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Ed Sheeran has just announced that his iconic tune, Shape of You, has just become the most listened to Spotify song EVER.

The song just surpassed an unbelievable TWO BILLION streams on the music platform, meaning that you'd literally have to start listening to it in 12,758BC to play it two billion times consecutively.

That. Is. Insane.


Thank you world. First song to 2 billion streams on @spotify xx

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Sheeran himself commented on the feat through his Instagram account, writing;

“Thank you world. First song to two billion streams on Spotify”.

This essentially confirms the fact that it's the most popular song in the world, which is no easy achievement.

That's not all the records that Sheeran has broken, he has yet ANOTHER song in the top ten Spotify songs; Thinking Out Loud.

The 2014 ballad which is now played at every wedding ever sits at number five with 1.2 million streams… not bad, not bad.

Canadian rapper Drake’s single God’s Plan was the most listened-to song of 2018, with an impressive 1.1 billion streams.

Ariana Grande took the title of most listened to female artist of 2018 on Spotify, with her Sweetener album deservedly breaking numerous records. Slay queen.

Congrats Ed, you're always on our A-Team.


We've been waiting in anticipation for this music video since we saw Ed Sheeran and Saoirse Ronan shoot it in Galway, and now it's finally here.

The video brings you around the streets and pubs of Galway, passing by Irish dancers and buskers on the street.

It's also totally star-studded with celebs such as Saoirse Ronan, Tommy Tiernan, Hector Ó hEochagáin, and Peter Coonan starring in the video.

The majority of the scenes were shot in O'Connor's pub in Galway, and it perfectly sums up the craic of an Irish session.

Seriously, this video will make you proud to be Irish. 


Who knew Saoirse Ronan was such a messer?

The Carlow beauty is set to star in Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl video which was filmed in Galway last week and it looks like the pair had a few laughs on set.

Ed, who is no stranger to body-art, asked Saoirse to write the title of the song on his arm so that he could get it tattooed in her handwriting. 

However, our Saoirse saw the opportunity for a bit of mischief and ran with it.

Instead of 'Galway Girl', Saoirse wrote 'Galway Grill', which has now been permanently inked on Ed’s arm. 

Speaking to the crowd at his gig in Glasgow on Sunday night, the singer said, "When we were filming it I meant to get a tattoo of her handwriting saying Galway Girl from her point of view.’’

"It actually says Galway Grill.  G-R-I-L-L.  She really took the p*** out of me.  Full on!"

Ed admitted that he was actually quite impressed by Saoirse’s creativity and isn’t holding any grudges.

“I’m actually quite proud of her. It’s the kind of thing I would do.”

G'wan Saoirse! 



Ed Sheeran has confirmed rumours that Saoirse Ronan will be starring in the new video for his smash hit single Galway Girl.

The singer, who is in the country to shoot the video while also performing two sold-out gig in Dublin's 3Arena, revealed all on  on the Eoghan McDermott Show on 2FM.

"It was great; it was a long shoot," he said.

"We finished at 4 o'clock in the morning. I think I can talk about it ,we cast Saoirse Ronan as the Galway Girl in the video and she's just a phenomenal talent."

He also commented on how "amazing' it is to get to work with the Irish actress. 


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Saoirse was also spotted attending the singer's concert on Wednesday night.

We can't wait to see Saoirse's Irish talent in action in the up-coming video. 



So, Ed Sheeran is currently in the country playing his sold out gigs in the 3Arena, Dublin.

While visiting the emerald isle, the singer took the time to visit Galway to shoot a music video for his smash hit single Galway Girl. 


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The star was spotted in a pub in Salthill, Galway, and as word began to spread about his location, a crowd gathered.

Uploading a snap of the crowd to Instagram, the singer said: "Thank you to Galway and all the wonderful people in it for helping us shoot a music video yesterday."

Never one to be exclusive, the singer also took to Instagram last night after performing the first of two sold-out gigs in the capital. 

Ed snapped a picture of the crowd, captioning it "Dublin night 1."

While the singer was in town, he revealed to 98FM’s Big Breakfast that Tommy Tiernan features in his new music video. 

While chatting about the video, the singer revealed that the comic asked him if the mayhem in Galway on Tuesday evening happens a lot.

"I said to him I shot a video in my home town in Suffolk and literally nothing near what happened in Galway. I do think it's just an Irish thing. I don't think there's any other place in the world like Ireland for me," Ed replied.  

Ed is clearly as big a fan of the Irish people as we are of him. 


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Galway is one of the country's finest counties, and the girls from the west now officially have two very famous songs written about them.

Ed Sheeran's Galway Girl has taken Ireland by storm, and Galwegians have been calling for a mash up between Ed's offering and Mundy's popular tune of the same name. 

Luckily, one of Galway's best pubs has just released a video, shot in Galway, featuring a Galway lad mashing up both tunes.

That's a lot of Galway all in one three minute clip. 

Guitarist John Gaughan has combined both Galway Girl songs to create one epic hybrid of homage to Galwegian women. 

We have to say, it's seriously good.

Have a little listen for yourself: 



Twitter is losing the plot over Ed Sheeran's new album, but one song in particular is standing out to fans. 

When Ed originally released his track list, there was one song that really caught Irish fans' eyes.

The new song, called Galway Girl, was released at midnight last night along with all the rest, and the hashtag is now trending in Ireland. 

“I’ve got a trad band called Beoga. They’re actually from Belfast, but they’ve – it’s a fiddle, a pipe, a bodhrán and piano. And we really jam,” he explained to Eoghan McDermott on his 2FM show. 

“It’s going to be good. I do think I’ll never be able to play another song in Ireland again because this will be the song."

With mentions of Guinness, Grafton Street, céili dancing and Carrickfergus, Ed's definitely paying homage to our Emerald Isle.

Whoever this song is written about clearly left a lasting impression on Ed!

We've been listening to it on repeat all morning.


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