Ed Sheeran’s viral hit just became Spotify’s most-streamed song ever
Music streaming has now reached the the point where it’s no longer enough to reach 1 billion plays. The real prize is to be the most streamed.
Major Lazer‘s “Lean On” laid claim to the most-streamed title in 2016 after it became the first became song to cross the 1 billion streams threshold, though its title was usurped by Drake’s infinitely popular “One Dance.”
Now, there is a new champion as British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose pop hit “Shape of You” is currently the most streamed track on the service. The track currently also holds records for most streams in a single day, crossing 10 million plays on its release date, and Sheeran’s album Divide reached a jaw dropping 57 million plays in 24 hours.