Superstar singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is still dominating the global Spotify streaming charts. Sheeran's "Shape Of You" is by far the most-streamed song globally, while his other recently released tune "Castle On The Hill" stays strong as well.
Sheeran Stays Strong On Spotify
We recently brought you the news that Ed Sheeran just shattered the Spotify record for most streams in a 24-hour period, when he dropped not one but two brand-new singles simultaneously. A couple of weeks later, Sheeran's new music is still going strong.
"Shape Of You," the more upbeat and poppy track of the two released, sits on top of Spotify's global streaming chart with 51,026,344 streams in the past week. That almost doubles the streams of runner-up "Paris," the latest song from EDM superstar duo The Chainsmokers. "Paris" checks in at the No. 2 spot with 28,124,366 streams.
Sheeran appears again at No. 3 with "Castle On The Hill," followed by "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" from Fifty Shades Darker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction, which comes in at No. 4 globally. The track also features female vocals contributed by none other than Taylor Swift.
The Weeknd's "Starboy," a former No. 1 song, is still going strong at No. 5, months after its initial release.
Sheeran vs. Adele
Sheeran's performance should help him with his goal to beat fellow Brit chart-topper Adele in record sales, which he revealed in a recent interview.
"Adele is the one person who's sold more records than me in the past 10 years," said Sheeran. "She's the only person I need to sell more records than. That's a big ... feat because her last album sold 20 million. But if I don't set her as the benchmark then I'm selling myself short. I'm not in competition [creatively] because we all sit in our own lanes, but once the creative product is out there is a race to the finish line."
Migos Tops U.S. Spotify Streams, Sheeran Close Second
As far as the U.S. Spotify streaming charts go, Sheeran almost captures the top spot there as well, but falls about 20 thousand streams short to No. 1 "Bad and Boujee (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)" by hip-hop trio Migos. Drake comes in at No. 3 with "Fake Love," while The Chainsmokers, The Weeknd, and Zayn follow. Sheeran's "Castle On The Hill" isn't making as much of an impact in the United States as it is globally, but still manages a respectable No. 14 showing.