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Avicii catapulted to fame last summer after releasing Wake Me Up, a single that blends folksy vocals and guitar riffs with mainstream dance beats.
The chart topper has accrued over 280 million plays on YouTube so far, but today it’s hit another impressive milestone – it’s now the most-played song of all time on Spotify. After being streaming more than 200 million times, Avicii has surpassed the previous titleholder Imagine Dragons with Radioactive.
Wake Me Up is the fastest track to reach 100 million plays on Spotify, blasting through the figure with ease last September. It’s now being played 850,000 times per day on the streaming service, and is most popular in the following cities: Stockholm, Oslo, Gothenburg, London, New York, Madrid, Malmö, Barcelona, Copenhagen and Los Angeles.
As Spotify’s user base continues to grow it will only get easier for artists to beat its ‘most-played song of all time’ streaming record. Even so, we tip our hats to Avicii – 200 million streams is still quite a feat.
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