Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”, the most played song on Spotify

The song manages to unseat Drake’s One Dance “.

Ed Sheeran’s pop song “Shape of You” has become the most played song on Spotify, ending the reign of 11 months of “One Dance” by Drake.

The soft theme of the English composer about the search for love in a bar listened to 1.318 million times as of Friday on the world’s most popular streaming service, barely above “One Dance”.

“Shape of You” was released in January as one of the first songs on Sheeran’s “Divide” album.

It is the third album by the red-haired guitarist, but the first since was propelled to stardom by the ballad “Thinking Out Loud”, which remains the sixth-most-played song in Spotify history.

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“Shape of You” and “One Dance” share subtle similarities. Both incorporate rhythms from dancehall, a popular Jamaican genre from the 1970s that today has a rebirth thanks to pop producers.

“One Dance” reached the top of Spotify’s most listened to in October 2016, despite the Drake’s close relationship with rival streaming service Apple Music.

Two months later, “One Dance” became the first song to be released. reached 1 billion views on Spotify, a feat that since then has already achieved three other songs.