Ed Sheeran Tops the Airwaves as Most Played Artist!
Ed Sheeran has beaten Dua Lipa and The Weeknd to be crowned the most-played artist on the radio worldwide.
The 30-year-old Grammy-winner's hits received an impressive 4.3 million plays on the airwaves over the past 12 months.
Ed was all over the radio over the festive period with his and Elton John's festive hit 'Merry Christmas', and the LadBaby charity version of the track called 'Sausage Rolls For Everyone' topped the Official UK Chart.
Dua Lipa secured just 100,000 spins less than the 'Bad Habits' hitmaker over 12 months, while The Weeknd placed third place with three million.
The data from Viberate, who analysed 24000 radio stations in 150 countries, placed Queen in fourth place with 2.9 million, followed by 2.8 million plays of Maroon 5.
Music industry insights platform Viberate said: “We crunched the annual numbers behind every relevant music and social media channel, from Spotify to Beatport and TikTok, and drew conclusions regarding music industry trends and markets in 2022."
In 2021, rock legends Queen were top of the airwaves.