Ed Sheeran was one of the big winners at the inaugural BBC Music Awards last night after being named British artist of the year. The Halifax--born singer, who grew up in Hebden Bridge, beat acts such as David Bowie, Jungle and Elbow to pick up the gong during the event at Earls Court in London.Collecting his trophy from Sir Tom Jones, the 23-year-old said he wanted to say “a massive thank you to everyone who has bought a record, bought a ticket, streamed on YouTube, done anything, listened to my music”.He went on: “I always thought my career would stop at one album, so knowing my career is longer than one album is the highlight (of the year).”Pharrell Williams was named international artist of the year, beating an eclectic list of nominees including figures such as Prince, Taylor Swift and Dolly Parton.The ceremony also recognised a new generation of performers with the BBC Introducing award for an up-and-coming act going to Catfish And The Bottlemen, who also … [Read more...] about Halifax-born singer Ed Sheeran wins top award
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Singer Ed Sheeran has shared news of his engagement and added that "our cats are chuffed as well". The musician revealed he and girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are engaged on Instagram. Sharing a photograph of them together with his more than 18 million followers, Sheeran wrote: "Got myself a fiance just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx." Last year the singer credited Seaborn, who he has reportedly been dating since 2015, with nursing him back to health after he was involved in a bicycle accident. He told the Capital Breakfast Show that she "had to brush my teeth", and later added she is a "good woman". The couple were childhood friends who attended school together in Suffolk, England, but only became romantically involved years later. In February 2017 he alluded to their relationship on Radio 2, saying: "I spent every day for a year with this certain person, we kind of have a strong relationship now, which is good. "I'm really secure now, … [Read more...] about Singer Ed Sheeran confirms his engagement and that ‘our cats are chuffed as well’
THERE has been much anticipation in the run up to the release of the popstar’s new music video – not least because rival Katy Perry was rumoured to appear – and Taylor Swift has not disappointed fans.Her latest big video release, End Game, is the third single to be brought to life from her chart-topping album, Reputation, and follows the big-budget Look What You Made Me Do.The catchy hip-hop track revolves around Taylor’s reputation, and is suggested to be about her trying to win over boyfriend Joe Alwyn.Repeated throughout the song 13 times are the words “Big reputation”, and the inclusion of “Big enemies” perhaps makes reference to her high profile rivalries.Around the same time as the track was released, Taylor was involved in a court case with DJ David Mueller who she claimed sexually assaulted her.She has had a well-documented clash was fellow singer Katy Perry and has famously been engaged in a war of words with rapper Kanye West.A … [Read more...] about Taylor Swift End Game video and lyrics – how do Future and Ed Sheeran feature and where was it filmed?
PUBLISHED: 15:44 09 January 2018 Andrew Hirst Ed Sheeran's Shape of You has been highlighted in a study looking at trends in pop music. Credit: Greg Williams Archant Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran’s best selling single of last year has been cited in a study which found pop songs are becoming slower and “sadder-sounding”. The study, published by the American Psychological Association, revealed that for 87% of 2017, the UK number one single was in a minor key – up from 62% the previous year and only 29% in 2015. Research carried out by Popbitch, the celebrity and music website, noted that whereas minor key number ones, including Ed’s Shape of You, had lengthy chart-topping periods, those in a cheerier major key tended to occupy the top spot for just one week. The study also found songs were becoming slower with the average beats per minute for a number one single falling below 100 for the first time since 2002. It concluded: “Popular music has, in … [Read more...] about Are pop songs becoming slower and sadder? Study finds minor key singles such as Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You now dominate charts
An Asda shelf stacker claims he gets mobbed by legions of fans whenever he goes out because of his resemblance to a very famous British singer. Wesley Byrne is the spitting image of Ed Sheeran and says he is regularly stopped in the street when out and about with 28-year-old girlfriend Leah Howard-Smit- much to her frustration. He claims he is even stopped at work by people who beg for selfies and autographs convinced he's the famous ginger singer songwriter. The 25-year-old Ed doppelganger can't even party in peace and once had to show his passport to a boozed-up reveller who, convinced he was the Grammy-nominated star, demanded he start singing. Wesley from Shaw, Greater Manchester, said: "I've developed a bit of a sense of when it's going to happen – it happens all the time when I'm out and about." He continued: "Being stopped in the street and asked for pictures and autographs has started to happen more and more since he's got bigger, especially if I'm out in Manchester. … [Read more...] about Asda shelf stacker gets mobbed wherever he goes because he looks just like ginger singer Ed Sheeran