Published Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Artic Monkeys at the Mercury Prize awards in October. (© Getty)
The band, who headlined Glastonbury last year and whose fifth album AM was nominated for the Mercury Prize, topped a list compiled by the BPI and the Official Charts Company.
Runners-up in the list were Bastille, who also achieved the most downloaded artist album of the year with Bad Blood and the biggest-selling debut of the year.
French duo Daft Punk, who had the second-biggest-selling single in the UK with Get Lucky, behind Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, were in third place in the streaming list.
Most streamed artists of 2013:
1. Arctic Monkeys
3. Daft Punk
5. One Direction
6. Imagine Dragons
7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
8. Calvin Harris
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