Rdio Unveils 2013 Year-End Charts

Rdio (www.rdio.com) has released its year-end charts for 2013, showcasing the music that Rdio listeners could not get enough of throughout the year.  From Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Imagine Dragons to Miley Cyrus, the charts capture the most-streamed albums and tracks of 2013 on Rdio.  Year-end coverage from Rdio also includes staff picks, predictions for artists to watch in 2014 and Rdio Covers 2013 – a collection of some of the year’s most buzzed about indie artists covering the most influential and inescapable tracks of 2013.

 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis take the lead globally  on both the Top Albums and Top Tracks chart, scoring #1 with their critically acclaimed album The Heist and its single “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton.  Rounding out the top 3 albums globally are Bruno Mars, with Unorthodox Jukebox, and Drake, with Nothing Was the Same.  Bruno Mars also comes in at #2 in global track streams with “When I Was Your Man,” followed by “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus.

 

Canada’s Top Albums were as diverse as the country itself, with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist taking the top spot on the Canada Top Albums chart, The Lumineers’ self-titled album at #2 and Night Visions from Imagine Dragons coming in at #3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ collaboration with Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us,” takes top honors on the Canada Top Tracks chart, followed by The Lumineers hit “Ho Hey” at #2 and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” at #3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored multiple spots on the Top Tracks, with two Top Tracks in Canada and three Top Tracks in the US.

 

Rdio Covers 2013 takes on some of these top ranking tracks with a selection of the year’s most impactful songs being covered by indie artists that have made their own mark in 2013.  Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” gets a fresh take from Canadian electropop artist Lights as part of the collection, while Chicago singer/songwriter Nylo offers her reimagining of the Robin Thicke hit “Blurred Lines.”  Also included in the collection is Hi Fashion taking on Miley Cyrus, Monarchy covering Lorde, and more.

The top charts, including breakdown by countries and genres, are available at rdio.com/2013.  In addition to the charts and the Rdio Covers 2013 tracks, the site also features Rdio staff picks of personal favorites along with the Best of Rdio Recommends, presenting highlights from Rdio’s monthly recommended listening playlist.  Rdio has also put together its 2014 Watch List, featuring artists Rdio predicts to break through in a big way in 2014, including London Grammar, Sevyn Streeter, Jon Pardi, Birdy, Sky Ferreira, Haerts and more.

 

 

TOP GLOBAL ALBUMS:

 

1.       Macklemore & Ryan Lewis        The Heist

2.       Bruno Mars                                        Unorthodox Jukebox

3.       Drake                                                   Nothing Was The Same (Deluxe)

4.       Jay Z                                                      Magna Carta… Holy Grail

5.       Daft Punk                                           Random Access Memories

6.       Imagine Dragons                             Night Visions

7.       Lana Del Rey                                     Born To Die – The Paradise Edition

8.       A$AP Rocky                                      LONG.LIVE.A$AP (Deluxe Version)

9.       Lil Wayne                                           I Am Not A Human Being II (Explicit Deluxe Version)

10.   Calvin Harris                                     18 Months

 

 

TOP GLOBAL TRACKS:

 

1.       Macklemore & Ryan Lewis        “Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)”

2.       Bruno Mars                                        “When I Was Your Man”

3.       Miley Cyrus                                       “We Can’t Stop”

4.       Imagine Dragons                             “Radioactive”

5.       Jay Z                                                      “Holy Grail”

6.       Bruno Mars                                        “Treasure”

7.       Robin Thicke                                    “Blurred Lines”

8.       Daft Punk                                           “Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)”

9.       P!nk                                                      “Just Give Me a Reason”

10.   Macklemore & Ryan Lewis        “Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)”

 

 

TOP CANADA ALBUMS:

1.       Macklemore & Ryan Lewis        The Heist

2.       The Lumineers                                 The Lumineers

3.       Imagine Dragons                             Night Visions (Deluxe)

4.       Daft Punk                                           Random Access Memories

5.       Jay Z                                                      Magna Carta… Holy Grail

6.       Mumford & Sons                             Babel (Deluxe Version)

7.       Bruno Mars                                        Unorthodox Jukebox

8.       alt-J                                                       An Awesome Wave

9.       Calvin Harris                                     18 Months

10.   Lorde                                                    Pure Heroine

 

 

TOP US ALBUMS:

 

1.       Drake                                                   Nothing Was The Same (Deluxe)

2.       Jay Z                                                      Magna Carta… Holy Grail

3.       Macklemore & Ryan Lewis        The Heist

4.       Bruno Mars                                        Unorthodox Jukebox

5.       Lil Wayne                                           I Am Not A Human Being II (Explicit Deluxe Version)

6.       Imagine Dragons                             Night Visions

7.       J. Cole                                                   Born Sinner

8.       Drake                                                   Take Care (Deluxe Version)

9.       A$AP Rocky                                      LONG.LIVE.A$AP (Deluxe Version)

10.   The Weeknd                                      Trilogy

 

 

TOP CANADA TRACKS:

1.       Macklemore & Ryan Lewis        “Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)”

2.       The Lumineers                                 “Ho Hey”

3.       Robin Thicke                                   “Blurred Lines”

4.       Miley Cyrus                                       “We Can’t Stop”

5.       Avicii                                                    “Wake Me Up”

6.       Macklemore & Ryan Lewis        “Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert)”

7.       Jay Z                                                      “Holy Grail”

8.       Pink                                                      “Just Give Me a Reason”

9.       Imagine Dragons                             “Radioactive”

10.   Bruno Mars                                        “When I Was Your Man”

 

 

TOP US TRACKS:

 

1.       Jay Z                                                      “Holy Grail”

2.       Imagine Dragons                             “Radioactive”

3.       Macklemore & Ryan Lewis        “Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)”

4.       Miley Cyrus                                       “We Can’t Stop”

5.       Bruno Mars                                        “When I Was Your Man”

6.       Justin Timberlake                           “Mirrors”

7.       Macklemore & Ryan Lewis        “Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)”

8.       Bruno Mars                                        “Treasure”

9.       Rihanna                                               “Stay”

10.   Macklemore & Ryan Lewis        “Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert)”

 

RDIO COVERS 2013 – TRACK LISTING:

 

1.       Nylo                                      “Blurred Lines” (Robin Thicke)

2.       Au Revoir Simone           “Mirrors” (Justin Timberlake)

3.       Polly Scattergood           “Pompeii” (Bastille)

4.       Lights                                   “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Drake)

5.       Colette Carr                       “Bad” (Wale)

6.       Monarchy                           “Royals” (Lorde)

7.       Hi Fashion                          “Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus)

8.       Echosmith                         “Reflektor” (Arcade Fire)

9.       Bright Light Bright Light              “The Mother We Share” (Chvrches)

10.   Junior Prom                      “Best Song Ever” (One Direction)

 

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