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Commercial music streaming giant Spotify, has identified their most streamed artists of 2013. The results are calculated based on 24 million global users who streamed 4.5 billion hours of music during 2013. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the most popular artists streamed worldwide, also marking “The Heist” (their debut studio album) the world’s most streamed album. “Can’t Hold Us” and “Thrift Shop” raked in the most streams for the duo this year. The tracks serve as the first and third most streamed tracks globally. Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” sits in second place on the same list.

In the U.S., Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit singles also occupies second and third place behind Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive.” The Las Vegas-based band’s “Night Visions” album also took first place as the most streamed album in the U.S., followed by the “The Heist.”

Drake, Jay-Z and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis takes first, second and third place respectively as the most streamed artists in the U.S. Rihanna retains her place at the top as the most streamed female artists in the world.  New Zealand singer Lorde takes the crown for the most viral new artist of 2013.

Check out the results:

Most streamed tracks of 2013:

1. “Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

2. “Wake Me Up!” – Avicii

3. “Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz

4. “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell

5. “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons

6. “Let Her Go” – Passenger

7. “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I., Pharrell

8. “Just Give Me A Reason” – P!nk feat. Nate Ruess

9. “Ho Hey” – The Lumineers

10. “I Need Your Love” – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding

Most streamed artists of 2013 globally:

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  1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  2. Avicii
  3. Daft Punk
  4. Eminem
  5. Imagine Dragons
  6. Jay Z
  7. Bruno Mars
  8. Rihanna
  9. Calvin Harris
  10. Drake

Most streamed albums of 2013 globally:

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  1. “The Heist” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  2. “18 Months” – Calvin Harris
  3. “Night Visions” – Imagine Dragons
  4. “The Truth About Love” – P!nk
  5. “Unorthodox Jukebox” – Bruno Mars
  6. “The Lumineers” – The Lumineers
  7. “Random Access Memories” – Daft Punk
  8. “All The Little Lights” – Passenger
  9. “Take Me Home: Yearbook Edition” – One Direction
  10. “Born To Die” – Lana Del Rey

 

Most streamed tracks of 2013 (U.S.):

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  1. “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
  2. “Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
  3. “Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
  4. “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell
  5. “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I., Pharrell
  6. “Royals” – Lorde
  7. “Ho Hey” – The Lumineers
  8. “Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake
  9. “Wake Me Up!” – Avicii
  10. “Sail” – AWOLNATION

Most streamed artists (U.S.):

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  1. Drake
  2. Jay Z
  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  4. Imagine Dragons
  5. Kanye West
  6. Eminem
  7. Justin Timberlake
  8. Daft Punk
  9. Lana Del Rey
  10. Mumford & Sons

Most streamed albums (U.S.):

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  1. “Night Visions” – Imagine Dragons
  2. “The Heist” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  3. “The Lumineers” – The Lumineers
  4. “Unorthodox Jukebox” – Bruno Mars
  5. “Magna Carta Holy Grail” – Jay Z
  6. “Nothing Was the Same” – Drake
  7. “Born to Die: The Paradise Edition” – Lana Del Rey
  8. “18 Months” – Calvin Harris
  9. “Good kid, m.A.A.d city” – Kendrick Lamar
  10. “Random Access Memories” – Daft Punk

 

Source: Billboard.com