Ed Sheeran Details
With a cheeky, relatable demeanor—and a signature head of red hair—to accompany his staggering musical talent, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has rocketed to international stardom. Sheeran first made major waves in January 2011 with No. 5 Collaborations Project, which landed him a deal with Atlantic Records. That fall he released his debut studio album, + (pronounced “plus”). The album debuted at No. 1 on the United Kingdom charts and peaked at No. 5 in the United States on the strength of its lead single, “The A Team.” While his second album, X (“multiply”) wouldn’t be released until June 2014, Sheeran stayed busy in the meantime: He wrote songs for One Direction and Taylor Swift, collaborating with Swift on the duet “Everything Has Changed” and joining her on tour in 2013.
X was a smash hit, selling more three million copies in the UK and over four million in the States. The album's first two singles “Sing” and “Thinking Out Loud” showcase his wide-ranging abilities, with the former incorporating elements of hip-hop and the latter becoming one of the most commercially successful love ballads in recent years. In March 2017, Sheeran dropped his third studio album, ÷ (“divide”). Selling 672,000 copies in the UK in its first week of availability, ÷ became the nation’s fastest selling album by a male artist. Its single “Shape of You” hit No. 1 in 30 countries. Despite all that Sheeran has already achieved, he likely has plenty more music to give us—he’s showing no signs of slowing down.
Everything You Need to Know About Poptopia
Though the name Poptopia may be new to some, fans of pop music living in the bay area are no stranger to the annual extravaganza. Hosted by 99.7 NOW!, the holiday concert--which used to go by the name Triple Ho Show--is back for another year with another powerful lineup. Headliners for the bash include Taylor…Read more