So here are what I suppose we can basically call the Spotify Charts. It's not an official chart, but Spotify have posted this list of top artists, songs and albums from 2014. I'm guessing that means "most streamed". There is no Taylor Swift in sight. Of course: she doesn't exist to Spotify.

But it's pretty much a reading of probable charts around the western world. It's not really saying much. Except how unbelievable popular a handful of people are. And maybe the "Breakout Artists" section is interesting (though Tove Lo? Would that just be down to that one song?). What else do you want? Read the list if you actually want to.

  • Top Male Artist:
  • 1. Ed Sheeran
  • 2. Eminem
  • 3. Calvin Harris
  • 4. Avicii
  • 5. David Guetta

  • Top Female Artist:
  • 1. Katy Perry
  • 2. Ariana Grande
  • 3. Lana Del Rey
  • 4. Beyonce
  • 5. Lorde

  • Top Group:
  • 1. Coldplay
  • 2. Imagine Dragons
  • 3. Maroon 5
  • 4. OneRepublic
  • 5. One Direction

  • Breakout Artist:
  • 1. alt-J
  • 2. Royal Blood
  • 3. Tove Lo
  • 4. Future Islands
  • 5. Jungle

  • Top Album:
  • 1. Ed Sheeran – x
  • 2. Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
  • 3. Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
  • 4. Pharrell – G I R L
  • 5. Ariana Grande – My Everything

  • Top Songs:
  • 1. Pharrell – "Happy"
  • 2. Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne – "Rather Be"
  • 3. Calvin Harris – "Summer"
  • 4. Katy Perry – "Dark Horse"
  • 5. John Legend – "All of Me:
  • 6. Pitbull – "Timber"
  • 7. Magic – "Rude"
  • 8. Mr. Probz – "Waves"
  • 9. Ariana Grande – "Problem"
  • 10. OneRepublic – "Counting Stars"