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Ed Sheeran leads Spotify's top young artists

British singer Ed Sheeran topped Spotify's list of the top 25 most influential artists under the age of 25 as the company's most streamed artist of 2014.

Singer's 'Thinking out Loud' streamed 450 million times in 2014

Singer Ed Sheeran arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 17, 2015. (L.E. Baskow/Reuters)

British singer Ed Sheeran topped Spotify's list of the top 25 most influential artists under the age of 25 as the company's most streamed artist of 2014.

In the list released Tuesday by the music streaming service, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and One Direction rounded out the top five young artists. The list is based on total streams, but also on No. 1 hits, volume and growth of streams over the past year and Spotify's viral chart.

The 24-year-old Sheeran also has Spotify's most streamed song ever with Thinking out Loud, streamed 450 million times.

Pop music dominated with artists like Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor and Justin Bieber. New electronic and hip- hop artists such as Disclosure, Rae Sremmurd and Charlie Puth also made the cut.

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