LOS ANGELES-Ed Sheeran has been named Amazon Music’s most streamed artist of 2019.

The ‘Shape of You’ hitmaker was the most popular choice of the year on the streaming service, with his ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ LP - which features collaborations with the likes of Stormzy, Cardi B and Chance the Rapper - named as one of UK listeners’ favourite albums, along with the likes of Billie Eilish’s ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ and ‘Lover’ by Taylor Swift.

The top streamed songs include ‘Giant’ by Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man, Ed and Justin Bieber’s ‘I Don’t Care’ ‘Señorita’ by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello and Tom Walker’s ‘Just You and I’ Whilst the most requested song on Alexa via Amazon Music was ‘Old Town Road (Remix)’ by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus.

Last year, Drake was the most streamed artist of the year. However, in 2017, Ed held the title, with two songs from ‘Divide’ in the top five songs. He beat the likes of The Beatles, the late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac and Queen to the title.

Ed’s ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Galway Girl’ followed behind number one song, ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, with The Chainsmokers’ ‘Something Just Like This’ and Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie’s ‘Rockabye’ making it into the top five.