Ed Sheeran claims most-played artist of 2021 and most-played song


Ed Sheeran was the most-played artist of 2021 in the UK, and had the most-played single with ‘Bad Habits’. The 31-year-old megastar is the only artist in history to claim both titles in two different years.

In 2017, Ed achieved the same with his mega-hit ‘Shape of You’ from his LP ‘Divide’.

Ed has been the most-played artist in the UK for four years, however, in 2020, Dua Lipa interrupted his run by beating him to the title.

Fellow pop superstar Adele is the only other musician to claim the most-played artist and most-played song of the year in the same year.