Avicii tops Spotify's inaugural Top 25 Artists Under 25 list | EW.com

Music | The Music Mix

Avicii tops Spotify's inaugural Top 25 Artists Under 25 list

Avicii True Review

Spotify listeners really, really like Avicii.

The EDM star leads Spotify’s first-ever Top 25 Artists Under 25 list, a ranking of the most influential young music-makers. The streaming service looked at No. 1 hits, volume and growth of streams and shares, and viral chart success from the last year to compile the results.

Avicii easily took the top spot – the 24-year-old Swedish DJ’s track “Wake Me Up” is the most-streamed song in Spotify history. He’s also the first artist under 25 to reach one billion streams on the site.

The top five is rounded out by the usual suspects: Lorde, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, and Taylor Swift. But the long list also includes newer artists like Iggy Azalea – who, at No. 10, bested Justin Bieber by one spot, thanks in large part to her Song of the Summer contender “Fancy.” That track has been sitting atop Spotify’s list of most-streamed songs for five weeks.

Here, the full list and a Spotify playlist featuring each artist’s No. 1 track on the site:

[spotify id=”https://play.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/7fFtjqaPCHLyrndmzIzgik” width=”300” height=”380” /]

Spotify’s Top Artists Under 25:

1. Avicii
2. Lorde
3. Miley Cyrus
4. One Direction
5. Taylor Swift
6. Jason Derulo
7. Ariana Grande
8. Hunter Hayes
9. Rita Ora
10. Iggy Azalea
11. Justin Bieber
12. Sam Smith
13. Birdy
14. YG
15. Zedd
16. Demi Lovato
17. The Neighbourhood
18. Phillip Phillips
19. John Newman
20. Disclosure
21. Earl Sweatshirt
22. Jake Bugg
23. Hozier
24. Joey Bada$$
25. Sky Ferreira