According to the music streaming service, Sheeran is the most streamed artist of 2017 with 6.3 billion hits. Sheeran also had 47 million monthly listeners, "Shape Of You" became the most streamed track is Spotify history with over 1.4 billion streams, and ÷ was the most streamed album of the year with 3.1 billion streams.
His third album ÷ (Divide) was the most streamed album in the United Kingdom and globally, while his monster single "Shape of You" was the most listened-to song, with an eye-watering 1.4bn streams.
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay's "Something Just Like This", and DJ Khaled's "I'm the One", featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, rounded off the top 5. "Congratulations to Ed on an unbelievable achievement".
Pope urges respect for Jerusalem status quo
Pope Francis has appealed to respect the "status quo" of Jerusalem in accordance "with the relevant United Nations resolutions". He also voiced his hope that "peace and prosperity" would prevail for the Palestinian people.
Rihanna was the most streamed woman on Spotify for the third year in a row, despite her lack of major releases in 2017. He is up for two gongs at the 2018 ceremony, however - Best Solo Pop Performance for Shape Of You and Best Pop Vocal Album for Divide.