Spotify's most streamed acts of 2014

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Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is the year's most streamed artist on Spotify.
Eminem tops the list as the year's most streamed artist on Spotify in the United States.
Pharrell's ubiquitous "Happy" was the most streamed song of the year globally.
Katy Perry was the most streamed female around the world.
Coldplay was the most streamed group around the world.
In the United States, Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" was the most streamed song of the year. Her album, "The New Classic," was the second most streamed album in America behind Sheeran's "x."
Behind Sheeran and Eminem is DJ/Producer Calvin Harris.
Right behind Calvin Harris is DJ/Producer Avicii.
And following Avicii is French artist David Guetta.
On the U.S. front, Drake follows Eminem on the list of the most streamed artist.
Right behind Drake comes Kanye West on the list.
Spotify lists Lana Del Rey right behind Kanye West as the most streamed in 2014.
Ariana Grande has been in the news a lot this year, and she follows Lana Del Ray on Spotify's list.
Hozier's "Take Me to Church," currently No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, was the most viral track globally and in the U.S.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is the year's most streamed artist on Spotify, while Eminem tops the list in the United States.


Spotify announced its top streaming artists, albums and songs of 2014 on Wednesday. Pharrell's ubiquitous "Happy" was the most streamed song of the year globally.

Sheeran racked up more than 860 million listens on Spotify. His latest album, "x," is the most steamed album worldwide with 430 million streams.

Katy Perry and Coldplay were the most streamed female and group around the world, respectively.

In the United States, Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" was the most streamed song of the year. Her album, "The New Classic," was the second most streamed album in America behind Sheeran's "x."

Spotify said more than seven billion hours of music was streamed this year by more than 50 million users. It will reward listeners this month by offering new U.S. users a premium, three-month membership for just 99 cents.

This year, Spotify experienced a shake-up when Taylor Swift decided to remove all of her music from the streaming service in late October. Some artists followed by removing some of their music from Spotify, including country star Jason Aldean.

Behind Sheeran on the global list are Eminem, Calvin Harris, Avicii and David Guetta. On the U.S. tally, Drake, Kanye West, Lana Del Rey and Ariana Grande follow Eminem.

Hozier's "Take Me to Church," currently No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, was the most viral track globally and in the U.S.

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