This week now marks the 5th week in a row that Ed Sheeran has topped the Spotify charts with his new single ‘Shape of You’ dominating the service.
Ed Sheeran’s return to music sees him dominating the world’s most popular music streaming service and puts him in a position to take Drake’s place as Spotify’s darling. Within 24 hours of releasing 2 new singles after a year break from music Sheeran broke the record for the most streamed song in one day, breaking the record with both of his new singles.
Since then Sheeran has continued to rule over Spotify with his single ‘Shape of You’ remaining at the top of their charts for the past month. Sheeran’s second single ‘Castle on the Hill’ has also remained in the top 5 since, reaching it’s lowest point this week of 5th place.
With half the weekly streams of ‘Shape of You’, The Chainsmokers new hit ‘Paris is in a distant second with 28,420,217 streams this week after climbing up from 3rd in recent weeks. Following shortly behind with 1 million less plays is ZAYN’s new single, taken from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack.
Sheeran has broken records on Spotify before with his track ‘Thinking Out Loud’, from the album ‘X’, being the first track ever to be streamed 500 million times on Spotify. With a new album, named ‘%’, on the way potentially later this year Ed Sheeran is set to dominate 2017, at the very at least on Spotify.