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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
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’.
Sheeran's record label anticipate the follow-up to 'X' arriving within the next 12 months, but the star himself is slightly wary.
The British singer-songwriter, still enjoying huge success with his second record X, released 16 months ago, has announced that his record label is weighing up the possibility of a September 2016 release date for the next one. However, Sheeran himself is sceptical as it would mean competing with arguably the biggest star in the world.
“Adele is releasing her album in the same Grammy category,” the megastar told Billboard about the prospect release date of a new record. “I don't know if I'm brave enough to go up against her.”
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Teases Some Details About His Third Album
Some people have unusual ideas about body art.
You nearly had us there, James Franco! This actor has sent rumours flying around after unveiling a tattoo of Emma Watson's FACE on his NECK. Needless to say, it wasn't actually real; merely a startlingly elaborate Photoshop job from artist Cheyenne Randall. Though it did get us thinking about all the real tats celebs have gotten over the years.
The singing star appeared on Australian soap Home and Away
Ed Sheeran has taken his guitar to the beach down under as an extra on Home and Away! The talented crooner gave acting a whirl on Wednesday’s (28 October) episode playing Teddy - one of the children that Marilyn Chambers looked after when she lived in the UK and worked as a nanny.
Singing star Ed Sheeran cameoed in Home and Away
The Thinking Out Loud singer makes a huge impact when he arrives in Summer Bay as he is introduced to Marilyn’s family.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Has Tried His Acting Down Under
Sheeran co-presented the EMAs with Ruby Rose on Sunday night, but his rowdier-than-normal antics caused some to speculate whether he was drunk.
They’re supposed to the ‘sensible alternative’ to the showbiz blowout of the VMAs, but the MTV Europe Music Awards at the weekend provided a surprising number of talking points – not least the sight of a slightly drunk Ed Sheeran proving once and for all that he’s not just some bland nonentity.
The superstar, who picked up two awards during the evening as well as sharing the hosting duties with ‘Orange Is The New Black’s Ruby Rose, put in a gloriously half-cut performance that had many viewers commenting with amusement on his antics.
Ed Sheeran arriving to present the MTV EMAs
Continue reading: Was Ed Sheeran Drunk While Presenting The MTV EMAs? Probably.
Justin Bieber picked up two awards last night and also performed single ‘What Do You Mean?’
Justin Bieber picked up two of the biggest awards at last night’s MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan. The singer, who has made a career comeback in recent months, was named both best male and best worldwide act: North America, also taking to the stage to perform hit single ‘What Do You Mean?’
Justin Bieber picked up two awards at last night’s EMAs.
Accepting the best male award, Bieber said: “Wow, thank you. It’s been a long couple of years, um, I just feel like this is pretty awesome to be recognised for my music. I just want to say thank you to all of my fans, you guys are really incredible.”
After signing to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, Lawson has topped the UK album chart for the first time.
Singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson has topped the UK album chart for the first time with his self-titled fourth album. The 39 year old was the first act to be signed to Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records earlier this year and managed to keep his mentor’s album x from reclaiming the top spot in the charts this week.
Jamie Lawson has scored his first number one album.
Speaking to the Official Charts Company Lawson said, “It’s amazing. Thank you to the fans. I’m kind of new for most people so it’s amazing how people have taken to me in such a warm, kind, loving way. I’m very grateful, thank you very much.
Continue reading: Jamie Lawson Scores First UK Number One Album, Beating Mentor Ed Sheeran
It's hard to believe how far this young musician has come.
Ed Sheeran's exhilarating Wembley shows are revisited with his brand new documentary/concert film 'Jumpers For Goalposts'; for which the premiere took place at London's Leicester Square last night (October 22nd 2015). The film is set to play in UK cinemas throughout the weekend - so don't miss it!
Ed Sheeran played his first ever headline stadium show at Wembley this year
Along with the world premiere of the film, Leicester Square also hosted a special performance by Ed Sheeran, which was subsequently broadcast in theatres throughout the world. The movie is coming to the general public this weekend, giving UK audiences who were unfortunate enough to miss him live their first glimpse into his x Tour; and, even better, their first glimpse into his biggest ever show. Not only that, but the film also documents his life on the road; a familiar place for Sheeran, who sofa-hopped throughout the country in the early days of his career.
Continue reading: 'Jumpers For Goalposts' Sees Ed Sheeran At His Most Humble [Trailer]
In July of 2015, Ed Sheeran played his biggest gigs to date, selling out Wembley Stadium to tens of thousands of his most loyal fans. When asked where the name 'Jumpers for Goalposts' came from Ed explains 'because we keep on moving them' explaining that when he hits one target, the bar is continuously being risen.
When Atlantic Records first signed Ed Sheeran, it's easy to believe that even they didn't envisage his rise to fame to hit such heights in a short amount of time. Since the release of his debut album + in 2011, Ed's had a number of number one singles and both albums have hit the top of the chart in the UK with his follow-up X finally giving him a number one album in the states (in 2004) reaching Platinum status in the UK, US, Australia, Canada & New Zealand.
Jumpers for Goalposts will be available to watch in select cinemas from October 23
The 24 year old ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer is now Dr. Ed Sheeran, after receiving the honour from University Campus Suffolk (UCS).
Despite leaving school at 16, Ed Sheeran can now add ‘Doctor’ to his title, after receiving an honorary doctorate degree for his "outstanding contribution to music" from University Campus Suffolk. Accepting the honour, Sheeran shared some words of wisdom with the students, saying that degrees 'aren't essential’ for everybody.
The MTV EMAs ceremony comes from Milan this year, and Taylor Swift is up for a record-breaking 9 awards.
Both stars have revealed their excitement at being selected to host the event together, which is being held at the Mediolanum Forum in the northern Italian city on October 25th.
Sheeran announced to his 15 million Twitter followers on Wednesday (September 30th) that he had been picked to present. “So happy to say I'm hosting the #MTVEMAs on 25th October! Cannot wait,” he wrote.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran And Ruby Rose To Present MTV EMAs 2015
It was a night filled with big name duets at the annual Global Citizen Fest.
Ed Sheeran must have felt like he was dreaming on Saturday night, when he got to join Beyonce onstage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival for a duet of her hit song ‘Drunk in Love’. Sheeran frequently covers the track but this was the first time he had performed his stripped down acoustic version with Queen Bey herself.
Ed Sheeran joined Beyonce at this year’s Global Citizen Fest.
Beyonce brought out Sheeran mid-way through her set which had already included Destiny’s Child classics and a remix of ‘Crazy in Love’. But the New York crowd went wild for the Sheeran duet, which was a highlight of the already star studded festival.
It's a record-breaking haul for Swift, as she was nominated in every possible category she could have been.
Just a fortnight after trouncing the opposition at the VMAs, Taylor Swift looks set for another strong performance at MTV’s Europe Music Awards. She’s up for a record-breaking total of nine trophies in the EMA nominations, which were announced on Tuesday (September 15th) via MTV’s Snapchat Discover channel.
‘Bad Blood’, the fourth single from 1989 which also features Kendrick Lamar, is the centre of attention, nominated in three categories (Best Song, Best Video and the newly-created prize for Best Collaboration). Furthermore, Swift was nominated in every possible category that she could have been – Best Pop Act, Best Live Act, Best Female, Biggest Fans and Best Look.
Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs in August, with her "squad" of celebrity pals
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Leads The Way At The MTV EMAs With 9 Nominations
The singer is in A-List demand having also performed at Ronan Keating's wedding
Ed Sheeran has fingers in many A-List celebrity pies as Taylor Swift’s BFF, Nicole Scherzinger’s kind of ex-boyfriend and Jennifer Aniston’s Thanksgiving guest. But one of his biggest celebrity speed diallers is newly engaged couple actress Courteney Cox, 51, and Snow Patrol guitarist Johnny McDaid, 39, who he actually introduced in 2013.
Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid owe their upcoming wedding to singer Ed Sheeran
And to show how much Ed, his music and his introduction means to the couple, they have asked him to perform at their reception.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran And His Guitar Are Going To Courteney Cox's Wedding
A survey of 2,287 British parents with young children and were asked about the best and worst celebrity role models.
Miley Cyrus has been voted the worst celebrity role model for children in a new survey of British parents. A whopping 78% of parents of children under 10 say that the former ‘Hannah Montana’ star is “off the rails” and wouldn’t want their kids to idolise her.
The survey by British website vouchercloud.com asked 2,287 British parents, all of whom have at least one child under the age of 10, the question: “are there any celebrities you would hate for your children to idolise?” and were provided with a list of male and female celebrities to select from.
Miley Cyrus arriving at the Jimmy Kimmel studios in L.A.
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus Voted Worst Celebrity Role Model By British Parents
The divisive tattoo he seemed to have gotten two weeks ago now turns out to have been a prank.
For years to come, we would all remember where we were when we saw Ed Sheeran’s startling lion tattoo for the first time. Except we won’t, as Ed has today revealed that the inking was in fact a hoax.
The megastar singer posted a picture on Instagram of his upper torso, where the tattoo of a lion’s head had been when he showed us the apparent artwork two weeks ago, writing underneath: “Was only joking about the lion.”
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Says He Was Only "Joking" About THAT Lion Tattoo
The 'Thinking Out Loud' singer filmed a handful of scenes for the Aussie soap when he was on tour back in March.
The British pop superstar filmed a handful scenes for the soap when he was on tour Down Under earlier in 2015. He’s set to play the role of Teddy, who is revealed to be one of the children to whom Marilyn – one of the show’s long serving characters, played by Emily Symons – was nanny to when she lived in Britain.
His character visits Summer Bay, and treats everybody to a special performance at The Diner when they realise that he’s actually Ed Sheeran, the chart-topping singer.
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First One Direction now Ed Sheeran is said to be taking some time off, but it's all for a good cause.
Ed Sheeran is reportedly planning to take a month off from the music world to volunteer at a local charity shop. According to The Mirror, all-round lovely chap Ed will be working at a Sue Ryder shop in Framlingham, Suffolk and is also in talks to set up a new youth centre in the town.
Ed Sheeran is reportedly taking some time off to do some good.
The singer is known for his generosity towards charity shops and last year he donated eight bags of clothing to the St Elizabeth Hospice charity shop in the town, raising more than £4,000. He also donated outfits he had taken to the Grammy Awards to the same store back in March.
The singer-producer proposed to his girlfriend live on stage at V Festival in Essex earlier today.
Celebs have been more romantic than ever this year, making surprise appearances at ordinary couples' weddings, helping friends propose live on stage, and even popping the question themselves in front of huge audiences. And Labrinth continued the trend today (Saturday 22 August) by asking his girlfriend, Muz, to marry him, live at V Festival in Essex.
Labrinth has asked Muz to marry him
The singer-producer was performing at the annual event at Hylands Park in Chelmsford when he got down on one knee and proposed to his long-term partner, to the delight of thousands of fans.
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The former Boyzone singer tied the knot with his Australian girlfriend Storm Uechtritz on Monday, and Sheeran surprised the guests by performing a couple of songs.
According to Irish entertainment news website goss.ie, the globally popular star performed a handful of songs before being joined on stage by Ronan himself and his former Boyzone bandmates Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch at the star-studded do in Scotland.
Ed Sheeran is carving out a niche as a wedding singer on the side
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Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Pearl Jam and Beyonce will be among the performers at the free-ticket event next month in New York.
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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The multi-million selling star will be given the award by University Campus Suffolk later in 2015.
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.
Ed Sheeran at Latitude Festival 2015, performing a surprise set
The huge lion tattoo has divided fans, but Sheeran reacted when Keane singer Tom Chaplin took to Twitter to deride it.
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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The ‘Descendants’ soundtrack might be on top, but overall album sales are declining in the US.
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.
Sophie 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.
The pair have been spotted together on a couple of occasions in the last month, and are apparently in the "early stages of dating", according to a new report.
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.
Nicole Scherzinger is said to be dating Ed Sheeran
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The British singer posted a picture of herself leaving Abbey Road studios, where the last theme song was recorded, with the caption 'That's a wrap!'
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.
Ellie Goulding is favourite to sing the theme song to 'Spectre'
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Ed Sheeren has been cast in the role of Sir Cormac, the deadly sidekick of a church elder, in the upcoming historical fiction drama series, ‘The Bastard Executioner’.
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.
Ed Sheeran at the unveiling of his waxwork in Madame Tussauds, New York, in May 2015.
Ed Sheeran has been playing Cupid again, this time helping Kodaline bassist Jason Boland propose to his girlfriend.
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.
Ed's a good egg
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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Artists such as Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson have helped boost UK streaming figures.
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.
Ed Sheeran is 2015’s most streamed artist so far.
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.
Continue reading: UK Music Hits Landmark Of 500 Million Streams In A Single Week
The singer has received the most nods at this year's awards to be hosted by Miley Cyrus
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.
Everyone's favourite pop star has topped the nomination list at this year's VMAs
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.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Reigns Supreme With Nine MTV VMA Nominations
The singer believes that being able to change his parents' lives makes it all worth it.
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.
Ed Sheeran, family man
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...
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Says Treating His Parents Is Best Thing About Fame
Date of birth
17th February, 1991
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