Ed Sheeran has broken yet another streaming record with his song 'Thinking Out Loud'.

The track, taken from his most recent album 'x', has proven to be the ginger singer's most well-known tune to date and has now officially been streamed 500 million times on Spotify. Yes, that's half a billion.

It makes the 24-year-old the first artist to hit the figure on Spotify. 

He said: "Chuffed to hear that 'Thinking Out Loud' has had half a billion plays on Spotify. Being the first artist to hit that milestone is amazing. Thanks to all the people who use this as a wedding song, soundtrack to a date and as a way to woo someone into a Netflix and Chill situation."

He also took to Twitter to admonish music magazine SPIN for writing a tongue-in-cheek piece on the news, which described Sheeran as a 'global pandemic' that Africa and Asia had hitherto escaped from.