Spotify reveals Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are 2013’s most-streamed artists

Spotify announce the artists and tracks that took the world by storm in 2013

• Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the most streamed artists on Spotify in 2013

• The most streamed song of 2013 was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Can’t Hold Us

• Their debut album, The Heist, was the most streamed album worldwide this year

• Rihanna is named the most streamed female in the world, for the second year

• Spotify Year In Review 2013:

Today, Spotify’s Year in Review reveals the biggest songs and artists of 2013, according to the listening habits of Spotify’s 24 million users all over the world. For the first time, music fans can create their very own Year In Review with all the artists they have been listening to throughout the year. During 2013, the year in which Miley Cyrus made twerking a global phenomenon, and we were left wondering “What Does The Fox Say?” a whopping 4.5 billion hours – almost 500,000 years – of music was streamed on Spotify.

In 2013 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the most streamed artist, as well as the most-streamed male artist, with Can’t Hold Us taking the prize for the most streamed song of this year. Avicii’s Wake Me Up was the second most-streamed song of the year, with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis again featuring at number 3 in the top chart with Thrift Shop. Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, which received the most streams in a single day, (20th April) came in fourth. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop was also the most streamed song of the last five years, with over 160 million streams to date. Thrift Shop and Can’t Hold Us both feature on the duo’s debut album, The Heist, which was the most streamed album on Spotify worldwide this year. Rihanna proved she’s still queen of the charts by holding on to the title of most streamed female for the second year in a row, putting Lana Del Rey and P!nk in second and third place respectively.

Sixteen year old singer-songwriter Lorde was the most viral new artist on the Spotify Chart this year, which showcases the most shared tracks on the service each week, and Daft Punk’s Get Lucky was revealed to be the most viral track on Spotify this year.

Steve Savoca, Head of Content at Spotify, commented: “Congratulations to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who achieved incredible success in 2013, and to Rihanna who is again crowned the Queen of Pop. It’s also amazing to see young artists like Lorde, becoming sensations almost overnight, She’s a truly thrilling discovery for Spotify users and will help to re-shape the pop music landscape.”

The Year in Review website is designed to take you on an adventure from the Spotify Universe down to you and your own 2013 listening habits in Your Year in Review. Go to to create and share the music that has made your year.

Most streamed tracks of 2013 (Global)
Top 100 tracks from 2013 – Worldwide

1. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2. Wake Me Up – Avicii
3. Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
4. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
5. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
6. Let Her Go – Passenger
7. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
8. Just Give Me A Reason – P!nk
9. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
10. I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris

Most streamed artist of 2013 (Global)

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2. Avicii
3. Daft Punk
4. Eminem
5. Imagine Dragons
6. Jay Z
7. Bruno Mars
8. Rihanna
9. Calvin Harris
10. Drake

Most streamed albums of 2013 (Global)

1. The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2. 18 Months – Calvin Harris
3. Night Visions – Imagine Dragons
4. The Truth About Love – P!nk
5. Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
6. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
7. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
8. All The Little Lights – Passenger
9. Take Me Home: Yearbook Edition – One Direction
10. Born To Die – Lana Del Rey

Most viral track of 2013

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Most viral new artist


Most streamed females of 2013 (Global)

1. Rihanna
2. Lana Del Rey
3. P!nk
4. Katy Perry
5. Taylor Swift
6. Miley Cyrus
7. Ellie Goulding
8. Beyoncé
9. Florence + The Machine
10. Lady Gaga

Most streamed males of 2013 (Global)

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2. Avicii
3. Daft Punk
4. Eminem
5. Jay Z
6. Imagine Dragons
7. Bruno Mars
8. Calvin Harris
9. Drake
10. Justin Timberlake