
Nevrlands – 41k
Enforced – 24.8k
In Search Of Solace – 24.7k

Need more numbers? We do a monthly round up of listeners of metal and hard rock which you can see here.

Also, don't forget to sign up for Stream N’ Destroy right here.

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