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So I was bored yesterday and decided to go through Spotify, as I was curious to see which finalists out of them all have the most monthly Spotify listeners. Here are the Top 20 Idol contestants that currently have the most listeners:

 

  1. Kelly Clarkson – 29,852,243
  2. Carrie Underwood – 6,643,385
  3. Gabby Barrett – 4,754,638
  4. Jordin Sparks – 4,161,482
  5. Adam Lambert – 3,818,707
  6. Lauren Alaina – 3,626,404
  7. Haley Reinhart – 2,703,438
  8. Phillip Phillips – 2,598,454
  9. David Archuleta – 2,572,521
  10. Chris Daughtry – 2,508,672
  11. Scotty McCreery – 2,026,960
  12. Jennifer Hudson – 1,743,028
  13. Fantasia – 1,607,430
  14. Danny Gokey – 1,049,908
  15. Mandisa – 896,875
  16. Katharine McPhee – 755,109
  17. Catie Turner – 619,830
  18. Colton Dixon – 522,970
  19. Elliott Yamin – 498,356
  20. Kellie Pickler – 438,571

 

 

Thoughts? Any surprises on who is there, and who isn't? I did only go through finalists though there are some others that would make the list if I did more; for example Tori Kelly would be #2, Todrick Hall at #14 & Brielle Von Hugel would make it at #18. 

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On 12/13/2020 at 12:55 PM, Bk1234 said:

Oh wow, this is interesting! It’s nice to see Gabby Barrett so high, especially since she was on an ABC season. 


I’m actually surprised Gabby’s number is so low. I Hope is a mega hit. She should have at least 10 million monthly listeners IMO. 

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On 12/13/2020 at 9:18 AM, kamil24 said:

 

So I was bored yesterday and decided to go through Spotify, as I was curious to see which finalists out of them all have the most monthly Spotify listeners. Here are the Top 20 Idol contestants that currently have the most listeners:

 

  1. Kelly Clarkson – 29,852,243
  2. Carrie Underwood – 6,643,385
  3. Gabby Barrett – 4,754,638
  4. Jordin Sparks – 4,161,482
  5. Adam Lambert – 3,818,707
  6. Lauren Alaina – 3,626,404
  7. Haley Reinhart – 2,703,438
  8. Phillip Phillips – 2,598,454
  9. David Archuleta – 2,572,521
  10. Chris Daughtry – 2,508,672
  11. Scotty McCreery – 2,026,960
  12. Jennifer Hudson – 1,743,028
  13. Fantasia – 1,607,430
  14. Danny Gokey – 1,049,908
  15. Mandisa – 896,875
  16. Katharine McPhee – 755,109
  17. Catie Turner – 619,830
  18. Colton Dixon – 522,970
  19. Elliott Yamin – 498,356
  20. Kellie Pickler – 438,571

 

 

Thoughts? Any surprises on who is there, and who isn't? I did only go through finalists though there are some others that would make the list if I did more; for example Tori Kelly would be #2, Todrick Hall at #14 & Brielle Von Hugel would make it at #18. 

 

The Monthly Listeners number can fluctuate depending on new music, promotion cycle.  For example, Gabby Barrett has a big record on the radio.  But overall career, she is not more successful than i.e. Chris Daughtry.

 

Here are the Spotify Followers for the above:

Kelly Clarkson   7.1m
Carrie Underwood   4.3m
Jordin Sparks   1.6m
Chris Daughtry   1.5m
Fantasia   1.3m
Adam Lambert   1.1m
Jennifer Hudson   1.2m
Phillip Phillips   830k
Scotty McCreery   668k
Kellie Pickler   636k
Lauren Alaina   418k
David Archuleta   382k
Haley Reinhart   237k
Mandisa   297k
Danny Gokey   217k
Colton Dixon   175k
Kat McPhee   130k
Gabby Barrett   110k
Elliott Yamin   90k
Catie Turner   61k

 

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15 hours ago, mytake1 said:

 

The Monthly Listeners number can fluctuate depending on new music, promotion cycle.  For example, Gabby Barrett has a big record on the radio.  But overall career, she is not more successful than i.e. Chris Daughtry.

 

Here are the Spotify Followers for the above:

Kelly Clarkson   7.1m
Carrie Underwood   4.3m
Jordin Sparks   1.6m
Chris Daughtry   1.5m
Fantasia   1.3m
Adam Lambert   1.1m
Jennifer Hudson   1.2m
Phillip Phillips   830k
Scotty McCreery   668k
Kellie Pickler   636k
Lauren Alaina   418k
David Archuleta   382k
Haley Reinhart   237k
Mandisa   297k
Danny Gokey   217k
Colton Dixon   175k
Kat McPhee   130k
Gabby Barrett   110k
Elliott Yamin   90k
Catie Turner   61k

 

Yes I'm aware, Kelly is also very inflated right now because of her Christmas song, and Gabby + Lauren Alaina are too with their current hits. But I like to look at listeners since they actually listen to the music, whereas followers don't necessarily mean they are listening. I tihnk I'll update the list in a few months to see how things have changed.

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2 hours ago, kamil24 said:

Yes I'm aware, Kelly is also very inflated right now because of her Christmas song, and Gabby + Lauren Alaina are too with their current hits. But I like to look at listeners since they actually listen to the music, whereas followers don't necessarily mean they are listening. I tihnk I'll update the list in a few months to see how things have changed.

 

It's important to look at Monthly Listeners AND Followers.  Spotify has both metrics for a reason. 

 

Kelly, Carrie, Jordin, Daughtry, Fantasia, J-Hud, Adam, Phillip, Scotty - all have high Monthly Listeners and Followers.  And not all of them have new music or on a promotion cycle.

 

Whereas I thought Gabby Barrett's stats would be a lot higher, considering she has a big song on the radio.  It will be interesting what her numbers are when she doesn't.

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