Compiling some of the biggest hits of Shazam's History, Sony Music has released the very first Shazam Hall of Fame album.
If you're a global music superstar today, how do you measure success? Chart-topping albums? Sold-out world tours? Number of followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?
Yes, all of the above and plenty of talented artists can claim stardom that way. But what if you want more? What happens when fans find your music – and listen again and again, millions upon millions of times?
That's the Shazam effect and if you get it right, you get to be part of a very select group:
The Shazam Hall Of Fame.
In 2014, The Shazam Hall of Fame was created to celebrate songs that have become unprecedented successes, songs that are truly exceptional for the amount of times they have been actively sought out and listened to.
In the first year, only six hits qualified for -legend' status, Shazam's highest accolade reserved for songs with more than 15 million Shazams.
There are other ways for artists to get themselves inducted into the Hall of Fame, though: with 5 MIllion Shazams, you reach -Star' status. Double it to 10 million and you are officially a 'Superstar'.
This release is a celebration of the biggest and best songs from the Shazam Hall of Fame. You'd expect to hear hits from household names – and you'd be correct. But there are also some (relatively) hidden gems. Music that, in true Shazam fashion, you might just discover for the first time.
So put this album on, turn the volume up, and instead of tapping the Shazam button, head over to http://www.shazam.com/hall-of-fame . That's where you can view the full list of tracks big enough to make it into the Shazam Hall of Fame.
George Ezra – Budapest
Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
Fifth Harmony Featuring Kid Ink - Worth It
Jason Derulo – Wiggle
Omi - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit)
Mr. Probz - Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)
Calvin Harris - Feel So Close (Radio Edit)
Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX - I Love It
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Kiesza - Hideaway
MAGIC! – Rude
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (Album Version)
Alex Clare - Too Close
Passenger - Let Her Go
A Great Big World - Say Something
Hozier - Take Me To Church
The Script - Hall Of Fame (Original Version)
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Kygo Featuring Conrad Sewell - Firestone
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud (Radio Version)
P!nk Featuring Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason
John Legend - All Of Me (Album Version)
Pharrell Williams - Happy (From Despicable Me 2)
David Guetta Featuring Sam Martin – Dangerous
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha – Timber
Jeremih, YG - Don't Tell 'Em
Bastille - Pompeii
OneRepublic - Counting Stars
Swedish House Mafia, John Martin - Don't You Worry Child
AronChupa - I'm An Albatraoz (Clean Version)
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High)
Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong
Armin van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie - This Is What It Feels Like (Radio Edit)
Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne - Rather Be
John Newman - Love Me Again (Radio Edit)
Fun. Featuring Janelle Monae - We Are Young
At Sony Music, we strive to provide the fans and artists with albums they would be proud of. In conjunction with Shazam, these unique relationships have enabled the first, and hopefully not last amazing compilation of its kind.