Spotify announces Top 25 "under 25" artists

Spotify has announced the 25 "top young artists", as deduced from their activity on the streaming service. 

The company "has examined number-one hits, volume and growth of streams and shares, as well as viral chart success from the past year to extract the top 25 young artists."

There's not too many surprises in the list, (Hozier? Phillip Phillips?), which sees 24-year old mega-DJ Avicii pip Lorde to the top spot. According to Spotify, the DJ from Sweden (incidentally also Spotify's birthplace) is the first artist under 25 to reach one billion streams.

Avicii said of the accolade: 

This has been such an incredible year, and taking the top spot on Spotify’s 25 Under 25 (just a few months before my 25th birthday!) is unbelievable. I truly love what I do and I’m so grateful to my fans and to Spotify for being such enthusiastic supporters of my music.

Still, Lorde has seven years to catch up…being only 17 and all. See (and hear) the full list of upstarts below: 

Spotify's Top 25 "under 25" artists


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