British singer Ed Sheeran topped Spotify's list of the top 25 most influential artists under the age of 25 as the company's most streamed artist of 2014. In the list released Tuesday by the music streaming service, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and One Direction rounded out the top five young artists.
The list is based on total streams, but also on No. 1 hits, volume and growth of streams over the past year and Spotify's viral chart. The 24-year-old Sheeran also has Spotify's most streamed song ever with "Thinking out Loud," streamed 450 million times. Pop music dominated with such artists as Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor and Justin Bieber. New electronic and hip-hop artists such as Disclosure, Rae Sremmurd and Charlie Puth also made the cut.
Cuomo credited with saving man's life
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is being credited with helping rescue a man who had been swept away by a riptide in the Hamptons. The New York Post reports that the "New Day" anchor was on his fishing boat with his wife and children near Shelter Island's Sunset Beach on Sunday when he spotted the man struggling in the Peconic River. Philippe East Hampton club managing partner Frank Cilione said Cuomo threw the man a life preserver, then jumped into the water, swam to him and pulled him to shore. Cilione said Cuomo saved the man's life.
LOCATED: Hours after Rosie O'Donnell issued a public plea for help locating her daughter Chelsea, the 17-year-old was found "and is safe in police custody," according to a tweet by the entertainer. The teenager had left the family's home in Nyack, about 25 miles north of New York City, last Tuesday with a therapy dog and did not return. She has not been taking needed medication, said O'Donnell's spokeswoman, Cindi Berger.
Jailed: Actor Emile Hirsch, 30, began serving 15 days in a Utah jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault for putting a studio executive in a chokehold and body-slamming her. The "Into the Wild" star said he was sorry and that he has no excuse for what happened Jan. 25 at Tao Nightclub in Park City. But the victim — Daniele Bernfeld, an executive for the Paramount Pictures subsidiary Insurge Pictures — said the punishment should have been tougher.