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