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Eminem is most played artist on Spotify as service reaches 40 million active users

Published on May 21, 2014 11:04 PM
 
US rapper Eminem is the most played artist on the world's biggest music streaming service Spotify, the Swedish company said on Wednesday, announcing it had reached 10 million premium users. -- PHOTO: AFP

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - US rapper Eminem is the most played artist on the world's biggest music streaming service Spotify, the Swedish company said on Wednesday, announcing it had reached 10 million premium users.

Spotify launched in 2008 and now has 40 million active users in 56 countries, three-quarters of whom use the free service rather than the paid-for subscription.

That compares to the 24 million active users, including around six million premium customers, the company reported in April 2013.

Spotify's catalogue is one of the widest available on streaming services, but Eminem did not have to face the stiff competition of The Beatles, who were still not available in the Swedish company's offer.

 
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