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I always enjoy getting a new issue of the Stream N’ Destroy newsletter in my inbox, as it contains tons of stats related to hard rock and heavy metal that I normally wouldn't come across.

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A recent edition of the newsletter featured a look at the biggest artists on Spotify. One list in particular caught our attention, which determined which heavy albums had the most streams.

Over 150 albums are listed and here are the top 30 most streamed albums in hard rock, heavy metal and punk.

  1. Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory (2000) 2.67 billion streams
  2. Nirvana, Nevermind (1991) 2.62 billion streams
  3. Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction (1987) 2.4B
  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Californication (1999) 2.2B
  5. Queen, A Night at the Opera (1975) 2.1B
  6. Linkin Park, Meteora (2003) 2.08B
  7. Metallica, Metallica (1991) 2.04B
  8. Panic! At The Disco, Pray for the Wicked (2018) 1.9B
  9. AC/DC, Back in Black (1980) 1.88B
  10. Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor (2016) 1.81B
  11. System Of A Down, Toxicity (2001) 1.76B
  12. My Chemical Romance, The Black Parade (2006) 1.75B
  13. Fall Out Boy, American Beauty/American Psycho (2015) 1.71B
  14. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium (2006) 1.71B
  15. Pink Floyd, The Wall (1979) 1.69B
  16. Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet (1986) 1.61B
  17. Queen, The Game (1980) 1.52B
  18. Green Day, American Idiot (2004) 1.48B
  19. Queen, Jazz (1978) 1.43B
  20. Red Hot Chili Peppers, By the Way (2002) 1.37B
  21. Blink-182, Enema of the State (1999) 1.34B
  22. Journey, Escape (1981) 1.29B
  23. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991) 1.29B
  24. Linkin Park, Minutes to Midnight (2007) 1.25B
  25. Queen, News of the World (1977) 1.25B
  26. Fall Out Boy, Save Rock and Roll (2013) 1.23B
  27. Green Day, Dookie (1994) 1.21B
  28. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) 1.19B
  29. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV (1971) 1.18B
  30. Pearl Jam, Ten (1991) 1.18B

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