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Ed Sheeran beats out One Direction, Fifth Harmony, and more on Spotify’s new list of influential artists


Ed Sheeran beat out a lot of popular artists to top Spotify’s list of the top 25 most influential artists. Spotify creates this list based on total streams, number one hits, and Spotify’s viral chart. Since Ed’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ holds the record for Spotify’s most streamed song ever (450 million streams—seriously), it’s hardly surprising that he came out on top.

The list, which naturally came in the form of a playlist, can be found on Spotify here. Or if you don’t feel like listening, you can just read them below.

  1. Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’
  2. Ariana Grande –  ‘One Last Time’
  3. Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’
  4. Miley Cyrus – ‘Wrecking Ball’
  5. One Direction – ‘Drag Me Down
  6. Disclosure Feat. Sam Smith – ‘Omen’
  7. Selena Gomez Feat. A$AP Rocky – ‘Good For You’
  8. Rae Sremmurd – ‘No Type’
  9. Demi Lovato – ‘Cool for the Summer’
  10. Fifthy Harmony Feat. Kid Ink – ‘Worth It’
  11. Meghan Trainor – ‘Dear Future Husband’
  12. Kygo Feat. Parson James – ‘Stole the Show’
  13. James Bay – ‘Hold Back The River’
  14. Charlie Puth Feat. Meghan Trainor – ‘Marvin Gaye’
  15. Justin Bieber Feat. Chance The Rapper – ‘Confident’
  16. Rita Ora – ‘Poison’
  17. Martin Garrix vs. Matisse & Sadko, ‘Break Through The Silence’
  18. Vince Staples – ‘Señorita’
  19. Hunter Hayes – ‘Someday Girl’
  20. Silento, – ‘Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)
  21. 5 Seconds of Summer – ‘She’s Kinda Hot’
  22. Dej Loaf – ‘We Winnin”
  23. Echosmith – ‘Cool Kids’
  24. SZA Feat. Chance The Rapper – ‘Childs Play’
  25. Halsey – ‘New Americana’

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Written by Jackie Kolgraf

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