Ed Sheeran has had an amazing year. His beautiful voice and creative lyrics were loved so much that they made him the most played artist in the UK according to Phonographic Performance Ltd’s (PPL) chart.

The PPL chart measures music played in radio, TV, advertisement and even in bars and clubs. Ed Sheeran has managed to top their chart, which you might not be surprised to hear.

He managed to overtake both Taylor Swift and Olly Mars, who were the top of the list in 2013 and 2014. His most played song was Thinking Out Loud. A touching song which is both moving and inspiring.

Four out of the five most played on the PPL list were British. The only singer in the top 5 who wasn’t British was, obviously, Taylor Swift. The top 6 songs played in 2015 were all British songs.

This is higher than in the previous years, showing UK’s music scene is highly improving.

Adele was only 20th on the list, but since her new album only got released 3 months before the end of the year, chances are she will do extremely well in 2016.

Here is the PPL list:

Most-played artists 2015 Most-played tracks 2015
1 Ed Sheeran Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
2 Taylor Swift Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
3 Olly Murs Hold Back The River – James Bay
4 Take That King – Years & Years
5 Ellie Goulding Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne
6 Sam Smith Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
7 Jess Glynne Sugar – Maroon 5
8 Years & Years Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo
9 Mark Ronson Up – Olly Murs feat. Demi Lovato
10 Maroon 5 Style – Taylor Swift