Ed Sheeran has been confirmed as the UK's most-played radio artist for 2018 – despite not releasing any new music for the entire year.
The strength of his back catalogue (from "You Need Me, I Don't Need You" to "Galway Girl") means that the star doesn't need new entries in the top 10 to prove himself.
The data was put together by PPL, a music royalty body that monitors the music played on TV and radio; and in pubs and clubs.
It has found that some songs – like Sheeran's – are able to maintain a long life on the radio, even after they stop competing in the Top 40 charts.
Nine out of the top 10 most-played artists were also British, with Pink being the exception. "What About Us?" made the top 10 for its second year in a row.
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