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America loves Ed Sheeran, and other gems from Spotify’s 'Year in Music'

America loves Ed Sheeran, and other gems from Spotify’s 'Year in Music'

Spotify has a lot of data on your music listening habits. The streaming service knows all about your embarassing guilty pleasures like Taylor Swift and Backstreet Boys, and knows that you're obsessed with "Uptown Funk," even though you publicly dismiss it as tacky pap. 

This week, Spotify took that data and compiled it into a "Year in Music" tool, which breaks down the tracks, artists and albums that you (and people across the world) listened to the most this year. According to the tool, Americans listened to Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd and Drake more than any other artist. Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late was also the most-played album in the country, and "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap was the top-played track. None of those are terribly surprising—they're some of the biggest pop hits from the past year. Don't expect Adele's new album "25" to appear anywhere on your list, though. It's not yet available on Spotify.

Those artists might've been the most popular in the United States this year, but Spotify's breakdown of the top music from other countries tells a completely different story. France listened to Nekfeu more than any other artist in 2015, Brazilians fell in love with the album Os Anjos Cantam by Jorge & Mateus and Hong Kong's track of choice was "Sugar" by Maroon 5.

The tool also offers some interesting data on how much music people listen to across the world. This year, users across the globe listed to 28.5 million different tracks from 2.1 million different artists on the app, which is enough music to put your 50,000-track iTunes library to shame. 

So whether you're looking to take in a bit of nostalgia or are working on compiling your personal 2015 playlist, Spotify's new tool is a good place to start. 

 

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