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05th Dec 2017

Spotify’s top artist of 2017 has been revealed and it’s not too surprising

And that's not the only accolade he got.

Ed Sheeran has been crowned Spotify’s most streamed artist of 2017.

The Perfect singer, who beat out Drake, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers for the top spot, also had the top track with Shape of You and top album, with his recent LP ÷

The 26-year-old remains the music service’s most streamed artist ever, with 47 million monthly listeners.

Spotify’s Chief Content Officer Stephen Bloom said:

“Ed Sheeran absolutely dominated this year with the release of his record-breaking album, Divide.

“There is no doubt that 2017 was The Year of Ed Sheeran, and we are thrilled that so many millions of music fans have discovered, listened to, and shared his music on Spotify.”

And while Ed may’ve held the title of top track of the year, Despacito wasn’t too far behind.

The remix featuring Justin Beiber, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was the second most streamed song while the original version was the third most streamed song.

Elsewhere on the list, Rihanna landed the top spot on the list of most streamed female artists for the third year running.

Taylor Swift came in second, followed by Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Sia.

For the full list of the most streamed categories, see below: 

Most Streamed Artists

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. The Chainsmokers


Most Streamed Female Artists

  1. Rihanna
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Selena Gomez
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Sia

Most Streamed Male Artists

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists

  1. Camila Cabello
  2. Harry Styles
  3. Liam Payne
  4. Lil Pump
  5. Trippie Redd

Most Streamed Groups

  1. Coldplay
  2. Imagine Dragons
  3. Maroon 5
  4. Linkin Park
  5. Migos

Most Streamed Tracks

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

Most Streamed Albums

  1. Divide – Ed Sheeran
  2. More Life – Drake
  3. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
  4. Starboy – The Weeknd
  5. Stoney – Post Malone