Spotify's most played artists of 2012

By Peter Guy on Nov 29, 12 11:57 AM in Pop Life

Spotify publish a list of their most streamed artists, tracks and albums of 2012. It's grim reading.

Spotify have published an extensive list of their most streamed tracks and artists of 2012.

It's perhaps no surprise that it's pretty duff stuff. What is a surprise is that they count the Cast of Glee as a 'band'.

Oh, and who are Loreen? A cleaning company? And what is an Avicii. Sounds like a knock off clothing range.

Anyways, here's the list.

Most-streamed tracks of 2012 (global)

1. Gotye featuring Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know
2. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
3. Fun. featuring Janelle MonĂ¡e - We Are Young
4. Flo Rida - Whistle
5. Flo Rida featuring Sia - Wild Ones
6. Train - Drive By
7. Nicki Minaj - Starships
8. Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa - Payphone
9. David Guetta featuring Sia - Titanium
10. Loreen - Euphoria

Most-streamed tracks of 2012 in the UK

1. Gotye featuring Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know
2. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
3. David Guetta featuring Sia - Titanium
4. Fun featuring Janelle Monae - We Are Young
5. Nicki Minaj - Starships
6. Flo Rida featuring Sia - Wild Ones
7. Rihanna - We Found Love
8. Alex Clare - Too Close
9. Train - Drive By
10. Jessie J - Domino

Most-streamed albums of 2012

1. David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat
2. Gotye - Making Mirrors
3. Drake - Take Care
4. Lana Del Ray - Born To Die
5. One Direction - Up All Night
6. Fun. - Some Nights
7. Rihanna - Talk That Talk
8. Chris Martin Band - Mylo Xyloto
9. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
10. Flo Rida - Wild Ones

Most-streamed female artists

1. Rihanna
2. Nicki Minaj
3. Adele
4. Lana Del Ray
5. Katy Perry
6. Carly Rae Jepsen
7. Beyonce
8. Taylor Swift
9. Loreen
10. Kelly Clarkson

Most-streamed male artists

1. David Guetta
2. Flo Rida
3. Eminem
4. Skrillex
5. Gotye
6. Drake
7. Pitbull
8. Jay-Z and Kanye West
9. Chris Brown
10. Avicii

Most-streamed bands

1. Chris Martin Band
2. Maroon 5
3. Fun.
4. Mumford and Sons
5. Florence and the Machine
6. Linkin Park
8. One Direction
9. Train
10. Glee Cast


Isaac said:

Perhaps it's got something to do with people using Spotify to stream things they're too embarrassed to buy.
God I hope so!

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