Spotify Reveals 2014's Top Music

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Spotify, which has been in the news a lot lately with Taylor Swift pulling her music from the service, announced its top music of the year. It shared the most popular songs and artists of the year based on listening habits of its 50 million global users.

Ed Sheeran was the most-streamed artist on Spotify in 2014, according to the company. Here's a look at some top five lists.

Top Five Global Artists

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Eminem
3. Coldplay
4. Calvin Harris
5. Katy Perry

Top Five Global Males

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

Top Five Global Females

1. Katy Perry
2. Ariana Grande
3. Lana Del Rey
4. Beyoncé
5. Lorde

Top Five Global Groups

1. Coldplay
2. Imagine Dragons
3. Maroon 5
4. OneRepublic
5. One Direction

Top Five Global Tracks

1. Happy - From "Despicable Me 2" - Pharrell Williams
2. Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) - Clean Bandit
3. Summer - Calvin Harris
4. Dark Horse - Katy Perry
5. All of Me - John Legend

Top Five Global 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

Top Five Global Viral Tracks

1. Take Me To Church - Hozier
2. Gooey - Glass Animals
3. Ojos Color Sol - Calle 13
4. Coffee - Sylvan Esso
5. Hey Mami - Sylvan

Most streamed artists in the US

1. Eminem
2. Drake
3. Kanye West
4. Lana del Rey
5. Ariana Grande

Most streamed tracks in the US

1. Fancy – Iggy Azalea
2. Dark Horse – Katy Perry
3. Happy - From "Despicable Me 2" - Pharrell Williams
4. Problem – Ariana Grande
5. All of Me - John Legend

Most streamed albums in the US

1. x - Ed Sheeran
2. The New Classic - Iggy Azalea
3. In The Lonely Hour - Sam Smith
4. Native - OneRepublic
5. My Everything - Ariana Grande

Top viral tracks in the US

1. Take Me To Church - Hozier
2. Gooey - Glass Animals
3. Reflections - MisterWives
4. Coffee – Sylvan Esso
5. Say You’ll Be There – MØ

Spotify is celebrating the end of the year by offering three months of its Premium in the US for just 99 cents throughout December. Users can also get a look at their own Year in Music at Spotify.com/2014.

Image via Björn Olsson, Flickr

Chris Crum
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