Ed Sheeran smashes Spotify records

Ed Sheeran has smashed streaming service Spotify’s ‘Day 1’ UK and global streaming record with both his comeback singles getting streamed over 13 million times in 24 hours.

The 25-year-old singer has beaten One Direction with his new tracks, ‘Shape of You and ‘Castle on the Hill’, which have been streamed globally 6,868, 642 and 6,168, 395 times respectively, smashing Spotify’s ‘Day 1’ UK and global streaming record.

Ed Sheeran also knocked off One Direction, who achieved 4,759,698 streams with ‘Drag Me Down’ in August 2015, off the top spot.

Ed wrote ‘Shape of You’ with Rihanna in mind but decided to keep the song for himself in the end as he didn’t think Rihanna would want to sing those lyrics.