Streaming Masters – Ed Sheeran

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We always hear about Ed Sheeran streaming records, but what are the numbers? We went through various streaming platforms to show his real impact since his debut to date.


Ed Sheeran streaming review – the method

Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube.

To factor in the growing impact of multiple Asian countries where these platforms aren’t always the go-to site for music streaming, more sources have been added.

In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area.

Audio Streams
– South Korea: Genie streams * 2.20 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan: AWA streams * 100 / 4 (AWA has 4% of the Japanese streaming market)
– Arabic world: Anghami streams
– Sub-Saharan Africa: Boomplay + Audiomack streams
– Elsewhere: Spotify streams * Spotify market shares based on artists’ market distribution

Video Streams
– China* : QQ video streams * 50 if the song is available for audio stream, QQ video streams * 5 elseway (scale built based on known figures for several major artists)
– Elsewhere : Youtube views increased by 10% to account for various local platforms

*since Chinese streaming platforms are mostly video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted on par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1,500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 6,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * ArtistRatio + Genie * 2.20 + AWA * 100 / 4 + Anghami + Boomplay + Audiomack ) / 1500 + ( QQ views* 50(or 5) + YouTube * 1.1 ) / 6750

Ed Sheeran streaming review – the results

CSPC Ed Sheeran discography streaming results

Total: 57,857,418 EAS

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Ed Sheeran most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Shape of You [Divide (÷)]6,327,000
2. Perfect [Divide (÷)]5,034,000
3. Thinking Out Loud [Multiply (x)]3,373,000
4. Photograph [Multiply (x)]3,081,000
5. I Don’t Care [No.6 Collaborations Project]2,354,000
6. Bad Habits [Equals (=)]2,155,000
7. Castle on the Hill [Divide (÷)]1,715,000
8. Shivers [Equals (=)]1,696,000
9. Beautiful People [No.6 Collaborations Project]1,617,000
10. Happier [Divide (÷)]1,591,000
11. Galway Girl [Divide (÷)]1,565,000
12. I See Fire [Multiply (x)]1,135,000
13. The A Team [Plus (+)]1,102,000
14. South of the Border [No.6 Collaborations Project]1,000,000
15. Don’t [Multiply (x)]908,000
16. Dive [Divide (÷)]782,000
17. Supermarket Flowers [Divide (÷)]776,000
18. Give Me Love [Plus (+)]710,000
19. Lego House [Plus (+)]656,000
20. Sing [Multiply (x)]655,000

Sources: SpotifyYouTube, AWA (app), QQGenieAnghamiAudiomack, Boomplay.

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