Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Top Spotify's Most Streamed Artists of 2013

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis

Globally, the rap duo's debut LP 'The Heist' is named the world's most streamed album while their hit single 'Can't Hold Us' becomes the most streamed track.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is Spotify's most streamed artist in the world for this year, according to the year-end report of the music streaming service. The rap duo also tops the list of the world's most streamed album with their debut studio effort, "The Heist".

Two hit singles off the record, "Can't Hold Us" and "Thrift Shop", become the first and third most streamed tracks globally. Occupying the second place on the same list is Avicii's "Wake Me Up". The Swedish DJ also becomes the second most streamed artist worldwide.

Domestically, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us" come as the second and third most streamed track behind Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive". Additionally, the rappers' "The Heist" is edged out by the Las Vegas-based band's "Night Visions" as the most streamed album in the U.S.

In the women's competition, Rihanna was crowned the most-streamed female artist in the world for the second year in a row. Lorde, who shot to fame after releasing her breakthrough single "Royals", captured the title of most viral new artist of 2013.

Accoding to Spotify, its 24 million global users streamed a whopping 4.5 billion hours of music this year.

Most streamed artists of 2013 globally:

  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 globally:
  1. "The Heist" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  2. "18 Months" - Calvin Harris
  3. "Night Visions" - Imagine Dragons
  4. "The Truth About Love" - Pink
  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 streamed tracks of 2013:
  1. "Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
  2. "Wake Me Up!" - Avicii
  3. "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
  4. "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
  5. "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
  6. "Let Her Go" - Passenger
  7. "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke feat. T.I., Pharrell Williams
  8. "Just Give Me A Reason" - Pink feat. Nate Ruess
  9. "Ho Hey" - The Lumineers
  10. "I Need Your Love" - Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
Most streamed artists (U.S.):
  1. Drake
  2. Jay-Z
  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  4. Imagine Dragons
  5. Kanye West
  6. Eminem
  7. Justin Timberlake
  8. Daft Punk
  9. Lana Del Rey
  10. Mumford & Sons
Most streamed albums (U.S.):
  1. "Night Visions" - Imagine Dragons
  2. "The Heist" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  3. "The Lumineers" - The Lumineers
  4. "Unorthodox Jukebox" - Bruno Mars
  5. "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" - Jay-Z
  6. "Nothing Was the Same" - Drake
  7. "Born to Die: The Paradise Edition" - Lana Del Rey
  8. "18 Months" - Calvin Harris
  9. "Good kid, m.A.A.d city" - Kendrick Lamar
  10. "Random Access Memories" - Daft Punk
Most streamed tracks of 2013 (U.S.):
  1. "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
  2. "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
  3. "Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray
  4. "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
  5. "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke feat. T.I., Pharrell Williams
  6. "Royals" - Lorde
  7. "Ho Hey" - The Lumineers
  8. "Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake
  9. "Wake Me Up!" - Avicii
  10. "Sail" - AWOLNATION



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