Lorde and Robin Thicke have become two of the most "shazamed" artists in the world, meaning users of the song-identification app Shazam have tagged their songs the most times. Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' not only topped tallies in the US but also worldwide with a total of 17.8 million sonic identifications.

Pop Newcomer Lorde Featured In This Year's 'Most Shazamed' List.

Though pop newcomer Lorde claimed second place in the USA with 5.1 million tags for her hit 'Royals,' her positioning dropped in the worldwide rankings. P!nk's 'Just Give Me a Reason' followed in third with 4.4 million, according to BBC Newsbeat.

Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' came second worldwide, with 14.7 million tags, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' followed in third with 13.6 million tags. The duo's 'Can't Hold Us' also claimed fourth place worldwide list, and they hit again in the US top ten with 'Same Love' in 10th.

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Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Topped Shazam's Lists Both In The US & Worldwide.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have also been named as the most streamed artists of 2013 on Spotify. The streaming platform has answered disgruntled artists, who - like Thom Yorke - have complained that the service earns them just pence, by publishing a website explaining how its business model works.

Spotify showed that artists can earn between $0.006 and $0.0084 per track stream which would equate to $3,300 per month for a "niche indie album" and $425,000 for a big name "global hit album." Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' has become the most streamed over the past five years, with 160 million Spotify plays. The duo's follow-up single 'Can't Stop Us' became the most-streamed song worldwide among Spotify users this year.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Celebrate Shazam & Spotify Popularity.

Zach Quillen, manager of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, said: "Spotify has proven to be a powerful platform for both sharing and experiencing music. We value its ability to reach new, curious listeners by encouraging the sort of word-of-mouth marketing that drove (album) The Heist from day one," via The Independent.