Ed Sheeran’s song “Thinking Out Loud” has been streamed over two billion times making it the most streamed Spotify song ever!
Ed Sheeran thanked the world via Instagram writing, “Thank you world. First song to two billion streams on Spotify”.
With Spotify paying $0.0084 per stream, Sheeran along with his creative team pocketed about $16.8 million.
One Twitter user calculated how long it would take you to listen to Sheeran’s song two billion times back to back, and the answer is more than a lifetime as you would have had to have started listening in 12,758 BC.
When it comes to just 2018 numbers:
Spotify’s Most-Streamed Artists for 2018
- Post Malone
- J Balvin
- Ed Sheeran* Ed Sheeran was the top-streamed artist in 2017
Most-Streamed Female Artists
- Ariana Grande
- Dua Lipa
- Cardi B
- Taylor Swift
- Camila Cabello
- God’s Plan – Drake
- SAD! – XXXTENTACION
- rockstar (feat. 21 Savage) – Post Malone
- Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – Post Malone
- In My Feelings – Drake