Ed Sheeran Breaks Spotify Streaming Record

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July 2, 2014 | 11:24am EST

Ed Sheeran’s new album X has broken Spotify’s weekly streaming record in Britain.
The British singer/songwriter’s sophomore release has overtaken Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories to score the highest number of online listens in the U.K. in a seven-day period.
Sheeran’s X broke the 6.3 million mark during the first week after its debut on 23 June, exceeding Daft Punk’s previous record of around 6.2 million.
X also became Britain’s fastest selling album of 2014 last week after shifting 182,000 copies.