Ed Sheeran tops Spotify's most streamed list

Ed Sheerhan.
Ed Sheerhan.

The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year.

The streaming service announced on Tuesday that Sheeran tops its 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams. He also has Spotify's biggest album of the year with Divide, streamed 3.1 billion times, and the top song with Shape of You, logging 1.4 billion streams.

Sheeran received two Grammy nominations last week, but was shut out of the major categories, including album, song and record of the year.

No female acts were in the top five most streamed acts of the year.

Sheeran was followed by Drake, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers.

Rihanna is the most streamed female performer of the year, followed by Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.

Spotify says hip-hop streams increased by 74 per cent in the last year, while Latin music jumped 110 per cent.