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Published on July 19th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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How big is Ed Sheeran on Spotify? You might not believe it.

Ed Sheeran is one of THE stars on Spotify. For reasons that remain somewhat mysterious, he smashes it every time he released new material.

According to calculations by MBW, about one-third of Spotify’s 217 million users (i.e. both paid and free) stream his music. Wow.

This list shows the global numbers–the number of Spotify users–that access Sheeran’s music as of July 17.

  1. Ed Sheeran – 69.15m
  2. Shawn Mendes – 55.96m
  3. Camila Cabello – 54.99m
  4. J Balvin – 54.58m
  5. Khalid – 54.56m
  6. Justin Bieber –52.05m
  7. Billie Eilish –50.02m
  8.  Post Malone –48.54m
  9. Lil Nas X –48.37m
  10. Daddy Yankee – 46.70m

More analysis of the situation here.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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