Ed Sheeran named UK's most played artist of 2021

Ed Sheeran named UK's most played artist of 2021

Ed Sheeran is king of the UK charts. 

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British singer Ed Sheeran has been crowned the United Kingdom's most-played artist of 2021. The 31-year-old beat David Guetta, Dua Lipa, Little Mix, and Coldplay for the top spot. 

Ed's single, 'Bad Habits', was also declared the most-played single of the year. 

The 'Perfect' hitmaker's track finished ahead of 'By Your Side' (Calvin Harris featuring Tom Grennan), 'Little Bit of Love (Tom Grennan), 'Blinding Lights (The Weeknd), and Coldplay's 'Higher Power'. 

'Bad Habits' was released in June 2021. It was the lead single off Ed's fifth studio album, '= (equals)'. The song reached the number one spot in several countries including South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. 

The song also charted on the East Coast Radio Top 40

He currently has two songs on the chart - 'Shivers' at number 29 and 'Peru' with Fireboy DML at number 34. 

Ed also received the "most-played artist" and "most-played song" honours in 2017 after releasing his 'Divide' album. 

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Ed has a lot to celebrate these days. His Mathematics Tour has been a major success. He recently made a stop in Glasgow and is gearing up for shows in London, Gelsenkirchen, Amsterdam, and Brussels. 

Things are also going great on the home front. Ed and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, welcomed baby number two in May. 

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