Streaming music Spotify's 2014 figures have revealed pop singer Rasmus Seebach as the king of Danish music.
But although Danes listened to Seebach more than any other Danish artist in 2014, he couldn’t top English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who was the most popular overall artist in Denmark. That should perhaps come as no surprise. According to Spotify’s figures, the red-haired and red-hot Sheeran was the most popular artist worldwide on the streaming service. Sheeran’s popularity in Denmark even seems to outpace his success elsewhere – the 23-year-old’s ‘I See Fire’ was the most popular song in Denmark despite not making the top ten on Spotify’s global charts.
The 34-year-old Seebach, whose latest album ‘Ingen kan love dig i morgen’ (No one can promise you tomorrow), was released late in 2013, staved off competition from younger pop star Christopher to claim the title as the most popular domestic act. Other homegrown talents in the top ten were pop princess Medina at number five, rapper L.O.C at number seven and rapper-producer TopGunn at number eight.
Here’s a rundown of Danes’ Spotify usage in 2014:
Top 10 most popular songs in Denmark:
1. I See Fire – Ed Sheeran
2. Waves – Mr. Probz – Robin Schulz
3. Happy – Pharrell Williams
4. Happy Home – Hedegaard
5. Rather Be – Clean Bandit (feat. Jess Glynne)
6. Jalousi – Medina
7. All of Me – John Legend
8. Twerk It Like Miley feat Christopher – Brandon Beal
9. Dark Horse – Katy Perry
10. Rude – Magic!
Top 10 most popular artists in Denmark:
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Rasmus Seebach
6. Jason Derulo
9. Calvin Harris
10. David Guetta
Top 10 most popular albums in Denmark:
1. x – Ed Sheeran
2. Told You So – Christopher
3. In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
4. G I R L – Pharrel Williams
5. Sakrilegium – L.O.C.
6. The New Classic – Iggy Azalea
7. Ækte Vare – Gilli
8. d.a.u.d.a II – Sivas
9. Don't Kill The Magic – Magic!
10. Forbandede Ungdom – Ukendt Kunstner
If you're reading this from outside of Denmark and have no clue who Rasmus Seebach is, here is his hit song 'Olivia'.