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Spotify superstar Ed Sheeran claims he doesn’t ‘stream anything ever’

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In a new Billboard cover story, Ed Sheeran told the publication that he doesn’t “stream anything ever.” This from the man who, to date, has racked up over 2 billion streams on Spotify alone. “I don’t even really get [music streaming services],” he continued provocatively. “I buy everything off iTunes or physically.” Unlike Taylor Swift, though, he has understands that allowing his music on streaming services can translate — in a big way — to ticket sales. And putting his records on streamers doesn’t seem to hurt his sales much either: 2014’s X has now sold nearly 12 million physical and digital copies worldwide. – Chris Leo Palermino, Digital Trends

Here is is the most streamed artist on Spotify in 2014

[Ed Sheeran] has racked up more than 860 million listens across the globe so far in 2014 on the world’s biggest subscription-based, streaming-music platform. […] The most-played track in the world this year was Happy, by Pharrell Williams, which was streamed more than 260 million times. In the US, the most streamed track was Iggy Azalea’s Fancy. – John McDuling,Quartz 
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