Fun, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lumineers most streamed artists of last 12 months

A total of 4.405 billion streams have been served since May 2012

Fun, Carly Rae Jepsen and the Lumineers are the most streamed artists of the last 12 months, according to the Official Charts Company.

To mark the 1-year anniversary of the Official Streaming Chart, a list has been compiled of the Top 20 most streamed artists over the past 52 weeks. Fun’s ‘We Are Young’ has been declared the most streamed audio track of the year, having topped the chart for four weeks at Number One last spring.

Close behind in second place is Carly Rae Jepsen‘s ‘Call Me Maybe’. The track, which was the first ever Official Streaming Chart Number One, is followed in the Top 5 by Lumineers’ ‘Ho Hey’, ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ by Swedish House Mafia and Rihanna‘s ‘Diamonds’.

A total of 4.405 billion streams were served across the year from audio services including Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Zune, Omnifone, Bloom and We7, which operate subscription and ad-funded services.

Kevin Brown, head of label relations Europe for Spotify, said: “The huge number of streams that have been delivered in the first year of the Official Streaming Chart is proof positive of the huge and growing popularity of music streaming, and celebrates the contribution that services like Spotify are making to the music industry.”

Mark Foster, managing director of Deezer UK and Ireland, added: “These figures show just how significant streaming now is in the UK, with more than 4 billion streams over the past year it’s now an essential way of consuming music.”

The Official Streaming Chart Anniversary Top 20 is as follows:

1. ‘We Are Young’
2. ‘Call Me Maybe’
3. ‘Ho Hey’
4. ‘Don’t You Worry Child’
5. ‘Diamonds’
6. ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
7. ‘Gangnam Style’
8. ‘Too Close’
9. ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’
10. ‘Hall Of Fame’
11. ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’
12. ‘Payphone’
13. ‘Feel The Love’
14. ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’
15. ‘Spectrum’
16. ‘Thrift Shop’
17. ‘Drive By’
18. ‘Sweet Nothing’
19. ‘Pompeii’
20. ‘Whistle’