Macklemore, Eminem, Drake and Jay Z among Spotify's most-streamed artists of 2013

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have been named the most-streamed performers on Spotify in 2013, along with popular acts Eminem, Jay Z and Drake.

Bastille and ♡ Arctic Monkeys ♡ were among the most popular British artists on the music streaming service in 2013, while controversial summer hit "Blurred Lines" was one of the year's most-streamed tracks.

The most popular album on Spotify this year was The Heist by Macklemere & Ryan Lewis, while their single "Can't Hold Us" was named the most-streamed track.

Folk rock band The Lumineers proved a less likely hit on the online streaming service in 2013.

Their self-titled debut album was named as one of the most-listened to of the year, while their hit single "Ho Hey" was one of the most-selected songs.

Notable exclusions included Miley Cyrus and Kanye West, who failed to enter the top ten tracks or albums list. (OOP)

In the UK alone, Bastille and Arctic Monkeys were the most-streamed artists, with Calvin Harris' 18 months topping the albums chart and Bastille's "Pompeii" heading up the most-streamed tracks list.

Overall, Spotify's 24 million worldwide users streamed 4.5 billion hours of music in 2013.

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