Take That Robots: Ed Sheeran Beats Daft Punk’s Spotify Record

Eminem's in the rear-view, too.

It’s a great week to be Ed Sheeran. Not only is his second album, X, poised to debut at #1 on the U.S. album charts, but it also just destroyed the record for streaming in its first week on Spotify.

After the album’s release in his native England on June 23, X quickly became the most-streamed album of all-time on Spotify in the UK. In one week the album streamed 6,248,130 times, besting the previous record set by Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (6,181,583).

Across the planet, X also posted the biggest first week of album streams in Spotify’s history with 23,792,476, edging out Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (22,780,154 streams).

Time to celebrate dude.

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