Congratulations, Ed Sheeran!

Ed Sheeran has just set a major Spotify record. The English crooner has just become the first artist to reach 500 million plays on Spotify for a single song. Sheeran’s hit single, “Thinking Out Loud” from his x album is the first to get half a billion streams.

Sheeran was excited to learn of the news. He said, Chuffed to hear that ‘Thinking Out Loud’ has had half a billion plays on Spotify,” he continued, “Being the first artist to hit that milestone is amazing.” He later added, “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.”

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Spotify aslo released these stats about just how well Sheeran’s music does on their platform. According to their data,”at least one of his songs is featured in 25% of Spotify users’ playlists” and he’s is also the second most streamed artist on the platform with 2.9 billion streams. (Eminem is first)

Ed Sheeran may be the first artist to achieve this amazing honor, however these artists are well on their way to being up there with him. The half billion streams club could soon include, Justin Bieber, One Direction and Wiz Khalifa.


Source Complex