1. Ed Sheeran on Wanting Kids, 'I'm Ready, Let's Go'

    January 18, 2017 12:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran got very candid during an interview with Beats 1's Zane Lowe on Tuesday (Jan. 17), revealing that he's more than ready to have kids. “I wanted to be a dad, like, last year,” the the 25-year-old singer/songwriter told Lowe. “I’m ...

  2. Who's the Biggest Pop Star Right Now Without a No. 1 Hit?

    January 17, 2017 12:09 PM EST 0 0 0 With Ed Sheeran's ascent to No. 1 this week with "Shape of You," who's left that's never hit the top spot? The returns are in: Ed Sheeran has 2017's first debut atop the Billboard Hot 100, with his new single "Shap ...

  3. Ed Sheeran Debuts Atop Hot 100 With 'Shape of You' & in Top 10 With 'Castle on the Hill'

    January 16, 2017 11:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Sheeran scores his first Hot 100 No. 1 as a performer & becomes the first act ever to debut in the top 10 with two titles simultaneously. Ed Sheeran earns his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as a performer, as "Shape of You" starts atop ...

  4. Ed Sheeran Debuts At No. 1 and No. 2 on the U.K. Singles Chart

    January 13, 2017 4:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran has become the first artist to debut in the top two positions of the U.K. singles chart with new tracks, as “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” (Asylum/Warner Music) debut at Nos. 1 and 2 respectively. Little Mix 's Glory Days (S ...

  5. Ed Sheeran Once Pretended He Was Calvin Harris to Get Into Madonna's Oscars Party

    January 13, 2017 1:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite their U.K. roots, Ed Sheeran and Calvin Harris look nothing alike -- but that didn't matter for the English singer-songwriter when it came to getting some VIP party access. During Sheeran's visit to New York City's 92.3 AMP Ra ...

  6. Ed Sheeran Raps First Song on 'Divide,' Talks Gaining (And Then Losing) 50 Pounds Between Albums

    January 13, 2017 9:57 AM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran might have been out of sight for a year during his self-imposed blackout, but the singer/songwriter kept super-busy with everything but music. Now that he's less than two months from releasing his third album, Divide (due March 3), t ...

  7. Ed Sheeran Is First Artist to Debut at Nos. 1 & 2 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    January 12, 2017 4:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran has had himself quite the week. His two newest tracks, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill," explode with Nos. 1 and 2 debuts, respectively, on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Jan. 21), making him th ...

  8. Hear What Ed Sheeran-Written Song He Wishes He Had Kept for Himself

    January 12, 2017 2:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran  has proven to be a hit-making songwriter for himself as well as other artists like Justin Bieber and One Direction . But once when he was in the middle of writing a song for someone else, he realized he should've been selfish and ke ...

  9. The Weeknd Tops Billboard Artist 100, Ed Sheeran Surges

    January 12, 2017 10:43 AM EST 0 0 0 The Weeknd remains at No. 1, while Sheeran leaps thanks to increased social reaction. The Weeknd remains the top musical act in the U.S., holding at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Jan. 21). The Artist 100 measures artist activity acr ...

  10. Watch Ed Sheeran's First Live Performance of 'Shape of You'

    January 11, 2017 6:22 PM EST 0 0 3 Ed Sheeran 's song "Shape of You" already has a live acoustic version, thanks to Capital FM. When the British singer-songwriter stopped by the radio station for an interview Tuesday, he brought his guitar with him to sing listeners on ...

  11. Ed Sheeran Improvises Acoustic Version of 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Theme

    January 11, 2017 3:38 PM EST 0 0 3 If you’ve ever wondered what the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song would sound like acoustically, Ed Sheeran has the answer for you: still amazing. The singer-songwriter was making an appearance on the Capital Evening Show With Roman Kemp , for the ...

  12. Eminem Tested Kendrick Lamar to Prove He Didn't Use a Ghostwriter, According to Ed Sheeran

    January 09, 2017 3:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Over the years, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar forged a friendship based on their admiration for each other's talents, but before the Detroit rapper befriended the Compton lyricist, he allegedly needed to put him through a series of tests to make su ...

  13. Ed Sheeran Reveals 'Love Yourself' Was Originally Written For His New Album 'Divide'

    January 09, 2017 2:22 PM EST 0 0 3 It's no secret that Ed Sheeran had a hand in writing Justin Bieber 's megahit "Love Yourself," but the British singer-songwriter recently revealed that the Biebs actually wasn't the original artist in mind when he penned it. ...

  14. Ed Sheeran's 12 Most Provocative Lyrics

    January 07, 2017 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran is back with two new songs that have been taking the world by storm, topping iTunes and garnering a combined 10 million views less than 24 hours of being released Friday (Jan. 6). But while "Shape of You" is making some fans wan ...

  15. Every One of Ed Sheeran's Singles, Ranked: Critic's Take

    January 06, 2017 7:55 PM EST 0 0 0 There has been a bit of Sheeran-mania Friday (Jan. 6), as Ed Sheeran finally delivered new music to the world after more than a year away from social media and nearly two years without new tunes of his own. But as we had "Shape of You" and ...

  16. Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift's Most Adorable BFF Moments on Instagram

    January 06, 2017 7:29 PM EST First thing Friday (Jan. 6), Ed Sheeran  blessed his fans by releasing two new singles -- “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill” -- and alluded that his next album will be titled Divide . Like any true BFF, his pal Taylor Swift responded by postin ...

  17. Ed Sheeran, Sam Hunt & More Are Spotify Editors' Picks for New Music Friday

    January 06, 2017 5:43 PM EST 0 0 0 On the heels of Billboard 's partnership with the streaming giant, we'll be tapping Spotify's editors to sift through the soon-to-be-hits and highlight the best of the bunch. Check out the picks and listen to the entire "New Musi ...

  18. What Has Ed Sheeran Been Up to Between 'x' and His New Singles?

    January 06, 2017 1:01 PM EST 0 0 0 It’s been more than a year since we’ve heard from Ed Sheeran -- but much to the pleasure of Sheerios everywhere, he's back with two brand new singles, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill," which dropped in the early hours ...

  19. Ed Sheeran Tops Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart With 'Shape of You' and 'Castle on the Hill'

    January 06, 2017 12:14 PM EST 0 0 0 New year, new music from Ed Sheeran. Hours after the singer/songwriter released two tracks off his forthcoming third studio album, both tunes launched to the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart Friday morning. The Billboard + Twitter T ...

  20. Niall Horan Says Ed Sheeran's 'Castle on the Hill' Feels Like 'Home'

    January 06, 2017 11:58 AM EST 0 0 0 We love it when our friends become successful. That goes double for Ed Sheeran , whose fans and friends were equally excited to get the first taste of new music from him in nearly two years on Friday morning (Jan. 6). One of the ultimate compliments ...

  21. It's Okay, Taylor Swift is Also Freaking Out About Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You'

    January 06, 2017 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 It might feel like you're the only one wearing a hole in your index finger hitting play over and over again on Ed Sheeran 's new single, "Shape of You," but rest assured you've got plenty of company -- real famous company, i ...

  22. Which of Ed Sheeran's New Tracks is Your Favorite? Vote!

    January 06, 2017 10:12 AM EST 0 0 0 Sheerios everywhere rejoiced on Friday morning (Jan. 6) when Ed Sheeran finally delivered not one, but two new tracks after nearly two years of radio silence. We know that the excitement probably had you switching back and forth between the two song ...

  23. Ed Sheeran Debated Giving Rihanna His New Song 'Shape of You'

    January 06, 2017 9:54 AM EST 0 0 0 If you're one of the millions of Ed Sheeran fans listening to his new songs Friday morning (Jan. 6) and you happen to think of Rihanna while dancing to "Shape of You," you're not alone -- Sheeran did the same when he wrote it. In ...

  24. Ed Sheeran Delivers Long-Awaited New Music: Listen to 'Shape of You' and 'Castle on the Hill'

    January 05, 2017 10:39 PM EST After nearly two years, the wait is finally over: Ed Sheeran has shared new music with the world -- and in the form of not just one, but two singles. The redheaded brit -- who hasn't released his own single since "Photograph" in May ...

  25. Ed Sheeran Shares 30 Seconds of His New Song: Listen

    January 05, 2017 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The yet-untitled track is set to arrive at midnight. Ed Sheeran is giving fans a glimpse of his new material. The "Thinking Out Loud" singer -- who revealed Monday that he'd be releasing new music for the new year after more than a ye ...

  26. Watch Ed Sheeran Tease New Music Coming This Week

    January 01, 2017 11:52 AM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran gave his fans a New Year’s Day treat on Sunday, announcing on social media that he'll be releasing new music later this week. In a brief video clip, the British singer-songwriter is seeing silently holding up a handwritten sign with ...

  27. Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik's 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' Challenging for U.K. Chart Title

    December 13, 2016 5:53 AM EST 0 0 0 The biggest names in pop are locked in battle for the U.K.’s singles chart crown. X Factor U.K . 2016 season winner Matt Terry is expected to place at or near the top of the Official U.K. Singles Chart with "When Christmas Comes Around." T ...

  28. Grammys 2017: Everything You Need to Know About the Battle for the Big 4 Awards

    October 06, 2016 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 4 Two words: Adele and Beyoncé . As awards show ratings plummet and viral moments increasingly decide a ceremony’s impact, the world’s two biggest stars going head-to-head on Feb. 12 — and also likely taking the stage at the Staples Center — may be th ...

  29. Hear 6 New Remixes of Major Lazer, Justin Bieber & MO's 'Cold Water'

    September 09, 2016 11:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 When you've got a hit on your hands, it's time to see what the homies can do. Major Lazer and Justin Bieber struck commercial gold with their single “Cold Water.” The stripped-down riddim, featuring additional vocals from MØ and songwritin ...

  30. Ed Sheeran: A Tale of Two Song Theft Lawsuits (and a Thousand Journalists)

    August 11, 2016 4:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 How should reporters treat legal claims like the one that alleges the pop superstar infringed Marvin Gaye's classic "Let's Get It On"? In the media business, there is a tendency to treat all lawsuits with some sort of equivalency ...

  31. Manuel Medrano Premieres 'Una y Otra Vez' Video: Exclusive

    August 04, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In recent months, Colombian artists have been giving us much to talk about. Carlos Vives and Shakira partnered up for their explosive summer song "La bicicleta,"  J Balvin launched one of the most anticipated albums, Energía , and Maluma p ...

  32. Diplo Confirms Usher, Sam Hunt, Travis Scott & More to Appear on Major Lazer Album in 2017

    July 26, 2016 1:14 PM EDT Diplo got on the phone with Zane Lowe recently and basically asserted his complete musical dominance. In a few short minutes, he let the world know he is in fact working with a sizable portion of the biggest musical movers and shakers, many of who ...

  33. Pop's Boy-Girl Pals -- From Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran to Rihanna & Drake

    July 21, 2016 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna and Drake act like friends with benefits, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran  send each other cat videos, and along with this week's cover stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato , they all prove men and women can find more than romance in music’s up ...

  34. British Artists Claim Biggest Ever Share of U.S. Albums Market

    May 06, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Huge-selling albums by Adele , Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith helped British artists claim their highest-ever share of the U.S. artist albums market, according to new figures released from labels trade body BPI. In 2015, British artists accounted for more ...

  35. Drake and The Weeknd Lead 2015's Top 10 Earners in Streaming

    May 05, 2016 1:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 As part of  Billboard's annual Moneymakers  ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. Streaming is the primary revenue driver of the rec ...

  36. Taylor Swift and Adele Are 2015's Queens of Music Publishing

    May 05, 2016 1:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 As part of  Billboard's annual Moneymakers  ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. Publishing is the long tail of record industry rev ...

  37. Adele and Taylor Swift Are 2015's Top Sellers

    May 05, 2016 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As part of Billboard's annual Moneymakers ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. Unsurprisingly, given the industry-bolstering succes ...

  38. Ed Sheeran Signs With CAA Outside the United States and Canada

    April 04, 2016 2:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran , riding high after taking home two Grammy Awards for his single "Thinking Out Loud" (Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year), has signed with Creative Arts Agency for global representation outside of the U.S. and Canada ...

  39. Hear Louisa Wendorff's Mashup of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

    March 08, 2016 5:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are arguably the biggest pop stars on the planet, and they just happen to be besties. So why not blend two of their tracks together. That’s exactly what Louisa Wendorff and Who Is Fancy have done with a mash-up of Sheeran ...

  40. Kendrick Lamar Makes a Big Statement, Taylor Swift Wins Album of the Year at the 2016 Grammys

    February 16, 2016 12:33 AM EST 0 0 0 He stole the show with a stunning performance, cruised to five Grammy wins and declared his Best Rap Album victory a win for hip-hop. But Kendrick Lamar , for the second time now, was shut out of the major awards for his latest album, To Pimp A Butt ...

  41. Rockie Fresh Recruits Ed Sheeran, Chris Brown & Rick Ross For 'The Night I Went To...' Project

    January 21, 2016 9:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Rockie Fresh 's whirlwind travels inspire the Windy City rep's impressive 13-track offering called  The Night I Went To...  via Atlantic Records and MMG.  Boasting collaborations with Ed Sheeran ("Are You With Me"), Chris Brown ( ...

  42. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Florence Welch Crack Forbes' First '30 Under 30' Europe Entertainment List

    January 20, 2016 4:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Adele , Ed Sheeran , Sam Smith , Florence Welch , Afrojack and Avicii are among a cadre of musicians, DJs and producers selected to Forbes’ first-ever "30 Under 30" Europe Entertainment list .  Forbes' '30 Under 30' List: Th ...

  43. Grammys 2016 Preview: From Taylor Swift to Kelly Clarkson, Inside the Grammy Pop Solo Performance Nominees

    January 06, 2016 5:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Best Pop Solo Performance "Heartbeat Song" Kelly Clarkson From Piece by Piece Label RCA Records/ 19 Recordings Limited Kelly Clarkson has never had a problem connecting emotionally with songs, whether or not the lyrics are based on her per ...

  44. Grammys 2016 Preview: Taylor Swift, Little Big Town and More Dish on Their Song of the Year Nominations

    January 05, 2016 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Five exquisitely written numbers, including a movie anthem, a political rallying cry and a groundbreaking country ballad "Alright" Kendrick Lamar ​Songwriters  Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears, Pharrell Williams Publishers  WB Music ...

  45. Grammys 2016 Preview: Inside 'Uptown Funk!,' 'Blank Space' and the Record of the Year-Nominated Songs

    January 05, 2016 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There's more than a touch of soul in each nominee for this category, which includes some of the year's most indelible songs "Really Love" D'Angelo & The V anguard ​Producer D'Angelo Engineers/Mixers  Russell Elevado ...

  46. Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran and More Artists Who Made the Leap to Arena Headliner in 2015

    December 14, 2015 1:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Lots of acts have hits -- but only a select few can fill Madison Square Garden. These are the artists who made the leap from theater to arena headliner in 2015.   This story originally appeared in the  Dec. 19 issue of Billboard . Year in Music 2015 ...

  47. Ed Sheeran Takes a Break From Social Media, Teases New Album

    December 13, 2015 5:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be cutting social media out of his life, at least for the near future. The singer-songwriter posted a letter to Instagram -- an update that will be his last for a while -- to explain his decision in the early ho ...

  48. Grammy Nominations 2016: Dance Nominees Are Deserving, But Can't Catch a Major Category Break

    December 07, 2015 7:11 PM EST 4.109 k 0 23 Once hailed as a watershed moment, Daft Punk's five-Grammy breakthrough now looks like an outlier. The Recording Academy may finally be getting hip to dance/electronic music, but it still appears ignorant of the genre's overall impa ...

  49. DJ Khaled on Ed Sheeran: 'Nobody Can Party Harder'

    November 23, 2015 4:14 PM EST 0 0 0 DJ Khaled  never runs out of things to say. For Pitchfork ’s latest installment of "Over/ Under," the We the Best CEO talks shop about everything from his love of pedicures to his confusion with flying. One highlight included Khaled sharin ...

  50. Rudimental & Ed Sheeran Debut Striking 'Lay It All On Me' Video

    November 06, 2015 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Rudimental and Ed Sheeran ’s new video for “Lay It All On Me” covers every feeling on the emotional spectrum. The black-and-white visual splashes words like “Brotherhood,” “Life,” “Struggle” and “Expression” backed by striking images of a military t ...

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