Music Metrics Vault

Edm

Most popular artists in Edm

This chart is based on the monthly listeners metric for all artists tagged with the genre edm by Spotify. It may contain some errors or some data may not be up to date. You can check the artist profile to update data if necessary.

# Artist Monthly Listeners Followers
1
74,696,943
25,478,150
2
69,755,952
22,548,272
3
62,978,616
33,595,935
4
51,327,265
7,264,234
5
37,954,496
22,715,250
6
36,835,147
8,329,392
7
36,546,628
8,590,418
8
33,719,728
2,597,466
9
29,812,125
6,135,157
10
28,768,811
2,795,871
11
25,592,212
3,078,888
12
23,255,551
1,272,918
13
22,911,094
14,987,165
14
22,056,215
3,737,419
15
21,090,571
3,884,742
16
20,920,493
757,979
17
20,413,775
7,564,340
18
20,371,846
2,515,367
19
19,482,859
3,429,479
20
18,310,570
2,170,227
21
17,682,533
3,340,912
22
16,450,633
1,451,133
23
16,404,835
839,289
24
16,356,148
3,878,029
25
15,204,091
4,295,417
26
15,026,267
938,985
27
14,791,696
5,888,671
28
14,664,551
1,170,229
29
14,053,467
3,728,230
30
12,190,278
2,435,939
31
11,994,002
767,470
32
10,189,348
658,802
33
9,862,679
327,882
34
9,603,531
1,236,883
35
9,429,709
1,018,740
36
9,241,361
548,314
37
9,221,650
1,554,985
38
9,125,820
484,839
39
8,892,478
1,499,263
40
8,540,017
79,045
41
8,447,257
2,435,615
42
8,068,926
272,325
43
7,944,897
950,596
44
7,657,738
722,274
45
7,324,618
1,776,765
46
7,320,421
776,424
47
7,172,455
967,970
48
6,902,400
3,614,292
49
6,811,654
617,184
50
6,808,874
2,106,553
51
6,329,138
94,377
52
6,260,373
1,749,619
53
6,021,768
1,489,270
54
5,686,031
1,171,380
55
5,636,203
1,601,928
56
5,289,576
103,195
57
5,237,292
2,762,282
58
5,214,079
598,038
59
4,970,380
1,288,497
60
4,795,097
935,639
61
4,719,459
129,956
62
4,463,139
2,174,948
63
4,411,851
1,124,622
64
4,382,633
465,839
65
4,289,953
548,922
66
4,222,376
631,128
67
4,212,108
1,067,741
68
4,159,949
265,800
69
4,124,008
900,807
70
4,080,551
466,811
71
4,012,238
955,923
72
3,973,493
78,502
73
3,880,115
1,043,766
74
3,663,817
682,927
75
3,573,594
70,284
76
3,328,231
379,942
77
3,221,438
735,217
78
3,073,187
1,021,134
79
3,068,791
428,628
80
2,932,761
768,585
81
2,761,838
374,512
82
2,752,244
473,829
83
2,730,162
276,774
84
2,678,072
466,803
85
2,668,358
105,358
86
2,441,590
518,001
87
2,440,564
259,181
88
2,399,390
315,884
89
2,325,980
1,124,257
90
2,323,446
387,661
91
2,168,038
360,025
92
2,144,925
590,394
93
2,136,468
616,520
94
2,111,588
793,984
95
2,058,563
462,550
96
2,053,193
289,727
97
1,958,383
704,107
98
1,958,176
231,398
99
1,900,019
523,400
100
1,891,434
485,838
101
1,875,057
558,211
102
1,831,573
80,080
103
1,831,264
409,404
104
1,712,174
321,229
105
1,680,612
421,724
106
1,576,802
780,487
107
1,535,510
386,563
108
1,480,792
188,868
109
1,465,733
318,558
110
1,461,609
310,323
111
1,422,249
646,457
112
1,391,278
308,774
113
1,380,293
201,779
114
1,370,488
141,630
115
1,357,376
188,724
116
1,353,787
126,849
117
1,343,232
208,695
118
1,294,986
906,160
119
1,265,130
104,888
120
Third Party
1,264,188
134,690
121
1,262,203
688,621
122
1,257,375
151,571
123
1,246,049
238,932
124
1,242,939
174,296
125
Alison Wonderland
1,238,942
482,521
126
1,197,009
140,972
127
1,188,078
229,639
128
1,178,933
149,463
129
1,165,151
521,142
130
1,144,271
735,382
131
Knife Party
1,142,828
888,716
132
1,087,068
176,274
133
Andrew Rayel
1,047,996
170,017
134
Bassnectar
1,042,814
597,096
135
Adventure Club
1,038,632
303,170
136
1,028,370
334,581
137
Cosmic Gate
980,689
267,949
138
967,137
193,181
139
Pegboard Nerds
784,906
346,761
140
Malaa
784,197
246,598
141
Thomas Gold
744,913
161,700
142
Dirty South
732,696
218,707
143
Peking Duk
711,938
238,867
144
Dada Life
711,406
398,876
145
Sander van Doorn
709,611
355,629
146
708,590
510,184
147
Borgore
705,651
561,004
148
Kill The Noise
702,017
414,156
149
Markus Schulz
654,689
313,670
150
Zomboy
651,760
759,670
151
Dzeko & Torres
644,640
108,233
152
Tristam
631,365
216,485
153
Madison Mars
588,207
128,519
154
Keys N Krates
583,395
194,470
155
Ookay
578,579
233,096
156
Dyro
569,496
202,660
157
Feed Me
551,672
341,956
158
Jay Hardway
546,669
418,342
159
JOYRYDE
534,958
208,214
160
Swanky Tunes
486,235
89,370
161
Chocolate Puma
483,505
112,127
162
SNBRN
473,993
106,201
163
Stadiumx
448,675
111,923
164
Gabriel & Dresden
428,889
81,903
165
Ekali
419,283
144,850
166
Dropgun
418,884
76,299
167
Julian Jordan
416,959
160,798
168
Flosstradamus
412,011
282,349
169
Florian Picasso
410,063
63,267
170
CAZZETTE
408,992
314,405
171
Wolfgang Gartner
407,512
202,461
172
Boss Doms
380,273
15,069
173
John Dahlbäck
379,591
116,600
174
Chuckie
347,223
128,540
175
Latroit
335,077
8,578
176
twoloud
302,796
156,499
177
TJR
295,372
149,033
178
Dannic
294,615
172,666
179
Mat Zo
285,116
137,200
180
Ephixa
260,633
86,088
181
Deniz Koyu
231,123
94,833
182
Paris Blohm
197,364
78,016
183
Alvaro
152,885
90,834
184
Tom Swoon
132,438
80,359

Some info about edm

Electronic Dance Music, popularly known as EDM, is a pulsating genre that took root in the late 70s and proliferated in the 80s. Known for its unique blend of electronic, percussive instruments, synthesizers, and technology, it revolutionized the global music culture, transforming the way people converge to enjoy music.

EDM began in the era of disco, with artists like Giorgio Moroder who experimented heavily with synthesizers and electronic sounds. The genre however hit a major turning point during the 80s Chicago warehouse parties, where House music was born, a major subset of EDM. The rise of raves in the UK and techno in Detroit during the late 80s and early 90s further popularized EDM.

While Europe was an early adopter, the amplitude of EDM's sound waves reached its peak in the USA by the 2000s. Today, EDM is a global phenomenon with superstar DJs and producers like David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Avicii at the forefront. These artists have not merely played music, they've elevated EDM, turning it into a spectacle complete with stunning graphics and lights shows at mammoth music festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra, and Electric Daisy Carnival.

EDM is not just a genre of music; it's a multifaceted movement encompassing sub-genres such as House, Techno, Trance, Dubstep, and Trap. House music, characterised by repetitive 4/4 beats and synthesizer-based melodies, has given rise to popular artists like Daft Punk and Deadmau5. Techno, famous for its futuristic themes and mechanical sounds, has seen pioneers like Carl Cox and Richie Hawtin. Trance music, with its focus on melody and emotion, brought forth Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren. Dubstep and Trap, known for their heavy bass drops and complex, layered synths, made artists like Skrillex and Diplo household names.

EDM has played a key role in shaping the sound of the late 20th and early 21st century, influencing pop music and even winding its way into movies and video games. The association of EDM culture with fun, dance, and unity continues to drive its popularity among youth.

Of all territories, Europe, particularly Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands, and the USA have been most smitten with EDM. Festivals like Tomorrowland in Belgium and Ibiza's lavish party scene in Spain demonstrate Europe's deep enthralling affair with EDM. In the USA, cities like Las Vegas, Miami, and New York are major EDM hotspots, hosting massive annual festivals.

Despite being at times controversial for promoting a large-rave culture, EDM proves to be resilient and adaptable. Its unifying power, along with its ability to constantly reinvent itself and balance mainstream commercial success with underground authenticity, guarantees that EDM will continue to dominate music scenes across the globe.

For music enthusiasts, EDM isn't just about the beats, the drops, or the euphoric dance sessions. It's a symbol and catalyst of cultural, social, and technological evolution that knows no geopolitical boundaries, uniting music lovers in a global rhythm.