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How much Olivia Rodrigo makes from her TikTok hits

Lil Nas X. Olivia Rodrigo. Doja Cat. Megan Thee Stallion.

What do these artists all have in common? In a word, TikTok.


Each with billions of plays of their songs on the platform, these artists have become some of the most famous in the world. Most of us have heard these artist’s songs (or even had them stuck in our heads) thanks to their wild popularity as “sounds” on the video app.

But how much money are these artists actually making from their viral TikTok hits? My team at WhistleOut was curious, so we calculated the potential earnings of the most popular TikTok songs from 2021.


You can check out the list of TikTok songs that are earning the most, here:


To compile our list, we gathered data from Tokboard to find the top played songs on TikTok in each month between January 2021 and June 2021. Our list excludes songs with explicit titles as well as songs that are not available on Spotify. To calculate earnings, we multiplied each song’s number of plays on Spotify by the average payout per stream as according to Forbes.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.