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Spotify reveals its most streamed artists and albums of 2014

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Spotify has just released its list of the most popular artists and tracks with UK songwriter Ed Sheeran crowned as the most streamed musician in 2014.

In the last year Spotify, the popular music streaming service, saw more than 50 million Spotify users listen to more than seven billion hours of music.

Ed Sheeran led the way with the artist listened to more than 860 million times around the world on Spotify.

Sheeran’s X album, despite being released halfway through the year in June, was also the most streamed album of the year with 430 million streams.

Katy Perry was the top female artist and took the crown from last year’s queen Rihanna thanks to hits like Dark Horse and Roar.

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Pharrell Williams scored the biggest hit of the year with the pop anthem Happy which was the most streamed track of the year with more than 260 million plays.

Chet Faker was the most streamed Australian artist and edged out internationally recognised Aussie talents Iggy Azalea and Sia along with his good friend Flume.

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Vance Joy’s Riptide was the most streamed Australian song with Iggy Azalea’s album The New Classic the most streamed Australian album.

Global Results

Top Five Global Artists

1. Ed Sheeran

2. Eminem

3. Coldplay

4. Calvin Harris

5. Katy Perry

Top Five Global Males

1. Ed Sheeran

2. Eminem

3. Calvin Harris

4. Avicii

5. David Guetta

Top Five Global Females

1. Katy Perry

2. Ariana Grande

3. Lana Del Rey

4. Beyoncé

5. Lorde

Top Five Global Groups

1. Coldplay

2. Imagine Dragons

3. Maroon 5

4. OneRepublic

5. One Direction

Top Five Global Viral Tracks

1. Take Me To Church – Hozier

2. Gooey – Glass Animals

3. Ojos Color Sol – Calle 13

4. Coffee – Sylvan Esso

5. Hey Mami – Sylvan

In Australia

Most streamed artists

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Coldplay
  3. Eminem
  4. Lorde
  5. Calvin Harris
  6. Chet Faker
  7. Kanye West
  8. Katy Perry
  9. Ariana Grande
  10. Arctic Monkeys

Most streamed tracks

  1. Happy From “Despicable Me 2” – Pharrell Williams
  2. Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) – Clean Bandit
  3. Riptide – Vance Joy
  4. Fancy – Iggy Azalea
  5. Stay With Me – Sam Smith
  6. Chandelier – Sia
  7. Summer – Calvin Harris
  8. All of Me – John Legend
  9. Problem – Ariana Grande
  10. Waves Robin Schulz Radio Edit – Mr Probz

Most streamed albums

  1. x – Ed Sheeran
  2. In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
  3. The New Classic – Iggy Azalea
  4. Built On Glass – Chet Faker
  5. GIRL – Pharrell Williams
  6. 5 Seconds of Summer – 5 Seconds of Summer
  7. My Everything – Ariana Grande
  8. Settle – Disclosure
  9. 1000- Forms of Fear – Sia
  10. THE NIGHTDAY – ZHU

Most streamed Australian artists

  1. Chet Faker
  2. Flume
  3. Iggy Azalea
  4. Vance Joy
  5. Sia
  6. 5 Seconds of Summer
  7. Hilltop Hoods
  8. Angus & Julia Stone
  9. RUFUS
  10. INXS

 Most streamed Australian songs

  1. Riptide – Vance Joy
  2. Fancy – Iggy Azalea
  3. Chandelier – Sia
  4. Drop The Game – Flume (feat. Chet Faker)
  5. High – Peking Duk
  6. Geronimo – Sheppard
  7. Talk is Cheap – Chet Faker
  8. She Looks So Perfect – 5 Seconds of Summer
  9. Black Widow – Iggy Azalea
  10. Que Sera – Justice Crew

 

Most streamed Australian albums

  1. The New Classic – Iggy Azalea
  2. Built On Glass – Chet Faker
  3. 5 Seconds of Summer – 5 Seconds of Summer
  4. 1000 Forms of Fear – Sia
  5. Walking Under The Stars – Hilltop Hoods
  6. Dream Your Life Away – Vance Joy
  7. Angus & Julia Stone – Angus & Julia Stone
  8. Utopia – 360
  9. Puddinghead – Ball Park Music
  10. Bombs Away – Sheppard