Thanks to massive hits such asShape Of You,Thinking Out Loudand, Ed Sheeran has established himself as one of the most popular musicians in the modern era. Recent milestones have surpassed by Ed, who has produced his own track Bad Habits.
Ed became the most popular artist thanks to the track. According to Daily Mail, the singer was the first person to earn both accolades in two years. In 2017, he made the achievement. His hit single Shape of You and his popular album Divide.
Adele is the only other artist to have topped both charts in the same year, with Rolling In The Deep as the most played single and her album 21, making her the most top played artist of the year in 2011. The Thinking Out Loud singer has taken the crown for the most played artist in the past five years, with Dua Lipa''s only exception being the release of her album Future Nostalgia.
The annual charts from Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) are based on music usage and airplay data from radio stations and television channels as well as public performances. Following Ed, was Tom Grennan, 27, who claimed the second and third most played tracks of 2021 with By Your Side and Calvin Harris.