1. Ed Sheeran Smashes More Records as Australasian Stadium Tour Swells to 18 Dates

    May 26, 2017 2:51 AM EDT Ed Sheeran has shattered another record Down Under, and he has another, even loftier achievement in his sights.  The British singer-songwriter’s 2018 stadium tour of Australia and New Zealand has expanded to 18 shows, eclipsing the historic mark of 14 stadium dates for a single trek set by AC…

  2. Twickets, Leading U.K. Fan-to-Fan Ticket Market, Launches in Australia

    May 26, 2017 1:12 AM EDT Twickets, the fan-to-fan ticket resale platform, has opened for business in Australia, its first presence outside the U.K. The Australian operation, which enables registered users to buy and sell tickets at face value (or less), is based in Melbourne and helmed by Danny Hannaford, former Head…

  3. Nicky Jam Celebrates His Billboard Music Award, Daddy Yankee One of Spotify's Most Streamed Artists: Latin Notas

    May 23, 2017 7:13 PM EDT Latin Notas is a weekly news summary, compiled by Billboard's editors, about new songs, videos, concert announcements and what Latin musicians are doing in the world of entertainment. Nicky Jam celebrates his second Billboard Music Award For the second consecutive year, Nicky Jam seizes…

  4. Ed Sheeran Shines From a 'Castle on the Hill' at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2017 7:05 PM EDT Riding high off the most successful solo single of his career, Ed Sheeran brought its official follow-up to the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and delivered a spirited (and remote) performance of “Castle on the Hill” on Sunday night (May 21). Sporting a black t-shirt that read "HOAX"…

  5. Which 2017 Billboard Music Awards Performance Are You Most Excited For? Vote!

    May 19, 2017 5:38 PM EDT Ready to tune in Sunday night? This year’s Billboard Music Awards will be packed with great live performances from Miley Cyrus , Lorde, Ed Sheeran and even Florida Georgia Line with John Legend . And, of course, the one and only Cher . We can’t wait to see our favorite artists perform onstage…

  6. Harry Styles Lands U.K. No. 1 Album, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Top Singles Chart Again

    May 19, 2017 4:14 PM EDT Harry Styles ' self-titled solo debut album for Columbia/Sony debuts on the U.K. chart at No. 1, while the Official Charts Company 's new singles countdown shows a second week at the top for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee 's “Despacito” (Interscope/Universal), featuring Justin…

  7. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Miley Cyrus Makes Waves With 'Malibu'

    May 17, 2017 11:52 PM EDT Plus, Childish Gambino scores a first & a country band with ties to Bruno Mars debuts. As previously reported , Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee 's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber , crowns the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated May 27), rising 3-1. Among highlights for the new…

  8. Ed Sheeran Matches Australasian Stadium Record

    May 17, 2017 1:49 AM EDT Ed Sheeran can chalk up another record.  The British singer and songwriter’s 2018 stadium tour Down Under has doubled in size from its original seven dates due to “overwhelming demand,” according to Michael Gudinski's Frontier Touring Company, the producer of the trek. Sheeran’s 14-date…

  9. Ed Sheeran, 'Love Actually' Cast & More Team Up for Red Nose Day Promo

    May 15, 2017 8:32 PM EDT Money raised on Facebook will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ed Sheeran , the cast of Love Actually , Bill Gates, Julia Roberts and many more have teamed up for new Red Nose Day U.S.A. video encouraging viewers to participate in the annual fundraising event.  The video…

  10. Men Have Linked the Longest Streak of Hot 100 No. 1s in 25 Years

    May 11, 2017 10:42 AM EDT Seven No. 1s in a row, from "Black Beatles" to "I'm the One," mark the most consecutive leaders by exclusively male acts since 1991-92. If five male artists sharing credit atop the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 20) isn't enough of a sign of the success that male…

  11. Chart Beat Podcast: Justin Bieber Finds New 'Purpose' Between Albums & Billy Cyrus Remembers His 'Achy Break'-Through Hit

    May 11, 2017 10:00 AM EDT Bieber has now landed more top five Hot 100 hits in featured roles post-"Purpose" than he did with songs from his smash 2015 album. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss…

  12. Watch Ed Sheeran's Acoustic Jam With Anne-Marie

    May 11, 2017 3:04 AM EDT Ed Sheeran’s U.S. tour won’t kick off for another few weeks, but the Brit has given Sheerios a little something sweet to think about. The "Shape of You" singer took a moment out of his busy schedule to accompany rising singer Anne-Marie  for an acoustic take   on her club track …

  13. Ed Sheeran Plots 2018 Stadium Tour of Australia and New Zealand

    May 10, 2017 4:52 AM EDT Ed Sheeran’s world tour will include a lap of Australia and New Zealand. The English singer and songwriter will return to familiar turf when his Divide world tour heads south next March for seven stadium concerts.  Early Wednesday, Sheeran announced the itinerary for his 2018 Australasian…

  14. Publishers Quarterly: Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' Dominates, Sony/ATV Stays On Top

    May 08, 2017 11:31 AM EDT In a first quarter defined by continuity, Sony/ATV Music Publishing extended its market share lead for the 19th straight period, having kept the top spot since it became a shareholder in -- and took over administration for -- EMI Music Publishing in the third quarter of 2012. And for the…

  15. Ed Sheeran & James Blunt: A Timeline of Their Friendship

    May 07, 2017 9:00 AM EDT With Ed Sheeran ’s crown securely in place atop his fluffy red head, it’s a challenge for anyone to grab at Sheeran’s top spots on the charts ( Drake and Kendrick Lamar seem like the only men for the job). And with Sheeran’s pull in the pop world, it’s good to have this guy on your side --…

  16. DJ Khaled's 'I'm The One' at U.K. Singles Summit, Ed Sheeran Is Still Album King

    May 05, 2017 3:51 PM EDT Miami DJ-producer-artist DJ Khaled enters the U.K. singles chart at No. 1 with “I'm The One” (Black Butter/We The Best), which features Justin Bieber , Quavo , Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne . Ed Sheeran holds off Gorillaz ' Humanz (Parlophone/Warner Music) to start a ninth week…

  17. Watch Ed Sheeran Sing 'Shape of You' With Stormzy During Surprise Appearance at London Show

    May 05, 2017 9:58 AM EDT Stormzy  wrapped up a sold-out three-night run at London's O2 Academy Brixton on Thursday night (May 4), and he made sure to make his finale grand. The grime singer had Ed Sheeran  join him for their remix of the British singer-songwriter's chart-topping hit "Shape of You."…

  18. Watch Ed Sheeran Get Clobbered in the Saoirse Ronan-Starring 'Galway Girl' Video

    May 04, 2017 3:34 AM EDT She played the fiddle in an Irish band. She fell in love with an English man. And now Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl  has her own video. Saoirse Ronan ( Atonement, Brooklyn, Hannah ) stars as the pub-crawling, titular character in the official clip for "Galway Girl," which was shot in…

  19. Win a Trip to the Billboard Music Awards Courtesy of Music Choice

    May 03, 2017 2:20 PM EDT Billboard and Music Choice are teaming up for two of the summer's hottest events: the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival. In celebration of the partnership kickoff, one lucky fan will get the chance to actually attend the BBMAs -- and it could be you.…

  20. Alison Wonderland & Naderi Get Cute on Ed Sheeran 'Shape Of You' Cover: Premiere

    May 03, 2017 1:40 PM EDT Everyone loves Ed Sheeran 's direct, folksy-pop form of songwriting, especially on the fun, flirty hit “Shape of You.” We at Billboard Dance found a bunch of cool remixes of the tune, but today, we share a high-profile dance cover. Alison Wonderland and her pal Naderi had a few days off…

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