Ed Sheeran And Katy Perry Are The Most Streamed Artists Of 2014, According To Spotify

Bradley Stern | December 3, 2014 12:15 pm

Well, we all knew it wasn’t going to be Taylor Swift.

Spotify has released its year-end user data today, and the results are in: Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Prism princess Katy Perry are officially the most streamed artists of 2014! (No surprise when it comes to Katy — she was also crowned radio’s Artist of 2014.) And speaking of Ed, his album x was also the most streamed record of the year.

Other top streamers for the year? Coldplay leads as the most streamed group, while alt-J dominated as the year’s breakthrough act.

It’s also big news for Pharrell, Clean Bandit and Calvin Harris when it comes to the year’s biggest songs: “Happy,” “Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne)” and “Summer” are the Top 3 most streamed songs of 2014. You can check out all the cool stats — from standout days of the year to each individual country’s favorite songs — over at Spotify’s Year In Music.

How did the globe’s streaming trends compare to your own? Let us know what you were listening to in 2014 in the comments below.