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Spotify comes to the U.S.

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Add Spotify to the list of great Swedish things that have traveled overseas. (See: Abba, IKEA, meatballs… ) The music streaming site has announced it will launch to the U.S. today. Spotify — which is hugely popular in Europe — offers users a three-tiered plan: There’s a free version, which is supported by ads, a basic version that charges $5 per month, and a premium service that charges $10 per month and offers users the ability to access Spotify on their phone, among other bonuses. (Overseas, one million users take advantage of the premium service.)

Spotify initially launched in 2008 in Europe, where it became a huge hit — Over 10 million people in Europe currently take advantage of the streaming service. And the fact that Spotify is teaming with Facebook in its U.S. launch shouldn’t hurt the company, which must compete in the states with services like Pandora and Last.fm. The service already has some big-name fans: Naturally, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has praised Spotify, calling it “pretty amazing,” while Nine Inch Nails frontman (and, incidentally, The Social Network‘s soundtrack composer) Trent Reznor unveiled his excitement last week about Spotify: “I’ve been using this for awhile and it’s great.”

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