Spotify has revealed the artists and tracks that took New Zealand by storm during 2013, according to the listening habits of Spotify’s 24 million users.
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 50,000 years - of music was streamed on Spotify.
Seventeen-year-old Kiwi sensation Lorde was the most viral new artist on the Spotify Chart this year globally and was also the most-streamed artist in New Zealand with “Royals” the most-streamed song.
“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons and “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke were the second and third most popular songs in New Zealand respectively.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ album “The Heist” was the most streamed song in New Zealand in 2013 with Lorde’s “The Love Club EP” coming in second and young Australian producer Flume’s self-titled debut album coming in third.
“Congratulations to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who achieved incredible success in 2013, and to Rihanna who is again crowned the Queen of Pop," says Steve Savoca, Head of Content, Spotify.
"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 www.spotify.com/youryear to create and share the music that has made your year.
Most streamed tracks of 2013 in NZ:
1. Royals – Lorde
2. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
3. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
4. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
5. Can’t Hold Us feat. Ray Dalton – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
6. Let Her Go – Passenger
7. Tennis Court – Lorde
8. Wake Me Up – Avicii
9. Impossible – James Arthur
10. Pompeii – Bastille
Most streamed artist of 2013 in NZ:
2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
3. Imagine Dragons
4. Daft Punk
6. Bruno Mars
8. Lana Del Rey
9. Ellie Goulding
Most streamed albums of 2013 in NZ:
1. The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2. The Love Club EP – Lorde
3. Flume – Flume
4. Night Visions – Imagine Dragons
5. 18 Months – Calvin Harris
6. Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
7. + - Ed Sheeran
8. My Head Is An Animal – Of Monsters and Men
9. All The Little Lights – Passenger
10. Channel ORANGE – Frank Ocean