How to find Spotify's 'Top 1% of Fans' feature
1 December 2021, 12:21 | Updated: 30 November 2022, 14:34
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Spotify have been telling people they're in the top 1% of fans for certain artists – but how do you find it?
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Is there anything more exciting than receiving a notification from Spotify about your most listened to songs and most played artists? Actually, yes, there's a lot of things that are much more exciting than that but for the purpose of this article, we're going to pretend that Spotify's algorithm is the best thing since sliced bread.
Back in 2020, Spotify sent out notifications to users and telling them that they are in the top 1% of fans for a certain artist. The feature isn't new – it's popped up on people's accounts before but now it's back and everyone is sharing their results on social media.
But if you haven't got your Wrapped report yet, how do you find out? Here's everything you need to know about Spotify's Top Fans feature.
READ MORE: Spotify Wrapped 2022 is here: How to find your top songs
How to find and use Spotify's Top Fans feature:
UPDATE 30/11/22: A similar '1% of Listeners' stat is also included in your personal Spotify's 2022 Wrapped feature. You can find that in your Wrapped slideshow, on the 'Top Artist' slide. The 'Top 1% of Fans' feature from 2020 is a little different.
What does it mean to be in the Top 1% on Spotify?
It's unclear what exact criteria you need to get into the upper echelons of the Top 1%, Top 0.5% or Top 0.1% or even Top 0.005% but it's probably earned by listening to a certain artist non-stop for the 10 months.
It's also likely based on the total minutes you spent listening to your Top Artist.
For example, to make it into Taylor Swift's Top 0.005% of listeners, you will have had to have clocked around 30,000+ minutes with her music alone. In contrast, to make it into the Top 2% of Taylor Swift's listeners, you will have only had to listen to her music for around 4,000 minutes.
The 2020 version of the feature was delivered to fans in a pop-up notification and was not part of the Wrapped round-up.
If you're in the top 1% of listeners for a certain artist, you'll either receive an email notification, or you'll get a pop up notification on your phone screen. If your listening habits have earned you a place in that elite club of your favourite artist, then you can also open your app and a pop up should appear on your screen.
READ MORE: Spotify Stats: How to find your Top Artists and Top Songs of all time
Anyone who isn’t within the top 1% on @Spotify are all fake fans. pic.twitter.com/Jk4g6mkgxQ— blink-182 (@blink182) February 25, 2020
Unlike Spotify's end of year Wrapped feature, there's no way to search for or trigger the pop up notification, it's all done using your listening data.
People are feeling incredibly left out that their friends have made it into the 1% while they're still sitting there waiting for a 1% notification that they're never gonna get.
READ MORE: How to find your Top 0.5% Artist in Spotify Wrapped 2020
Me patiently waiting for @Spotify to tell me I’m in the top percentage of someone’s fans pic.twitter.com/R5jyV7gerq— Josh Harris (@mousepadmusic) February 24, 2020
the fact i’m not in the top 1% of anyone’s spotify fans pic.twitter.com/dp2I3ouEjH— 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐢 *⊹˚. (@moonwitchery) February 25, 2020
Honestly, justice for those of us who have been so cruelly left out by Spotify.
Find out more of your Spotify stats here:
- Spotify Stats: How to find your Top Artists and Top Songs of all time
- Here's how to create a custom receipt of your most-streamed songs on Spotify
- Spotify's Only You: How to find your astrological Audio Birth Chart
- Spotify Today's Top Fans: How to find your most streamed songs
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