Year in Review

View Spotify’s Year in Music. See what everyone was listening to in 2014 and get your own personalized Year in Music to share. In 2014 we couldn’t stop playing. From the bangers that made the world dance, to ballads that captured a moment — let’s look back, celebrate, and then play it forward.



In 2014, Spotify compiled data from over 50 million users to reveal the most popular musical artists of the year. Additionally, the music streaming service captured listeners’ connections between songs from their playlist history and moments experienced throughout the same year.

The result

Spotify Year in Music

Video supplied from award submission

Top Female Artist

Katy Perry

View the Top 5
Say Congrats

Top Female Artist

Top 5

  • 1

    Katy Perry

  • 2

    Ariana Grande

  • 3

    Lana Del Ray

  • 4


  • 5




The data and design supplied many types of information for the year in music. Tiles like this were used to show the featured category and flipped to reveal more information.


Scroll Jacking

During the R&D stage of the project, the team wanted to see how the site could behave as single slides. After building out this prototype we discovered it would be best to allow the user control of scrolling.

Launch prototype

The Tech

Loading up the toolbox

There was a wide variety of technology used for this project. Angular was used for the framework, Node.js to compile the user’s sharable content, Handlebars for templating sections.

The Team

Group Creative Director — Alex Bodman
Creative Director — Diego Aguilar
Art Direction, Design & UX — Thomas Dudon
Copywriter — Hunter Simms
Dev — Chad Drobish
UX — Talia Fisher


The One Show
Gold Pencil

The Webby Awards
People’s Voice Winner
Best Visual Design – Aesthetic – Nominee, Honoree

The Clio Awards
Music, Digital/Social – Silver
Music, Innovative – Bronze

Best Global Campaign – Winner

OMMA Awards
Online Advertising Creativity: Viral Campaign
Web Site Excellence: Entertainment

Site of the Day

Site of the Day

CSS Awards
Site of the Day

Creative Review Annual 2015