Spotify can today reveal that Ed Sheeran, who was the most-streamed Spotify artist of 2014, has now hit two billion streams on the service.

Ed Sheeran is the first British artist ever to smash this milestone, and only the second artist to do so in Spotify history.

Mark Mitchell, General Manager, Atlantic Records UK said: 'Ed achieving two billion streams on just two albums is a phenomenal achievement. It not only highlights the popularity of his timeless sound and the explosive growth of his army of fans, it also demonstrates how great music can be successful on all formats. He’s already topped charts around the world with ‘x’ but we’re not stopping, he’s midway through his world tour and we’re still working as hard as ever to help him smash even more records.”

Eminem was the first artist to achieve the landmark milestone.