Sheeran most-streamed artist on Spotify for 2017

Olive Hawkins
December 7, 2017

Drake came in second behind Ed Sheeran for the most streamed artist worldwide on Spotify in 2017.

The "Castle on the Hill" star topped the list of artists on the streaming service, thanks to the release of "Divide".

Additionally, Latin music also is making strong inroads, with 10 Latin songs finishing in Spotify's Global Top 50 list, topped by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's mega hit, "Despacito", featuring Justin Bieber, which Spotify also named its song of the summer.

His success on Spotify, however, did not help him at the Grammys, with Sheeran shut out of major categories announced last week - a surprise to many watchers of the music industry's top prizes. "Congratulations to Ed on an wonderful achievement", said Spotify chief content officer Stefan Blom in a statement.

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Rihanna was the most streamed woman on Spotify for the third year in a row, despite her lack of major releases in 2017. While Lorde and Adele also made their way into the Australian top five. That's pretty awesome for an artist who didn't release an album this year!

Ed's "Castle on the Hill" and "Galway Girl" also made the top five most streamed tracks in the United Kingdom as well as Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's "Despacito" and French Montana's "Unforgettable". Wrapped allows you to see how many minutes of music you have listened to as well as how many songs, artists, and genres.

Check it out before the end of the year to find out what tunes have floated your boat this year.

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