Drake is no longer 'the king of streaming'

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Drake has been overthrown as the UK’s king of streaming, with his 2016 hit One Dance being topped by none other than…

…Ed Sheeran.

The singer’s latest single Shape Of You has overtaken his Canadian rival to become the charts’ most streamed track of all time.

This comes as The Official Charts Company publishes its biggest songs of 2017, with Sheeran again dominating the list in the two top spots.

Shape Of You sold 2.6 million since its release in January, with 72% of that figure being streaming equivalent sales – that means the track was streamed 184 million times.

:: Has Ed Sheeran killed the charts?

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Image: Sheeran continues to dominate everything, even after his looping pedal controversy

Last year, Drizzy Drake edged close to beating Bryan Adams’ Everything I Do, which was number one for 16 weeks in 1991.

One Dance sold a combined 1.9 million, including 142 million individual streams.

But that is old news, with Sheeran’s third album now the best selling record of the year, while his sophomore album X is still 2017’s third best-seller, three years after its release.

Summer smash Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee heads up the rest of the singles pack behind Ed, but is closely followed by his Galway Girl at number four.

:: Was Ed Sheeran worthy of The Pyramid Stage?

The 26-year-old troubadour has recently made headlines over his loop pedalling performance at Glastonbury, which left his fans wondering if he had backtracked his performance.

“Never thought I’d have to explain it, but everything I do in my live show is live, it’s a loop station, not a backing track. Please google,” he tweeted in response, later announcing he was retiring from the social platform.

“I’ve actually come off Twitter completely. I can’t read it,” he said.

“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter’s a platform for that.”

Thanks to: Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News

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