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Ed Sheeran's Shape of You crosses 200 million views on YouTube in India, creates history

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 14 Sep 2017, 19:20:29 PM IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

The popular Ed Sheeran song Shape of You needs no introduction at all. You most probably have heard the track a million times and. it might just be in your playlist as well. In a first, the grammy Award-winning singer Ed Sheeran's song has become the first international song in India to cross 200 million views on YouTube, Sony Music Entertainment India announced on Thursday.

"This is the first song in India that has reached the 200 million views mark and frankly with all the success the song has had in India, we are not too surprised," Arjun Sankalia, Director - International Music and Publishing at Sony Music Entertainment India, said in a statement.

"People loved the video and the song is still streaming across different platforms. We are sure the song will cross half a billion audio and video streams by year end," he added.

One can find numerous Indian covers of the chart-topping song, which released in January, on video sharing website YouTube.

Sheeran, who had visited India in 2015, will perform in Mumbai on November 19 as part of his world tour to promote his latest album "Divide".

(With IANS Inputs)

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