Ed Sheeran Was Spotify’s 2017 Year In Review's Most Streamed Artist, So You're Gonna Want His Album ASAP

By
Ad failed to load

If you're starting to feel nostalgic for good old 2017, you've probably already checked out Spotify's 2017 Wrapped — it's a great way to see what your music activity has been throughout the year. While mulling over the hours of music you've played while doing work, pregaming, and working out, comparing your Wrapped page alongside those of your friends' is a fun way to reflect on everything you've done this year. However, Spotify recently revealed its Year in Review for 2017, which shows the top-streamed music from 2017. It may be no surprise — based on your Wrapped page — that Ed Sheeran was Spotify's 2017 Year in Review's most popular artist.

On Dec. 5, Spotify released its own Year in Review data, and the top artist was beloved and beyond-talented British ginger, Ed Sheeran. According to Spotify, the pop singer-songwriter racked up 47 million monthly listeners, just in the last year. Sheeran’s hit album, Divide, was the most streamed album worldwide this year, with a whopping 3.1 billion streams. His hit song, "Shape of You" became Spotify's most streamed track of all time, with over 1.4 billion streams. Ed, we don't know how you're doing it, but you are seriously killin' it.

Theo Wargo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Ad failed to load

Spotify’s Chief Content Officer, Stefan Blom, was quick to congratulate the UK star for his outstanding achievements over the past year:

Ed Sheeran absolutely dominated this year with the release of his record-breaking album, Divide. There is no doubt that 2017 was The Year of Ed Sheeran, and we are thrilled that so many millions of music fans have discovered, listened to, and shared his music on Spotify. Congratulations to Ed on an amazing achievement.

Sheeran totally dominated in streams this year, officially dethroning Drake, who had taken top of the list in 2015 and 2016. According to Spotify, Drake was the only artist from last year's top 5 that carried into this year. Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers are all newbs' to any of Spotify's Top 5 lists.

Ad failed to load

The Most Streamed Female Artists this year includes Rihanna — at the top of the Most-Played Female list for her third year in a row — along with T-Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Sia. Rounding off the Most Streamed Male Artists includes Daddy Yankee — who is a new player among Spotify's Top 5 — along with Ed Sheeran (duh), Drake, The Weeknd, and Kendrick Lamar. The Most Streamed Groups include Coldplay — brought back by their latest collab with The Chainsmokers — along with Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, Linkin Park and Migos.

Spotify

Top 5 Breakout Artists are a great way to see which emerging musicians are truly rising for the top. Camila Cabello, Harry Styles and Liam Payne officially went solo this year, and totally owned the single life as the top three — followed by Lil Pump and Trippie Red. Great job guys, you're all making it big!

Ad failed to load

To compare your own music stats from this year to what's been popular, make sure to check out how to see your own 2017 Wrapped, if you haven't done it yet. It's a quick and easy way to reflect on the past year... and to see who's really dominating the speakers at all of your parties.

So, you're definitely in the minority if you haven't yet listened to Ed Sheeran's newest (and, honestly, best) album, Divide, because it was the top played album on Spotify this year with a wild 6.3 million streams. And while you're checking that out, make sure you listen to all of the amazing female artists who made it to the top, as well as this year's coolest bands. Also, don't forget download your own Spotify 2017 Wrapped; the soundtrack of your life over the past year may surprise you.

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Ad failed to load

Ad failed to load

Must Reads

The Travel Accessory You Need This Summer, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Leaving behind your hometown and exploring the great beyond is one of the most important things you'll ever do in your lifetime. It breaks the monotony of your daily routine, pushes you out of your comfort zone, and forces you to appreciate a world c…
By Roya Backlund

6 Commitment-Free Ways To Change Up Your Look After A Breakup, If You Feel Like It

I'm married and not breaking up (I just had to clarify before I get a call from my husband wondering what's going on). However, if for some reason we ever did separate (again, not happening!), I've imagined I'd have this Eat, Pray, Love moment where …
By Stephanie Montes

Here's Everything That's Leaving Netflix In June

Summer is here, and with it comes plenty of opportunity to binge watch more movies and TV shows that we never knew we needed in our lives. May has passed by in a blink of an eye, so I definitely need to catch up on what Netflix is getting rid of afte…
By Kristen Perrone

Cherry Print Is One Of Summer's Biggest Fashion Trends & It's So Much Sweeter Than Florals

If there's one thing that I've had my eye on this summer it's a cool, flirty cherry-print dress. Along with versatile black tops and blue denim, the color red has become a staple in my wardrobe this year and anytime I can infuse it into my daily look…
By Ariana Marsh

13 Must-Have Experiences You Should Buy In Your 20s, Instead Of A New Couch

Life is one big experience. When you hit your 20s, though, you start getting pulled in the direction of your responsibilities. It isn't totally a bad thing, but you don't want to get so wrapped into adulting that you forget life's zest. Amazing exper…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

I Tried Kim Kardashian's Weird Beauty Obsession & I Can't Stop Taking Selfies

You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but …
By Stephanie Montes

Where You Should Vacation This Summer, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Summer is so much more than just sweating in 90 degree weather and enjoying a long, lazy break from school (if you're lucky enough to still be in school). It's a time for making exciting new plans, falling madly and hopelessly in love, opening your m…
By Roya Backlund

Wander or Bust: The Amalfi Coast May Just Be The Most Beautiful Thing You'll Ever See

Wander or Bust is an Elite Daily travel series that follows young women all over the globe to record their journeys as they experience the thrill of the far-flung and unknown. They'll track their budgets, where they stay, where they eat and drink, a…
By Kaylin Pound

6 Brutally Honest Phases Of Life After A Breakup, Because You Will Survive 

If you've ever been through a bad breakup, you know that the struggle is real. For the weeks (or possibly months, if it was a really bad one) that follow, life can be rough, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Don't believe me? Just l…
By Rachel Shatto

Here's How You Can Find Out What Your Aura Color Is

Do you remember that movie Almost Famous? More specifically, the scene where William is trying to have a phone call with his mom, but a clairvoyant Band-Aid keeps shouting "Your aura is purple!" in his face? Well, that was the first time I had ever h…
By Roya Backlund

9 Women In Their 20s Reflect On The Advice They Wish They Had At Graduation

Graduating college can feel seriously scary. You've spent your entire life in school, working and preparing for the moment you enter the real world, but what happens when you get there? What if things don't go totally according to plan? You may have …
By Brittney Morgan

3 Early Signs You Are Going To Have Undeniable Chemistry With Your Crush

I don't know if there's anything better than the excitement of having a new crush — especially when that feeling's reciprocated. The butterflies that rush through your stomach as soon as they enter a room. The electricity that zips through your veins…
By Genevieve Wheeler

Emoji Pool Floats Are Here To Match Every Mood You’re In This Summer

Searching for the perfect poolside accessory to lounge around in this summer? This year’s hottest warm weather water trend isn’t a big floppy hat or designer sunglasses — it’s an emoji pool float. That’s right: Your favorite little digital expression…
By Rachel Murphy

Here's How Your Mood & Your Favorite Music Are Secretly Connected, According To Science

If you're someone who's likely to be found with ear buds in her ears at all times, you might not realize just how often you listen to music, or the ways in which it's really affecting you. From your morning commute to the tunes you blast while you co…
By Caroline Burke

This Is How Long It Takes For A Partner To Really Trust You, According To Experts

Trust is easily one of the most important parts of a healthy relationship, but typically, it's not something that's fully there from the start because it takes some time to build. How long it takes for a partner to trust you is a question that doesn'…
By Tayi Sanusi

7 Things You Forgot To Thank Your High School Friends For & Should ASAP

Friends are a dime a dozen, but a solid, genuine group of girlfriends can be difficult to come by. When you find your tribe, you need to stick with them until the end. For some lucky people, your high school friends have been your besties since day o…
By Rachel Chapman

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week, So Bask In The Glory

It's officially the second week of May, and the warmth of spring has finally arrived. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the bright weather is allowing everyone to finally break out their favorite pair of shorts. If you think the gorgeou…
By Roya Backlund

7 Men Reveal What Attracted Them To Their Last Crush & They'll Make You Swoon

He reminded me of Nate Archibald from Gossip Girl. That's legitimately what I found appealing about my most recent crush. Sorry, but it doesn't get any deeper than that. In other instances though, when I'm not trying to live out my lustful, adolescen…
By Sydnee Lyons

A Relationship Expert Reveals His Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide

"Long-distance relationships are extremely relaxing and easy to navigate," said no one in a long-distance relationship ever. Whether you are bicoastal babes or a quick two-hour train ride apart, distance makes the heart grow fonder, but it also makes…
By Kimmy Foskett
)}