Ed Sheeran’s song “Thinking Out Loud” has been streamed over two billion times making it the most streamed Spotify song ever.
Sheeran thanked the world via Instagram writing, "Thank you world. First song to two billion streams on Spotify". With Spotify paying $0.0084 per stream, Sheeran along with his creative team pocketed about $16.8 million. One Twitter user calculated how long it would take you to listen to Sheeran’s song two billion times back to back, and the answer is more than a lifetime as you would have had to have started listening in 12,758 BC.
How many times have you streamed, “Thinking Out Loud”?
Ed Sheeran song smashes 2BILLION Spotify streams milestone in world first – earning him millions of pounds https://t.co/Nzx66AwcnU
— The Sun Tech (@TheSunTech) December 12, 2018