the usa is obsessed with iggy azalea

    and spotify proves it.

    by jackie yaeger · December 03, 2014

    photo by aaron richter

    Need some interesting facts to throw into a conversation with cool new strangers at all the holiday parties you're going to this year? Lucky for you, we've just gotten our hands on some pretty awesome ones. Spotify has announced their top streamed music of 2014, and we can't say we're completely surprised at the category winners, except for maybe the fact that Ed Sheeran was the most streamed artist in the entire world this year.

    Read on to see more fun musical facts, featuring our girls Iggy Azalea and Katy Perry. Plus, you can get the entire scoop from Spotify here and see your own year in music—which comes with a totally awesome custom playlist—here. (Stream ours below!)

    Turn it up!

    THE MOST STREAMED TRACK IN THE WORLD
    "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
    Fun Fact: The track saw more than 260 million plays this year.

    THE MOST STREAMED TRACK IN THE US
    "Fancy" - Iggy Azalea

    THE MOST STREAMED FEMALE ARTIST
    Katy Perry

    Fun Fact: "Dark Horse" spent 11 weeks at #1 on Spotify’s US Top 50 chart, the longest run in the top spot of 2014.

    THE MOST STREAMED ARTIST IN THE US
    Eminem

    THE MOST VIRAL TRACK
    "Take Me to Church" - Hozier

    THE MOST STREAMED GROUP
    Coldplay

    THE MOST STREAMED ARTIST IN THE WORLD
    Ed Sheeran

    Fun Fact: Ed had this to say about being The Most Streamed Artist in the World on Spotify, "It’s a great thing to be above so many amazing artists who I’d assume would be streamed more than me!"

    Tags: music, culture
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