Sheeran continued, “I’ve been a bit non stop since 2017 so I’m just gonna take a breather to travel, write, and read. I’ll be off social media until it’s time to come back."
“To my family and friends, see ya when I see ya -- and to my fans, thank you for always being amazing, I promise to be back with some new music when the time is right and I’ve lived a little more to actually have something to write about.”
Sheeran enjoyed another successful year in 2019, scoring his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with his star-studded No. 6 Collaborations Project and breaking Billboard Boxscore records on his recent Divide Tour.
In addition, Spotify announced that Sheeran topped the 2010s most-streamed song rankings with “Shape of You,” which racked up over 2.3 billion total streams since the start of the decade. The singer also earned multiple entries on YouTube's most-watched videos of the decade list, and was crowned the U.K.'s top recording artist of the decade by the Official Charts Company.
This isn't the first time Sheeran has taken a break from frame. In 2015, the singer announced that he'd be cutting social media out of his life for the near future. A year later, he returned with his chart-topping third album, Divide (÷), which finished out as the most popular album of 2017, according to Nielsen Soundscan.