The singer has beaten off 24 other hitmakers to land atop music streaming site Spotify's list of the top 25 young stars.

The 24 year old is Spotify's most streamed artist of 2014, while his ballad Thinking Out Loud is the most-streamed song of all time.

Ariana Grande comes in at two and Sam Smith at three, while Miley Cyrus and One Direction round out the top five.