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Rihanna, M83, Adele hold top spots on Last.fm chart

music Updated: Jan 11, 2012 19:17 IST

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In this week's Last.fm international singles chart, British singer Adele holds her position at the top with her hit track Rolling In The Deep. American indie pop star Lana Del Rey also advances in the chart with her song Video Games. Other artists holding steady in the chart include Coldplay, The Black Keys, and Rihanna.

Rihanna's latest album Talk That Talk reached number one in eight countries, and her hit single from the album, We Found Love featuring Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris, has peaked at number one in 13 countries. The track holds the second slot in the chart with 40,661 listeners, a drop from last week's 43,921 listeners.

Los Angeles artist M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, also remains strong in the chart with Midnight City, a cut from his recently released sixth album, a double disc called Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. That album reached 15th on the US album chart, where it has gained the most traction. The song is the fifth track on the Last.fm top tracks chart with 34,795 listeners, a jump from last week's 31,790 listeners.

Last.fm's top tracks January 1-8:

1. Adele - Rolling In The Deep (47,724 listeners)
2. Rihanna - We Found Love featuring Calvin Harris (40,661 listeners)
3. Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks (40,359 listeners)
4. Adele - Someone Like You (37,984 listeners)
5. M83 - Midnight City (34,795 listeners)
6. Adele - Set Fire To The Rain (31,335 listeners)
7. Lana Del Rey - Video Games (30,151 listeners) (+1)
8. Coldplay - Paradise (29,704 listeners) (-1)
9. The Black Keys - Lonely Boy (29,665 listeners)
10. Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out (26,648 listeners)

Last.fm claims more than 40 million active users based in more than 200 countries. Available in 12 languages, the site's radio service is free for desktop computer users in the UK, the US, and Germany; mobile devices require a subscription of €3 a month to stream music.

Using a system called "scrobbling," Last.fm's charts measure everything its users listen to through the Last.fm website as well as hundreds of other music sites and services, including iTunes, Spotify, and The Hype Machine.