Maybe Ed Sheeran should start his own streaming service. The singer has set another record on Spotify as 2017 comes to a close. According to Forbes, he has just become the first artist in history to register two songs with over a billion streams on the platform.
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Ed Sheeran released his GRAMMY Award-winning single “Thinking Out Loud” in 2014, and, as of Friday, the track has reached Diamond status. The song has exceeded 10 million sales and streams since its release which puts “Thinking Out Loud” in the diamond club with 15 other singles, three of which belong to Katy Perry.
Ed Sheeran said, “Cheerio, Yanks!” as he appeared on the Monday broadcast of “Good Morning America.” The singer talked about how shocked he still is that he’s even famous and what it’s like to be the man behind the number-one wedding song in the world. Turns out it means a lot of wedding invites where there’s a convenient guitar at the reception.
“I don’t get asked to play the wedding. I just get invited,” Ed said. “It gets to a certain point in the night where I’m a bit hammered.” That’s when his friends take advantage of that moment to pop the question: Will he play “Thinking Out Loud”?
“That’s happened a bunch of times,” Ed confessed. “They’re like, ‘Oh, Ed–there’s a guitar. It’s so weird there’s a guitar here.'” Convenient guitars aside, Ed doesn’t sound that upset at the regular request from his friends at their weddings.