The best part about music streaming service Spotify releasing a bunch of stats is picking through to find the most interesting one. Back in October, on their 5th birthday, Spotify casually noted that 20% of the songs in their library have never been streamed. Ever. Sad, right?
As 2013 comes to a close, Spotify has just released a year-in-review and my favorite little tidbit is this: Some dude in the US has over 90,000 playlists.
And you thought you were obsessed.
Other interesting figures include 4.5 billion total hours streamed in 2013, 1 billion playlists created so far, and 20,000 new songs added every single day.
Globally, the most-streamed song of the year was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ "Can’t Hold Us." In the US it was "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons. Rihanna was the year's most-streamed female artist.
Here are the most-streamed songs of the year, in convenient playlist form:
“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," said Spotify head of content Steve Savoca.
Spotify now boasts 24 million total users. You can check out their entire interactive year-in-review here.
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