Ed Sheeran Tops Spotify's Most Streamed Artist List!

Ed Sheeran Tops Spotify's Most Streamed Artist List!

Back in March, Ed Sheeran released ÷ (Divide), and since then, it's been his year.

2016 is nearly over, so before the new year rolls out Spotify has revealed some interesting names detailing who took over the music streaming platform for most streamed, most played and top breakout artist in a top five format.

His third album ÷ (Divide) was the most streamed album in the United Kingdom and globally, while his monster single "Shape of You" was the most listened-to song, with an eye-watering 1.4bn streams. "Divide" racked up 3.1 billion streams and overall Sheeran's music generated 6.3 billion streams.

Drake, who took the top spot in 2015 and 2016, came in as the second most streamed artist, followed by the Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar, respectively.

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The most played track on Spotify in Australia over the a year ago was "Shape Of You", closely followed by legit banger "Despacito" and Kendrick Lamar's 'HUMBLE'.

Check out the other streaming rankings Spotify shared today below.

Additionally, Latin music also is making strong inroads, with 10 Latin songs finishing in Spotify's Global Top 50 list, topped by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's mega hit, "Despacito", featuring Justin Bieber, which Spotify also named its song of the summer.

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