Sheeran most-streamed artist on Spotify for 2017

Ed Sheeran tops Apple and Spotify lists

Sheeran takes the top spot on Spotify's annual Year in Music list which announces the top artists, albums and tracks that have dominated the music streaming service over the past year.

Soulful Rag'n'Bone Man is in great spirits as his debut LP "Human" finished behind Ed in second place for the year.

Apple Music named its top album of the year and top song of the year on Thursday (Dec. 7), bestowing the honors on More Life by Drake and "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran respectively.

And the victor for the most streamed artist on the streaming service is.

"Shape of You" was the top track streamed in both the United Kingdom and globally with 1.4 billion streams whilst "Divide" was the most streamed album at 3.1 billion streams. "Congratulations to Ed on an fantastic achievement", said Spotify chief content officer Stefan Blom in a statement.

Drake came in second behind Ed Sheeran for the most streamed artist worldwide on Spotify in 2017. Source Getty
Drake came in second behind Ed Sheeran for the most streamed artist worldwide on Spotify in 2017. Source Getty

The red haired singer topped both the Australian and global charts after his massive success with the album '÷' (Divide) which reached 3.1 billion streams globally. Though it was released late in the year (Nov. 10), Taylor Swift's sixth studio album, Reputation, came in as the streaming service's No. 1 US top album of 2017.

"The most popular group was" Coldplay, with Linkin Park not far behind, no doubt affected by the heartbreaking loss of their lead singer, Chester Bennington.

He said: "Really happy everyone has enjoyed the album this year, thanks to all who streamed and downloaded". Wrapped allows you to see how many minutes of music you have listened to as well as how many songs, artists, and genres.

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