Spotify Reveals the Most-Streamed Music of 2012

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Spotify Reveals the Most-Streamed Music of 2012

It was a big year for digital music streaming giant Spotify, and the Sweden-based subscription service recently released its most-streamed music of the year.

There aren’t any huge surprises, as Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” registered as the most-streamed track both in the U.S. and internationally. David Guetta’s Nothing But the Beat was 2012’s most-streamed album, and Coldplay was the most-streamed band.

Take a look at the full rankings below.

Most-streamed tracks of 2012 (global)
1. Gotye featuring Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know”
2. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
3. Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe – “We Are Young”
4. Flo Rida – “Whistle”
5. Flo Rida featuring Sia – “Wild Ones”

Most-streamed tracks of 2012 (U.S.)
1. Gotye featuring Kimbra – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
2. Fun. featuring Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”
3. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
4. Fun. – “Some Nights”
5. Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone”

Most-streamed albums of 2012
1. David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat
2. Gotye – Making Mirrors
3. Drake – Take Care
4. Lana Del Ray – Born To Die
5. One Direction – Up All Night

Most-streamed female artists
1. Rihanna
2. Nicki Minaj
3. Adele
4. Lana Del Ray
5. Katy Perry

Most-streamed male artists
1. David Guetta
2. Flo Rida
3. Eminem
4. Skrillex
5. Gotye

Most-streamed bands
1. Coldplay
2. Maroon 5
3. Fun.
4. Mumford and Sons
5. Florence and the Machine

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