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Flume and Joel Adams on Spotify's hit list

AAP logoAAP 28/10/2016 Danielle McGrane

Two Australians have made it into Spotify's 25 under 25 list - one you will have heard of but the other name might leave you scratching your head.

It's the third time the streaming service has released its list of the 25 most influential artists under the age of 25, which is topped by incredibly popular Canadian singer Shawn Mendes who attracts 25 million Spotify listeners each month.

The first Australian to make the list is, unsurprisingly, electro DJ/producer Flume who recently released his second album Skin and has been receiving 13 million listeners per month on Spotify.

But it's the Aussie at number 16 on the list, Brisbane's 19-year-old Joel Adams, who may not be a household name yet but is making waves in the teen market.

Adams started his career with a stint on The X Factor in 2012 singing Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's song The Girl Is Mine under the name Joel Goncalves. But it's since his name change, and reinvention, that he's built up an online following.

He has only released one song on Spotify, the ballad Please Don't Go, which failed to light up the traditional ARIA singles charts, peaking at number 55, yet the song has received 210 million streams on Spotify.

Adams' popularity hasn't gone unnoticed and the singer recently signed to independent record label Will Walker Records. He also landed a spot supporting Marvin Gaye singer Charlie Puth on his US tour but has pulled out due to unforeseen circumstances.

Spotify looks at a variety of factors to determine who makes the list including the number of people listening to an artist each month, artists with songs featured in Spotify's top playlists and top-performing artists by genre.

Spotify's 25 Under 25:

1. Shawn Mendes

2. Ariana Grande

3. Chance the Rapper

4. Martin Garrix

5. Justin Bieber

6. Alessia Cara

7. Charlie Puth

8. Fifth Harmony

9. Hailee Steinfeld

10. Flume

11. Zara Larsson

12. Maluma

13. Tory Lanez

14. Kelsea Ballerini

15. DNCE

16. Joel Adams

17. Desiigner

18. Selena Gomez

19. Glass Animals

20. Halsey

21. Nothing But Thieves

22. Demi Lovato

23. Rae Sremmurd

24. Cheat Codes

25. Daya

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