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Ed Sheeran top both UK trending video lists in the most popular YouTube videos of 2017.

Ed Sheeran has been named the biggest star on YouTube in the UK in 2017, topping the site’s most popular video lists for the year.

The singer’s appearance on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke was named the top trending video of the year, while his official video for single Shape Of You was the most popular music video on the site within the UK.

How they decide the most popular YouTube videos of 2017

The Google-owned video platform builds its top-10 lists based on the number of views a video receives, but also takes into account shares, comments and likes.

This is how the Top-10 UK video list looks:

1. Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke

2. Black Epic Sax Guy

3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

4. Harry Styles Carpool Karaoke

5. The Conor McGregor Song

6. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You | Kyle Hanagami Choreography

7. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect

8. Woman interrupted during “BBC” interview

9. Sidemen trampoline challenges

10. Golden Buzzer act Kyle Tomlinson proves David wrong – Britain’s Got Talent 2017

The most popular music videos in the UK list was also topped by Sheeran, whose single Shape of You was ahead of Luis Fonsi’s record-breaking hit Despacito.

The Latin track shattered several YouTube records during 2017, becoming the most viewed video in the site’s history, as well as the first video ever to surpass four billion views.

Here is the full UK most popular music video list:

1. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

2. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee

3. DJ Khaled – I’m the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

4. French Montana – Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee

5. DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

6. Clean Bandit – Symphony ft. Zara Larsson

7. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like

8. Jonas Blue – Mama ft. William Singe

9. Little Mix – Touch

10. Dua Lipa – New Rules

How many of your favourites were in the most popular YouTube videos of 2017?

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