Lady Gaga Tops Last.fm's Most Played List For 2009
December 17, 2009 at 4:20 AM (PT)
LAST.FM announced the site’s most listened to artist for 2009 was LADY GAGA with songs from her album, The Fame, scrobbled more than 18 million times among the site’s 35 million strong community.
The NEW YORK-based singer’s phenomenal success in 2009 is underlined by the fact that the second most listened to album, Day & Age by The Killers, trailed by more than six million listens. Other artists in the Top 10 include the likes of LILY ALLEN, THE PRODIGY, FRANZ FERDINAND, BEYONCÉ and KANYE WEST.
For the past two weeks LAST.FM has announced its Top 40 artists of 2009 in installments via a dedicated portal on its website: www.last.fm/bestof/2009 which also includes a special MICHAEL JACKSON tribute, whose songs received over 17 million streams after his death on JUNE 25th.
LAST.FM has also created a group allowing its user base to add their own "Best Of" lists, based on what they have been listening to in the past year at www.last.fm/group/Best+of+2009.
LAST FM PD SETH NEIMAN adds, "I thought it might be newsworthy to mention that LAST.FM DISCOVER, a radio station on HD in S.F., CHICAGO, L.A. and N.Y., as well as streaming on the CBS DIGITAL NETWORK, will be featuring exclusive performances and interviews and songs from the 40 artists on LAST.FM’s Best of 2009 starting 12/21 through 1/3. Happy Holidays!"