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Nobody can argue with this year's IFPI selection.
To the surprise of absolutely no-one, Ed Sheeran has been named the Global Recording Artist of the Year by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) after an exceptionally successful year. He's been hitting goal after goal over the last few months, so it's no wonder he's thinking about early retirement.
Ed Sheeran at the International Berlin Film Festival
Not only has the 27-year-old hit the jackpot by being the world's best-selling recording artist of 2017, but he has also set a record by being the first with the title to also have best-selling record and single of the year, with his third studio album 'Divide' and song 'Shape of You'.
Continue reading: It's Official: Ed Sheeran Is Global Recording Artist Of 2017
Stormzy and Dua Lipa both scooped two awards, while Sheeran lost out in all the big categories.
Indeed, it was the grime artist who took home two of the most prestigious awards of the evening, edging out the multi-platinum-selling Sheeran on both occasions to win British Male Solo Artist and the big prize of British Album of the Year for his debut LP Gang Signs & Prayer.
Having been nominated for five awards, the most of the evening and also a record for a female solo artist, 22 year old Dua Lipa took home two prizes, for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. However, her signature hit ‘New Rules’ was confusingly pipped to the post for British Single of the Year by the personality vacuum of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, whose ‘Human’ single was released all the way back in July 2016.
Continue reading: Dua Lipa And Stormzy Win Big At BRIT Awards 2018, Ed Sheeran Snubbed
Who needs Glastonbury when you have The Biggest Weekend?
Music fans across the UK will no doubt be lamenting the lack of Glastonbury Festival fun this year, but they can at least take comfort in the fact that the next best thing is being set up across four different locations. The Biggest Weekend will feature headliners the likes of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and more.
Taylor Swift performing at the Jingle Bell ball
The BBC has announced the first line-up for their forthcoming Biggest Weekend festival; an event which is set to take place in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Plus, it's probably the best value for money you'll ever see from a festival.
He's been very busy creating his own property empire.
What do you do when you're a multi-millionaire and you can't decide on what massive property to buy? You get them all, of course! Ed Sheeran now has four houses in close proximity to each other within a quaint Suffolk village, which means he effectively owns an entire street.
Ed Sheeran at the Jingle Bell Ball
The 26-year-old popstar has been investing his £40million fortune in the development of his own country estate in the area where he grew up, collecting a vast collection of properties for him and his fiancee Cherry Seaborn to enjoy.
Continue reading: Monopoly Man Ed Sheeran Collects All The Houses On The Same Street
He announced the news on social media over the weekend.
Ed Sheeran has been head over heels in love with his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn for over two years now, and now they are finally sealing the deal by announcing their engagement. Of course, a lot of his female fans are now utterly heartbroken.
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn pictured out and about
The 26-year-old singer-songwriter revealed the happy news via social media last week, alongside a photograph of himself with his arms around his smiling fiancee, kissing her on the cheek. It comes at the end of a tremendous year for Ed, professionally speaking.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Gets Engaged To Childhood Love Cherry Seaborn
The line-up includes just one female performer, Dua Lipa
It’s that time of the year again when award ceremonies for the arts roll around. We’ve already had the Golden Globes and the Critic’s Choice Award for films and the Grammys are BRITs are coming up for the music world. However, there is one artist who is not keen on the upcoming British music award celebrations and that is Paloma Faith.
Paloma Faith has criticised the performer line-up at February's BRIT awards
Speaking about the line-up of artists due to perform at the BRITs in February, the Only Love Can Hurt Like This hitmaker has hit out at the fact there is only one woman on the billing.
She takes her celebration of life to international levels.
Taylor Swift drops her first new video since releasing her latest album 'Reputation' in November, with her old pal Ed Sheeran and Future joining her for an international party adventure in 'End Game'. This is how party-girl Taylor celebrates life in three different continents.
Taylor Swift performing at Jingle Ball 2017
Directed by Joseph Kahn, the video has been shot in three cities; we see her partying on a yacht and driving a supercar in Miami with Future, necking shots at a karaoke bar in Tokyo with Ed Sheeran, and joinging a New Year's Eve party in London complete with a pint of lager and a greasy kebab.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Parties With Ed Sheeran And Future In 'End Game' Video
The Look What You Made Me Do hitmaker suffered because she decided to withhold her music from streaming services
In 2017, multi-award winning singer Taylor Swift’s critically-acclaimed album, Reputation, sold more than any other album by any other artist. However, the super star hitmaker hasn’t managed to make it to the number one spot on the Top 10 album chart in the US.
Taylor Swift's album, Reputation, sold almost two million copies in just seven weeks
Despite selling almost two million albums, it seems 1,903,000 records purchased in just seven weeks was not enough to get her to the top spot: because she withheld her music on streaming services until December.
Did you know these weird facts about the singer?
Ed Sheeran comes across as a regular guy from Suffolk when he's not on stage with his guitar, but there are a few adorable quirks about him that not many people know about. From naming his guitars to how he got his scar, here's the things you didn't realise about Ed.
Ed Sheeran at the Jingle Ball
1. One of his songs samples Buffy - His song 'Afire Love' from his second album 'X' is one of his most tear-jerking tunes, and one that he wrote about his grandfather's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. But few realise that the track actually samples a song called 'Remembering Jenny' by Christophe Beck from the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' soundtrack.
Continue reading: Ten Most Interesting Facts About Ed Sheeran
Who were the best guests from James Corden's Carpool Karaoke?
The world just can't get enough of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke from his 'Late Late Show'; so much so that an Apple series began this year featuring long segments with different guests. But here is a list of episodes ranked in order of our favourites from 2017.
James Corden at the Emmy Awards
1. Linkin Park - Not part of the 'Late Late Show' segment but for the Apple series, this episode was shot with Ken Jeong less than a week before frontman Chester Bennington committed suicide. It was released in October and is definitely the most memorable episode of the series.
Continue reading: Linkin Park, Usher And Katy Perry: 2017 Carpool Karaoke Episodes Ranked
The ‘Bad Blood’ between the singers is rumoured to be over.
It must be Christmas, because one of pop’s most legendary feuds is reportedly over.
Has Taylor Swift ended her feud with Katy Perry?
Continue reading: Have Taylor Swift And Katy Perry Reconciled For 'End Game' Video?
Chart-topping star Ed Sheeran has revealed that he didn't think ''much'' of his hit single 'Shape of You'.
Ed Sheeran didn't think ''much'' of his hit single 'Shape of You'.
The track has proven to be one of the most popular records of 2017, but Ed has confessed he never thought a lot about the tune and also, that he never expected to be the person singing it.
He said: ''None of us thought that much into it. I didn't make the song to be mine to sing.''
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran: I Didn't Think 'much' Of Shape Of You
An incredible live performance with a surprise ending.
Ed Sheeran donned his Christmas jumper for a stunning appearance at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge where he performed a sensational cover of the festive classic 'Fairytale Of New York' alongside Anne-Marie and his favourite Irish folk group Beoga. Plus, a surprise ending that nobody seemed to expect.
Ed Sheeran at the Jingle Ball
It's a lot of people's favourite Christmas song, and while no-one will ever sing it better than the Pogues and Kirsty McColl, Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie and Beoga gave the tune a pretty good go with beautiful results.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran And Anne-Marie Do A Beautiful Take On 'Fairytale Of New York'
Ed Sheeran wants his next album to be the ''most loved'' by his fans.
Ed Sheeran wants his next album to be the ''most loved''.
The 26-year-old singer and songwriter is planning to release a ''lo-fi album'', which he wants to be his ''lowest selling'' LP, although he hopes it will be the most preferred release among his fans.
Speaking to The Times newspaper, the 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker said: ''My plan is a lo-fi album that will be my lowest-selling, but most loved.''
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Wants His Next Album To Be 'most Loved'
Ed Sheeran has admitted the personal nature of his songs has caused him to lose a few friends.
Ed Sheeran's songs have cost him some friends.
The 'Galway Girl' hitmaker's lyrics are largely based on personal experience and though pouring his heart out into his music makes him feel ''better'', his public honesty hasn't gone down well with everyone.
He admitted: ''There have been songs that ended friendships.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran's Songs Have Lost Him Friends
Sheeran was awarded an MBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
Ed Sheeran has capped off a massively successful year by receiving an MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
It’s been quite a 2017 for the Suffolk-raised singer-songwriter, headlining Glastonbury in June following the all-conquering chart success of his third studio album Divide, which was released back in March, and was named the most-streamed artist on Spotify of the year.
On Thursday (December 7th), Sheeran was honoured with an MBE medal for his services to music and charity.
Ed Sheeran ''can't believe'' Beyonce agreed to collaborate with him on 'Perfect'.
The 26-year-old singer is so surprised the 'Single Ladies' hitmaker agreed to do a duet of his hit song.
He said: ''It's something I kinda did just to see whether she would say yes.I just wanted to see what would happen. I can't believe it, to be honest.''
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran 'can't Believe' Beyonce Collaborated With Him
He's recovering well from breaking his arms in October.
When Ed Sheeran broke his arm after falling off his bicycle two months ago, he apparently didn't even realise the severity of his injuries. In fact, he revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that he just carried on on his way to the pub with his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.
Ed Sheeran at the KIIS FM Jingle Ball
The 26-year-old singer-songwriter explained on 'The Ellen Show' that he and Cherry were cycling to a pub in Suffolk on one of his two days off between shooting the video for 'Perfect' and going on tour when the accident happened.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Insists He Will Definitely Wear A Helmet Next Time He Cycles
The singer is obsessed with the country.
UK fans of Ed Sheeran may potentially have to wave goodbye to their idol one day, as he has expressed a deep love of New Zealand with the capital city being his favourite place in the world. He's even jokingly requested citizenship, with the country's Prime Minister only too happy to invite him - but only if he answers some important questions about the nation.
Ed Sheeran seen leaving Bauer
As nostalgic as the 26-year-old singer-songwriter seemed to be about his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk on his single 'Castle on the Hill', it seems the place he really wants to live is Wellington, New Zealand. He recently revealed that it's his all-time favourite city, and he even requested citizenship this year but didn't hear back.
Continue reading: New Zealand Prime Minister Quizzes Ed Sheeran Over Citizenship Request
Anne-Marie decides on a collaboration based on the song and not the artist as she wants to work on tracks which have a ''really great message''.
Anne-Marie decides on a collaboration based on the song and not the artist.
The 'Ciao Adios' hitmaker doesn't just pick the biggest name to work with on a song but instead will pick a track which speaks to her like 'Rockabye' did.
Asked what she looks for when she decides whether to collaborate with an artist, she told NME: ''I just listen to the song. It doesn't even matter to me who it is. If the song connects with me and is like a really great message, I love doing it. When I heard 'Rockabye' I was just blown away.
Continue reading: Anne-Marie's Collaboration Criteria
Ed Sheeran's festive new video is romantic, idyllic... and a little pathetic in the best way possible.
Christmas is the 'Perfect' time of the year for cheesy videos; and, indeed, if Ed Sheeran had dropped the video for his new single any other time we'd be uber-cringing. Luckily for him, we're starting to feel rather festive, so romantic cliches are totally allowed.
Ed Sheeran at the Q Awards
The singer appeared alongside 'Before I Fall' star Zoey Deutch in the 'Perfect' visual, which dropped today (November 9th 2017). It depicts two friends who confess their romantic feelings for each other during a holiday ski trip, and every single ridiculously romantic thing that doesn't happen in real life, happens. If only life was this idyllic.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Video Is So Cheesy, But We Love It
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 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
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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