CBS Corp.’s Last.fm announced the most listened to artist for 2009 was Lady GaGa with songs from her album, The Fame, scrobbled more than 18 million times among the site’s 35 million strong community
The New York based singer’s phenomenal success in 2009 is underlined by the fact that the second most listened to album, Day & Age by The Killers, trailed by more than six million listens. Other artists in the Top 10 include the likes of Lily Allen, The Prodigy, Franz Ferdinand, Beyoncé and Kanye West.
For the past two weeks the music discovery site has announced its Top 40 artists of 2009 in installments via a dedicated portal on its website: http://www.last.fm/bestof/2009 which also includes a special Michael Jackson tribute, whose songs received over 17 million streams after his death on June 25th.
Last.fm has also created a group allowing its user base to add their own ‘Best Of’ lists, based on what they have been listening to in the past year: http://www.last.fm/group/Best+of+2009
The final installment of the Top 10 artists go live on the website 12/16, revealing that the most listened to albums of 2009 are:
*Last.fm has compiled the list by looking at scrobbles (tracks played) for full length albums released between October 2008 and November 2009.