Ed Sheeran breaks a world record today, being the first artist to reach 500 million plays on Spotify for a single track. Announced by the streaming platform themselves, his hit single “Thinking Out Loud” from 2014′s x hit half-a-billion streams recently. The UK singer-songwriter shares: “Chuffed to hear that ‘Thinking Out Loud’ has had half-a-billion plays on Spotify, 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.” Check out a geographical analysis of Sheeran’s worldwide streaming presence below.
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