Calvin Harris, Avicii, & David Guetta Make Spotify's Top Streamed Artists Chart
The massively popular music streaming site Spotify recently released its end of the year statistics, and if we've learned anything from the monstrous amount of data, it's that EDM has had an unbelieavable influence on the mainstream market this year. As a whole, Spotify received over 50 million new users this year, and they accounted for over seven billion hours of music streaming. There were also over 733 million playlists generated this year, which shows how powerful the platform is for sharing music as well.
Spotify further released information on the highest-streamed artists of the year, including men, women, and grooups in their charts. It might not come as a surprise that Ed Sheeran was the highest streamed artist on Spotify this year, as he brought in over 860 million individual streams. His place on the highest-streaming chart is closely followed by iconic rapper Eminem, and then EDM's own Calvin Harris, Avicii, and David Guetta. Although the latter three might not have come as a surprise in the EDM world, it's amazing to see their influence on Spotify's mainstream demographic as well. The highst-streaming femals of the year don't represent nearly as much EDM as their male counterparts, as it charts with Katy Perry at the top, followed by Ariana Grande, Lana Del Ray, Beyonce, and Lorde.
The biggest indicator of EDM's influence on mainstream music is via Spotify's highest-streaming single chart, which concluded that "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell and Nile Rodgers was the most streamed track of the year, followed by "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, "Summer" by Calvin Harris, "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, and lastly "All of Me" by John Legend.