February 02, 2023



Here Are Vevo’s Most-Viewed Artists of 2021

Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, released the list of artists that were the most viewed on the platform this year.

Karol G is the Most-Viewed Artist of the Year

Globally, Karol G tops the most-viewed artist chart of 2021, with 3.11 billion views, followed closely by The Weeknd, with 3.10 billion views. In the U.S., Lil Baby is Vevo’s most-viewed artist of this past year (770 million views), followed by The Weeknd (558 million views). Newcomers to this year’s top ten most-viewed artists list include Doja Cat and Lil Nas X.

Both in the U.S. and worldwide, Lil Nas X secures the top spots in the Vevo Engagement Chart, which ranks videos according to the most likes, shares and comments across the Vevo network. “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” was a viral hit. Another notable mention is Olivia Rodrigo. The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star was a well-known Disney actress with more than 40 million views in the U.S. in 2020, but has grown her viewership 8x to 357 million views in the U.S. in 2021, after breaking into the mainstream with her debut album, sour. 


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“Vevo is the music video destination for artists of all genres and career stages. Our charts feature both established stars, such as Taylor Swift and Future, and newer names who also made big headlines this year, like Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo. In 2021, fan consumption and engagement with music videos continued to yield many insights about the vital nature of the music video in driving, shaping, and reacting to cultural moments. And, artists such as The Weeknd, Doja Cat, and Ariana Grande collaborated with Vevo to further develop their visual catalog and storytelling through Vevo’s original content series, such as LIFT and Official Live Performances,” said Alan Price, Chief Executive Officer, Vevo. 

Check out the full list of this year’s most-viewed artists down below! For more information about how the algorithm works, click here.

US Top Ten Artists By Views

Lil Baby – 770M views

The Weeknd – 559M views

Future – 481M views

Chris Brown – 476M views

Taylor Swift – 471M views

Ariana Grande – 438M views

Doja Cat – 429M views

Drake – 428M views

Lil Nas X – 382M views

Morgan Wallen – 379M views

Global Top Ten Artists By Views

Karol G – 3.11B views

The Weeknd – 3.10B views

Ariana Grande – 2.59B views

Justin Bieber – 2.47B views

J Balvin – 2.30B views

Taylor Swift – 2.29B views

Billie Eilish – 2.12B views

Os Barões da Pisadinha – 2.04B views

Camilo – 2.02B views

Maluma – 1.89B views

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