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Ed Sheeran's Spotify earnings revealed in study

PUBLISHED: 16:32 15 January 2020 | UPDATED: 16:32 15 January 2020

Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has made a fortune from Spotify streams alone Picture: ZAKARY WALTERS

Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has made a fortune from Spotify streams alone Picture: ZAKARY WALTERS

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Ed Sheeran's hit song Shape of You has been listened to billions of times throughout the world - and earned the Suffolk singer nearly £8million in royalties on Spotify alone.

The track, from the Suffolk singer's 2017 album Divide, has been revealed as the most streamed song on the platform with 2,307,000,000 plays.

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The Pay Per Play study from Broadband Deals has found the song is the most profitable in Spotify history, netting an estimated £7,874,729.95.

Ed's feat is made all the more impressive by the fact that a single play earns just £0.0034, according to Digital Music News.

The Framlingham singer's song 'Thinking Out Loud' also features in the top ten in fifth, raking in £4,819,730.68 from 1,412,000,000 plays.

The Sunday Times Rich List found that Ed is the 17th highest earning British musician, claiming a net worth of £160million.

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