Ed Sheeran Is The Most Streamed Artist In The Uk!
It has recently been revealed that our favourite ginger, Ed Sheeran, is the most streamed artist of 2012 in the UK. This is in the wake of the announcement that the popularity of music streamed on-demand is to be measured in a new weekly chart. Three of Sheeran’s songs, 'Drunk', 'Lego House' and 'The A Team', all featured in the top 20 most streamed tracks...
The singer-songwriter recently admitted he was "amazed" by the achievement. "Streaming services and online in general have always been an important way for me to get music out to my fans. A new official streaming chart that recognises another way of enjoying music can only be a good thing," he added.
This new market has become an increasingly important, particularly as it has recently been reported by Nielsen Soundscan – who compile the US Billboard Charts – that streaming services are now more popular than paid-for downloads.
The top 100 rundown will be compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC) from statistics gathered from audio streaming sites like Spotify, We7 and Deezer. YouTube - which, according to Nielsen Soundscan, accounts for 55% of all music streamed online - will not be included in the new chart.
Lana Del Rey, David Guetta, Rihanna and Coldplay also featured in the top five of the list, while Gotye’s 'Somebody That I Used To Know' has emerged as the most streamed track of the year so far.
The new chart is set to launch on the OCC website May 14 at 1.00pm.
Words: Alya Mooro (@MoorizZLA)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)