All singing, all-conquering Ed has dominated the music world this year
Whether it’s Legohouse or Thinking out loud, you’re bound to be listening to one Ed Sheeran track or the other. Thanks to that, the Norfolk born singer’s latest album X has been revealed as the most streamed album on music streaming site Spotify in 2014. He is also the most streamed artist globally on the platform. Spotify surveyed 50 million of its users to collate the results, which also shows that Pharell’s hit ‘Happy’ was the most streamed track, while Katy Perry is the most streamed female artist.
Sheeran has had a phenomenal year since bursting unto our earphones in 2011. With two Brit awards under his belt and millions of album sales from his first album worldwide, the 23-year-old was already set for world domination. Earlier this year, Sheeran also broke Adele’s record for the best-selling album on record after holding on to the number one spot on the albums chart for five consecutive weeks.
Not only is he a talented singer/songwriter, he is loved by everyone from fans to his peers in the industry for his ‘boy next door’, dishevelled kind of appeal.
Of his success, he’s as usual very humble, but thankful. “It’s a great thing to be above so many amazing artists who I’d assume would be streamed more than me.”
Other artists streamed on the website include Coldplay who were the site’s most streamed group, while Hozier’s Take Me To Church was the most viral track.