The Most-Streamed Band On Spotify? The Beatles? The Stones? Coldplay!

Coldplay just released Live From Spotify London, an exclusive, five-track collection of unique, stripped-back live recordings, performed in front of a small audience at Spotify’s London headquarters in November 2016. In the press release announcing this release, a line struck out, commanding everyone’s attention:

Coldplay is the most-streamed band of all time on Spotify, and reached a total of five billion streams earlier this week, more than a billion of which were for tracks from their current album, A Head Full Of Dreams.

The band was named Artist of the Year at this week’s BBC Music Awards. Coldplay just completed the 2016 leg of their “A Head Full Of Dreams Tour” with two sold-out stadium shows in Sydney, Australia. The run, which has already sold in excess of 4.2 million tickets, continues in Asia, Europe and North America in 2017.