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Ed Sheeran’s The Most Streamed Artist Of 2017             

Folks just couldn’t get enough of Ed Sheeran in 2017. According to Spotify, the singer was the most streamed artist of the year, with 6.3-billion streams. Not only that, Ed’s “Divide” was the most streamed album of the year, with 3.1-billion streams, and his song “Shape of You” was the top song of the year, having been streamed 1.4-billion times.

Other artists to make the Most Streamed Top Five include Drake, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers. And while no female artists made the Top Five, Rihanna does hold the title of the most Streamed Female Artist of the Year. 

Spotify’s Most Streamed Artists of 2107

Ed SheeranDrakeThe WeekndKendrick LamarThe Chainsmokers

Spotify’s Most Streamed Albums of 2017

"Divide" - Ed Sheeran"More Life" - Drake"DAMN." - Kendrick Lamar"Starboy" - The Weeknd"Stoney" - Post Malone

Spotify’s Most-Streamed Tracks of 2017

1. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran 2. “Despacito – Remix” – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber 3. “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee 4. “Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay 5. “I’m the One” – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Spotify’sMost-Streamed Female Artists

RihannaTaylor SwiftSelena GomezAriana GrandeSia

John Mayer Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy                

John Mayer is on the mend after undergoing an emergency appendectomy yesterday morning.

John’s condition certainly seemed to come out of the blue since Monday afternoon John was spending his time on social media joking about a criticism he incorrectly made about the grammar in a Huffington Post headline. Just 11 hours later, Dead & Company, who John is currently touring with, announced his procedure along with the postponement of their show in New Orleans last night.

“Early this morning, Tuesday, December 5th, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company December 5th concert in New Orleans to be postponed,” read a statement from the band. So far no word on when the show will be rescheduled, but it is expected to be announced “as soon as possible.” 

Will Justin Bieber Be Proposing To Selena Gomez?              

Now that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez appear to be back together are wedding bells in the cards? Well, Justin isn’t saying but he may have just given folks a big hint at the answer.

Paparazzi caught the singer out in Beverly Hills and when a cameraman asked him point blank if he was going to propose to Selena he just smiled and started blushing. Well, that's not a no. Check it out the video here.

ONE MORE THING! Justin posted a loving message to his father on Instagram. "I love continuing to get to know my father. I love working through hard things to get to the good things," he wrote next to a picture with his dad Jeremy. "Relationships are worth fighting for especially with family!! Love you forever and always daddy!”

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