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Ed Sheeran Named Spotify's Most Streamed Artist Of 2014 Ahead Of Coldplay, Eminem And Katy Perry

04/12/2014 12:36 GMT | Updated 04/12/2014 12:59 GMT

Ed Sheeran has been named Spotfiy’s most streamed artist of 2014, beating competition from the likes of Coldplay, Eminem and Katy Perry.

The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ creator has topped the list, after racking up an astounding 830 million plays on the service.

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Ed Sheeran

Just over half of the plays were by fans listening to tracks from Ed’s latest album ‘X’.

Eminem came in second place, Chris Martin’s band Coldplay were in third while the most streamed female artist was Katy Perry.

The most-listened to track of the year was Pharrell Williams’ track ‘Happy’ which racked up an impressive 260 million plays, leaving Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ in second place.

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Pharrell's track is the most streamed song of the year

Since releasing his second album in June, Ed’s had a busy year and earlier this week he joined Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande on stage to perform at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in London.

Just last month, he performed on ‘X Factor’ and he’s currently preparing for a UK tour, which includes three dates at Wembley Stadium.

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