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Is he preparing us for a stripped back Irish sound?
It might not be a mainstream sound, but Ed Sheeran got some serious airplay for his folk-tinged third single this year 'Galway Girl'. There is something of a traditional edge to the chart hero's music, which has got us wondering if he's preparing us for a stripped back full-folk release next.
Ed Sheeran at the Q Awards
So 'Galway Girl' might not be a purely folk aesthetic, despite the fact that it was co-written and co-performed by the Irish band Beoga, but that's not the only thing that's convinced us he could be heading for a brand new sound.
Continue reading: Why Ed Sheeran's Next Album Could Be A Folk Release
The bike crash that Sheeran suffered at the weekend, leaving both his arms in slings, means he has cancelled a number of Asian tour dates.
Ed Sheeran has confirmed the news that his worldwide legions of fans will have been dreading – the bicycle crash he suffered over the weekend has meant that he will be cancelling some live gigs on his world tour.
The 26 year old singer suffered a nasty accident at the weekend in London when a car knocked him off his bike, causing him to break his right arm and fracture his wrist and elbow, meaning both of his arms are in slings. Obviously, it’s left him unable to play guitar, and fans with tickets for his tour dates have been nervously awaiting updates from the star
Sold-out concerts in five Asian cities over the coming month have been cancelled, as the Asian leg of his current world tour for multi-million-selling third album Divide is due to kick off on October 22nd.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Forced To Cancel Asian Tour Dates After Bike Crash
The singer may have to reschedule his performance dates in Asia.
Ed Sheeran had a lucky escape when he got knocked down by a car while out riding his bicycle in London last week, getting away with just a broken arm. Still, a break this bad could have a major impact on his forthcoming Asian tour dates.
Ed Sheeran performing live
No details regarding the accident have been released, apart from that fact that he was hit by a car while riding down a London street, according to The Mirror. But regardless of what happened, he plays the guitar right-handed, so we can't imagine a scenario where he'll be able to play on his next tour dates
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Breaks Arm In London Bicycle Crash
He performs in a private living room for the Give A Home campaign.
Most people can only dream of getting the chance to see their musical idol live in an intimate setting, but that's exactly what around 75 Ed Sheeran fans got earlier this week when he performed at a secret location as part of a campaign to raise awareness for the global refugee crisis.
Ed Sheeran performs on the 'Today' show
A handful of lucky fans won the chance to see Ed Sheeran live in the living room of Holly Branson's home in Washington DC ahead of his show at the Capital One Center on Wednesday (September 20th 2017). It was all part of a collaboration between Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds with their Give A Home campaign, which includes 300 secret gigs across 200 cities and 60 countries in just 24 hours.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Does His Bit For The Refugee Crisis With Intimate DC Gig
Ella Eyre won't be writing about her ex-boyfriend Rixton's Lewi Morgan in her new music because it was the ''most uninteresting break-up ever''.
Ella Eyre won't be writing about her ex-boyfriend in her new music.
The 23-year-old singer insists she won't be heading in the studio to get over her split from Rixton's Lewi Morgan because it was the ''most uninteresting break-up ever''.
She said: ''I'm friends with all my exes and Lewi is one of them. I'm still in touch with his family and his band is coming back with new music, so I'm checking up on that to see how it's going. The way me and Lewi split up was so mutual, calm and respectful. I'd struggle to write an interesting song about it because it was the most uninteresting break-up ever!''
Continue reading: Ella Eyre Won't Write About Ex On New Tracks
This year's Mercury Prize nominees features the best of British pop.
The 2017 Mercury Prize shortlist has finally been announced and includes two previous winners, three former nominees altogether and one of the biggest pop stars in the charts at the moment: Ed Sheeran. The winner for this year will be announced on September 14th 2017.
Ed Sheeran performing live
The Mercury Prize nominees always includes at least one major star and this year it's 'The Shape of You' hitmaker Ed Sheeran. Surprisingly, it's only his first time being shortlisted for this coveted British award but with his new album 'Divide' making waves, it's certainly well-deserved.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran, Stormzy And Alt-J Lead 2017 Mercury Prize Shortlist
Sheeran's promoter, Stuart Galbraith, and two MPs went to Viagogo's London offices armed with a letter and questions over their practices, but were turned away.
The battle against ticket touting has escalated after Ed Sheeran’s promoter, along with two MPs, was turned away from the London offices of ticket re-sale site Viagogo when they confronted the company with a letter and questions regarding their practices.
They had travelled to the London HQ of Viagogo’s parent company VGL, accompanied by disappointed and irate customers who claimed the company had ripped them off by adding huge fees to the face value of a ticket, as well as VAT. However, Conservative MP Nigel Adams and Labour MP Sharon Hodgson were both told the police would be called if they didn’t leave the premises.
The company is accused of hiking the prices of tickets by up to 34% through hidden fees that only become apparent when a customer clicks through the site to payment details.
Director Jeremy Podeswa defended Sheeran's cameo appearance in the season 7 curtain-raiser in an interview with The Daily Beast.
After his cameo appearance in ‘Game Of Thrones’ this weekend that sharply divided viewers on social media, the show’s director has come to Ed Sheeran’s defence saying that the singer is a “lovely performer” who “deserved to be there”.
In fact, the reaction was such that 26 year old Sheeran quit Twitter altogether in the wake of the season premiere of the seventh series of ‘Game of Thrones’ on Sunday night (July 16th). However, the HBO fantasy show’s director, Jeremy Podeswa, has told The Daily Beast in a new interview that he felt Sheeran’s appearance was appropriate.
Podeswa admitted he was “a bit surprised that people have made that much fuss about it… he looks right in the show; he fits into the fabric of the show.”
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Director Defends Ed Sheeran Cameo
The singer received nothing but criticism for his 'GoT' cameo.
He gave us fair warning, but Ed Sheeran has finally decided to scrap his Twitter account altogether now after a stream of hate messages following his 'Game Of Thrones' cameo. There was barely enough screen time for him to have had a poor performance, but that didn't stop his biggest critics.
Ed Sheeran performs at the 'Today' show
We have a feeling that Ed's brief spell as a singing soldier in season 7 of 'Game of Thrones' was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek moment for the series, but there were a lot of people out there who felt angry about his involvement in the episode 'Dragonstone'. As a result, he's shut down his Twitter account in a bid to stem the flow of hate.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Hate Forces Ed Sheeran To Deactivate Twitter Account
Ed Sheeran has penned two tracks for Jess Glynne's new album.
The 'Shape of You' hitmaker stormed the charts earlier this year with his comeback LP '÷' following 12 months away from the spotlight but, despite his busy schedule, the flame-haired hunk has still managed to find some time to pen two tracks titled 'Thursday' and 'Woman Like Me', for Jess' forthcoming record as she's hoping to emulate his success when she drops her new sound later this year.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ''After the success Jess enjoyed with her first album, she has been able to pick and choose who she works with but was delighted that Ed came on board. His offerings are set to be major components of Jess's album - his songwriting and her distinctive sound are a perfect fit.''
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Writes Songs For Jess Glynne
After her Monsters attacked him, she's urging everyone to be kind.
Following his abrupt departure from social media over a string of abusive comments, Lady GaGa has spoken out in defence of Ed Sheeran and urges people to be kinder to artists and make the internet a friendlier place. It's about time the trolling ended.
Lady Gaga live at Coachella
After a stellar Glastonbury set, all Ed Sheeran got was criticism on Twitter. Now he's decided he'd rather not deal with it at all, and has quit the platform and left all his social media responsibilities to someone else on his team. Someone who knows all too well the harshness of Twitter has sent him her full support.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Tells The Internet To Be Nice To Ed Sheeran
The singer had been getting one too many trolls attacking him on social media.
Poor Ed Sheeran's been having a really tough time since his Glastonbury appearance. He has faced so much criticism online that he has made the momentous decision of leaving social media altogether - at least for now. His fans will surely be disappointed, but the trolling is getting out of hand.
Ed Sheeran at the iHeartRadio Music Awards 2017
The 'Castle on the Hill' singer played a sensational set as the Sunday headliner at Glastonbury last month, but despite his popularity he has still received an influx of hateful abuse on Twitter. It started out with accusations that he was using a backing track throughout his performance rather than playing live (when he was actually using a loop pedal) and culminated in many telling him that he wasn't worthy of the Glasto slot in the first place.
New chart rules coming into effect this week, affecting the counting of streams and imposing a limit on tracks per artist, will prevent the sight of one artist having huge numbers of songs in the Top 20.
Ed Sheeran shattered all sorts of chart records earlier this year when his latest album Divide was released, with all 16 of its tracks hitting the UK Top 20 singles chart at the same time.
However, it’s now unlikely that anybody else will emulate such a feat, or even come close, after the Official Charts Company announced changes to the rules surrounding the compilation of the charts, particularly regarding the weighting given to streaming.
The 'Ed Sheeran effect' is something the Official Charts Company want to end with the rule changes
Continue reading: UK Singles Chart Changes Rules To Prevent 'Ed Sheeran Effect'
Here are a few of the best moments over the Glastonbury weekend.
Another Glastonbury extravaganza has come and gone, and this time we won't see the UK's most renowned music event again for two years. It was certainly a week to remember, however, with top sets from headliners Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran and so much other fun going on.
Foo Fighters headline the Pyramid Stage on Saturday
Ed Sheeran performed a spectacular set on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday.
Ed Sheeran headlined the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival this weekend and you'd be hard-pushed to find a more rocking acoustic set anywhere. To a 200,000 strong crowd, he played a mixture of his biggest hits as well as the lesser known numbers from the likes of 'Divide' and 'X'.
Ed Sheeran performing back in 2015
It was the perfect way to end the last Glastonbury for two years, with the festival expected to return to Worthy Farm bigger and better than ever before in 2019.
Continue reading: The Very Best Set Numbers From Glastonbury Headliner Ed Sheeran
Anne-Marie has confessed she is really ''excited'' for her collaboration with Ed Sheeran to be released.
Anne-Marie is ''excited'' for her collaboration with Ed Sheeran.
The 'Ciao Adios' hitmaker has teased she has a ''really really good song'' with the 'Shape Of You' singer.
She said: ''We have definitely got a song together, it's a really, really good song. Honestly, Ed is a very talented songwriter and I'm excited.''
Continue reading: Anne-Marie Excited For Ed Sheeran Collaboration
'Happy Mondays' lead singer Shaun Ryder says 'Shape of You' hitmaker Ed Sheeran is only successful because of the way the industry now works.
The Happy Mondays and Black Grape singer insists the charts are ''irrelevant'' so doesn't really care that the 'Shape of You' singer recently had a record-breaking 16 tracks in the top 20 singles chart and his latest album 'Divide' has been at the top of the charts since its release.
He told NME: ''I'm fine with how Ed did it, I have no problems with that.
Continue reading: Shaun Ryder Argues Ed Sheeran's Success Is Due To Industry
Sheeran will appear on Radio 4's 'Desert Island Discs' this weekend, and told presenter Kirsty Young about his creative processes.
His hits are some of the most riotously popular of the 2010s so far, but Ed Sheeran has revealed that songwriting holds another, much more utilitarian purpose for him than just for making money – he writes as a “form of therapy”.
The 26 year old English singer appeared on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’ programme this week, in an episode that will be broadcast on Sunday (May 7th), but a teaser clip ahead of the full show reveals that the flame-haired icon writes in order to pick himself up when he’s feeling down.
Ed Sheeran posing for photos with fans in Glasgow in April 2017
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Reveals He Writes Songs As A "Form Of Therapy"
The singer is bringing his talents to Westeros.
Returning to the small screen a little later than usual this year, hit fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' - based on the best-selling novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George R R Martin - will be going into its seventh season with a lot of questions to answer. Now with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) on the Iron Throne (with nothing much left to lose), there are many different directions the series could go in.
Ed Sheeran has filmed his 'Game of Thrones' cameo with Maisie Williams
This time round, the show is also breaking tradition with the amount of episodes it's bringing to fans, with just seven filmed rather than the usual 10. Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod, Matt Shakman and Alan Taylor will be serving as directors for the seven episodes, with writers on each still to be confirmed.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones': Ed Sheeran Discusses Guest Role
Sheeran accidentally hit the Canadian star in the face while they were at a golf course in Japan.
The 26 year old English singer, currently promoting his third album Divide which is released worldwide on March 3rd, gave an interview to The Guardian in which he recalled some of the random things he’s been up in the last year.
He was out partying in Japan with Justin Bieber, when they decided to visit a golf course to round off their evening. As you might expect two guys high on life (one on booze too), a dare followed.
Sheeran is confident that new album ‘÷ (divide)’ will match the success of his previous efforts.
Ed Sheeran has said he believes his new album ÷ (divide) contains a track that’s even better than his mega-hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’.
Speaking about the record, Sheeran revealed that he's certain ‘Perfect’, an ode to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, will replace ‘Thinking Out Loud’ as the wedding song of choice for couples.
Ed Sheeran says he’s written a song better than ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran's New Album Has A Song Better Than 'Thinking Out Loud'
It's almost as epic as their Gotye smash hit.
Just when you think modern music has been whittled down to a mere handful of instruments, Walk Off The Earth come along for an extraordinarily creative rendition of a chart hit using tools you've probably never even heard of before. Their latest project is a cover of Ed Sheeran's single 'Shape Of You'.
Walk Off The Earth do Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You'
Ed Sheeran's latest dancefloor classic 'Shape Of You' has hit number one in at least ten countries for a reason; it's just one of those infectiously uplifting numbers you can't get enough of. But is Walk Off The Earth's multi-instrumental version featuring a mash-up of TLC's 'No Scrubs' and Black Street's 'No Diggity' even better?
Continue reading: We're In Love With The Shape Of Walk Off The Earth's Ed Sheeran Cover
Though tickets for Sheeran's upcoming UK tour sold out within minutes, they soon appeared on re-sale sites marked up by hundreds of pounds.
In the aftermath of fan anger that the only tickets available for his upcoming British tour are at absurdly inflated prices via second-hand sales websites, Ed Sheeran has called on his fans to snub greedy ticket touts who are flogging on tickets.
Many thousands were left disappointed when tickets for Sheeran’s first UK concerts in two years went on sale earlier this week, only to sell out in a matter of minutes. Just moments after that, the only possibility of catching the gigs was to pay up to £1,000 via second-hand sites, a massive hike from the face value of £77.
Thousands of Ed Sheeran fans were disappointed when tickets disappeared almost immediately
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Urges Fans Not To Buy Tour Tickets From Touts
The singer has been friends with Swifty for a number of years
Ed Sheeran has lifted the lid on his friendship with songstress Taylor Swift and revealed that neither of them were the popular kids at school. The star - who currently holds the number one and two spots in the charts - said that now they are the popular kids, they have "taken it too far".
Ed Sheeran said neither he nor Taylor Swift were popular at school
In an interview with the Daily Star, Sheeran revealed their friendship as a competitive one.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Talks Friendship With Taylor Swift And Competition With Adele
The video features his younger doppelganger.
Ed Sheeran takes a nostalgic look back at his younger years in a music video released today (January 23rd 2017) dedicated to his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk. It's the companion for his song 'Castle on the Hill'; one of the first singles from his third album 'Divide'.
Ed Sheeran makes a nostalgic return to Suffolk
He may have sung 'I won't stay put, give me the chance to be free/ Suffolk sadly seems to sort of suffocate me' on his song 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' from his debut album '+ (plus)', but these days he has a lot more love for the county that raised him and proved it with his latest single 'Castle on the Hill'. The lyrics remember him breaking his leg while playing as a child, his first kiss, drinking, smoking and misbehaving with friends, and reflects on what those old friends are doing with their lives now as Ed roars down country lanes to return home.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Explores The Glory Of Youth In 'Castle On The Hill' Video
Days after local police told him off for encouraging speeding in his new song 'Castle On the Hill', Sheeran was reportedly caught driving at 70mph in a 60mph zone in Suffolk.
Ed Sheeran has reportedly accepted a fine of £100 and three points on his driving licence, after being caught speeding at 70 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone near his home in Suffolk last week.
The 25 year old star, on the comeback trail having just released two brand new singles from his upcoming third album, was caught driving 10 miles an hour over the limit near Framlingham in his Aston Martin DB9.
Ironically, it happened just a couple of days after the local constabulary criticised Sheeran for encouraging speeding and dangerous driving in one of the new songs. ‘Castle On the Hill’, which the singer described as a “love song for Suffolk”, features the lyrics “driving at 90 down those country lanes”.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Fined After Being Caught Speeding
Ed Sheeran seen out and about in London. The musician has just announced details for his new album (Divide) and has also released two accompanying singles. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 6th January 2017
Sheeran will be releasing something - a new album or new single - on January 6th.
Ed Sheeran has been teasing his fans about the title of his forthcoming new album on social media, as well as providing possible clues about some of the lyrics with some cryptic Twitter posts.
Yesterday (January 2nd) the 25 year old singer suggested in a short gif video that his third album could be coming out this Friday, writing underneath in the caption that there would be an announcement or release on “6 January, 5am GMT”.
The micro-clip sees a ‘subtract’ sign turning into a ‘divide’ symbol and then a colon, seemingly confirming speculation that the new album would be called either ÷ or -, in keeping with the mathematical theme of his first two records + and x.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Teases New Music With Cryptic Twitter Posts
Shawn Mendes has compared songwriting to love, admitting putting pen to paper to create music is the ''next best thing''.
Shawn Mendes says songwriting is the ''best thing next to love''.
The 'Treat You Better' hitmaker has a whole host of self-penned songs to his name and he loves being able to express himself through his music.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: ''Song writing is the best thing ever next to love! Thats why it coexists so easily with it! (sic)''
Continue reading: Shawn Mendes: Songwriting's Like Love
'25' sold more than Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith put together in 2015 - despite only being on sale for the last five weeks of the year!
Confirming what we essentially already knew, Adele’s global domination is total, with the news that her latest album 25 outsold the rest of the top five bestsellers around the world put together in 2015.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a global body representing the music industry, reports that her long-awaited third album sold 17.4 million units in 2015, despite only coming out in late November. As a result, the organisation concludes that Adele has helped to reverse “two decades of almost uninterrupted decline” in the music business.
Adele performing live in Birmingham in April 2016
Mean Tweets is back, but is this the meanest edition yet?
Everyone’s favourite ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ segment, ‘Mean Tweets’ made a comeback on Tuesday’s edition of the late night talk show and this may be the meanest one yet. The segment’s third music special featured stars including One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Demi Lovato, who all had to read out some of the shadiest (and funniest) comments made about them on social media.
One Direction were forced to confront a mean tweet on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'.
While Ed Sheeran might be enjoying huge success stateside, it seems not everyone’s a fan. The red-haired singer read out a tweet which proclaimed: ‘I can't stand this new Ed Sheeran. Like why TF are you happy on your records. You’re a f****** ginger for f**** sake’.
Ed Sheeran - Ed Sheeran leaving a tattoo shop in West Hollywood. The singer appears to have a plastic cover on his right arm, suggesting he is sporting a new piece of body art. - West Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 22nd November 2013
Date of birth
17th February, 1991
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