Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Love has surpassed Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” to become the UK’s most streamed song of all time, the Official Charts Company announced.
he is a singer-songwriter, 26 years old, topping the UK list of the most streamed songs of all time, compiled to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Official Singles Chart on Monday .
Amassing 562 million combined audio and video streams, Capaldi received a special edition matte black Number One award and an inflatable crown to mark the event.
He said: “I am the UK streaming king of this particular song!
“I feel huge, I feel massive, I feel my muscles expanding as I become more and more aware of my crowning reality as the king of music.
“Thank you. A huge award that I will now shoulder for the rest of my life, or until Ed Sheeran releases his next album.”
Sheeran, 31, co-wrote the track Pointless from the Scottish singer’s upcoming album, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent, slated for release May 19, 2023.
Speaking of overtaking Sheeran to become the all-time streaming record holder, Capaldi quipped: “Ed was a man like a brother to me, he was a mentor, he was. put his arm around me and said don’t worry how things will turn out OK.
“He gave us the honor to support him in the closing shows of his Split tour, he was nothing but kind and polite and beautiful, a good friend in an industry. industry is always changing.
“So to Ed, I say ‘EAT ME *T’! That’s what will happen, nice people will end up in the end. You report you lost, kid. Catch up! “
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Shape Of You and Perfect by Sheeran and Someone You Love by Capaldi were the only songs to top 500m streams, with only seven songs topping 400m streams, Official Charts Company said. .
Capaldi’s critically acclaimed 2019 debut album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, emerged as the best-selling British album in both 2019 and 2020.
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