What MP3s dominated in 2014?

Another year gone by, another a wealth of music was released, with hits spread across the year defining the months for music lovers across the world.

2013 was a big year for Pharrell Williams, and yet again, he made it another big year in 2014, claiming the biggest song of 2014 in the UK with his hit record, Happy. This track was released in June 2013 as part of the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack and racked up a humongous combined sales and streaming total of 1.62 million in 12 months since its release.

The biggest artists of 2014Newcomers Clean Bandit, took second place in the biggest track’s of the year with their collaboration with Jess Glynne, with Rather Be. Offering a catchy dance track for all, it was released in January and hit a total of 1.3 million. Not bad for a first effort.

British success for the year came from Ed Sheeran, Ella Henderson and Sam Smith, who all had equally good years in the UK and abroad. Henderson and Smith are seen as newcomers to the industry and hit the top 10 along with Ed Sheeran, who launched his second and most successful album.

Internationally, the UK music lovers particularly enjoyed Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass track in 2014, as well as Pitbull, Kiesza, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande.

So what lies ahead for 2015?

We predict that dance music and pop music alike with storm the charts again. Expect to see more again for Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande will more than likely fill our airwaves and charts again. Also, rumours of a third album for British sweetheart Adele are on the cards. So there should definitely be something the majority of us can look forward to in the big music year to come!

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