Musicians enjoy a wide variety of revenue streams nowadays. With music streaming services becoming increasingly popular, their concert, royalty, and album sales are supplemented by money earned from their music being streamed on platforms such as Spotify. We've looked at the number of times songs released in 2020 have been listened to on Spotify and have calculated approximately how much artists have earned as a result of Spotify streaming so far this year.

The figures are based on's calculations which pinpoint Spotify payments towards artists at $0.0032 per stream (£0.0025). Here are Spotify's 30 most played new releases of 2020 (as of Monday, 2nd March, 2020) alongside their estimated earnings:

SongNo. of PlaysEstimated Earnings
Justin Bieber - Yummy261,054,656£652,637
Future (feat. Drake) - Life Is Good217,012,200£542,531
Halsey - You Should Be Sad124,064,975£310,162
Justin Bieber (feat. Quavo) - Changes110,023,238£275,058
Selena Gomez - Rare102,059,311£255,148
Jonas Brothers - What A Man Gotta Do81,421,741£203,554
Dua Lipa - Physical70,993,401£177,484
Ali Gatie - What If I Told You That I Love You63,991,466£159,979
Justin Bieber (feat. Post Malone & Clever) - Forever41,310,180£103,276
Blackbear - me & ur ghost40,892,196£102,231
Sam Smith - To Die For32,467,956£81,170
Taylor Swift - Only The Young25,948,152£64,870
Lauv - Changes22,751,282£56,878
Hailee Steinfeld - Wrong Direction21,449,955£53,625
5 Seconds of Summer - No Shame20,433,181£51,083
Demi Lovato - Anyone20,134,009£50,335
Niall Horan - No Judgement19,898,908£49,747
Selena Gomez - Vulnerable18,861,365£47,153
Alicia Keys - Underdog18,232,361£45,581
Selena Gomez (feat. 6LACK) - Crowded Room17,772,709£44,432
Selena Gomez - Feel Me16,135,235£40,338
Anne-Marie - Birthday15,701,883£39,255
John Legend - Conversations In The Dark15,383,563£38,459
Selena Gomez - People You Know15,084,872£37,712
Lady Gaga - Stupid Love13,433,485£33,584
Madison Beer - Good In Goodbye11,302,196£28,256
Pussycat Dolls - React10,910,170£27,275
Meghan Trainor (feat. Nicky Minaj) - Nice To Meet Ya10,099,710£25,249
Sean Paul & Tove Lo - Calling On Me6,482,990£16,207
Melanie Martinez (feat. Tierra Whack) - Copy Cat4,398,683£10,997
These are the Highest Earning Songs on Spotify


Justin Bieber's new releases have been quite successful this year. Three of the Canadian singer's tracks place in the top 10. What's more, Yummy is the most played new song of 2020 on Spotify so far; it has earned Bieber around £652,637.

Future and Drake's new song Life Is Good has earned the two rappers £542,531 so far in 2020. They take second spot on our ranking.

You Should Be Sad has earned singer Halsey a third-place finish in our Spotify earnings ranking with £310,162.

Selena Gomez is the best represented singer in our ranking with five songs in the top 30. Rare, Vulnerable, Crowded Room, Feel Me, and People You Know have earned the singer a combined £424,783.

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