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Ed Sheeran reaches two billion Spotify streams

Ed Sheeran has become only the second artist to reach two billion streams on Spotify.

The milestone was first reached by US rapper Eminem.

The singer-songwriter achieved the feat with the help of 2014's smash hit album 'x'.

Spotify's head of label relations for Europe Kevin Brown commented: "Breaking the two billion streams barrier on Spotify is evidence - were it needed - of Ed Sheeran's enormous popularity among the 60 million music fans on the service. 

"Ed Sheeran is quite simply one of the best-loved artists on Spotify globally, and we are thrilled that he has achieved this milestone.

"Ed and Atlantic truly embraced the power of the Spotify platform with the launch strategy for 'x.' That it continues to be enormously popular with our users almost a year later and is still winning new fans is testament to the quality of the album and the enduring appeal of Ed as an artist."

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