Ed Sheeran Revealed As Spotify's Most-Streamed Artist Of 2014
December 3, 2014 at 4:21 AM (PT)
As 2014 comes to a close, SPOTIFY has crowned ED SHEERAN as the most-streamed artist of 2014, racking up more than 860 million listens across the globe. SHEERAN also holds the title for the most-streamed album for "x," which fans have enjoyed more than 430 million times since its release in JUNE.
This was also the year KATY PERRY unseated RIHANNA as the most-streamed female on SPOTIFY. Although RIHANNA held the title for the past two years, PERRY’s "Dark Horse" spent 11 weeks at #1 on SPOTIFY’s U.S. Top 50 chart, the longest run in the top spot of 2014.
Irish singer-songwriter HOZIER, who SPOTIFY identified in late 2013 as a rising star, had the most viral track of the year with "Take Me To Church."
PHARRELL WILLIAMS united music fans across the world with pop anthem of the year, "Happy," which was the world’s most-streamed track with more than 260 million plays on SPOTIFY.
SPOTIFY Head of Content STEVE SAVOCA said, “This has been a phenomenal year for a rich variety of amazing artists on SPOTIFY. Over 50 million dedicated music fans listened to more than seven billion listening hours in 2014 alone. We’re extremely proud that SPOTIFY allows music fans to discover, enjoy and share a world of new music, while helping artists reach new audiences.”