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Spotify Names Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Its Most-Streamed Artist in 2013

Rihanna is the most-streamed female artist for second year in a row

After 4.5 billion total hours of music streaming by its 24 million global users, Spotify named Macklemore & Ryan Lewis its most-streamed artist in 2013.

The duo’s track, “Can’t Hold Us,” was tops globally, with “Thrift Shop” third in the world. The latter is also the most-streamed song of the last five years, with over 160 million streams to date, according to the digital music service.

Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” which received the most streams in a single day, (April 20th) came in fourth.

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In the United States, Drake actually topped the Mackemore & Ryan Lewis as the nation’s most-streamed artist, with Imagine Dragons claiming both top track (“Radioactive”) and album.

But the world is bigger than us, Americans.

On the success of his clients online, Zach Quillen, manager of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, said: “Spotify has proven to be a powerful platform for both sharing and experiencing music. We value its ability to reach new, curious listeners by encouraging the sort of word-of-mouth marketing that drove ‘The Heist’ from day one.”

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Steve Savoca, head of Content at Spotify, commented: “Congratulations to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who achieved incredible success in 2013, and to Rihanna who is again crowned the Queen of Pop. It’s also amazing to see young artists like Lorde, becoming sensations almost overnight, She’s a truly thrilling discovery for Spotify users and will help to re-shape the pop music landscape.”

Here are the full lists of Spotify’s top performers of the year:

Most streamed tracks of 2013 (Global)
1.        Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2.       Wake Me Up – Avicii
3.       Thrift Shop  – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
4.       Get Lucky – Daft Punk
5.       Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
6.       Let Her Go – Passenger
7.       Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
8.       Just Give Me A Reason – P!nk
9.       Ho Hey – The Lumineers
10.     I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris

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Most streamed tracks of 2013 (US)
1.        Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
2.       Thrift Shop feat. Wanz – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
3.       Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
4.       Get Lucky – Daft Punk
5.       Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
6.       Royals – Lorde
7.       Ho Hey – The Lumineers
8.       Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
9.       Wake Me Up – Avicci
10.     Sail – AWOLNATION

Most streamed artist 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 artist 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

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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

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

Most viral track (Most shared) of 2013
Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Most viral new artist (Most shared)

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With just one woman (Rihanna) in its top 10 most-streamed artists globally, Spotify broke its data down further by gender. Here is how the ladies shaped up in the current calendar year:

Most streamed females of 2013 (Global)
1.        Rihanna
2.       Lana Del Rey
3.       P!nk
4.       Katy Perry
5.       Taylor Swift
6.       Miley Cyrus
7.       Ellie Goulding
8.       Beyoncé
9.       Florence + The Machine
10.     Lady Gaga

Most streamed males of 2013 (Global)
1.        Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2.       Avicii
3.       Daft Punk
4.       Eminem
5.       Jay Z
6.       Imagine Dragons
7.       Bruno Mars
8.       Calvin Harris
9.       Drake
10.     Justin Timberlake