Coldplay have been named the most streamed band in the world by Spotify.
The streaming giant said the London band have now amassed more than five billion streams on its platform. Their most recent album, ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’, accounts for over a billion of those streams.
According to Music Week, Coldplay’s most streamed songs are ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’ with 322m streams on Spotify and ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ with 289m streams on Spotify.
The band released a ‘Live From Spotify London’ EP yesterday to mark the achievement. It features stripped-back versions of ‘Everglow’, ‘Yellow’, ‘Christmas Lights’, ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’ and ‘Viva La Vida’. Listen below.
The band were recently crowned ‘British Artist Of The Year’ at the BBC Music Awards. Beating David Bowie to the crown, fans and viewers didn’t react well to Coldplay’s win.
Following his death, Coldplay revealed that Bowie once turned down the opportunity to collaborate with them. Singer Chris Martin sent him a letter asking him to be involved and, drummer Will Champion told NME, Bowie replied, “It’s not a very good song, is it?”
Coldplay’s reaction was to not be overly phased – Champion noted, “He was very discerning – he wouldn’t just put his name to anything. I’ll give him credit for that!”