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Lorde tops Spotify charts for 2013

Wednesday 4 Dec 2013 1:19 p.m.

Lorde (AAP)

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She's been unavoidable this year, topping charts here and around the world – but it seems we still can't get enough of Ella Yellich-O'Connor, better-known as Lorde.

The 17-year-old's megahit 'Royals' was streamed by Kiwis more times this year than any other song on Spotify, beating out international superstars like Daft Punk and Robin Thicke.

"It's amazing to see young artists like Lorde becoming sensations almost overnight," says Steve Savoca, head of content at Spotify.

"She's a truly thrilling discovery for Spotify users and will help to re-shape the pop music landscape."

Lorde was also the most-streamed artist overall, but as her album Pure Heroine arrived relatively late in the year, much of the thanks goes to her debut EP, The Love Club, which came out in March.

The most popular album on Spotify this year in New Zealand was rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' The Heist. They were also the world's pick, getting more plays than runners-up Avicii and Daft Punk.

Lorde was also named Spotify's most viral new artist worldwide, and 'Get Lucky' by Daft Punk the most viral new track.

Most-streamed tracks (NZ)

1.    'Royals' – Lorde
2.    'Radioactive' – Imagine Dragons
3.    'Blurred Lines' – Robin Thicke
4.    'Get Lucky' – Daft Punk
5.    'Can’t Hold Us' feat. Ray Dalton – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
6.    'Let Her Go' – Passenger
7.    'Tennis Court' – Lorde
8.    'Wake Me Up' – Avicii
9.    'Impossible' – James Arthur
10. 'Pompeii' – Bastille

Most-streamed tracks (World)

1.    'Can't Hold Us' - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2.    'Wake Me Up' – Avicii
3.    'Thrift Shop'  - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
4.    'Get Lucky' – Daft Punk
5.    'Radioactive' - Imagine Dragons
6.    'Let Her Go' – Passenger
7.    'Blurred Lines' – Robin Thicke
8.    'Just Give Me A Reason' – P!nk
9.    'Ho Hey' – The Lumineers
10. 'I Need Your Love' – Calvin Harris

Most-streamed albums  (NZ)

1.    The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2.    The Love Club EP – Lorde
3.    Flume – Flume
4.    Night Visions – Imagine Dragons
5.    18 Months – Calvin Harris
6.    Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
7.    + - Ed Sheeran
8.    My Head Is An Animal – Of Monsters and Men
9.    All The Little Lights – Passenger
10.  Channel ORANGE – Frank Ocean

Most-streamed albums of 2013 (World)

1.    The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2.    18 Months – Calvin Harris
3.    Night Visions – Imagine Dragons
4.    The Truth About Love – P!nk
5.    Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
6.    The Lumineers – The Lumineers
7.    Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
8.    All The Little Lights – Passenger
9.    Take Me Home: Yearbook Edition - One Direction
10. Born To Die - Lana Del Rey

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