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DJ and chart star Calvin Harris has become the first UK solo act notch up more than one billion plays worldwide on music streaming service Spotify.
He has become one of only a few global music acts to achieve the milestone, and joins the only other Brit artists to do so, Coldplay.
Harris's hit Summer is the most popular track on the service and has now been streamed more than 160 million times.
He is the eighth act to break through the billion barrier and joins the likes of Eminem, Rihanna, David Guetta and Katy Perry.
Mark Terry, the co-president of his label Columbia Records UK, said: "This is a landmark achievement for Calvin and deserved recognition that he is in the elite tier of global artists."
Brit Award-winning band Bastille's song Pompeii has been streamed more than any other track in the UK, with more than 26 million plays.
Asked about the news music streaming will be included in the Official Singles Chart, Bastille frontman Dan Smith said, "I think for the charts to be fair it has to reflect how people digest music."
The Official Charts Company said "the time is now right" to add music streaming to the UK singles chart for the first time.
Chief executive Martin Talbot said:
Audio streaming has grown at an extraordinary rate over the past year - and the time is now right to take this important step.
Just as it [the Official Singles Chart] has evolved through the years to reflect the most popular music in the UK, from 10-inch to seven-inch, vinyl to cassingles, CD singles to downloads, this is the latest stage of that progression.
Music streaming on services such as Spotify and Napster will be included in the UK singles chart from July 6.
The Official Charts Company will weight the streaming so that 100 plays amount to one physical sale to differentiate between buying one specific track and merely choosing to play it as part of a general service.
So far this year, the average weekly figures volume of streaming is 70 times greater than the combined sales of downloads and physical singles.