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Ed Sheeran to dominate UK radio in 2021, reveals report

The radio airplay rankings for the 2021 season in England were released today and Ed Sheeran became the leader of both charts: the artist who played the most radio and the most aired song.

The data was compiled by the English company PPL, which has monitored radio broadcasts since 1934 to ensure that artists receive their corresponding royalties. They take into account the music played on radio and television as well as those broadcast in public places such as offices, shops, bars, clubs, concert halls and festivals.

The red-haired singer-songwriter ranks first in the ranking of most listened to artists in England in 2021, and his hit bad habits it was the most listened to song,

Ed Sheeran at the Brit Awards 2022.  Photo: Reuters

Ed Sheeran at the Brit Awards 2022. Photo: Reuters

for the second time

According to the company PPL, Sheeran is the first artist to win both the first place together for the second time. The first was in 2017 with their album (divided) and hit your size,

In the history of the rankings, there was only one artist who reached the top of both charts: Adele, When twenty-one You rolling in The Deep He dominated the radio in 2011.

Ed Sheeran’s breakthrough year was also reflected in the record industry rankings, as his album = (Equal) debuted at number one and spent four weeks at the top. And the single Bad Habits topped the English charts for 11 consecutive weeks. Additionally, Ed Sheeran also ranked higher in 2021 with three more tracks: Shivers, Merry Christmas with Elton John, and Sausage Rolls for Everyone With Ladbaby and Elton.

Ed Sheeran on the red carpet at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes on April 6.  Photo: AFP

Ed Sheeran on the red carpet at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes on April 6. Photo: AFP


Peter Leatham, CEO of PPL, said: “We congratulate Ed Sheeran for being the most streamed song of 2021 in the UK and the most streamed artist of 2021.”

“Their success at the top of the charts over the past five years is a testament not only to the quality of their tracks but to the power of British artists’ music at a time when global competition is stronger than ever.”

Other artists who ranked very well were dua lipaLittle Mix, Coldplay and Calvin Harris, who also appeared in Top 10 Artists.

Ed Sheeran at the 2022 BRIT Awards.  Photo: AFP

Ed Sheeran at the 2022 BRIT Awards. Photo: AFP

ppl company

Throughout 2021, the PPL company raised a total of $310 million for artists and record rights owners, up 12% from the previous year. This was the second largest amount in the organization’s 87-year history.

And during 2021 PPL distributed money to 147 thousand artists at least once.

Most listened to songs in England

  1. ‘Bad Habits’ – Ed Sheeran ‘By Your So’
  2. ide’ – Calvin Harris feat. Tom Granana
  3. ‘Little Bit of Love’ – Tom Grenon
  4. ‘Blinding Lights’ – The Weeknd
  5. ‘High Power’ – Coldplay
  6. ‘All You Ever Wanted’ – Rag’n’Bone Man
  7. ‘Heartbreak Anthem’ – Galantis, David Guetta and Little Mix
  8. ‘Starstruck’ – Years and Years
  9. ‘Midnight Sky’ – Miley Cyrus
  10. “Bed” – Joel Corey x Ray x David Guetta

most popular artist

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. David Guetta
  3. dua lipa
  4. little Mix
  5. Distasteful game
  6. Weekend
  7. Justin Biber
  8. Calvin Harris
  9. Taylor Swift
  10. p!nk


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Reference from clarin www.clarin.com

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