No matter how many times it plays on the radio, in your mom’s car, on the television or anywhere, Ed Sheeran’s 2017 hit, “Shape of You”, remains a classic favourite in the ears of fans and casual listeners.
“Shape of You” has become such a classic that it is the first song to ever reach 3 billion — yes, billion — streams on Spotify. On Tuesday (Dec. 21), Twitter accounts PopCrave and chart data tweeted out the announcement that the lead single off Ed Sheeran’s Divide album reached a new milestone since its release four years ago.
It’s been three years since Ed Sheeran last broke his own, and Spotify’s, record of having the first song to reach 2 billion streams on the platform. According to a report from Forbes, “Shape of You” took about six months to reach its first billion streams while it remained within the Top 5 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for the same amount of time.
“Shape Of You” by @EdSheeran has reached 3 BILLION streams on Spotify.
It’s the most-streamed song on the platform. pic.twitter.com/QmVdOxYBWr
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 22, 2021