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Ed Sheeran sets new streaming record with 69m monthly listeners

The Independent logo The Independent 18/07/2019 Ellie Harrison

Ed Sheeran has set a new Spotify streaming record, racking up more than 69 million monthly listeners.

The new record coincides with the release of the singer-songwriter’s hotly anticipated album No.6 Collaborations Project, which features Justin Bieber, Stormzy, Eminem, 50 Cent and Cardi B, to name a few.

FILE PHOTO - Cast member Ed Sheeran attends the UK premiere of "Yesterday" in London, Britain, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls © REUTERS/Henry Nicholls FILE PHOTO - Cast member Ed Sheeran attends the UK premiere of "Yesterday" in London, Britain, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Sheeran has broken streaming records before, with his ÷ album setting a new high for first-day streams for an album, with over 56 million, and his song “Shape of You” setting the record for best one day streams for a track at the time of release, topping 10 million streams.

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Tracks from No.6 Collaborations Project claimed five of the Top 10 tracks worldwide on Spotify on the day of its release and the single “I Don’t Care” featuring Justin Bieber was Spotify’s second biggest song worldwide on the day it came out.

No.6 Collaborations Project is out now.

Related slideshow: 22 things to know about Ed Sheeran (Provided by Photo Services)


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