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October 13, 2015

Congrats Ed!

TELEGRAPH.CO.UK – Ed Sheeran added to his ever-growing list of accomplishments when his song Thinking Out Loud became the first song to be streamed half a billion times on Spotify earlier today.

Sheeran said he was “chuffed” and extended a special “thanks to all the people who use this as a wedding song, soundtrack to a date, and as a way to woo someone into a Netflix and chill situation”.

The 24-year-old’s entire catalogue has enjoyed 2.9 billion streams altogether – only Eminem has had more collective streams. It is estimated that one in four Spotify users had a song by Sheeran on their playlist.

To celebrate his worldwide popularity, Spotify has created the Sheerio Index, a map displaying which countries Sheeran is most popular in. Spotify has found that Sheeran’s music is most popular in English-speaking countries and Scandinavia. Denmark streams Sheeran’s songs most frequently out of those countries with access to Spotify.

Some 19 million people listen to Sheeran on Spotify each month, and his songs are included on 38 million playlists.

Thinking Out Loud was released in June 2014 and became Sheeran’s second number one single in early November. The track also topped the charts in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Denmark, the Netherlands, Slovakia and South Africa.

This isn’t the first record the single has broken either. In June 2015, Thinking Out Loud became the first ever single to spend a full year in the UK top 40. In December 2014, Spotify named his second album X the most streamed album in the world for that year.

Later this month, Sheeran will co-host this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards with Australian actress Ruby Rose.

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