Ed Sheeran Declared Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist Of 2014

Ed Sheeran has been declared Spotify’s most streamed artist of 2014.

According to Billboard, Ed Sheeran, Eminem, and even Pharrell Williams are all topping the charts this year for the most streamed artists and songs of 2014. Billboard stated that Ed Sheeran racked up more than 860 million listens on Spotify, while his latest album, X, is the most streamed album worldwide, with 430 million streams.

The Huffington Post went on to say that Ed Sheeran beat out not only Eminem for the top spot, but also Coldplay, Calvin Harris, and Katy Perry.

This year has been a big one in the music world. Some of the artists who have really been in the news as of late include Taylor Swift with her new album 1989, Meghan Trainor and her chart topper “All About That Bass” and even Avril Lavigne for her controversial music video for her song “Hello Kitty.”

So who earned what this year according to Spotify’s “Year In Music”? Just check out some of the names for yourself.

Spotify’s Year In Music

Top Male Artist – Ed Sheeran
Top Female Artist – Katy Perry
Top Group – Coldplay
Top Album – X by Ed Sheeran
Top Song – “Happy” by Pharell Williams
Most Popular Icon – Michael Jackson
Most Viral Song – “Take Me To Church” by Hozier
Top Throwback – “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede
Most Addictive – “Shine” by Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Breakout Genre – Metropopolis

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