Spotify Reveals List of Top 25 Artists Under 25

Spotify revealed its inaugural ranking of the most influential artists under the age of 25, a ranking of the “most influential” young musicians. The streaming service took into account "worldwide “No. 1 hits, volume and growth of streams and shares, and viral chart success from the last year.” With over 243 million listens for his single "Wake Me Up," it should come as no surprise Avicii topped the list. Lorde, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, and Taylor Swift round up the top five. They are followed by the likes of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Sam Smith, and Earl Sweatshirt, who rank in at No. 21.

Spotify’s Top Artists Under 25

01. Avicii
02. Lorde
03. Miley Cyrus
04. One Direction
05. Taylor Swift
06. Jason Derulo
07. Ariana Grande
08. Hunter Hayes
09. Rita Ora
10. Iggy Azalea
11. Justin Bieber
12. Sam Smith
13. Birdy
14. YG
15. Zedd
16. Demi Lovato
17. The Neighbourhood
18. Phillip Phillips
19. John Newman
20. Disclosure
21. Earl Sweatshirt
22. Jake Bugg
23. Hozier
24. Joey Bada$$
25. Sky Ferreira