GET https://api.spotify.com/v1/artists/{id}

Request Parameters

Header Fields

Header Field Value
Authorization Required. A valid access token from the Spotify Accounts service: see the Web API Authorization Guide for details.

Path Parameters

Path Parameter Value
id The Spotify ID for the artist.

Response Format

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains an artist object in JSON format. On error, the header status code is an error code and the response body contains an error object.


curl -X GET "https://api.spotify.com/v1/artists/0OdUWJ0sBjDrqHygGUXeCF" -H "Authorization: Bearer {your access token}"
  "external_urls" : {
    "spotify" : "https://open.spotify.com/artist/0OdUWJ0sBjDrqHygGUXeCF"
  "followers" : {
    "href" : null,
    "total" : 306565
  "genres" : [ "indie folk", "indie pop" ],
  "href" : "https://api.spotify.com/v1/artists/0OdUWJ0sBjDrqHygGUXeCF",
  "id" : "0OdUWJ0sBjDrqHygGUXeCF",
  "images" : [ {
    "height" : 816,
    "url" : "https://i.scdn.co/image/eb266625dab075341e8c4378a177a27370f91903",
    "width" : 1000
  }, {
    "height" : 522,
    "url" : "https://i.scdn.co/image/2f91c3cace3c5a6a48f3d0e2fd21364d4911b332",
    "width" : 640
  }, {
    "height" : 163,
    "url" : "https://i.scdn.co/image/2efc93d7ee88435116093274980f04ebceb7b527",
    "width" : 200
  }, {
    "height" : 52,
    "url" : "https://i.scdn.co/image/4f25297750dfa4051195c36809a9049f6b841a23",
    "width" : 64
  } ],
  "name" : "Band of Horses",
  "popularity" : 59,
  "type" : "artist",
  "uri" : "spotify:artist:0OdUWJ0sBjDrqHygGUXeCF"

Try it

artist object (full)

Key Value Type Value Description
external_urls an external URL object Known external URLs for this artist.
followers A followers object Information about the followers of the artist.
genres array of strings A list of the genres the artist is associated with. For example: "Prog Rock" , "Post-Grunge". (If not yet classified, the array is empty.)
href string A link to the Web API endpoint providing full details of the artist.
id string The Spotify ID for the artist.
images array of image objects Images of the artist in various sizes, widest first.
name string The name of the artist
popularity int The popularity of the artist. The value will be between 0 and 100, with 100 being the most popular. The artist’s popularity is calculated from the popularity of all the artist’s tracks.
type string The object type: "artist"
uri string The Spotify URI for the artist.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it possible to fetch a random artist? Although there is no specific endpoint for this, you can retrieve an artist at random following these instructions.

    Within the query string, our search endpoint accepts the year tag for artist queries, for example: q=year:2000&type=artist or q=year:0000-9999&type=artist. First call the endpoint with a suitable date or date range and read the total number of results returned. Then call the endpoint again setting limit=1 and offset to a random number smaller that the total that was returned. Here is an example:

    curl -X GET "https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?q=year%3A2001&type=artist&market=US"

    (returns 65934 results)

    curl -X GET "https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?q=year%3A2001&type=artist&market=US&limit=1&offset=12345"

    (returns the artist “Carolina Chamber Choir”)