In this week's Music Minute, rumours suggest Ed Sheeran will quit music, Gorillaz release their long-awaited new album and Dua Lipa teams up with Miguel on a new track. Ed Sheeran quitting music? Is Ed Sheeran's career over? Reports say the pop star is keen to step out of the spotlight after wrapping up his Divide tour in October but the break could be indefinite. Since returning to music earlier in 2017, Sheeran, 26, has amassed 14 weeks at number one with Shape Of You and landed the fastest-selling album by a male solo artist with his third album Divide. A source close to the singer told the Daily Star that Sheeran craves a normal life, explaining: "Ed has pretty much achieved everything there is to achieve in music. He absolutely loves what he does and is riding the wave of his success at the moment, but at the same time he wants a more normal life." Gorillaz release new album After a six-year break, Britpop group Gorillaz will release their fifth studio album Humanz on 28 April. … [Read more...] about Music Minute: Ed Sheeran quitting music, Gorillaz release new album, Dua Lipa debuts Miguel track
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In this week's Music Minute, Ed Sheeran teases new music for 2017, Harry Styles prepares to release his new solo single and Calvin Harris returns with a new soul jam. Ed Sheeran new music Is Ed Sheeran already planning his next album? It looks that way, as the singer has promised fans new music before the end of 2017. During his year-long break, Sheeran spent some time in Ghana working with artists like Fuse ODG and R2Bees and fans will soon get to hear exactly what magic they made in the studio. Sheeran told The Sun: "We made a bunch of music. One song made the album then there's more coming out. There's actually a full song being released with me, Fuse and R2Bees." The Shape Of You singer is still riding high on the UK charts, with his third album Divide spending its fourth week at number one. Sheeran has also kept Take That from chart glory with their latest album, Wonderland, debuting at number two. Harry Styles debuts his solo single One Direction star Harry Styles will finally … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran teases new music, Harry Styles releases solo single Sign Of The Times
Not even Ed Sheeran could have predicted what would happen after the release of his third album ÷ on 3 March. Pronounced Divide, the anticipated record become the fastest-selling album in the UK by a male artist. However, perhaps even more impressive is that all 16 songs from the album would make the top 20. Listeners evidently can't get enough of ÷ but the music industry insiders are questioning how it is possible that Sheeran could dominate the top 20 in such an unprecedented way – and whether this streaming effect is actually damaging for the charts. Currently, Sheeran, 26, claims the first six positions on the UK singles chart with Shape Of You, which is spending its ninth week at number one, Galway Girl, Castle On The Hill, Perfect, New Man and Happier. Overall on the top 20, the only other artists getting a look in are Coldplay and The Chainsmokers with Something Just Like This, Rag'N'Bone Man with Human, Katy Perry with Chained To The Rhythm and Stormzy with … [Read more...] about Is Ed Sheeran’s chart success damaging for the music industry? Calls for ‘drastic rethink’
GREETINGS and welcome to today’s seminar on Ed Sheeran at the College of Further and Higher and Higher Education in partnership with Jackie Wilson. The proposition for today’s discussion is that Ed Sheeran is an everyman. He’s a red haired geezer who goes on Graham Norton without his glasses and then needs to go right up to the monitor to confirm that yes, the person sitting in the red chair is indeed one of his best friends from school. Sleb Safari has been reading a lot about Ed lately, in preparation for this class. It has learned that he writes songs for everyone from Rihanna to Justin Bieber; that his girlfriend plays hockey for Wimbledon Hockey Club; that he suffered serious burns last year when the ground gave way beneath him in Iceland and his feet plunged into a geyser where the water was almost 200 degrees Celsius and that he once got so hammered at Russell Crowe’s house that he ended up stumbling into a field full of venomous snakes and sleeping … [Read more...] about Is Ed Sheeran the next Simon Cowell?
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Has the line-up for this year's Glastonbury Festival just been leaked? Organisers are yet to announce any of the acts playing at this year's event, but we may have just found out who's taking to the stage. The website Clashfinder has published details of bands set to play at this year's festival, with acts listed for the Pyramid Stage and four other areas of the site. It should be noted that Clashfinder is a publicly edited site and its list of acts may not be wholly reliable. All times listed below are estimated and the line-up may be subject to change. Read More The Glastonbury Festival has not issued any comment on the line-up information released on Clashfinder on Sunday. With that in mind, if you have tickets for Glastonbury this year, this is what you could be seeing in just over three months' time: Pyramid Stage 11.30am-12 noon: Junun 12.25-1.15pm: … [Read more...] about Has the Glastonbury Festival 2017 line-up been leaked? Dull list of set times posted before official announcement
Ed Sheeran’s chart domination has continued for a fifth week – netting him a new record in the process. That’s because the singer’s hung on in there at numbers one and two in the singles chart with Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill – making it five weeks in a row for Ed in the top two spots. Which officially marks the longest time an act has managed to hold such an honour – with Ed breaking the record set by Justin Bieber, who managed four weeks at numbers one and two with Love Yourself and Sorry back in 2015. Well done that man. 2017 is shaping up to be a busy year for Ed, following his recent return to music after a ‘gap year’. As well as forthcoming album Divide, released on March 3 – and an appearance at the Brit Awards – he’s heading off on a world tour which will reach the UK and Ireland in April and May. More: Music Happy birthday! Blur’s self-titled fifth album is officially 20 years old Drake spends … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran just broke a chart record with a fifth week at number one and two
Ed Sheeran has opened up about his decision to take a year-long break from his career. The singer, who has stepped away from the limelight, revealed that he was worried that people were getting sick of him. In an interview with The Project, he explained: ‘I just felt like everything I did, I got a very lukewarm reaction by the end of it. ‘I was like here’s a new song. And people were like, “ah, great,”‘ changing the tone of his voice to sound negative. The Lego House star decided a break would make people eager to see him back. He said: ‘But you disappear for a year and then people are kind of hungry for it again. ‘But I’m sure I’ll get to the end of this campaign and people will be like “yeah, cool,”‘ making the gesture for people shooing him away. Sheeran is back with a new single called Shape of You and has worldwide tour dates pencilled in for later this year. The singer revealed he didn’t even … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran reveals why he took a year-long break from music
After taking a break from performing, Ed Sheeran is back, but he could soon be making another big move – by getting engaged to girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn. The Brit is currently down under where the Castle On The Hill singer is touring Melbourne and Sydney. But a friend of the star says Ed could be getting down on bended knee – as soon as this week – to pop the question. They told Australian magazine NW: ”He’s so ready to take the next step with Cherry and couldn’t think of a better place to ask her to marry him in Australia’. This isn’t the first time Ed, who is confirmed to play at this year’s Brit Awards, has hinted he wants to settle down. He told Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio: ‘This has been the first time I’ve ever actually had the time to fall in love properly. ‘I’ve always got into relationships very passionately – I’m a redhead and also Irish. But then I will get in a … [Read more...] about Is Ed Sheeran about to propose to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in Australia?
Glastonbury is the biggest festival of the year, bringing together the best musical artists in the world. 2017 promises to be no different, as some sensational artists have already been tipped to perform. Ed Sheeran, who has recently made a social media comeback after a year hiatus, is one of those in the rumoured line-up getting festival goers over excited. In fact, he's said to be headlining the June festival. Ticket holders and re-sale hopefuls alike, here's what you need to know about the music event of the year. Is Ed Sheeran headlining? Ed Sheeran is rumoured to be headlining for 2017. Adele took centre stage for 2016, and Ed seems like one of the few people who could follow such an act. But how did the rumours start? The Thinking Out Loud singer had been favourite to headline since 2016 wrapped up anyway, but more recently it's been alleged he's sealed the singing deal. On Ed signing up, a source said: "Michael [the event organiser] is delighted to get Ed signed up. It's … [Read more...] about Glastonbury 2017: From Ed Sheeran headlining to securing festival tickets, what you need to know
Is Ed Sheeran topping the bill at Glastonbury next year? Fresh reports say Ed is confirmed to headline the festival after his one year break comes to an end. According to The Sun, festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis are ‘delighted’ that the singer has agreed to perform. A source said: ‘Ed’s always said headlining Glastonbury has been a big ambition of his. ‘Topping his three sold-out Wembley Stadium shows last year will be tough, but this is as big as it gets.’ Ed has performed at Glasto in the past in 2011 and on the Pyramid Stage in 2014. He previously said that he wanted ‘three or four’ albums under his belt before he considered headlining it – and with his third record on the way it’s looking like the right time. The Thinking Out Loud singer is slowly resurfacing from his hiatus, penning the single When Christmas Comes Around for X Factor winner Matt Terry. He also recently tweeted a mysterious blue picture earlier … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran ‘is headlining Glastonbury 2017’ following his year off
Seeing how Ed Sheeran is one of Taylor Swift's closest friends, it stands to reason that he would try and play matchmaker when it comes to her love life, right? Well, think again. When the question came up during the Fault in Our Stars premiere on Wednesday, Sheeran simply replied, "No, no, not really." Fair enough. After all, the guy does have his own romance to focus on. Earlier this week, the 23-year-old artist revealed that he has a girlfriend. WATCH: Ed Sheeran performs acoustic cover of Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" However, Sheeran admitted that he doesn't serenade his lady. "I don't like to sing to her in private because that's really creepy and weird," he explained while talking to KIIS FM. "If someone did that to you, like legitimately, if someone sat you down like, 'Hey baby, I'll come play some...' You'd be a bit awkward right?" And while he refused to give too many details on his girlfriend, he did say she's "nice" and "really cool" and noted that Swift has given her … [Read more...] about Is Ed Sheeran a Matchmaker? Find Out If He Ever Sets Good Friend Taylor Swift Up on Dates