These Are Spotify’s Most Streamed Artists And Songs Of 2014

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12.03.14 2 Comments
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One hundred underpaid monkeys analyzed Spotify’s 50 million users to determine the most streamed artists, tracks, and albums of 2014. The results are pretty much exactly what you’d expect. There’s Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, Coldplay and Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran and…wait, where’s Taylor Swift? She recently took her songs off Spotify, but that still left nearly 11 months of data. The Verge reached out to the streaming service and were told:

“The top lists are an accurate reflection of what was listened to this year, there was absolutely no meddling or removing of her from the list,” a spokesperson replied by email. “Taylor simply didn’t make it into the top five.” (Via)

Spotify is, like, SO over you, T-Swift.

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 Tracks

1. Happy – From “Despicable Me 2” – Pharrell Williams
2. Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) – Clean Bandit
3. Summer – Calvin Harris
4. Dark Horse – Katy Perry
5. All of Me – John Legend

Top Five Global Albums

1. x – Ed Sheeran
2. In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
3. The New Classic – Iggy Azalea
4. G I R L – Pharrell Williams
5. My Everything – Ariana Grande

Most streamed artists in the US

1. Eminem
2. Drake
3. Kanye West
4. Lana del Rey
5. Ariana Grande

Most streamed tracks in the US

1. Fancy – Iggy Azalea
2. Dark Horse – Katy Perry
3. Happy – From “Despicable Me 2” – Pharrell Williams
4. Problem – Ariana Grande
5. All of Me – John Legend

Most streamed albums in the US

1. x – Ed Sheeran
2. The New Classic – Iggy Azalea
3. In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
4. Native – OneRepublic
5. My Everything – Ariana Grande

Eminem is an old man sitting at the kid’s table.

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