Artic Monkeys 'most streamed' in 2013

Published Tuesday, 31 December 2013
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Rock quartet Arctic Monkeys were the most streamed artists of the past year.

Artic Monkeys 'most streamed' in 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
2. Bastille
3. Daft Punk
4. Eminem
5. One Direction
6. Imagine Dragons
7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
8. Calvin Harris
9. Drake
10. Rihanna

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