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Friday, February 17, 2017 7:39am ET by  

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Ed Sheeran crowned Spotify's most popular artist worldwide

Spotify has confirmed that British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is now the world’s most popular artist on its platform based on global monthly listeners.

He took the top spot with 42.18m monthly listeners, The Chainsmokers, who recently announced details of their debut album, took 2nd place with 37.8m monthly listeners, and The Weeknd is in third with 37.67m. 

Drake is fourth, Major Lazer finished in fifth place, Maroon 5 are sixth, Rihanna is seventh and Bruno Mars is at eight. Rounding out the Top Ten are Zayn (No.9) and Sia (No.10). 

Watch Ed Sheeran performing a brand new song here:

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