Ed Sheeran tops Spotify's 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Ed Sheeran performs at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The Grammys may have dissed Sheeran, but Spotify says he's the most streamed artist of the year. The streaming service announced Tuesday, Dec. 5, that Sheeran tops its 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he's the most streamed artist of the year

NEW YORK — The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year.

The streaming service announced Tuesday that Sheeran tops its 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams. He also has Spotify's biggest album of the year with "Divide," streamed 3.1 billion times, and the top song with "Shape of You," logging 1.4 billion streams.

Sheeran received two Grammy nominations last week, but was shut out of the major categories, including album, song and record of the year.

No female acts were in the Top 5 most streamed acts of the year: Sheeran is followed by Drake, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers. Rihanna is the most streamed female performer of the year, followed by Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" remix, co-starring Justin Bieber, was the second-most streamed song of the year. The original version of the song was ranked third.

Drake's "More Life," which he didn't submit for consideration at the upcoming Grammy Awards, is the second-most streamed album of the year. Lamar's "DAMN.," The Weeknd's "Starboy" and Post Malone's "Stoney" round out the Top 5.

Spotify says hip-hop increased by 74 percent in the last year, while Latin music jumped 110 percent.

Related News

Review: It doesn't take much to keep Van Morrison singing

Dec 8, 2017

Music Review: At 72, legendary songwriter Van Morrison proves on yet another new studio album that he'd rather be singing than anything else

'Game of Thrones' fans shun spoilers from HBO hack

Aug 9, 2017

For many "Game of Thrones" fans, routine spoilers are bad enough. Worse than that is the threat of leaked details, or even a whole episode, by hackers currently targeting HBO and its most doted-on series

Shemar Moore returning to 'Criminal Minds' for season finale

Mar 17, 2017

Shemar Moore is set to return to "Criminal Minds" for the season finale of the CBS drama, a year after leaving the series

You may also like these

Review: It doesn't take much to keep Van Morrison singing

Dec 8, 2017

Music Review: At 72, legendary songwriter Van Morrison proves on yet another new studio album that he'd rather be singing than anything else

'Game of Thrones' fans shun spoilers from HBO hack

Aug 9, 2017

For many "Game of Thrones" fans, routine spoilers are bad enough. Worse than that is the threat of leaked details, or even a whole episode, by hackers currently targeting HBO and its most doted-on series

Shemar Moore returning to 'Criminal Minds' for season finale

Mar 17, 2017

Shemar Moore is set to return to "Criminal Minds" for the season finale of the CBS drama, a year after leaving the series

About Me

Hollywood in five is your 5 minutes read of Hollywood news with continual updated coverage.

Contact us: sales@hollywoodinfive.com