Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry Rule Spotify 2014

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Ed Sheeran Spotify

By Daniel Gates

Ed Sheeran Spotify

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Ed Sheeran owned Spotify in 2014. The singer was the year’s most-streamed male artist on the popular music streaming platform, and his release X was the most-streamed album. Spotify has released its Year in Music review, and Sheeran leads the men, while Katy Perry takes top honors among women. Coldplay was 2014’s most-listened to group.

The top five male artists on Spotify for the year were Sheeran, Eminem, Calvin Harris, Avicii and David Guetta. People really seem to dig electronic music. Meanwhile, Perry led the female artist pack ahead of Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce and Lorde. Taylor Swift, of course, famously pulled her music from Spotify because she doesn’t feel as though the service fairly compensates musicians.

Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, OneRepublic and One Direction were the most-streamed groups. Sheeran’s X, Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic, Pharrell’s G I R L, and Grande’s My Everything were the top albums.

Here are 2014’s Top 10 songs on Spotify: Pharrell’s “Happy,” Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be,” Calvin Harris’ “Summer,” Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” John Legend’s “All of Me,” Pitbull’s “Timber,” Magic’s “Rude,” Mr. Probz’s “Waves,” Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” and OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars.” What did you stream this year?

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