The Weeknd Set to Pass Ed Sheeran for Spotify's Most-Streamed Song Ever

"Blinding Lights" is catching up to "Shape of You"

Photo: The Weeknd by Brian Ziff

BY Alex HudsonPublished Dec 20, 2022

Ed Sheeran has ruled Spotify for several years now, as "Shape of You" is the service's most-streamed song ever. That's going to be changing soon, however, as the Weekend's "Blinding Lights" is catching up fast and will soon pass it.

As of this writing, Sheeran's "Shape of You" is the most-streamed on Spotify with 3,319,525,893 streams. The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" is about 11 million plays behind with 3,308,795,775 plays. "Blinding Lights" came out nearly three years after "Shape of You" — November 29 of 2019 compared to January 6 of 2017.

In addition to that single-song supremacy, the Weeknd is currently Spotify's most-streamed artist with 86,738,980 monthly listeners, while Sheeran is at No. 3 with 79,292,012. (Taylor Swift is at No. 2.)

Stay tuned for the Weeknd to claim Spotify's top spot soon, and listen to the songs below. Interestingly, "Shape of You" video has far more YouTube streams than "Blinding Lights" — 5.8 billion compared to 657 million. 

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