The Music Canadians Listened to Most in 2014: Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Vance Joy

Spotify’s Year in Music looks back at the soundtrack of 2014, which saw 50 million Spotify users listen to seven billion hours of music.

Ed Sheeran was crowned the most-streamed artist of 2014, being listened to more than 860 million times across the globe this year on Spotify.

2014 saw the official launch of Spotify in Canada. In Canada, Ariana Grande was the most-streamed artist, “Blame” by Calvin Harris was the most-streamed track, and “x” by Ed Sheeran the most-streamed album.

More than 733 million playlists have been created on Spotify this year, with “Today’s Top Hits” being the most popular in Canada and worldwide, with 2.3 million followers. Canadians are also loving their homemade playlists as “Top Tracks in Canada” was third on the list with one million followers.

“This has been a phenomenal year for a rich variety of amazing artists on Spotify,” Steve Savoca, Head of Content, Spotify. “Over fifty million dedicated music fans listened to more than 7 billion listening hours in 2014 alone. We’re extremely proud that Spotify allows music fans to discover, enjoy and share a world of new music, while helping artists reach new audiences.”

Most streamed artists in Canada

1. Ariana Grande

2. Ed Sheeran

3. Maroon 5

4. Sam Smith

5. Calvin Harris

Most streamed tracks in Canada

1. Calvin Harris – Blame

2. Maroon 5 – Animals

3. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

4. Jessie J – Bang Bang

5. Ariana Grande – Break Free

Most streamed albums in Canada

1. x – Ed Sheeran

2. My Everything – Ariana Grande

3. In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

4. V – Maroon 5  

5. Dream Your Life Away – Vance Joy