Ed Sheeran Only Got One Grammy Nom This Year, but He Received This Huge Honor Instead

Already a big fan of Ed Sheeran? Prepare to root him on even more.

Spotify released its list of the artists and songs that took this year by storm and the 26-year-old English singer-songwriter is at the very top. He was not only the most-streamed artist of 2017, beating Drake, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, and The Chainsmokers, but “Shape of You” (1.4 billion streams) was the most-streamed track of the year while Divide (1.3 billion streams) was the most-streamed album. Obviously, he was the most-streamed male artist, too.

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The list also included usual suspects like Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber, who collaborated on the second most-streamed track of the year: their remix of “Despacito.”

As for the leading ladies, Rihanna was the most-streamed female artist followed by Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Sia. According to Entertainment Weekly, hip-hop music owned the charts this year with a 74 percent increase over the past year.

Scroll down to see more of the rankings and visit Spotify.com for the full list.

Most-Streamed Artists
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Weeknd
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. The Chainsmokers

Most-Streamed Female Artists
1. Rihanna
2. Taylor Swift
3. Selena Gomez
4. Ariana Grande
5. Sia

Most-Streamed Male Artists
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Weeknd
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists
1. Camila Cabello
2. Harry Styles
3. Liam Payne
4. Lil Pump
5. Trippie Redd

Most-Streamed Groups
1. Coldplay
2. Imagine Dragons
3. Maroon 5
4. Linkin Park
5. Migos

Most-Streamed Tracks
1. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
2. “Despacito – Remix” – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
3. “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
4. “Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
5. “I’m the One” – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Most-Streamed Albums
1. Divide – Ed Sheeran
2. More Life – Drake
3. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
4. Starboy – The Weeknd
5. Stoney – Post Malone

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