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Avicii tops Spotify's inaugural Top 25 Artists Under 25 list

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Spotify listeners really, really like Avicii.

The EDM star leads Spotify’s first-ever Top 25 Artists Under 25 list, a ranking of the most influential young music-makers. The streaming service looked at No. 1 hits, volume and growth of streams and shares, and viral chart success from the last year to compile the results.

Avicii easily took the top spot — the 24-year-old Swedish DJ’s track “Wake Me Up” is the most-streamed song in Spotify history. He’s also the first artist under 25 to reach one billion streams on the site.

The top five is rounded out by the usual suspects: Lorde, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, and Taylor Swift. But the long list also includes newer artists like Iggy Azalea — who, at No. 10, bested Justin Bieber by one spot, thanks in large part to her Song of the Summer contender “Fancy.” That track has been sitting atop Spotify’s list of most-streamed songs for five weeks.

Here, the full list and a Spotify playlist featuring each artist’s No. 1 track on the site:

Spotify’s Top Artists Under 25:

1. Avicii

2. Lorde

3. Miley Cyrus

4. One Direction

5. Taylor Swift

6. Jason Derulo

7. Ariana Grande

8. Hunter Hayes

9. Rita Ora

10. Iggy Azalea

11. Justin Bieber

12. Sam Smith

13. Birdy

14. YG

15. Zedd

16. Demi Lovato

17. The Neighbourhood

18. Phillip Phillips

19. John Newman

20. Disclosure

21. Earl Sweatshirt

22. Jake Bugg

23. Hozier

24. Joey Bada$$

25. Sky Ferreira

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