Ed Sheeran Named Spotify’s Top Artist Of 2017, “Shape Of You” Ranks As Top Track

Ed Sheeran was Spotify’s biggest artist of 2017.

Ed Sheeran | Mark Surridge/Atlantic

As far as Spotify is concerned, no artist had a bigger 2017 than Ed Sheeran.

The singer-songwriter ranks as the service’s most streamed artist for 2017.

His “Shape Of You,” moreover, ranks as the year’s #1 track. The song also surpassed Drake’s “One Dance” to become the service’s most-streamed track of all-time.

Spotify detailed its annual rankings in an announcement Tuesday morning.

Drake (#2), The Weeknd (#3), Kendrick Lamar (#4) and The Chainsmokers (#5) join Ed Sheeran in the Top 5 for artists. “Despacito (Justin Bieber Remix)” (#2), “Despacito” (#3), “Something Just Like This” (#4) and “I’m The One” complete the Top 5 for tracks.

This year’s lists are as follows:

Most Streamed Artists:
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
The Chainsmokers

Most Streamed Female Artists
Taylor Swift
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande

Most Streamed Male Artists
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
Daddy Yankee

Breakout Artists
Camila Cabello
Harry Styles
Liam Payne
Lil Pump
Trippie Redd

Most Streamed Groups
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Linkin Park

Most Streamed Tracks
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Despacito – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
Despacito – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
I’m the One – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Most Streamed Albums
Divide – Ed Sheeran
More Life – Drake
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Starboy – The Weeknd
Stoney – Post Malone

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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