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Spotify-2013-year-in-reviewThis week Spotify shared the top streaming artists, albums and singles around the world and in the U.S. plus a variety of Spotify stats with a Year in Review 2013 special. Macklemore & Lewis earned most streamed artist, album and single on a global level. In the States, Imagine Dragon took most streamed album and single honors while Drake was dubbed most streamed artist. Worldwide, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" was named Most Viral Track of 2013 while Lorde was identified as the Most Viral New Artist.

Spotify Year in Review 2013 shares a few stats such as Spotify's "currently active" 24 million users and the fact that a billion playlists have been created to date.

But who were the most loved because most streamed artists in 2013?


Top Global Singles, Albums and Musicians

Most Streamed Tracks of 2013 (Global):

Most Streamed Artists of 2013 (Global)

  1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  2. Avicii
  3. Daft Punk
  4. Eminem
  5. Imagine Dragons
  6. Jay Z
  7. Bruno Mars
  8. Rihanna
  9. Calvin Harris
  10. Drake

Most Streamed Albums of 2013 (Global)

  1. The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  2. 18 Months – Calvin Harris
  3. Night Visions – Imagine Dragons
  4. The Truth About Love – P!nk
  5. Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
  6. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
  7. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
  8. All The Little Lights – Passenger
  9. Take Me Home: Yearbook Edition - One Direction
  10. Born To Die - Lana Del Rey


Top U.S. Singles, Albums and Musicians

Most Streamed Tracks of 2013 (US)

Most Streamed Artists of 2013 (US)

  1. Drake
  2. Jay Z
  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  4. Imagine Dragons
  5. Kanye West
  6. Eminem
  7. Justin Timberlake
  8. Daft Punk
  9. Lana Del Rey
  10. Mumford & Sons

Most Streamed Albums of 2013 (US)

  1. Night Visions – Imagine Dragons
  2. The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
  4. Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
  5. Magna Carta…Holy Grail – JAY Z
  6. Nothing Was The Same – Drake
  7. Born To Die – The Paradise Edition – Lana Del Rey
  8. 18 Months – Calvin Harris
  9. Good kid, m.A.A.d city – Kendrick Lamar
  10. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk


It will be interesting to see how things change as more users come on board but, overall, U.S. dominance of world pop charts continues in the new music industry.


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