Macklemore & Ryan Lewis top Rdio year-end streaming charts

"The Heist" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (that's Lewis on the left) was the year's most-played album worldwide, according to Rdio.
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Nothing could hold back hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in 2013.

The Internet music service Rdio has released lists of the music its users listened to most often, and the Grammy-nominated hit makers’ record “The Heist” was the most-played album worldwide.

The pair, whose album has sold nearly 1.2 million copies, also topped Rdio’s list of most popular tracks worldwide with their song “Can’t Hold Us (featuring Ray Dalton).”

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How many people are actually listening through the service is an unanswered question. San Francisco-based Rdio, launched in 2010 by Skype co-creator Janus Friis, has never said how many users it has. But the number is thought to be lower than its Swedish competitor, Spotify.

Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox” took second place on the global album chart, followed by Drake’s “Nothing Was the Same.”

Other top tracks included Mars’ piano ballad “When I Was Your Man” and Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop.”

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Among U.S. customers, the most-played album was “Nothing Was the Same,” followed by Jay Z’s “Magna Carter Holy Grail.” Jay Z had the top U.S. track, “Holy Grail.”

The company also released some recommendations, including a series of covers of top songs by lesser-known artists, including a version of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” by the Chicago singer-songwriter Nylo.


Here are the complete Rdio rankings.

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”
10. Calvin Harris, “18 Months”

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Top global tracks

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us (featuring 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 (featuring Pharrell Williams)”
9. Pink, “Just Give Me a Reason”
10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop (featuring Wanz)”

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Top U.S. albums1. 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”
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”

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Top U.S. tracks1. Jay Z, “Holy Grail”
2. Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us (featuring 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 (featuring Wanz)”
8. Bruno Mars, “Treasure”
9. Rihanna, “Stay”
10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love (featuring Mary Lambert)”



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