Some songs you can’t get out of your head or off your Spotify playlist.
As the end of the year quickly approaches, Spotify has decided to reveal 2017’s biggest artists, albums, songs and trends.
One specific category, however, may leave you totally shocked.
When looking at the most streamed tracks of the year, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s collaboration of “Despacito” didn’t take the top spot regardless of how many times you heard it on the radio or at a party. Instead, the winner is Ed Sheeran with his smash-hit single “Shape Of You.”
The song surpassed Drake‘s “One Dance” by becoming the most popular song ever on Spotify with more than 1.4 billion streams. Impressive, right?
But that’s not all. Ed also won the award for Most Streamed Album thanks to his latest project Divide. He also became the Most Streamed Artist this year on Spotify beating out Drake, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers.
“Ed Sheeran absolutely dominated this year with the release of his record-breaking album, Divide,” said Stefan Blom, Spotify’s Chief Content Officer. “There is no doubt that 2017 was The Year of Ed Sheeran, and we are thrilled that so many millions of music fans have discovered, listened to, and shared his music on Spotify. Congratulations to Ed on an amazing achievement.”
2018, however, could be a different story. According to research, it was a landmark year for Latin music with listening increasing by 110 percent thanks to “Despacito” and J Balvin‘s hit “Mi Gente.”
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