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Ed Sheeran is UK’s most played artist for 7th time

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London: For the seventh time in nine years Ed Sheeran has topped the list of music used across UK radio, TV and in public places.

Sheeran, 33, took the most played spot in the chart compiled by the music licensing company PPL.

Taylor Swift, currently on her Eras tour in the UK, jumped from 10th slot to second in the 2023 chart, matching her previous high in 2015, the Guardian reported.

Sheeran said: “Thank you for naming me the most played artist for last year. Thank you to my team, not just for me, but for all the other artists you work with – I’m happy that you get this recognition.”

British-Albanian singer Dua Lipa, whose hit “Dance the Night” featured in the 2023 “Barbie” film, is third, followed by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris, whose songs include “We Found Love” with Rihanna, and “Miracle” with Ellie Goulding.

French DJ David Guetta is fifth place, ahead of Sir Elton John.

The only band in the top 10 is Coldplay at number seven, while Harry Styles is at number nine, Madonna, takes the final place in the top 10.

When it came to the most played song, Sheeran’s “Eyes Closed” is second to Miley Cyrus’s hit “Flowers” and “Anti-Hero” by Swift is fourth.

While “Dance the Night”, “Miracle” and Pink’s Trustfall are fifth, sixth and seventh. Waffle House by Jonas Brothers, and Cruel Summer by Swift come eighth and ninth. Niall Horan’s Heaven is placed 10th.

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