In its first seven days of public availability, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” amassed over 52 million plays (exactly 52,359,013 from Spotify), securing the song as having both the best first week, and one week total, ever.


The tropically influenced track beats out the previous record holders like Adele’s “Hello” at approximately 47 million plays in its first week, and Drake’s “One Dance” at 48 million plays for the best one week total. Not to mention, Sheeran absolutely shattered the U.K. one-week record, nearly doubling the previous record-holder, and he also knocked out One Direction for the record for best first day of streams.

 

Source: Forbes | Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images