As of May 2018, "Shape of You" is the all-time most streamed song on Spotify, with 1.8 billion streams. It's also been played over 3 billion times on YouTube. "Shape of You" was a #1 single in 30 countries, quickly going multi-platinum.
In January 2017, Ed Sheeran released “Shape Of You” in tandem with “Castle On The Hill.” The two songs are the first releases from his third album, ÷ (Divide), following in the mathematical footsteps of his + (Plus) and x (Multiply) albums. .