Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Shape Of You’ has made over £7 million in streaming royalties from Spotify alone, it has been reported.
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According to the report, the song currently holds over 2.3 billion streams on the service. In figures obtained from Digital Music News, Spotify pays out £0.0034 per listen – more than that offered by competitors Napster, Amazon and YouTube.
In at number two on the list is ‘One Dance’ by Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla, which has been streamed 1.7 billion times – translating to a £6 million payout.
Despite this huge payout for ‘Shape Of You’, it was reported over the summer that Sheeran had been blocked from receiving any royalties for the track after he was accused of “appropriating” other people’s music in an ongoing lawsuit.