Arctic Monkeys ‘most streamed’ act of ’13

Arctic Monkeys ‘most streamed’ act of ’13

STREAMING SUCCESS: British band Nick O'Malley,Matt Helders and Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys is seen at Barclaycard Unwind Backstage Bar at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in London, England. Photo: Associated Press/JonFuriss

Rockers Arctic Monkeys have been named the U.K.’s most streamed act of 2013.

Thanks to their fifth album “AM,” which was also nominated for Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize, the rock quartet had a landmark 2013 and ended the year as the most listened to act online, according to a list compiled by trade association BPI and the U.K.’s Official Charts Company.

Coming in second are English rockers Bastille, whose album “Bad Blood” was also named the most downloaded album and biggest-selling debut of the year.

Rounding out the top five are French duo Daft Punk, “Blurred Lines” hitmaker Robin Thicke and boy band One Direction.

Recent Headlines

in Viral Videos

REMIX: The Marvel universe as a rom-com


Envision a time where the Avengers gave up on the world-saving and just went full romantic comedy on us.

in Entertainment, Viral Videos

Sleeping Santa makes Christmas pics a snap


Santa Claus won't be stopped by a sleeping baby boy. He'll improvise!

in Music

Former Slayer star forms punk band


Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has formed a punk supergroup with members of The Locust and Retox.

in Music

Eagles of Death Metal launch cover song campaign to raise money for Paris victims


Band co-founder Josh Homme launched the Play it Forward initiative, which calls on musicians to record a cover of the song "I Love You All the Time."