Ed Sheeran Named Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist of 2014 – What Does Taylor Swift Think?

Eminem and Coldplay took the second and third sports, respectively

Here’s one accolade Taylor Swift won’t be winning this year – the most-streamed artist in the world is British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, according to Spotify. Sheeran, who served as the opening act of Swift’s North American tour last year, received over 860 million streams in 2014, due largely in part to his latest album, “x,” which was played on the music service site a whopping 430 million times.

Eminem was named the second most-streamed musician while Coldplay came in third. Katy Perry led the way for females, with Arianna Grande and Lana Del Rey behind her. Rihanna, who has held the top spot the previous two years, did not crack the top five in 2014.

As for song of the year, Pharrell Williams won with his track “Happy,” which was played more than 260 million times. British electronic group Clean Bandit took second place with their song “Rather Be.”

Spotify currently has more than 50 million users, all of whom listened to a total of 7 billion hours of music in 2014.

Get the full list of Spotify’s most-streamed in 2014 below.

Here’s the complete Spotify rundown:

Most-Played Artists
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Eminem
3. Coldplay
4. Calvin Harris
5. Katy Perry

Most-Played Groups
1. Coldplay
2. Imagine Dragons
3. Maroon 5
4. OneRepublic
5. One Direction

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

Male Artist
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Eminem
3. Calvin Harris
4. Avicii
5. David Guetta

Female Artist
1. Katy Perry
2. Ariana Grande
3. Lana Del Rey
4. Beyonce
5. Lorde

Most-Played 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

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