More downloads than any other singer in 2014

Ed Sheeran is Spotify’s most-streamed singer of 2014

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ed Sheeran from Suffolk is the most-streamed artist in the world on Spotify. The 23-year-old has more than 860 million streams on the service, beating Eminem and Coldplay, who came second and third respectively.

His latest album, x, which hit the million sales mark in the UK this week, was played 430 million times. Katy Perry was the year’s most streamed female artist, with Ariana Grande second and Lana Del Rey third. The Dark Horse singer took the top spot from Rihanna, who held the position for the previous two years,

Spotify said that more than 50 million users listened to 7 billion hours of music in the whole of 2014. Katy Perry was 2014’s most streamed female singing artist on Spotify.

The service’s most listened-to track was Happy by Pharrell Williams, which had more than 260 million plays. British act Clean Bandit were in second position for their song Rather Be while DJ Calvin Harris’ came third, with Summer.

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