Spotify released it’s first-ever list of the most influential artists under the age of 25, and which artist managed to claim the top spot? That would have to go to the Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer Avicii — real name Tom Bergling. If you’ve listened to any of his tracks (“Wake Me Up” and “Hey, Brother” for example), you are aware how his extremely catchy tunes definitely contributed to his rank.
Who else made the cut? Some of the artists may surprise you.
The number 2 and 3 spots belong to Lorde and Miley Cyrus, respectively — both artists who have put out chart toppers recently that we still can’t get out of our heads. (We’re looking at you, “Wrecking Ball.”)
Some of the more well-known artists on the list include One Direction, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande.
According to People Magazine, Spotify took chart hits, volume and growth of streams and shares into account in order to factor the rankings of the list.
What do you think about Spotify’s “Top 25 Under 25” list? Are you surprised by some of the artists that made the cut? Let us know in the comments below!