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English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran ruled Spotify in 2017, together with his newest album “Divide” performed 3.1 billion instances international, the main streaming provider stated Tuesday.
The ginger-haired pop guitarist was once streamed greater than another artist in the yr thus far – now not a marvel, taking into account his tune “Shape of You,” the fourth monitor on “Divide,” reigns as Spotify’s maximum streamed tune ever.
Despite Sheeran’s triumph, the Swedish-based streaming provider stated the bigger developments of 2017 integrated hip-hop, with streams rising 74 p.c over an already huge base in 2016.
Hip-hop big name Drake got here in 2d on Spotify in 2017 and rapper Kendrick Lamar was once fourth, with R&B singer The Weeknd, a protege of Drake, striking 3rd.
Latin tune additionally noticed main positive aspects, with streams greater than doubling at the again of viral Spanish-language hits – maximum significantly the global sensation “Despacito.”
Rihanna was once probably the most streamed girl on Spotify for the 3rd yr in a row, in spite of her loss of main releases in 2017.
Sheeran, 26, has seized at the speedy expansion of streaming right through his upward push to pop repute.
His luck on Spotify, on the other hand, didn’t lend a hand him on the Grammys, with Sheeran close out of main classes introduced remaining week – a marvel to many watchers of the tune business’s best prizes.