Last.fm Web Services

user.getTopArtists

Get the top artists listened to by a user. You can stipulate a time period. Sends the overall chart by default.

Example URLs

JSON: /2.0/?method=user.gettopartists&user=rj&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&format=json
XML: /2.0/?method=user.gettopartists&user=rj&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY

Params

user (Required) : The user name to fetch top artists for.
period (Optional) : overall | 7day | 1month | 3month | 6month | 12month - The time period over which to retrieve top artists for.
limit (Optional) : The number of results to fetch per page. Defaults to 50.
page (Optional) : The page number to fetch. Defaults to first page.
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<topartists user="RJ" type="overall">
  <artist rank="1">
    <name>Dream Theater</name>
    <playcount>1337</playcount>
    <mbid>28503ab7-8bf2-4666-a7bd-2644bfc7cb1d</mbid>
    <url>http://www.last.fm/music/Dream+Theater</url>
    <streamable>1</streamable>
    <image size="small">...</image>
    <image size="medium">...</image>
    <image size="large">...</image>
  </artist>
  ...
</topartists>

Errors

  • 2 : Invalid service - This service does not exist
  • 3 : Invalid Method - No method with that name in this package
  • 4 : Authentication Failed - You do not have permissions to access the service
  • 5 : Invalid format - This service doesn't exist in that format
  • 6 : Invalid parameters - Your request is missing a required parameter
  • 7 : Invalid resource specified
  • 8 : Operation failed - Something else went wrong
  • 9 : Invalid session key - Please re-authenticate
  • 10 : Invalid API key - You must be granted a valid key by last.fm
  • 11 : Service Offline - This service is temporarily offline. Try again later.
  • 13 : Invalid method signature supplied
  • 16 : There was a temporary error processing your request. Please try again
  • 26 : Suspended API key - Access for your account has been suspended, please contact Last.fm
  • 29 : Rate limit exceeded - Your IP has made too many requests in a short period