Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud is the first song to hit 500 million streams on Spotify

The singer-songwriter notches up another record under his belt.

Ed Sheeran continues his record breaking year by hitting a new streaming milestone on Spotify today (October 12).

The singer-songwriter is officially the first act to reach 500 million streams with a song on the platform. The track in question? Thinking Out Loud, of course. 

And Thinking Out Loud isn't the only song by Ed the world is streaming in droves; some 19 million people listen to him on Spotify each month, with his songs having been played approximately 2.9 billion times and are included on 38 million playlists.

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"Chuffed to hear that Thinking Out Loud has had half a billion plays on Spotify," Ed said. "Being the first artist to hit that milestone is amazing.

"Thanks to all the people who use this as a wedding song, soundtrack to a date and as a way to woo someone into a Netflix and Chill situation."

To celebrate the news, Spotify have also created The Sheerio Index, a heat map that displays his fandom by country. The map - which you can look at here - shows that Denmark listens to the most Ed Sheeran per Spotify user, followed by Norway, Singapore, Sweden and the UK rounding out the Top 5 respectively.

Meanwhile, we recently revealed that Ed Sheeran's x album is currently the biggest of 2015. Click here to see the full Official Top 40 list

Watch the Thinking Out Loud music video below: 

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