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DJ Locksmith , Leon Rolle - Rudimental performing in concert as support act for Ed Sheeran at nib Stadium at NIB Stadium, Perth - Perth, Australia - Wednesday 2nd December 2015

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Ed Sheeran - Ed Sheeran performing on his 'X tour' at nib Stadium at NIB Stadium - Perth, Australia - Wednesday 2nd December 2015

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Ed Sheeran - The 2015 MTV EMAs (European Music Awards) held at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan - Arrivals - Milan, Italy - Sunday 25th October 2015

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Ed Sheeran - Ed Sheeran seen leaving the afterparty for his premiere in London. The singer was pictured leaving with his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd October 2015

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Ed Sheeran - 'Ed Sheeran: Jumpers for Goalposts' Film premiere - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 22nd October 2015

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Ed Sheeran - World Premiere of Ed Sheeran's 'Jumpers For Goalposts' held at the Odeon - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 22nd October 2015

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Ed Sheeran - The 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park at Central Park - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 26th September 2015

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Ed Sheeran - Ed Sheeran performing live in concert at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, Illinois, United States - Wednesday 16th September 2015

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Ed Sheeran - Fusion Festival 2015 at Cofton Park - Day 1 - Performances - Ed Sheeran at Cofton Park - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Friday 28th August 2015

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Hugh Jackman Among Hosts Of Global Citizen Festival 2015


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Hugh Jackman and Stephen Colbert have been announced as some of the big name hosts of next month’s Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park.

The Global Citizen Festival, which was launched in 2012 as part of 15 year campaign to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2030, made the announcement via its website on Thursday morning (August 13th).

Salma Hayek, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington and Deborra-Lee Furness, Jackman’s wife, have also been confirmed as emcees for the free-ticket event which takes place in Central Park on September 26th this year.

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Ed Sheeran To Receive Honorary Degree For "Outstanding Contribution To Music"


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He quit school at 16 after his GCSEs in order to pursue a career in singing, but Ed Sheeran is set to be awarded with an honorary degree later this year to reflect his “outstanding contribution to music”.

The pop megastar, who recently completed three nights of sold-out gigs at Wembley Stadium at the end of his extensive world tour, will have the honour bestowed upon him at a ceremony at University Campus Suffolk (UCS) in the autumn. He is among a number of people to be honoured at the same time as 1,800 other graduates on a date yet to be confirmed but believed to be in September or October.

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Ed Sheeran Defends Lion Tattoo On His Chest


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Ed Sheeran has addressed the division in his fanbase over his newly inked lion tattoo, saying that he doesn’t care what anybody thinks and that his is the “only opinion that matters”. Well that’s cleared that up then.

Over the weekend, the 24 year old megastar took to Twitter and Instagram to show off his latest tattoo, that of a giant lion across his chest and between his nipples, with the caption ‘Halfway and ouch’ underneath it. His millions of fans quickly responded to the striking artwork, many of them not loving it at all.

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Disney’s ‘Descendants’ Soundtrack Takes Billboard Top Spot As Lowest Selling No 1 Album Since Sales Tracking Began


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The soundtrack to Disney TV movie Descendants has debuted at Number One on this week’s Billboard album chart. The album is now the fourth soundtrack to take the number one spot so far this year, following in the footsteps of Empire, Furious 7 and Pitch Perfect 2.

the descendants castSophie Reynolds, Kristin Chenoweth and Dove Cameron star in Disney’s Descendants.

But the Descendants soundtrack has also earned the unfortunate title of being the lowest selling album to take the top spot since Nielsen Music began tracking album sales in 1991. The soundtrack sold just 42,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 6 to take the top spot.

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Nicole Scherzinger Rumoured To Be Dating Ed Sheeran


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After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend Lewis Hamilton earlier this year, Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly discovered new romance with pop star Ed Sheeran.

The former Pussycat Dolls singer, 37, is said to be in the “early stages of dating” with the popular 24 year old Sheeran, according to The Sun. Scherzinger apparently found comfort and solace in Sheeran’s songs in the aftermath of her split from Hamilton, and things took off from there.

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Ellie Goulding Is The Favourite To Sing James Bond 'Spectre' Theme


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Ellie Goulding seems to have dropped her biggest hint yet that she’ll be singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie Spectre.

The 28 year old British singer posted a photo on Instagram of herself leaving the legendary Abbey Road recording studios in North London on Monday night (July 27th), writing “That’s a wrap!” as a caption. Soon afterwards, bookmakers began suspending betting on the odds of her singing the soundtrack, on which she’s rumoured to be collaborating with fellow Brit Sam Smith.

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Ed Sheeran Lands Recurring TV Role On Kurt Sutter’s ‘The Bastard Executioner’


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Ed Sheeran has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming FX drama, The Bastard Executioner. Kurt Sutter, the creator of FX’s Sons of Anarchy, has created the upcoming series which is set in 14th century Britain.

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Kodaline's Jay Gets Engaged At Ed Sheeran Gig


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Ed Sheeran had already told fans to expect something special at his concert at Croke Park in Dublin on Saturday (25 July), and he wasn't kidding, as the evening included a surprise marriage proposal.

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After calling the Frames frontman Glen Hansard and Kodaline on stage to perform Irish classics including 'The Auld Triangle', he handed the spotlight to Kodaline bassist Jason Boland, saying, "Jay from Kodaline would love to say a few words."

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UK Music Hits Landmark Of 500 Million Streams In A Single Week


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The streaming revolution has gained some serious steam in Britain, as for the first time ever more than 500 million songs were streamed online in a single week. It’s the first time the number of weekly streams has hit the half a billion mark and it’s is nearly double the number of songs streamed just a year ago.

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The 505 million streams happened in the chart week ending July 16th and takes into account services such as Spotify, Deezer and Google. 2015 is said to have seen 11.5 billion streams to date, with more than 25 billion streams being predicted by the end of the year. According to The Guardian, when YouTube is included, the total is expected to top 50 billion.

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Taylor Swift Reigns Supreme With Nine MTV VMA Nominations


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Taylor Swift has topped the MTV VMA award nominations with a staggering total of nine nods. It’s a far cry from 2009 when self-proclaimed "genius" Kanye West interrupted the country singer’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video and claimed it should have gone to his friend, Beyoncé. Looking back, that doesn't look like an entirely ‘genius’ move from Mr West.

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Taylor, whose popularity just continues to grow and grow, has topped the list of the most nominations for this year’s Video Music Awards, which were announced on Apple Music’s Beats 1 platform.

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Ed Sheeran Says Treating His Parents Is Best Thing About Fame


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He may be one of the biggest pop stars of the moment, but it's not the money, or the awards, or even the screaming fans that make the climb to the top worth all the hard work. Rather, Ed Sheeran says the biggest reward of fame is his ability to change his parents' lives for the better.

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The 'Thinking Out Loud' singer told The Mirror that the highlight of his career so far is "being able to really pay my parents – not just financially – but being able to give them the things they wouldn't have ever dreamed of...

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Ed Sheeran - Ed Sheeran performs a secret set at the tiny I Stage in the woods at Latitude Festival at Suffolk, Latitude Festival - Southwold, United Kingdom - Friday 17th July 2015

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Rapper Meek Mill Celebrates First Billboard Chart Topping Album


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Rapper Meek Mill has scored his first American Number One album, with his second effort Dreams Worth More Than Money entering at the top of the Billboard 200 in its first week with sales of nearly a quarter of a million over all platforms.

The Philadelphia-born star, real name Robert Rahmeek Williams, sold 246,000 copies of his sophomore effort in the week ending July 5th including 215,000 traditional album sales (i.e. excluding stream and track equivalents). His first album, 2012’s Dreams and Nightmares, peaked at Number 2 as a new entry, and three years later he’s gone one better.

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Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' Tops List Of 2015's Most Streamed Songs


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Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars, has been named the most streamed track of 2015 so far, in a list compiled by OfficialCharts.com. The track has already notched up just over 45 million streams since January, giving it a total of 51.3 million since its release last December.

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The year’s second most streamed track is reggae-pop hit ‘Cheerleader’ from OMI, which has been streamed over 40 million times. The track was released back in April and hit the number one spot during its third week of release.

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Of Course Taylor Swift Had The Best Fourth Of July Weekend Ever


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If you spent your fourth of July weekend eating burnt hotdogs and watching underwhelming fireworks in the backyard then be prepared to feel very jealous of Taylor Swift. The singer pulled out all the stops this weekend to give her pals a fourth to remember, hosting a lavish bash at her Rhode Island home.

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At Last! James Taylor Has His First Ever Billboard Number 1 Album


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Throughout his lengthy and prestigious career, singer-songwriter James Taylor has achieved many great things, but a US Number One album has always eluded him: until today! Taylor’s 47 year wait for a Billboard chart topping LP came to an end this week as it was announced that his new effort Before This World had outsold all rivals.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Taylor’s 17th studio album sold 97,000 copies in its first week of release to debut atop the Billboard 200, with 96,000 of those coming through actual album sales (as opposed to streaming or track equivalents). His very first album, a self-titled effort, was released in December 1968 but only achieved a chart peak of Number 62 in the US.

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Ed Sheeran In Line For Concert Movie?


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Ed Sheeran looks set to join the increasing ranks of pop stars with their own concert movies, just like One Direction, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, with reports that his upcoming Wembley mega-gigs are to be transformed into a cinematic experience.

Reports emerged in The Sun on Wednesday (June 24th), quoting Ed as saying “We are doing something for the Wembley Stadium gigs. It will be a documentary. It's going to go out in cinemas in the UK and Europe. But it's just going to be a one-off thing.”

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Ed Sheeran - Ed Sheeran performs live to a sold out crowd at the Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, Canada - Wednesday 17th June 2015

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Watch Ed Sheeran Surprise 13 Year Old Fan With 'Thinking Out Loud Duet'


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Ed Sheeran gave one fan the "most incredible experience of her life" over the weekend, when he joined her onstage for a duet of his hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’. Sydney Bourbeau had been performing the song at the West Edmonton Mall as part of a fundraising concert for the Edmonton Humane Society, when she was joined onstage by the man himself who happened to be in the vicinity.

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"I had just finished taking my microphone out of the stand, so I thought someone was just coming up to grab the stand or fix something", Bourbeau told E! News.

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Florence + The Machine Scores First U.S. Number 1 Album


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Florence Welch may be recovering from a broken foot, but she’s got even more good news to make her feel better, as the third Florence + The Machine album has entered the American charts at Number One, her first record to reach the summit in the States.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful sold 137,000 copies in its first week on sale to debut at the top spot in the Billboard 200 albums chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As a result, Florence is one of the few artists who have managed to top the American and British albums charts at the same time – the ninth act to do so in the 2010s and the first since Ed Sheeran’s X last year.

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One Direction And Ed Sheeran Lead As Five Of 2014's Biggest Selling Albums Are By British Artists


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One Direction and Ed Sheeran led a record breaking year for British artists in 2014, who had five of the top 10 best-selling albums worldwide. More than one in seven albums sold worldwide last year were by British artists, giving them a record 13.7% share of the global market.

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One Direction led the way with Four, which was the biggest-selling album by a UK artist in 2014, with 3.2 million in global sales. The boyband came in second over all and were only beaten by Taylor Swift’s 1989 which sold six million copies worldwide.

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Ellie Goulding Denies Ever Being In A Relationship With Ed Sheeran


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Ellie Goulding has confirmed and denied a few relationship rumours we’ve been curious to know are true or false for some time. The 28-year-old singer is currently in a relationship with McFly band member Dougie Poynter and she couldn’t be happier. However, she wanted to set the record straight when it came to her ‘relationship’ with a certain pop star.

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Ed Sheeran - Madame Tussauds New York And Ed Sheeran Debut Never Before Seen Wax Figure Of Music Superstar at Madame Tussauds - Manhattan, New York, United States - Friday 29th May 2015

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Twenty One Pilots Score First US Number 1 Album With 'Blurryface'


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Indie pop duo Twenty One Pilots are celebrating their first ever US Number 1 album, after the group’s second major label record Blurryface entered at the top of the Billboard 200. It sold 146,000 copies in the week ending May 24th, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Of that figure, a solid 134,000 were direct album sales, a healthy indication of the recent resurgence in physical music purchasing. Blurryface is Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun’s fourth album in total, following their Fueled By Ramen debut Vessel back in 2013.

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Ed Sheeran Admits He Wishes He Still Played Piano


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Ed Sheeran reminisced about his early introductions to music as he hit the red carpet, feeling rather hungover, in Las Vegas ahead of his performance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards where he was also nominated for accolades in five categories.

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The British popstar certainly didn't waste his time in Sin City, making sure to party his way through his trip - leaving him a little worse for wear as he arrived before his show at the musical celebrations. He performed 'Bloodstream' (originally featuring Rudimental), but it's newest single 'Photograph' that everyone's interested in hearing about, especially since the release of the accompanying video which features various footage of Sheeran as a child.

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Ed Sheeran - A variety of artists performed live on the first day of the second week of Rock In Rio USA which was held at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 15th May 2015

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Mumford & Sons Score Second U.S. Chart Topping Album


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As was widely expected, folk-turned-rock group Mumford & Sons have raced to the top of the American Billboard charts, selling nearly 150% more than its nearest rival in the process. Wilder Mind, their third album, sold 249,000 copies in its first week to claim the Number 1 spot, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The figure isn’t anywhere near as large as the first week sales for their last record Babel, which shifted a whopping 600,000 units back in 2012, and remains the biggest sales week for a guitar album this decade.

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Jamie Lawson: Signing With Ed Sheeran Was A "No Brainer"


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Having been part of the music industry for a huge number of years, Jamie Lawson is hard at work on recording his third album. It's set to be released through Ed Sheeran's 'Gingerbread' record label, and Lawson recently sat down with Contact Music to talk about how he first met Sheeran before he was as famous as he is now. 

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According to Lawson, the two met several years ago, but he was asked to support Sheeran during his secret Dublin tour last year. He explained "from that, he took me on part of the UK tour and part of the Europe tour, and I think over that time he'd been thinking about making a record label for a while". From there, Lawson continued to say that signing to the label was a "no-brainer".

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Ed Sheeran Takes "Careerist" As Compliment, Not Insult


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He’s one of the biggest musical acts in the world today and could be forgiven for living a life of excess, but Ed Sheeran is determined to keep his feet on the ground and not let his career slide away.

During a new interview with the Big Issue, Sheeran addressed Noel Gallagher’s infamous recent criticism of new artists being “careerists” and too focussed on the financial side of their music, and it would seem that he takes the label as a compliment.

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Taylor Swift To Open Billboard Music Awards With New Video


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The line-up for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards was already very impressive, with Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith all set to perform on stage, and officials have now filled a (blank) space by confirming Taylor Swift will be there to debut the video for her new track 'Bad Blood', according to Hollywood Reporter

And the singer has teased the premiere of the forthcoming video with a stylish image on Twitter.

Ed Sheeran Reveals He Nearly Cancelled Australian Tour Due To Voice Issues


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The seemingly unstoppable Ed Sheeran has revealed that he feared his recent Australian tour would have to be scrapped due to vocal problems. He blamed air conditioning and extensive travelling by plane on his voice deteriorating over the course of the tour.

He told the Sydney Daily Telegraph: “It was scary. It was a difficult tour in that respect, a lot of air conditioning and a lot of flying dries you up. I had to be more sensible than I usually am.” However, he chose to power on with the tour and cut out drinking and partying in order to preserve his vocal cords.

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Alabama Shakes Rock To The Top Of The Billboard Albums Chart


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Rock group Alabama Shakes scored their first Number One album in America with their second effort Sound & Color, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

In quite a low-selling week, the rockers sold 96,000 copies of their sophomore effort to reach the top spot in the Billboard 200 chart. The reformed system counts track equivalent sales and streaming equivalent sales, though some 91,000 of Sound & Color’s sales total came from traditional physical sales.

Alabama Shakes’ debut album Boys & Girls won the group a lot of plaudits upon its release in 2012 for its classic rock sound. It peaked at Number 6 in the American charts, nearly a year after its release, due to its three Grammy nominations in 2013.

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Shawn Mendes Scores US Chart Topper With Debut Album 'Handwritten'


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Internet sensation Shawn Mendes has completed his rise from a cult following on Vine to chart-topping sensation, as his full-length debut album has entered at Number 1 in the Billboard Top 200. Handwritten sold 119,000 units, including track and streaming album equivalent sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

16 year old Mendes is the youngest person to top the American album charts since 2010, when Justin Bieber – six months younger then than Mendes is now – spent a month at Number 1 with My World 2.0.

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Ed Sheeran Reaches Two Billion Streams On Spotify


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The records just keep tumbling for Ed Sheeran! At the very start of the year he was named as the most streamed artist of 2014, and now he’s achieved another landmark.

Spotify have announced that he is the first British artist to reach two billion streams, and only the second to do so in the streaming service’s history behind Eminem. That’s only on the back of two studio albums, however, whereas the American rapper has released eight. The company also announced that his track ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is the most streamed song in the United States.

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Ed Sheeran Sends Video Message To Terminally Ill Fan On His Wedding Day


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Ed Sheeran once again proved himself an incredibly decent human being after sending a video to a couple on their wedding day. The couple in question married earlier this week after the husband found out he was terminally ill and had only three weeks to live.

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Ed Sheeran Could Make Appearance On 'Game Of Thrones'


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Ed Sheeran says he is stepping up his campaign to land a guest appearance on HBO's Game of Thrones. The British star is a big fan of the show though passed on a cameo three years ago because the shooting schedule clashed with his live shows.

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However, Sheeran is ready to offer his services and is looking for a role in the sixth season of the drama.

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Ed Sheeran Announces Glittering Support Acts For Wembley Stadium


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Ed Sheeran has announced a high profile slate of support acts for his three-night stint at Wembley Stadium this summer. Sheeran will be joined by Rudimental, Example, Passenger and Foy Vance will open on different nights.

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On July 10, OneRepublic and Foy Vance take to the stage, while on July 11, it'll be Rudimental and Example.

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Ed Sheeran Plays A Gig At A Primary School


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British pop hero Ed Sheeran took some time out from his current tour of New Zealand to play a short gig at a local primary school, after they won a radio competition. The singer also took part in a diverse question and answer session with the children.

The megastar played a brief selection of his hit singles and then fielded some pretty tough questions from the 100-strong crowd of kids, after which he posed for pictures with everybody who wanted them, reported The Mirror.

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Ed Sheeran played a gig at a primary school while on his New Zealand tour

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Watch Ed Sheeran Perform On 'Sesame Street' With Elmo And Grover!


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Ed Sheeran has appeared on ‘Sesame Street’ to perform a special song with the gang which teaches children how to behave at school. The British singer filmed the performance back in October 2013, but it has only just been made available to watch online.

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Sheeran announced the video’s release this morning, posting a link on his Twitter page and writing, ”Filmed that a long time ago, happy it's finally out.” So far the just under three minute video has racked up over 90,000 views (though we’re guessing quite a lot of these were from Sheeran’s more grown-up fans).

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Kendrick Lamar Spends Second Week At The Top Of U.S. Albums Chart


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In a quiet week on the US Billboard 200, Kendrick Lamar’s new album To Pimp A Butterfly spends a second week in the Number One spot. The rapper’s third album sold more than double the amount of its nearest rival, the soundtrack to TV drama ‘Empire’, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Shifting 123,000 copies in its second week on sale, including track and streaming equivalent sales figures as well as physical copies, To Pimp A Butterfly is the first album to spend its opening fortnight at the top of the chart since Taylor Swift’s behemoth 1989 at the end of last year. The ‘Empire’ soundtrack was a non-mover in second place, selling 61,000 copies.

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Kendrick Lamar spends a second week on top of the US Albums chart

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Ed Sheeran Crashes Australian Couple's Wedding, Performs 'Thinking Out Loud'


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Ed Sheeran surprised one lucky couple by performing at their wedding. The 24-year-old British singer heard Sydney radio station KIIS 1065 was preparing a special wedding for the happy couple and Sheeran offered, as the bride and groom had chosen one his songs for their first dance, to perform at the reception.

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Ed Sheeran performed at an Australian couple's wedding.

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Kendrick Lamar Scores First US Number 1 Album With 'To Pimp A Butterfly'


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Hip hop sensation Kendrick Lamar has stormed to Number 1 in the US Billboard 200 Albums chart with his third album To Pimp A Butterfly. It clocked up over 363,000 equivalent sales (totalling physical, track and streaming data) despite being released one week earlier than planned, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

To Pimp A Butterfly has the second highest first-week sales of 2015, behind fellow rapper Drake’s recent surprise release If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, which sold 495,000 in its debut week back in February.

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Kendrick Lamar is Number 1 in the US Billboard 200 albums

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Ed Sheeran Launches His Own Record Label


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The entire world’s at his feet, and yet he still wants more! As well as having two multi-million selling albums and awards coming out of his ears, Ed Sheeran has now started his own record label.

The British star is currently on a tour of Australia and spoke to Nova FM about the label, called Gingerbread. “I've set up my first record label,” he said “…and Jamie Lawson [a British singer-songwriter] is my first signing. I wanted Australia to be the launch pad because Australia is a country that I feel would really really dig Jamie.”

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Ed Sheeran has launched his own record label, 'Gingerbread'

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Ed Sheeran's 'X' Passes 2 Million Sales Landmark In The UK


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After picking up the Brit Award for Album of the Year last month, Ed Sheeran’s X has another achievement to add to its growing list, as the record has just past the two million sales mark in the UK. According to the Official Charts Company, the 24 year old singer can now count himself alongside Adele, Take That and The Beatles, as one of the few artists to reach the milestone.

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X managed to hit the two million mark just 38 weeks after its release last June, which makes it the sixth fastest album to reach the milestone since 2000 and the fifth fastest-selling album of the past five years.

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Ed Sheeran Shares Hilarious Fan Letter Calling Him A ''Little Ugly''


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Ed Sheeran definitely can laugh at himself! The 24-year-old British singer undoubtedly receives all kinds of fan mail on a daily basis, but he recently decided to publically share a specific letter from one of his South Korean devotees.

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Sheeran was called a "little ugly" by a South Korean fan

Sheeran took to Instagram to upload a photograph of this certain letter, in which he was harshly insulted but only with good intentions, while showing that he has a great sense of humour when critics target his looks.

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Taylor Swift Is NOT Dating Calvin Harris. Here's Why.


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Despite recent reports that Taylor Swift had started dating British DJ Calvin Harris after becoming bosom buddies at the 2015 Brit Awards, the 'Shake It Off' singer is in fact single - and the pair are nothing more than platonic friends.

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Taylor Swift isn't dating anyone

Ever since they were spotted getting 'cosy' at the awards show, media outlets went wild making huge assumptions that the pair were indeed embarking on a relationship. However, Swift has insisted in a recent interview that love isn't at the top of her to-do list and she certainly hasn't had a relationship in some time now. Plus, it seems Harris might indeed already be in a relationship; with model Aarika Wolf.

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Big Sean Scores First Number 1 With Album 'Dark Sky Paradise'


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Rapper Big Sean has claimed his first Billboard chart topper with his new album Dark Sky Paradise. His third album beat Kid Rock’s latest offering First Kiss to the top spot by 27,000 units in the week ending March 1st, according to figures by Nielsen SoundScan.

Dark Sky Paradise moved 173,000 units in its first week on sale, a combination of traditional physical sales and track and streaming equivalents. Both of his previous albums, 2011’s Finally Famous and 2013’s Hall of Fame, both entered at Number 3.

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Rapper Big Sean has the U.S. Number 1 selling album this week 

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Sam Smith Is The First UK Album Chart Topper In New Move To Include Streams


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Man of the moment Sam Smith makes UK chart history by topping the first Album Chart to also include streams. The star, with his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour', has already had more roaring success this year at both the Brit Awards and the Grammys.

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Sam Smith gets 2015 to a very good start

Since the UK's Official Charts Company announced that they would now be including streams, the nation waited with baited breath to discover who would be the first to top the Album Chart in its new arrangement. And we remain unsurprised. Sam Smith has been awarded that victory as both sales and streams from services such as Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, Napster, O2 Tracks, Xbox Music, Rdio and Rara were totted up yesterday.

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Noel Gallagher Changes His Mind About Ed Sheeran: "I Won't Hear A Word Against Him"


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Noel Gallagher seems to have reversed his stance on Ed Sheeran, having previously described the ‘Sing’ star headlining Wembley as symptomatic of a world he couldn’t bear to live in. In a new interview with Shortlist, however, he was asked about his issues with Sheeran and replied “I won’t hear a word against him.”

So why the reversal? Normally when the former Oasis songwriter has a beef with someone, it rumbles on for years. Just ask Damon Albarn. But it appears that Gallagher’s change of heart is down to Sheeran following up on a promise to perform at the Teenage Cancer Trust show in the future.

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Noel Gallagher has changed his mind about Ed Sheeran

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Imagine Dragons Enter Billboard Chart At The Top


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Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons have landed straight in at the top spot on the Billboard 200 with their second album Smoke + Mirrors. The group, responsible for the enormous 2012 hit ‘Radioactive’, sold 195,000 units of their sophomore effort in the first week, compiled from physical, track and streaming equivalent sales according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The record is also currenly top of the charts in Britain, and is only new entry inside the Top Ten this week. Despite the impressive figures, Smoke + Mirrors has got a way to go before it tops the sales for their first album Night Visions, which to date has sold 2.5 million copies and has only left the Billboard 100 for two of its 129 weeks on sale. ‘Radioactive’, by itself, has sold in excess of nine million copies in the U.S. But that album only made as high as Number 2 during its run.

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Imagine Dragons secure their first US Number 1 album with 'Smoke + Mirrors'

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Ed Sheeran And Sam Smith Win At Brit Awards


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Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith were the big winners at the Brit Awards. The annual music industry spectacular rewarded the two biggest-selling artists of last year by bestowing two trophies on each on Wednesday night (February 25th).

Sheeran won the two biggest prizes for which he was nominated – those of British Male Solo Artist and Best British Album for his sophomore record X. He beat four other UK Number 1 albums to do so – rival Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, Royal Blood’s self-titled debut, indie stars Alt-J’s This Is All Yours and George Ezra’s slow-burning debut Wanted On Voyage.

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Ed Sheeran arriving for Wednesday night's Brit Awards, where he won twice

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So What Can We Expect From Tonight's Brit Awards?


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Tonight Britain’s finest musical stars (plus a few from across the pond) will gather in London’s O2 for the annual Brit Awards ceremony. With Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Madonna all set to perform, this year’s awards looks to be one of the most star studded in recent years and perhaps even the most memorable.

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The big talking point of the night will probably be the return of the queen of pop Madonna, who will take to the Brits stage to perform ‘Living for Love’ after a 20 year absence from the awards. Always looking for a new way to shock an audience, a source close to the singer told The Mirror last month there was “no better place for a controversy-filled Madonna performance than the Brits.”

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Ed Sheeran Might Not Have A Grammy But He Does Have A US Tour Coming Up (And A New Tattoo By John Mayer)


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Ed Sheeran may have walked away from the Grammy’s empty handed, but the British singer probably managed to win over some new fans on the night, thanks to his breathtaking performance of ‘Thinking Out Loud’ alongside John Mayer. But as luck would have it, those in the US who are now dreaming about seeing the flame haired singer live wont have long to wait, as Ed has just announced a 32 date summer tour!

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Kicking off on May 6th at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX, the tour will see Sheeran hit a number of major cities across the US, as well as making nine stops across the boarder in Canada.

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Fall Out Boy Score Third U.S. Number 1 Abum


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Rockers Fall Out Boy have scored their third US Number 1 album, the latest Billboard 200 chart reveals. The group’s sixth studio album American Beauty / American Psycho shifted 218,000 units across all formats during the week ending January 25th, according to figures given by Nielsen SoundScan.

The new record knocked Meghan Trainor’s debut Title, which sold 86,000, down to Number 3, and fended off non-mover Taylor Swift at Number 2 with 119,000 units. It marks the first time since 2010 that a January sales month, typically a quiet time for major releases, has seen two albums debut at the top with sales of over 150,000.

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Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, who top the US Billboard charts this week

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Ed Sheeran Hits Milan On The European Leg Of His 'X' Tour [Photos]


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Language barriers weren't a problem for Ed Sheeran and his Italian fans as he hit the Assago Forum in Milan on Tuesday (January 27th 2015) as part of the European leg on his 'x Tour' to an adoring crowd that loved every minute of his epic setlist.

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Ed Sheeran hit Milan during his X Tour

The red-haired popstar performed tracks from both his acclaimed debut album '+' as well as his latest album 'X' which went multi-Platinum upon its release in June last year topping charts in both the UK and US and impressing critics with various gems such as 'Sing' and 'Thinking Out Loud'.

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Ed Sheeran Crashes The 'Top Gear' Car Ahead Of Guest Appearance


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He may have achieved total mastery of the pop world, but Ed Sheeran demonstrated this week that his skills on the road leave quite a lot to be desired. According to BBC's Newsbeat, the star crashed ‘Top Gear’’s ‘Reasonably Priced Car’ during filming of a regular segment of the popular show, whose new episode is due to be broadcast this weekend.

The singer, whose second album X was the biggest-seller of 2014 in the UK, does not hold a driving license and had apparently never driven a car before, so it’s hardly surprising that the red Vauxhall Astra left the track and entered the grass on a number of occasions.

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Ed Sheeran reportedly crashed the 'Top Gear' 'Reasonably Priced Car' this week

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Brit Awards 2015 Nominations Announced: Sam Smith, George Ezra And Royal Blood Are Major Contenders


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The 2015 Brit Award nominations have finally been announced with, it seems, a few surprises alongside the obvious candidates. There's no prizes for guessing who's come out on top for this year's list of award-winning possibles.

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Sam Smith leads nominations

Awards season rears its ominous head for another year, with some major ceremonies - in both film and music - having already taken place. We've seen prizes sent out for 2014's films; I.e. Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice Awards, People's Choice Awards, AFI Honours; and now it's time for music, with the BBC Sound of 2015 having already taken place and now The Brits and the Grammys have unveiled their candidates.

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Madonna, Ariana Grande, AC/DC And Ed Sheeran Will Perform At The Grammy Awards On February 8th


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The live line-up for this year’s Grammy Awards is beginning to take shape as Madonna, Ariana Grande, AC/DC, Ed Sheeran and Eric Church have all been announced as performing at the event on February 8th. The announcement was first made this morning (January 13th) by the award show’s official twitter account.

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The Queen of Pop had been teasing a possible performance at this year’s awards, posting a pic on Instagram of an award mixed with her Rebel Heart artwork, along with the caption, "Rebel Hearts see you Feb 8th @TheGRAMMYs".

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Taylor Swift At Number 1 For Eighth Week


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Having recently been confirmed as the highest seller of 2014, Taylor Swift has begun the new year as she ended the last, with 1989 holding on to Number 1 in the US Billboard 200 for another week.

The 24 year old’s fifth album sold 172,000 physical copies in the sales week ending on January 4th, brought up to a total of 244,000 by individual song downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Taylor Swift's 1989 spends an eighth week on top of the US Billboard 200

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Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' Ft. Bruno Mars Maintains Chart Topspot


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This week in the UK Singles Chart, Mark Ronson held onto the top spot with his single Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars. The catchy tune maintains its position for the third non-consecutive week, having set a streaming record with 2.5 million plays in its third week on top. The song’s combined sales reached a total of over 156,000, presumably enough to take Mr. Ronson’s future children through university.  

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Mark Ronson is in his third week of UK Chart domination, alongside funk champion Bruno Mars.

In second place this week, there’s a finally a newcomer – Phillip George, a 21-year-old DJ entered the chart with his debut single, Wish You Were mine. The loved up theme holds strong throughout the chart with Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud taking the third spot this week. So does that mean that people are extending their winter cuddle time past the holidays and into January? That’s the only logical explanation for all these ballads.

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British Artists Dominate UK's Top 10 Albums Of 2014


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It’s been a very good year for British music! For the first time ever, the top ten best-selling albums of 2014 in the UK consists exclusively of home-grown artists.

According to figures compiled by the BPI, the British music industry’s trade body, British artists have enjoyed huge dominance in the charts over the last twelve months. The top spot was taken by a clear distance by Ed Sheeran with his second album X, which is currently sitting at the Number 1 spot in the weekly charts for the twelfth non-consecutive week.

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Ed Sheeran was the biggest-selling album artist of 2014, with 1.7 million copies of sold

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Ed Sheeran Doesn't Think He'd Be Suited To Bond Theme Song


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He’s been massively successful in 2014 but he’s not letting success prevent him from being down to earth. Ed Sheeran has dismissed the suggestion that he should record the next James Bond theme song, joking that he’d only do it when his “balls drop”.

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Ed Sheeran, pictured receiving his BBC Music Award, doesn't think he's right for a Bond theme song

Sheeran was speaking at the BBC Music Awards, during which he edged out Sam Smith, Royal Blood and David Bowie to win the award for British Artist of the Year. He said "I'd love to do a James Bond song, but can you imagine it? I just wasn't born with the James Bond voice," he said. "You never know - I'm not ruling it out. Maybe in ten years time, when my balls drop...".

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Video - Nicole Scherzinger Joins Ed Sheeran And Olly Murs At Free Radio Live - Part 1


Chart stars hit the green carpet at the 2014 Free Radio Live concert held at the LG Arena in Birmingham. Among them were Ed Sheeran, Becky Hill, Olly Murs, Ella Eyre and Nicole Scherzinger - the latter of whom looked super cool in loose black sparkly pants.

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Spotify's 'Year In Music' 2014 Shows Ed Sheeran To Be Most Streamed Artist


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Hello, musical magpies: ever wanted to know which artist or genre is your favourite? Well, Spotify’s 2014 ‘Year In Music’ feature can categorically prove that to you.

The music streaming service has been running its end-of-year feature for a while now, but the 2014 edition is its most thorough incarnation yet. It displays the top genres you listened to over the course of the year, suggesting some top playlists for each of those, as well as your top five artists, albums and playlists.

For added geekiness, the service will also break down your listening habits by geographical origin, how much time you spent using Spotify overall and on what device, and even on which days of the week.

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Ed Sheeran Wednesday 15th February 2012 at the BBC Maida Vale studios

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Ed Sheeran Thursday 15th September 2011 Hundreds of fans line up to see pop sensation Ed Sheeran perform at HMV. Manchester, England

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Ed Sheeran - Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran London, England - meets fans and signs copies of his single 'The A Team' at Fopp Monday 13th June 2011

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