Kygo is the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify

Today (18th December) Spotify revealed that Kygo is now the fastest artist of all time to reach one billion plays on Spotify, achieving that feat in just 12 months. For context, it took other major artists including Sam Smith and Ariana Grande two years to achieve the same milestone.

Having recognised his potential early on, Spotify made the Norwegian artist one of its Spotlight musicians for 2015 with a year-long campaign, which pushed five singles through its in-house playlists. Kygo has finished the year with 14 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

On 1st December, as part of its annual Year in Music announcement, Spotify announced that Kygo was the Breakout Artist of 2015.

Kygo said, “reaching this milestone in such a short period of time is really incredible, and I’d like to say thank you to each and every person who streamed one of my songs this past year. I’m so happy people have enjoyed listening to my tracks and I can’t wait to share my album with you all early next year.”

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