Buzz Alert: Rihanna, Gotye, Eminem Among Spotify’s Most-Streamed Artists of the Year

By  November 29, 2012

While the saying goes that money makes the world go round, at Spotify, music does. Since its launch in 2008, the music streaming network has garnered 15 million subscribers worldwide who turn to the app to discover and digest a music catalog of 18 million songs… and counting. But even with its growing audio archives, there are a group of artists who stream past the rest. Drake, Nicki Minaj, Gotye, Eminem, and Fun were among the service’s top acts of 2012. Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” claimed the number one spot as the most-streamed track of the year, while the “Unapologetic” Rihanna was number one on the female artists list. Her “Who’s That Chick” collaborator David Guetta proved victorious, earning top male artist and most streamed album of the year. And that’s only the beginning! Check out the mega-music stars who kept Spotify users singing, dancing, and partying all across the globe, then head over to Spotify for the most-shared tracks and most popular bands of 2012 playlists. You can thank us for all the listening pleasure later!

Most-streamed songs of 2012
1. Somebody That I Used To Know | Gotye feat. Kimbra
2. Call Me Maybe | Carly Rae Jepsen
3. We Are Young | Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe
4. Whistle | Flo Rida
5. Wild Ones | Flo Rida feat. Sia
6. Drive By | Train
7. Starships | Nicki Minaj
8. Payphone | Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
9. Titanium | David Guetta feat. Sia
10. Euphoria | Loreen

Most-streamed albums of 2012
1. Nothing But the Beat | David Guetta
2. Making Mirrors | Gotye
3. Take Care | Drake
4. Born to Die | Lana Del Rey
5. Up All Night | One Direction
6. Some Nights | Fun.
7. Talk That Talk | Rihanna
8. Mylo Xyloto | Coldplay
9. Call Me Maybe | Carly Rae Jepsen
10. Wild Ones | Flo Rida

Most-streamed female artists
1. Rihanna
2. Nicki Minaj
3. Adele
4. Lana Del Rey
5. Katy Perry
6. Carly Rae Jepsen
7. Beyoncé
8. Taylor Swift
9. Loreen
10. Kelly Clarkson

Most-streamed male artists

1. David Guetta
2. Flo Rida
3. Eminem
4. Skrillex
5. Gotye
6. Drake
7. Pitbull
8. Jay-Z and Kanye West
9. Chris Brown
10. Avicii