Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' Tops 500 Million Streams On Spotify
October 12, 2015 at 11:42 AM (PT)
ED SHEERAN's hit "Thking Out Loud" became the first song to hit 500 million streams on SPOTIFY. According to the subscription service, some 19 million people listen to SHEERAN's music on SPOTIFY each month, his songs have been streamed approximately 2.9 billion times and are included on 38 million playlists.
To celebrate his massive global influence, SPOTIFY has created THE SHEERIO INDEX, an audiographic heat map displaying SHEERAN fandom by country. DENMARK leads the world with the most SHEERAN listening per SPOTIFY user, followed by NORWAY, SINGAPORE, SWEDEN, with his homeland U.K. rounding out the Top 5.,See how the rest of the world’s SHEERAN listening compares on THE SHEERIO INDEX map and click on any country to hear its favorite SHEERAN tracks.
SHEERAN also shared his excitement on the milestone: “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."
For additional details on THE SHEERIO INDEX map and ED’s streams on SPOTIFY, check out the post on the service's INSIGHTS blog.