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Ed Sheeran Spotify's Most-Streamed Artist of 2017

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Ed Sheeran performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2017 presented by Capital One at The Forum on Dec. 1, 2017, in Inglewood, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 Dec 2017 05:32 PM

Spotify announced on Tuesday that Ed Sheeran was its most-streamed artist of 2017 with 6.3 billion streams around the world. 

Sheeran was nominated for two Grammys last week but didn’t get a Best Album, Best Song, or Best Record nomination.

No females were in Spotify’s Top 5 this year: Drake, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, and The Chainsmokers were the other artists to make the list, Billboard reported. Rihanna was the most streamed female of 2017, with Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez next in line.

Sheeran’s song “Shape of You” was the most-streamed song on Spotify in 2017 with 1.4 billion streams, and his album “Divide” was also the most-streamed album with 3.1 billion streams, Billboard said. 

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” remix with Justin Beiber was second for most-streamed song, with the original version being third, The Guardian reported. Justin Beiber also had a part in the No. 5 streamed song, DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One.”

Coldplay was the most-streamed band, followed by Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5, The Guardian reported.

Hip-hop streams increased 74 percent on Spotify since 2016, and Latin music shot up 110 percent, Billboard reported. 

Taylor Swift’s album “Reputation,” which was released in November, has surpassed Sheeran’s “Divide” in U.S. album sales with more than a million copies sold in the U.S. in the first week, surpassing “Divide’s” 919,000 album sales.

“Reputation” was not available on streaming services until December.

Sheeran is featured as a guest artist on Swift’s song “End Game” from the “Reputation” album.

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