Ed Sheeran most streamed artist on Spotify in 2017

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Ed Sheeran, performing in Los Angeles in August, has logged 6.3 billion streams on Spotify this year.

His album Divide also topped the most streamed album with 3.1 billion downloads on Spotify for 2017 with Shape of You being the most streamed song after 1.4 billion streams.

So now you can compare your own music taste to that of Australia's - which judging from the Spotify rankings, basically consisted of Sheeran and Drake's More Life.

Dua Lipa was named as the most streamed Female Artist in the United Kingdom, followed by Rihanna and Ariana Grande.

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Chief content officer Stefan Blom said: "Ed Sheeran absolutely dominated this year with the release of his record-breaking album, ÷".

We were just "Thinking Out Loud" about how Ed Sheeran got snubbed in the 2018 Grammy nominations, but then Spotify came out with its annual Year in Music list and, well, our boy Ed appears to be doing just fine. "Congratulations to Ed on an incredible achievement".

Rap also enjoyed a strong 2017, as Spotify data revealed that Eminem is the fourth most listened to artist in the United Kingdom, and Kendrick Lamar's DAMN is the sixth most streamed album. Additionally, Latin music made a huge improvement this year after two Latin tracks, "Despacito" and "Mi Gente", ruled Spotify's chart for the first time. The Weeknd took the third place, while Kendrick Lamar notched the fourth rank.

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