In the day and age where it’s all about followers, hits, views – its no wonder than it made the headlines when young British singer and song writer, Ed Sheeran, reached two billion streams on Spotify, the music network. Not million, billion.
Why is this news, you may ask. Well, he is the first ever British singer to hit that incredible milestone and only the second artist in history to reach that milestone – the first being American rapper Enimem – to reach that target. Great day to be British, huh?
At only 24, he is also the first genuine solo artist to play stadium shows in Australia. Quite some achievements for a 24 year-old!
Spotify’s lead of label relations for Europe, Kevin Brown, says, “Breaking the two billion streams barrier on Spotify isproof of his enormous popularity among the 60 million music fans on the service. He is quite simply one of the best loved artists on the platform globally and we are thrilled that he has achieved this milestone.”
General manage of Atlantic Records UK, Mark Mitchell also added, “Ed achieving two billion streams on just two albums is a phenomenal achievement. It not only highlights how popular his timeless sound and the explosive growth of his army of fans, it also demonstrates how great it can be successful on all formats.”
Sheeran’s success on the platform – a place where you can stream music, make playlists and share with friends – will no doubt go down in history. The young singer is very much worthy of this and all his other achievements during his short career because of his hard work and dedication. Even if you’re not a fan of his music, you cannot doubt that he is an incredibly loving and down to Earth young man who deserves the success he’s worked so hard for.