Ed Sheeran

  1. Will.i.am Celebrates 'Birthday' No. 1 in U.K., Ed Sheeran's 'X' Retains Albums Crown

    July 14, 2014 5:52 AM EDT will.i.am has landed his fifth U.K. No. 1 single as headline artist and tenth overall. “It’s My Birthday” (Interscope/Universal), featuring Cody Wise, arrived at the summit yesterday (July 13), as Ed Sheeran began a third week atop the album chart ...

  2. Billboard Artist 100 Chart Launches; Trey Songz Leads First List

    July 10, 2014 10:03 AM EDT Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, MAGIC! and Luke Bryan among others in the top 10 of Billboard's exclusive new ranking of each week's top acts Today (June 10), Billboard proudly unveils the Artist 100 , the first-ever weekly ranking dedicated t ...

  3. Ed Sheeran's New Spotify Record, in Perspective

    July 02, 2014 3:07 PM EDT In its first week of release, Ed Sheeran's "x" generated 6.25 million streams in the U.K. at Spotify -- a new record for the streaming service -- and over 6 million streams in the U.S. The album also set a Spotify record for global ...

  4. Ed Sheeran's 'X' Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 02, 2014 11:00 AM EDT British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 , as "x" opens with 210,000 sold in the week ending June 29, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set is Sheeran's second full-length effort, and ...

  5. Ed Sheeran's 'X' Fastest-Selling of the Year in U.K.

    June 30, 2014 8:13 AM EDT Ed Sheeran’s sophomore set “X” (Asylum/Warner Music) has become the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2014 to date. It sold 182,000 units to Saturday at midnight to debut atop the Official Charts Company’s new survey, 14,000 more than Coldplay’s pre ...

  6. How Grown-Up Beliebers Influenced Ed Sheeran's Pop Stardom

    June 25, 2014 4:32 PM EDT Ed Sheeran released his second full-length album, "x" (as in "multiply") in the U.S. on Monday (June 23), and it's reasonable to expect a very healthy debut sales week. For an artist without much in the way of previous cha ...

  7. Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Top U.K. Charts

    June 09, 2014 8:50 AM EDT Ed Sheeran has scored his first U.K. No. 1 single, debuting at the top of the new chart published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (June 8) with “Sing” (Asylum/Warner Music). Sam Smith started a second week at the album chart summit with “ ...

  8. Vine Superstar Shawn Mendes Signed to Island Records (Exclusive)

    June 04, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Last August, Shawn Mendes noticed that of all the six-second videos uploaded to the sharing service Vine -- from a tutorial on making steak tartare  to RiFF RaFF's ode to his shampoo bottle -- no one had uploaded a clip of a simple song. Sens ...

  9. iHeartRadio Publishes Audience Results for Australia

    May 09, 2014 6:56 AM EDT In a rare show of openness for an Australian streaming music service, iHeartRadio’s domestic operation has shared some data on its subscribers and how they’re using it.  As at April, iHeartRadio Australia reports its app had been downloaded 308,00 ...

  10. Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' Headed Toward Top 40 Debut on Hot 100

    April 11, 2014 3:35 PM EDT The singer's new song, co-written and -produced with Pharrell, should make an impressive entrance on next week's Hot 100 due to strong early sales and airplay. Ed Sheeran's new single "Sing," which Pharrell Williams co-wro ...

  11. Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' Off To Fast Start At Radio, Retail

    April 08, 2014 5:15 PM EDT After its first day, the singer/songwriter's collab with Pharrell is drawing praise from radio and racking download sales. After its first day of availability, Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Pharrell Williams co-wrote and co-produc ...

  12. Pepsi Premieres Best New Artist Video Series Starring 2014 Nominees (Exclusive)

    January 14, 2014 9:00 AM EST An artist’s first Grammy nomination can be a life-changing event – particularly when that nod is for Best New Artist. Pepsi is amplifying its support of the 56th Grammy Best New Artist program with a series of video interviews with all five nomine ...

  13. Florida Georgia Line Talk New Deluxe Album, American Music Awards, MSG Dreams, More (Video Q&A)

    November 19, 2013 12:10 PM EST   Florida Georgia Line's Brian "BK" Kelley and Tyler Hubbard sat down with Billboard backstage following their Artist Development Case Study panel (complete with Fireball shots) at our Touring Conference . Here, the duo, whose tra ...

  14. Bon Jovi, George Strait, One Direction, Coachella, O2 Arena, Live Nation, CAA Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

    November 14, 2013 9:30 PM EST Bon Jovi, One Direction, Taylor Swift, P!nk, the Rolling Stones and George Strait were among tonight's (Nov. 14) big winners at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.   The awards, hosted by the Howa ...

  15. How Newer Acts Like Ed Sheeran, Passion Pit, Weeknd Are Selling-Out Top Venues

    October 29, 2013 5:49 PM EDT In just two years, English singer Ed Sheeran has gone from the small stage to the big league. The 22-year-old earned a gold album with his 2011 debut, "+," and his Top 20 hit, "The A Team," was nominated for song of the year ...

  16. 'X Factor' Singer Jahmene Douglas Bows At No. 1 in U.K., ‘Now’ Comp Shifts 300,000 Copies

    July 29, 2013 6:44 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales ...

  17. Bono's 'One Campaign' to Lobby G-8 Leaders with Protest Songs from Sting, Green Day, Mumford, More

    June 11, 2013 10:24 AM EDT Sting, Green Day, Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons are among musicians raising their voices against poverty by re-recording classic protest songs. The agit8 project, which hopes to influence leaders at next week's G-8 summit in Northern ...

  18. Adele, One Direction Help Britain to Record Global Album Market Share

    June 06, 2013 2:17 PM EDT The global success of acts One Direction and Adele helped nudge British artists to a record worldwide album sale share of 13.3 percent in 2012, the highest on record. In the U.S. -- described by the music industry trade body the BPI as the world ...

  19. Nokia Music Expands Artist Partnerships With Cher Lloyd, Ed Sheeran Promotions

    May 28, 2013 12:32 PM EDT Nokia Music has teamed with Cher Lloyd for an extensive social media promotion, dubbed #CherLLoyalty, through which fans can win tickets and meet-and-greets to the singer’s concerts from May 30 to June 2. The daily tweet-to-reveal program will l ...

  20. Billboard Music Awards Push Big Sales Gains

    May 22, 2013 6:53 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Music Awards pump big sales gains on the charts this week, thanks to blockbuster performances from the likes of Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez and Ed Sheeran. The show aired on May 19 from 8-11 PM on ABC. In the week ending May 1 ...

  21. Grammy Awards Send Sales Surging on Billboard Charts

    February 13, 2013 12:01 PM EST Though Nielsen SoundScan's latest sales tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 10 -- the same day as the Grammy Awards -- the Billboard charts still feel the force of music's biggest night. While we will se ...

  22. Ross on Radio: Valentine's Day Is Coming -- 
So Where's The Love?



    February 06, 2013 10:37 AM EST There's been a lot written about why the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" is a surprise hit – it's relief to a weary top 40 audience strafed by one too many epic techno builds; it's yet another demonstration of the power of a TV ...

  23. Carrie Underwood, Jack White & the Lumineers to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 24, 2013 6:49 PM EST A burst of additional performers for next month's Grammy Awards was announced Thursday morning, with current nominees Carrie Underwood, the Lumineers and Jack White set to take the Staples Center stage on Feb. 10. In addition, there will be d ...

  24. Grammy Analysis: Youth Rules Nominations; Some High-Profile Snubs

    December 06, 2012 9:02 AM EST It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele's and Taylor Swift's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of t ...

  25. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  26. Social 50: One Direction's No. 1, Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran Benefit From Formula Shake-Up

    November 12, 2012 1:29 PM EST Updates have been made to the Billboard Social 50 chart this week to better reflect the online music world's ever-changing landscape. The Social 50, launched in December 2010, has utilized fans/followers, plays and page views data from YouTub ...

  27. Olympics Bump Sends Emeli Sande (and 123 Others) Up UK Charts

    August 20, 2012 7:29 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album Our Version of Events (Virgin/EMI) back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as ...

  28. Taylor Swift Announces 'Red' Album, New Single

    August 13, 2012 8:35 PM EDT Taylor Swift is one artist who knows how to make a splash, and that was apparent in her YouTube webcast on Monday night. She interacted with her legion of fans, answering plenty of questions and dropping the news that the music world has been wait ...

  29. Shazam Nets Over One Million Interactions During Olympics' Closing Ceremony

    August 13, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Shazam's social engagement strategies are paying off again. Today the company released a few statistics showing the number of interactions the platform received over the course of the Olympics, including more than one million interactions dur ...

  30. WMG Finds YouTube Success

    August 09, 2012 3:35 PM EDT Though they take different approaches to video programming, Warner Music Group and Maker Studios are showing how YouTube's original channels can transform older businesses and build new ones. WMG's YouTube channel, the Warner Sound, allo ...

  31. Backbeat: Ed Sheeran, Cody Simpson, Conor Maynard Backstage at MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 25, 2012 2:13 PM EDT Ed Sheeran takes the stage with nothing but his guitar at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards. Even though they are too new to Canada to have received nominations for the 2012 MuchMusic Awards, Billboard got a few minutes with the next crop of young p ...

  32. Chart Moves: Jimmy Fallon's 'Blow' Bows on Billboard 200, Bobby Womack's (Electronic) Debut, 'Purple Rain' Returns

    June 22, 2012 2:33 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This past week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the big news was Usher's arrival at No. 1 with Looking 4 Myself . The set garnered the star his fourth chart-topping effort, following Confessions , Here I Stand and Raymond ...

  33. Digital Revenue Outstrips Physical in U.K. For First Time

    May 31, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Digital has overtaken physical as the biggest source of recorded music revenue in the United Kingdom, according to new figures released by British labels trade body the BPI. Digital format sales accounted for 55.5% of U.K. trade revenues in the fi ...

  34. BRIT Awards 2012: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Win Big

    February 21, 2012 6:36 PM EST (Photo: Jon Furniss) Adele's already packed award shelf just got that extra bit crowded. On top of the six Grammy Awards that the "Someone Like You" singer picked up earlier this month, Adele took home two of the biggest prizes at t ...

  35. Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Adele Lead 2012 Brit Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST As anticipated, female solo artists dominate the front runners for this year's Brit Awards with Adele and "Price Tag" singer Jessie J both picking up multiple nominations. It is, however, fast-rising male singer-songwriter Ed Sheera ...