Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is the first single on Spotify to reach the 500m stream milestone, according to data from the company.
The UK-based star is on at least one in four playlists created by Spotify listeners, with his content appearing on over 38 million.
On the whole, his music’s been streamed a total of 2.9 billion times, placing him behind Eminem as the most streamed artist.
The Swedish streaming company also compiled a map documenting the volume of Sheeran fans per Spotify user, giving insights to his reach as an artist on the platform.
Sheeran said: “Chuffed to hear that 'Thinking Out Loud' has had half a billion plays on Spotify. 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."