LEWIS Capaldi’s hit song Someone You Loved has become the UK’s most streamed song of all time, the Official Charts Company has announced.

It overtook Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You to reach the top spot as a list of the most-streamed songs in the UK was compiled to celebrate 70 years of the Official Singles Chart on Monday.

Having amassed 562 million audio and video streams combined, Capaldi received a special-edition matte black Number One award and an inflatable crown to mark the occasion.

He said: “I’m the streaming king in the UK on this particular song.

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“I feel huge, I feel massive, I feel my loins expanding as I become more and more aware of the reality of my coronation as the king of music.

“Thank you. A very large accolade that I will now shoulder for the rest of my life, or until Ed Sheeran releases his next album.”

Sheeran, 31, co-wrote the track Pointless on the Scottish singer’s upcoming album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent which is set for release on May 19 2023.

The National: Lewis Capaldi's hit song Someone You Loved is the UK's most streamed of all timeLewis Capaldi's hit song Someone You Loved is the UK's most streamed of all time (Image: Official Charts Company)

Speaking about passing Sheeran to become the all-time streaming record holder, Capaldi quipped: “Ed’s a man who is like a brother to me, he’s been a mentor, he’s put his arm round me and said don’t worry everything’s going to be OK.

“He gave us the honour of supporting him on the closing shows of the Divide tour, he’s been nothing but kind and gracious and beautiful, a good friend in an ever-changing industry.

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“So to Ed I say ‘EAT MY S**T’! That’s what happens, nice guys finish last. You snooze you lose, kiddo. Keep up!”

Shape Of You and Perfect by Sheeran and Capaldi’s Someone You Loved are the only tracks to have topped 500m lifetime streams, with only seven tracks topping 400m lifetime streams in total, the Official Charts Company said.

Capaldi’s critically acclaimed 2019 debut album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, emerged as the biggest-selling UK album of both 2019 and 2020.