Chance the Rapper, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Desiigner Featured on Spotify's 25 Under 25 List

Spotify has released its 25 Under 25 list featuring Chance the Rapper, Justin Bieber, Desiigner, and more.

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Today, Spotify unveils its third annual 25 Under 25 list featuring the most influential artists under the age of 25 right now. To determine the 25 under 25 list, the streaming service looked at several factors including the number of people listening to an artist each month on Spotify, artists with songs featured in Spotify's top playlists, as well as top-performing artists by genre.

Shawn Mendes tops the list, boasting 25 million Spotify listeners each month and over 500 million streams of his breakout hit, "Stitches." In the No. 2 spot is Ariana Grande with "Dangerous Woman" and "Into You" both earning more than 200 million streams each while her Nicki Minaj collaboration "Side to Side" is a top 10 song on Spotify's global chart. She also earns an incredible 27 million listeners each month.

Rounding out the top three is Chance the Rapper who is the highest ranked rapper on the list and whose Coloring Book mixtape arrived as one of the year's strongest releases. The 23-year-old rapper has more than 6 million monthly listeners and his standout track "No Problem" has racked up more than 60 million streams, making a huge impact on Spotify's global chart and "Rap Caviar" playlist.

Martin Garrix, who recently stopped by the Complex office for an episode of "Hot Ones," and Justin Bieber round out the top five. Garrix reaches 21 million monthly listeners while Bieber's "Love Yourself," "What Do You Mean?" and "Sorry" have all been streamed over 700 million times. On top of that, his Major Lazer and MØ collaboration, "Cold Water," is streamed more than 2.5 million times each day. This shouldn't be too much of a surprise given the fact that Bieber's latest album Purpose broke all kinds of Spotify records including global and national records for most streams of an album in its first week of release.

Tory Lanez claims No. 13 on the list as his debut album, I Told You, received almost 10 million streams in its first week of release; Lanez also racks up 12 million listeners per month. Meanwhile, Desiigner is at No. 17 with "Panda" earning the G.O.O.D. Music rapper nearly half a billion streams and 13 million monthly listeners. Rae Sremmurd makes the list for the third time with their latest album, SremmLife 2, scoring big numbers and 7 million monthly listeners.

"It seems there are more musicians than ever under the age of 25 who are doing well, and while it's always good to see returning stars like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Rae Sremmurd, this year's list also highlights newcomers like singer-songwriter Joel Adams and alt-rock band Nothing But Thieves, whose tracks are really engaging listeners and gaining traction in popular playlists," explained ​Spotify's Digital Trends Expert​, Shanon Cook. 

Check out the full list of the 25 artists along with Spotify's 25 Under 25 playlist below or stream it right here

Spotify's 25 Under 25:
25. Daya
24. Cheat Codes
23. Rae Sremmurd
22. Demi Lovato
21. Nothing But Thieves
20. Halsey
19. Glass Animals
18. Selena Gomez
17. Desiigner
16. Joel Adams
15. DNCE
14. Kelsea Ballerini
13. Tory Lanez
12. Maluma
11. Zara Larsson
10. Flume
9. Hailee Steinfeld
8. Fifth Harmony
7. Charlie Puth
6. Alessia Cara
5. Justin Bieber
4. Martin Garrix
3. Chance the Rapper
2. Ariana Grande
1. Shawn Mendes

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