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Who Is The Next Rihanna? Shazam’s Top Searches For 2012 And Predictions For 2013

The music tagging site, one of the Internet’s Best Things Ever, has unveiled what is about to be hot and what burned up its system in 2012.

Who Is The Next Rihanna? Shazam’s Top Searches For 2012 And Predictions For 2013

Gotye, Rihanna, and Alex Clare, the voice of Microsoft: The Cool Relaunch were some of Shazam’s most-tagged artists this year, the British firm has revealed. It’s just published its global list of top-tagged songs and artistes of 2012, as well as predicting who is going to do well in 2013.

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Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” was the most tagged song in just about every territory, notching up almost 15 million searches, while Rihanna, with 8 million tags, won the most-tagged artist accolade. Future big hitters, according to the firm, include French Montana, Joey Bada$$, Haim, and Becky G, M’Lud, all of whom have albums out in the New Year.

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