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and spotify proves it.

Need some interesting facts to throw into a conversation with cool new strangers at all the holiday parties you're going to this year? Lucky for you, we've just gotten our hands on some pretty awesome ones. Spotify has announced their top streamed music of 2014, and we can't say we're completely surprised at the category winners, except for maybe the fact that Ed Sheeran was the most streamed artist in the entire world this year.

Read on to see more fun musical facts, featuring our girls Iggy Azalea and Katy Perry. Plus, you can get the entire scoop from Spotify here and see your own year in music—which comes with a totally awesome custom playlist—here. (Stream ours below!)

Turn it up!

THE MOST STREAMED TRACK IN THE WORLD
"Happy" - Pharrell Williams
Fun Fact: The track saw more than 260 million plays this year.

THE MOST STREAMED TRACK IN THE US
"Fancy" - Iggy Azalea

THE MOST STREAMED FEMALE ARTIST
Katy Perry

Fun Fact: "Dark Horse" spent 11 weeks at #1 on Spotify’s US Top 50 chart, the longest run in the top spot of 2014.

THE MOST STREAMED ARTIST IN THE US
Eminem

THE MOST VIRAL TRACK
"Take Me to Church" - Hozier

THE MOST STREAMED GROUP
Coldplay

THE MOST STREAMED ARTIST IN THE WORLD
Ed Sheeran

Fun Fact: Ed had this to say about being The Most Streamed Artist in the World on Spotify, "It’s a great thing to be above so many amazing artists who I’d assume would be streamed more than me!"

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO] www.youtube.com

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video) www.youtube.com

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House www.youtube.com

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.

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"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."