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    5 reasons to catch Rick Astley in concert

    There’s a scene in the latest Star Wars movie where Jedi master Luke Skywalker tries to temper pupil Rey’s expectations of future events: “This isn’t going to go the way you think,” cautions Luke. That admonition would’ve served fans attending Rick Astley’s concert in Cleveland last night equally...
  • Interview: 'Unbreakable' Ali McManus overcomes the odds

    Interview: 'Unbreakable' Ali McManus overcomes the odds

    Singer-songwriter Ali McManus has spent her entire life beating the odds. The Detroit native was born premature, diagnosed with a rare bone disorder as a child, and has spent the last twelve years confined to a wheelchair. But McManus wouldn’t let her physical limitations keep her from fulfilling...
  • Watch: Ed Sheeran and James Blunt smash Elton John's 'Sacrifice' duet

    Watch: Ed Sheeran and James Blunt smash Elton John's 'Sacrifice' duet

    In case you missed it, British pop star pals Ed Sheeran and James Blunt delivered a stunning rendition of Elton John’s 1990 chart-topping ballad “Sacrifice” for an appearance last month on Taratata. In the attached video of the performance, Blunt leads off with the first verse from behind the piano...
  • Watch: Ed Sheeran drops Red Nose Day 'What Do I Know' video, writes emotional diary of Liberian trip

    Watch: Ed Sheeran drops Red Nose Day 'What Do I Know' video, writes emotional diary of Liberian trip

    Ed Sheeran has been a huge advocate for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day campaign for a long time. But this year, he made his first trip to Liberia to visit an education center funded by the UK based-charity. He was invited to make a film documenting his experience while he was there. Red Nose Day posted...
  • Taylor Swift praises pal Ed Sheeran in heartfelt essay honoring his Time 100 ranking

    Taylor Swift praises pal Ed Sheeran in heartfelt essay honoring his Time 100 ranking

    Taylor Swift picked up her pen to write a heartfelt essay about her pal Ed Sheeran to honor his ranking in Time’s 100 Most Influential People 2017. She speaks of the English native singer-songwriter’s unbridled passion and ambition toward achieving music industry success in the eloquently written...
  • Will Ed Sheeran best two of his friends and reclaim the UK Singles Chart throne?

    Will Ed Sheeran best two of his friends and reclaim the UK Singles Chart throne?

    It’s been an exciting week on the UK Official Singles Chart. Harry Styles captured his first No. 1 as a solo artist with “Sign of the Times," which ended his pal Ed Sheeran’s 13-week "Shape of You" chart reign. Per an Official Chart report, Sheeran and Styles are currently embroiled in a tight three...
  • Watch: Ed Sheeran performs 'Castle on the Hill' on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

    Watch: Ed Sheeran performs 'Castle on the Hill' on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

    Ed Sheeran returned to “The Tonight Show” on April 17 to perform his next official single from ÷ (Divide), “Castle on the Hill.” Sheeran first dropped the track which pays homage to his Suffolk, England home back on Jan. 6 and it has peaked at the No. 2 spot on several charts including his native UK...
  • Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' lands 12th week atop the Hot 100

    Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' lands 12th week atop the Hot 100

    For yet another week, Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" is controlling the lead on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart as seen on the April 18 update. The lead single taken from the No. 1 album Divide spends its 12th week at No. 1 as it continues to gain in radio airplay even after three months. The song...
  • Harry Styles wins UK Singles Chart race against Ed Sheeran: 3 reasons why the former 1D band member's chart coup is impressive

    Harry Styles wins UK Singles Chart race against Ed Sheeran: 3 reasons why the former 1D band member's chart coup is impressive

    Harry Styles ended Ed Sheeran’s 13-week reign on top of the UK Official Singles Chart when his debut solo single “Sign of the Times” shot to No. 1, effectively bumping Sheeran’s chart-smashing hit “Shape of You” to No. 2. The margin was narrow, though, with an Official Charts report revealing “Sign...
  • Ed Sheeran thanks Galway crowd for supporting 'Galway Girl' music video shoot

    Ed Sheeran thanks Galway crowd for supporting 'Galway Girl' music video shoot

    If local Galway residents aren’t already beaming that part-Irish, part-British pop star Ed Sheeran wrote his smash hit “Galway Girl” about their town, he gave them an extra reason to be proud after thanking Galway “and all the wonderful people in it” via Instagram on April 12 for helping him shoot...
  • Will Harry Styles knock Ed Sheeran out of his UK Singles Chart lead?

    Will Harry Styles knock Ed Sheeran out of his UK Singles Chart lead?

    Harry Styles just might be the one to finally knock Ed Sheeran out of the top spot on the UK Official Singles Chart. Per an Official Chart update, Styles’ art-rock debut solo single “Sign of the Times” is poised to capture the top position on Friday, though it’s still a tight race, with Sheeran’s...
  • Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' becomes 34th song to lead for 10 or more weeks

    Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' becomes 34th song to lead for 10 or more weeks

    Ed Sheeran's latest album era is proving to be his biggest success yet. Divide was kicked off with lead single "Shape of You" and since then, the album has been consistently producing results. The single became Sheeran's first radio No. 1 while the parent album ruled the Billboard Top 200 Albums...
  • ABCs of Ed Sheeran Part 2 of 3: I-P

    ABCs of Ed Sheeran Part 2 of 3: I-P

    Our alphabetical guide to the world’s biggest male pop star, ABCs of Ed Sheeran, continues with Part 2: I–P. Read on for some more fun facts about the British native singer. I is for Irish Heritage It turns out the multiple BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter’s paternal grandparents are Irish. He...
  • ABCs of Ed Sheeran Part 3 of 3: Q-Z

    ABCs of Ed Sheeran Part 3 of 3: Q-Z

    Our fact-filled, three-part series, ABCs of Ed Sheeran concludes below with Part 3: Q-Z. Read on to learn more about the Grammy-winning pop superstar. Q is for Quirky Ed Sheeran embraces his quirky side and overcame a stuttering problem by memorizing and rapping Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP. In...
  • ABCs of Ed Sheeran Part 1 of 3: A-H

    ABCs of Ed Sheeran Part 1 of 3: A-H

    Ed Sheeran may have a penchant for using math symbols to title his albums, but his bold display of creative genius with the recent chart-topping, record-smashing success of his third studio album ÷ (Divide) proves he’s also got a wonderful way with words. The Grammy-winning British crooner is a...
  • Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' earns 4X Platinum BPI Award distinction

    Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' earns 4X Platinum BPI Award distinction

    Ed Sheeran’s Divide has gone 4X Platinum. British Phonographic IndustryAward stats showed that the critically-acclaimed album has earned one Platinum every week since its release. Each Platinum cert represents 300,000 units of sales. Multiply that by four and that means the Grammy-winning singer...
  • Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' continues Hot 100 dominance for a ninth week

    Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' continues Hot 100 dominance for a ninth week

    Ed Sheeran's lead single "Shape of You" from the album Divide has been rock solid since its release. It debuted atop the Hot 100 songs chart and was the 27th song to do so in history before slipping for just one week in its second frame. Since that time, it has remained the most popular song across...
  • Lorde, Katy Perry, The Jacksons and many more big name artists were all revealed on to be Glastonbury's 2017 lineup on Thursday morning. 

    Katy Perry, The Jacksons, The xx and Lorde all added Glastonbury’s loaded 2017 lineup

    Well, that escalated quickly! Up until this point, Glastonbury Festival had already given music fans around the world a reason to mark their calendars and buy their plane tickets when they revealed that the Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran would all be headlining the enormous five-day event in...
  • Can Take That take over Ed Sheeran's commanding UK Albums Chart lead?

    Can Take That take over Ed Sheeran's commanding UK Albums Chart lead?

    Drake may have bumped Ed Sheeran out of first place on the Billboard 200 Chart with his hot new playlist, More Life, but the “Shape of You” singer is still holding the top spot on the UK Albums Chart with Divide. At midweek, however, the wildly popular British band Take That is closing the gap on...
  • Watch: Ed Sheeran delivers heartfelt acoustic performance of 'What Do I Know?' for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day special

    Watch: Ed Sheeran delivers heartfelt acoustic performance of 'What Do I Know?' for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day special

    Ed Sheeran delivered a heartfelt performance of his inspirational acoustic anthem “What Do I Know?” during BBC One’s March 24 broadcast of Comic Relief’s 2017 Red Nose Day TV special.  He implores the audience and viewers at large to “pick up the phone and donate anything you can” before he launches...
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