Ed Sheeran Makes Spotify History with Song Streamed 500 Million Times


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Ed Sheeran just broke a pretty huge Spotify record.

One of the artist's songs (I bet you can guess which one) is the first to ever hit 500 million streams.

Yes, "Thinking Out Loud" has been played more than a half a billion times on Spotify. That's a lot of Sheeran.

“Chuffed to hear that ‘Thinking Out Loud’ has had half a billion plays on Spotify,” said Ed Sheeran. “Being the first artist to hit that milestone is amazing. Thanks to all the people who use this as a wedding song, soundtrack to a date, and as a way to woo someone into a netflix-and-chill situation.”

This isn't even his first major Spotify record – Sheeran was named the most-streamed artist overall last year. As of now, he's the second-most streamed artist, behind Eminem.

Speaking of hundreds of millions of listens, the official music video for "Thinking Out Loud" has a whopping 755 million+ views.

Spotify shared some additional Sheeran facts, like him being on 38 million separate playlists – one in four users has at least one Ed Sheeran song on a playlist.