Most streamed track on Spotify
Who
Ed Sheeran
What
3,026,657,640 total number
Where
Not Applicable ()
When

On 22 December 2021, “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran (UK) became the first track on Spotify to reach the milestone of 3 billion streams worldwide – a feat described by the singer-songwriter on Instagram as “absolutely insane”. Sheeran also revealed that “Shape of You” nearly missed the cut on his 2017 album ÷ (“Divide”), and how he was convinced by Ben Cook – the man who signed him for Atlantic Records UK – to release it as the first single from the album (alongside Sheeran’s preference “Castle on the Hill”). By 23 January 2022, “Shape of You” had accumulated 3,026,657,640 streams and had been Spotify’s most popular track for a total of 1,584 days – since taking the crown from Drake’s “One Dance” on 22 September 2017.


Spotify’s most streamed tracks, as of 23 January 2022: 1. “Shape of You” (2017) by Ed Sheeran – 3,026,657,640; 2. “Blinding Lights” (2020) by The Weeknd – 2,754,794,708; 3. “Dance Monkey” (2019) by Tones and I – 2,464,108,516; 4. “rockstar” (2018) by Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – 2,341,112,621; 5. “Someone You Loved” (2019) by Lewis Capaldi – 2,229,832,849; 6. “One Dance” (2016) by Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – 2,211,397,030; 7. “Closer” (2016) by The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – 2,193,729,584; 8. “Sunflower” (2018) by Post Malone feat. Swae Lee – 2,166,796,255; 9. “Señorita” (2019) by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – 2,043,338,215; 10. “bad guy” by Billie Eilish (2019) – 1,968,848,335.