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Post  misery guts on Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:15 am

Ginger-haired pop rascal about to release his 3rd album, Divide. He scored big success with his 2nd album, and the signs are that he may well equal or better that this time around. He even wrote the recent winning single for the UK X Factor champ, Matt Terry. Here are a few of his hits so far:

Lego House

Everytthing Has Changed (w/Taylor Swift)

Sing (w/Pharrell Williams)

Thinking Out Loud

Shape Of You

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Post  misery guts on Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:40 am

Ed Sheeran: Live From The Artist's Den
At the New York Society for Ethical Culture, Apr 13, 2013. Ed ran through his hits with gusto to an appreciative crowd. America apparently loves him, and he loves them back. Fair enough.

Ed Sheeran: Day In The Life
Harmless fluff to plug his new album, whilst visiting (and ultimately playing a short gig at) the Coronation Street studios. His friendly rivalry with Example, and work with Rick Rubin, Pharrell and Taylor Swift were of some interest, and there was plenty of his work, either live or in videos.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:53 am

Ed Sheeran - To Live Music
2/3 of this came from an American radio show (The Bert Show?) which was interesting for some of its repetitive bone-headed questions, nit-picking for absolutely pristine answers where there was no need. There was a section from an interview given to Jonathan Ross around last Christmas (and an amusing anecdote about Ariana Grande), and then a short burst from some Irish radio show. Like Adele, Ed seems popular in the US as the UK, and his future success is in his own hands.

Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran
A capsule look at the build-up to release of his 2nd album, "Multiply". Both Taylor Swift and Pharrell got in to sing his praises, but mainly it was about Ed. Ed back at his old school, Ed back in his old hometown, Ed relating how he made some happy connections in the USA (eg Jamie Foxx), and things snowballed. The immediate success of "Sing" lit the blue touch-paper again, and the rest is already history.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:13 pm

Jumpers For Goalposts - Ed Sheeran : Live at Wembley Arena
A lengthy concert film looking at Ed's 3 nights at Wembley Stadium in July 2015. He was apparently the first person to ever play such a venue solo. Each clip of him doing a song was sandwiched between some backstage skit about his career up to now, views on other countries, support from Example and Passenger, and on the middle date, a special appearance from Sir Elton John. Elton & Ed duetted on "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", and Elton generally put Ed over as a great new talent already, whereas he, Elton, was nearing the end of his own road.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:53 am

Storytellers: Ed Sheeran
Live in some bar in Dublin, Ed performs various songs, inbetween stories about them and their origins, whether Thinking Out Loud, or The A Team. Though he was flattered to work with Pharrell on Sing, he does makes it sound like Pharrell is this egomaniac whose idea of encouragement is to under-rate your existing work and push you to what is his idea of quality.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:50 am

The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Ed Sheeran
Ed did three spots of note in a recent appearance. First, surprising some awful kid doing a version of "Thinking Out Loud". Then performing "Shape Of You". Then doing a small chat about his year off without phone (Ellen desperately pleading with her audience not to copy this because her show relies on them), how he injured his foot in Iceland, and delaying the album from last November. So, worth checking out.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:36 am

He's basically a lock for #1 album this week with Divide, after mammoth early sales of 400k + already. Just a matter of whether he reaches the 800k region where the record-holders sit.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:25 am

He's really breaking records this week:

‘nearly breaks Spotify’
Ed Sheeran’s new album has broken the record for most first-week Spotify streams of all time.
The singer-songwriter ‘nearly broke’ the music streaming service this week as his third album, Divide, racked up 283 million streams.
This means that the 26-year-old now holds the global record, having surpassed The Weeknd’s 223 million streams.
When the new UK chart is revealed in a few hours, we'll learn how many other records he's smashed too.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:30 am

Well, if you missed the chart news... Ed did rather well this week Laughing

Ed on Capital
A short session and chat with Roman Kemp. Ed spent longer on this LP than the previous 2. He has size 11 feet. He would do a Bond theme, but not if he was expected to audition. He's willing to collaborate with Sam Smith. He has over 100 small tattoos.

Ed Sheeran - Hangout
Some repetition of anecdotes (although his foot injury is a story worth hearing again, to be fair). He learnt to ski with James Blunt, who also caused the infamous sword injury which was blamed on a member of the Royal Family. He gets requested to sing at weddings a lot, and is willing to do so if he's ever free (which seems unlikely). Originally thought "Shape Of You" might do for Little Mix or Rihanna. Wrote "Cold Water" for Major Lazer. Chose to hold his LP back until the US Election hubbub settled (the right call).
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Post  misery guts on Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:54 am

Continuing his domination in the UK, he's been announced as a headliner for this year's Glastonbury Festival, his only festival date this year.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:59 am

"Shape of You" is now partly credited to the writer's of TLC's "No Scrubs", as after 10 weeks on sale, that song's authors have realised & managed to prove a similarity (must say, it's not occurred to me once, but then I didn't think much of No Scrubs back in the day).
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Post  misery guts on Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:08 am

Ed Sheeran - Box Plus Live Sessions
Another short chat, with a few performances, finishing with a cover of Justin Bieber's Love Yourself. He feels "award shows are dead" experiences, which is why he enjoyed working with Stormzy at the Brits. South American audiences are very loud, whilst the Philippines' ones are excitable. He rates the Ryman in Nashville, prefers Suffolk to Los Angeles, because of the anonymity of home.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:23 am

He's had more legal issues, settling a copyright case that his song "Photograph" resembled a 2012 hit "Amazing" from Matt Cardle.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:13 am

misery guts wrote:Continuing his domination in the UK, he's been announced as a headliner for this year's Glastonbury Festival, his only festival date this year.
Ed Sheeran - Live at Glastonbury 2017
Closing the festival as headliner on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night, starting at 9.50pm rather than the advertised 9, he delivered a solid hour and a half, only joined on stage for 1 song by any other musicians. His loop pedal antics confused some of those tuning in for the first time. But he made sure to check off his singles, ending gratifyingly with You Need Me, I Don't Need You. A triumph.

Though he has announced he was coming off Twitter due to overwhelming negativity, and he would use Instagram to impart news now.
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Post  misery guts on Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:00 am

Ed's is the headline nomination for this year's Mercury Music Prize, but he faces competition from Loyle Carner, alt J and Stormzy:

Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and the xx feature on shortlist

I'm impressed that The Big Moon made the final 12.
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Post  Adric on Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:15 am

misery guts wrote:Ed's is the headline nomination for this year's Mercury Music Prize, but he faces competition from Loyle Carner, alt J and Stormzy:

Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and the xx feature on shortlist

I'm impressed that The Big Moon made the final 12.

I'd give anything if this were US news Smile
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Post  misery guts on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:12 am

I wouldn't have thought Stormzy & co were up your street, but then the list as a whole is quite diverse Cool
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Post  misery guts on Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:36 am

Mercury Prize to be announced tonight. Sheeran is not expected to win, though. Here are recent odds:

Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos: 5/2
Sampha – Process: 7/2
Stormzy – Gang Signs and Prayer: 6/1
Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone: 8/1
J Hus – Common Sense: 10/1
Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being: 12/1
The xx – I See you: 12/1
Alt-J – Relaxer: 16/1
Dinosaur – Together, As One: 16/1
Ed Sheeran – ÷: 20/1
The Big Moon – Love In The 4th Dimension: 20/1
Blossoms – Blossoms: 33/1


I wouldn't be over-shocked at J Hus or Blossoms taking it.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:50 am

Sampha won; Idris Elba presented the award (talk about telegraphing a result - they were hardly going to book him to give it to Ed Sheeran).
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Post  misery guts on Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:14 am

Shape of You is now supposedly the 3rd biggest single in UK history

Platinum (x5)
When streams and downloads are added together, it works out as three million sales, according to the BPI which represents the UK music industry.
Only Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas? and Elton John's Candle In The Wind '97 have sold more copies in the UK.

But on the other hand, he's broken his arm:

Dangerous Bike Riding
“I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows,”
Apparently he was hit by a car Shocked
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Post  misery guts on Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:40 am

Ed has indeed had to cancel shows.

BBC Music Introducing - 10 Years of finding the Next Big Thing
Through a process of websites and local radio, the BBC claims to have helped acts like Ed Sheeran find their first steps, and here was a special concert at the Brixton Academy, notably not including Ed (though he did talk in footage between the performances). But George Ezra, Slaves and Jake Bugg were amongst those not too big to give it a miss.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:07 am

Perfect has become his 4th #1 single, thanks partly to a new version turning it into a duet with Beyoncé. Ed claims to have something up his sleeve to help it stay at the top for Christmas. We'll see.
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Post  misery guts Yesterday at 2:17 am

I notice he's managed to get a US #1 too, thanks to cunning use of Beyoncé. His big plan to get the UK Christmas #1 involves this new version, plus a further quasi-orchestral version too.

Given there are 17 Christmas oldies in the UK top 40, I don't think his blatant antics are the worst problem, though.
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