After the UK singles chart debut at number 1, Merry Christmas, Ed Sheeran was named TikTok’s most-viewed artist in 2021.

Ed Sheeran was named the TikTok’s most-viewed artist for 2021.

This year, the popstar aged 30 released three single previews for his album Equals via social media.

More than five million people also tuned in to watch his record-breaking live performance at the UEFA Euro 2020 show.

Animated: He worked the crowd in his usual confident style

Animated: In his confident, charismatic style, he worked with the crowd. 

The report, an analysis of the songs and artists who have “dominated” the platform in the UK this year, features singer Sam Ryder in second position, with KSI and Yungblud following on in the top five.  

This year, Castle on the Hill’s hitmaker had the highest number of new fans.

Ed has just under 10 million followers and his account is just shy of garnering 80 million likes, leading to him overtaking last year’s leading artist, Essex-based singer-songwriter Ryder, for the amount of people viewing the account. 

The musician, who released album Equals in October, also had the most new followers this year, with Niall Horan, Coldplay, and Dua Lipa – whose music is consistently at the centre of TikTok trends – all making major gains.

Cool: While on stage Ed rocked an all-black ensemble and played his guitar to the adoring fans

Cool: Ed wore an all-black outfit while on stage and played his guitar for the cheering crowd. 

All smiles: Earlier on Thursday evening he took to the stage at the iconic venue with his guitar and wowed the crowds with his songs

All smiles: Earlier on Thursday evening he took to the stage at the iconic venue with his guitar and wowed the crowds with his songs

Paul Hourican, head of music operations EU and UK for TikTok, said: ‘2021 has been a landmark year for TikTok, our artists and partners across the UK music industry, a year when our artist community and sounds became even bigger and more diverse and when fans discovered and rediscovered incredible music, both new and old.’

Fans were shocked when Ed announced that he would be taking a break from performing in order to prioritize his family.

After making his comeback in 2013, the Suffolk native has ended the year with a bang. Sir Elton John and he’s Christmas song reached number one on the UK singles chart Friday.

Celebration: Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John's festive song goes straight to number one of the UK singles chart, it was announced on Friday

Celebration: Sir Elton John and Ed Sheeran’s Christmas song is now at number one on the UK Singles Chart. It was revealed Friday

Last week’s song, Merry Christmas, reached 76,000.00 in chart sales its first week.

According to Official Charts Company, the tune has also been streamed 7.6 million times.

This is A-Team’s third top-seller this year, his 12th total. Elton is only his second single of the year after Cold Heart, which he sang with Dua Lipa (PNAU Mix).

Ed’s Suffolk Music Foundation, and Elton John Aids Foundation will benefit from the profits of the song. 

Success: The song released last week, which is called Merry Christmas, had 76,700 chart sales in its first week

A success: Merry Christmas had 76.700 chart sales its first week.