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Sheeran earned £28 million over the last 12 months.
It’s been a great year in financial terms for young British artists, with Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Calvin Harris all shooting up the Sunday Times’ Rich List after enjoying significant chart success over the last 12 months.
27 year old Sheeran, who released his third album Divide to such huge success in early 2017 that all 16 tracks made the top twenty of the UK Singles Chart, has seen his wealth grow by £28 million over the last year alone, meaning he’s now worth an estimated £80 million, according to the list published on Thursday (May 10th).
However, that still puts him a way behind the traditional big earners in British pop music, with Sir Paul McCartney heading the list with an estimated worth of £820 million.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Is UK's Top Earning Young Musician In Sunday Times Rich List
Ed Sheeran's ubiquity and popularity will wane eventually, Sir Elton warned when talking on George Ezra's podcast.
Ed Sheeran may be the biggest male pop star in the world right now, but his friend and mentor Sir Elton John has warned the young British singer that his fame won’t last forever, and neither will his songs be so loved.
The 71 year old pop legend was speaking about the nature of massive worldwide fame on fellow singer George Ezra’s podcast this week, and said that 27 year old Ed’s music won’t be popular forever, and that he must be prepared for that eventual downturn.
“You have a heyday and you have a rest, and the heyday can never be replaced,” Sir Elton explained about his own experiences. “After that I had the common sense to know I’m not going to have a number one every time straight away. I knew someone else would take over. It’s cyclical.”
Continue reading: Sir Elton John Warns Ed Sheeran His "Heyday" Won't Last Forever
He's in talks for a new movie that is rumoured to be based on The Beatles.
Ed Sheeran could be expanding his slowly growing filmography with a forthcoming music comedy directed by Danny Boyle. There are already rumours that the movie is based around The Beatles, and there's even suggestions that it could be a musical. Little is known so far.
Ed Sheeran at the Brit Awards
After making his first tentative steps into the world of acting with cameos in 'Game of Thrones', 'Home And Away' and 'Bridget Jones's Baby', as well as a recurring role in 'The Bastard Executioner', the 27-year-old could be stretching his cinematic legs again in a new film directed by Boyle and written by Richard Curtis.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran To Star In Danny Boyle's Musical Comedy?
The BPI figures for 2017 show an extremely healthy year, with the fastest rate of growth since the mid-Nineties.
Much has been made of the existential threat to the music industry over the years, but that trend doesn’t seem to be applying to the British music scene, with record labels in the UK currently seeing the fastest rates of income growth since the height of Britpop in the 1990s.
New figures published by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in its annual yearbook on Wednesday (March 11th) showed that trade income increased by 10.6% in 2017 to a total of £839.4 million.
The British industry hasn’t seen anything like this level of growth since the explosion in indie and rock back in the mid-Nineties, when the likes of Blur and Oasis ruled the charts. Indeed, the figures are only just below the 10.7% levels of growth seen 22 years before in 1995.
Continue reading: British Record Labels See Fastest Rate Of Growth Since Britpop
He's getting fed up of plagiarism allegations.
Ed Sheeran is standing firm against a lawsuit alleging that he stole the tune for the song 'The Rest of Our Life' which he wrote for Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill. He was sued by the writers of the 2014 Jasmine Rae song 'When I Found You' back in January, but he's certainly not about to settle.
Ed Sheeran at the Brit Awards
This week, Ed dropped his own legal documents denying all claims that he copied the music without permission or that the tracks even have any similarities. He explains that he never sought permission from songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden because his work was an 'originally and independently created musical composition'.
The Friends actress is engaged to Snow Patrol guitarist, Johnny McDaid
Speculation is mounting over American actress Courteney Cox and the possibility of her marrying Irish musician, Johnny McDaid in Northern Ireland this summer. The former Friends actress and Snow Patrol guitarist are rumoured to be tying the knot in the city of Derry - McDaid’s childhood home.
Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid are rumoured to be tying the knot on her 54th birthday
Continue reading: Courteney Cox To Wed This Summer?
The event included both panel and fan voted categories.
The prizes for the artists of this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards were finally announced this weekend (March 11th 2018), with leading winners including Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers and Harry Styles. The show concluded the awards season for this first half of the year.
Ed Sheeran at 'Songwriter' premiere
Unsurprisingly, it was Ed Sheeran who took home Male Artist of the Year as well as Song of the Year for 'Shape of You', while his close pal Taylor Swift was given Female Artist.
Presumably in which to marry his fiancee, Cherry Seaborn.
Ed Sheeran has applied to his local council to build a private chapel on his estate in Suffolk, where it is presumed he is planning to get married to his fiancée Cherry Seaborn, it has been reported.
Speculation has been rife as to where the pop star and his long-term girlfriend are planning to tie the knot, ever since Sheeran announced back in January that he had popped the question to Seaborn.
Now, on Thursday (March 1st), The Sun reports that the 27 year old has submitted an application to Suffolk Coastal District Council to build a Saxon-style chapel built from flint at his home in Framlingham.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Plans To Build Private Chapel At Suffolk Home
Nobody can argue with this year's IFPI selection.
To the surprise of absolutely no-one, Ed Sheeran has been named the Global Recording Artist of the Year by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) after an exceptionally successful year. He's been hitting goal after goal over the last few months, so it's no wonder he's thinking about early retirement.
Ed Sheeran at the International Berlin Film Festival
Not only has the 27-year-old hit the jackpot by being the world's best-selling recording artist of 2017, but he has also set a record by being the first with the title to also have best-selling record and single of the year, with his third studio album 'Divide' and song 'Shape of You'.
Continue reading: It's Official: Ed Sheeran Is Global Recording Artist Of 2017
Stormzy and Dua Lipa both scooped two awards, while Sheeran lost out in all the big categories.
Indeed, it was the grime artist who took home two of the most prestigious awards of the evening, edging out the multi-platinum-selling Sheeran on both occasions to win British Male Solo Artist and the big prize of British Album of the Year for his debut LP Gang Signs & Prayer.
Having been nominated for five awards, the most of the evening and also a record for a female solo artist, 22 year old Dua Lipa took home two prizes, for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. However, her signature hit ‘New Rules’ was confusingly pipped to the post for British Single of the Year by the personality vacuum of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, whose ‘Human’ single was released all the way back in July 2016.
Continue reading: Dua Lipa And Stormzy Win Big At BRIT Awards 2018, Ed Sheeran Snubbed
Who needs Glastonbury when you have The Biggest Weekend?
Music fans across the UK will no doubt be lamenting the lack of Glastonbury Festival fun this year, but they can at least take comfort in the fact that the next best thing is being set up across four different locations. The Biggest Weekend will feature headliners the likes of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and more.
Taylor Swift performing at the Jingle Bell ball
The BBC has announced the first line-up for their forthcoming Biggest Weekend festival; an event which is set to take place in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Plus, it's probably the best value for money you'll ever see from a festival.
He's been very busy creating his own property empire.
What do you do when you're a multi-millionaire and you can't decide on what massive property to buy? You get them all, of course! Ed Sheeran now has four houses in close proximity to each other within a quaint Suffolk village, which means he effectively owns an entire street.
Ed Sheeran at the Jingle Bell Ball
The 26-year-old popstar has been investing his £40million fortune in the development of his own country estate in the area where he grew up, collecting a vast collection of properties for him and his fiancee Cherry Seaborn to enjoy.
Continue reading: Monopoly Man Ed Sheeran Collects All The Houses On The Same Street
He announced the news on social media over the weekend.
Ed Sheeran has been head over heels in love with his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn for over two years now, and now they are finally sealing the deal by announcing their engagement. Of course, a lot of his female fans are now utterly heartbroken.
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn pictured out and about
The 26-year-old singer-songwriter revealed the happy news via social media last week, alongside a photograph of himself with his arms around his smiling fiancee, kissing her on the cheek. It comes at the end of a tremendous year for Ed, professionally speaking.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Gets Engaged To Childhood Love Cherry Seaborn
The line-up includes just one female performer, Dua Lipa
It’s that time of the year again when award ceremonies for the arts roll around. We’ve already had the Golden Globes and the Critic’s Choice Award for films and the Grammys are BRITs are coming up for the music world. However, there is one artist who is not keen on the upcoming British music award celebrations and that is Paloma Faith.
Paloma Faith has criticised the performer line-up at February's BRIT awards
Speaking about the line-up of artists due to perform at the BRITs in February, the Only Love Can Hurt Like This hitmaker has hit out at the fact there is only one woman on the billing.
She takes her celebration of life to international levels.
Taylor Swift drops her first new video since releasing her latest album 'Reputation' in November, with her old pal Ed Sheeran and Future joining her for an international party adventure in 'End Game'. This is how party-girl Taylor celebrates life in three different continents.
Taylor Swift performing at Jingle Ball 2017
Directed by Joseph Kahn, the video has been shot in three cities; we see her partying on a yacht and driving a supercar in Miami with Future, necking shots at a karaoke bar in Tokyo with Ed Sheeran, and joinging a New Year's Eve party in London complete with a pint of lager and a greasy kebab.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Parties With Ed Sheeran And Future In 'End Game' Video
The Look What You Made Me Do hitmaker suffered because she decided to withhold her music from streaming services
In 2017, multi-award winning singer Taylor Swift’s critically-acclaimed album, Reputation, sold more than any other album by any other artist. However, the super star hitmaker hasn’t managed to make it to the number one spot on the Top 10 album chart in the US.
Taylor Swift's album, Reputation, sold almost two million copies in just seven weeks
Despite selling almost two million albums, it seems 1,903,000 records purchased in just seven weeks was not enough to get her to the top spot: because she withheld her music on streaming services until December.
Did you know these weird facts about the singer?
Ed Sheeran comes across as a regular guy from Suffolk when he's not on stage with his guitar, but there are a few adorable quirks about him that not many people know about. From naming his guitars to how he got his scar, here's the things you didn't realise about Ed.
Ed Sheeran at the Jingle Ball
1. One of his songs samples Buffy - His song 'Afire Love' from his second album 'X' is one of his most tear-jerking tunes, and one that he wrote about his grandfather's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. But few realise that the track actually samples a song called 'Remembering Jenny' by Christophe Beck from the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' soundtrack.
Continue reading: Ten Most Interesting Facts About Ed Sheeran
Who were the best guests from James Corden's Carpool Karaoke?
The world just can't get enough of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke from his 'Late Late Show'; so much so that an Apple series began this year featuring long segments with different guests. But here is a list of episodes ranked in order of our favourites from 2017.
James Corden at the Emmy Awards
1. Linkin Park - Not part of the 'Late Late Show' segment but for the Apple series, this episode was shot with Ken Jeong less than a week before frontman Chester Bennington committed suicide. It was released in October and is definitely the most memorable episode of the series.
Continue reading: Linkin Park, Usher And Katy Perry: 2017 Carpool Karaoke Episodes Ranked
The ‘Bad Blood’ between the singers is rumoured to be over.
It must be Christmas, because one of pop’s most legendary feuds is reportedly over.
Has Taylor Swift ended her feud with Katy Perry?
Continue reading: Have Taylor Swift And Katy Perry Reconciled For 'End Game' Video?
Chart-topping star Ed Sheeran has revealed that he didn't think ''much'' of his hit single 'Shape of You'.
Ed Sheeran didn't think ''much'' of his hit single 'Shape of You'.
The track has proven to be one of the most popular records of 2017, but Ed has confessed he never thought a lot about the tune and also, that he never expected to be the person singing it.
He said: ''None of us thought that much into it. I didn't make the song to be mine to sing.''
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran: I Didn't Think 'much' Of Shape Of You
An incredible live performance with a surprise ending.
Ed Sheeran donned his Christmas jumper for a stunning appearance at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge where he performed a sensational cover of the festive classic 'Fairytale Of New York' alongside Anne-Marie and his favourite Irish folk group Beoga. Plus, a surprise ending that nobody seemed to expect.
Ed Sheeran at the Jingle Ball
It's a lot of people's favourite Christmas song, and while no-one will ever sing it better than the Pogues and Kirsty McColl, Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie and Beoga gave the tune a pretty good go with beautiful results.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran And Anne-Marie Do A Beautiful Take On 'Fairytale Of New York'
Ed Sheeran wants his next album to be the ''most loved'' by his fans.
Ed Sheeran wants his next album to be the ''most loved''.
The 26-year-old singer and songwriter is planning to release a ''lo-fi album'', which he wants to be his ''lowest selling'' LP, although he hopes it will be the most preferred release among his fans.
Speaking to The Times newspaper, the 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker said: ''My plan is a lo-fi album that will be my lowest-selling, but most loved.''
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Wants His Next Album To Be 'most Loved'
Ed Sheeran has admitted the personal nature of his songs has caused him to lose a few friends.
Ed Sheeran's songs have cost him some friends.
The 'Galway Girl' hitmaker's lyrics are largely based on personal experience and though pouring his heart out into his music makes him feel ''better'', his public honesty hasn't gone down well with everyone.
He admitted: ''There have been songs that ended friendships.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran's Songs Have Lost Him Friends
Sheeran was awarded an MBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
Ed Sheeran has capped off a massively successful year by receiving an MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
It’s been quite a 2017 for the Suffolk-raised singer-songwriter, headlining Glastonbury in June following the all-conquering chart success of his third studio album Divide, which was released back in March, and was named the most-streamed artist on Spotify of the year.
On Thursday (December 7th), Sheeran was honoured with an MBE medal for his services to music and charity.
Ed Sheeran ''can't believe'' Beyonce agreed to collaborate with him on 'Perfect'.
The 26-year-old singer is so surprised the 'Single Ladies' hitmaker agreed to do a duet of his hit song.
He said: ''It's something I kinda did just to see whether she would say yes.I just wanted to see what would happen. I can't believe it, to be honest.''
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran 'can't Believe' Beyonce Collaborated With Him
He's recovering well from breaking his arms in October.
When Ed Sheeran broke his arm after falling off his bicycle two months ago, he apparently didn't even realise the severity of his injuries. In fact, he revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that he just carried on on his way to the pub with his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.
Ed Sheeran at the KIIS FM Jingle Ball
The 26-year-old singer-songwriter explained on 'The Ellen Show' that he and Cherry were cycling to a pub in Suffolk on one of his two days off between shooting the video for 'Perfect' and going on tour when the accident happened.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Insists He Will Definitely Wear A Helmet Next Time He Cycles
The singer is obsessed with the country.
UK fans of Ed Sheeran may potentially have to wave goodbye to their idol one day, as he has expressed a deep love of New Zealand with the capital city being his favourite place in the world. He's even jokingly requested citizenship, with the country's Prime Minister only too happy to invite him - but only if he answers some important questions about the nation.
Ed Sheeran seen leaving Bauer
As nostalgic as the 26-year-old singer-songwriter seemed to be about his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk on his single 'Castle on the Hill', it seems the place he really wants to live is Wellington, New Zealand. He recently revealed that it's his all-time favourite city, and he even requested citizenship this year but didn't hear back.
Continue reading: New Zealand Prime Minister Quizzes Ed Sheeran Over Citizenship Request
Anne-Marie decides on a collaboration based on the song and not the artist as she wants to work on tracks which have a ''really great message''.
Anne-Marie decides on a collaboration based on the song and not the artist.
The 'Ciao Adios' hitmaker doesn't just pick the biggest name to work with on a song but instead will pick a track which speaks to her like 'Rockabye' did.
Asked what she looks for when she decides whether to collaborate with an artist, she told NME: ''I just listen to the song. It doesn't even matter to me who it is. If the song connects with me and is like a really great message, I love doing it. When I heard 'Rockabye' I was just blown away.
Continue reading: Anne-Marie's Collaboration Criteria
Ed Sheeran's festive new video is romantic, idyllic... and a little pathetic in the best way possible.
Christmas is the 'Perfect' time of the year for cheesy videos; and, indeed, if Ed Sheeran had dropped the video for his new single any other time we'd be uber-cringing. Luckily for him, we're starting to feel rather festive, so romantic cliches are totally allowed.
Ed Sheeran at the Q Awards
The singer appeared alongside 'Before I Fall' star Zoey Deutch in the 'Perfect' visual, which dropped today (November 9th 2017). It depicts two friends who confess their romantic feelings for each other during a holiday ski trip, and every single ridiculously romantic thing that doesn't happen in real life, happens. If only life was this idyllic.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Video Is So Cheesy, But We Love It
Is he preparing us for a stripped back Irish sound?
It might not be a mainstream sound, but Ed Sheeran got some serious airplay for his folk-tinged third single this year 'Galway Girl'. There is something of a traditional edge to the chart hero's music, which has got us wondering if he's preparing us for a stripped back full-folk release next.
Ed Sheeran at the Q Awards
So 'Galway Girl' might not be a purely folk aesthetic, despite the fact that it was co-written and co-performed by the Irish band Beoga, but that's not the only thing that's convinced us he could be heading for a brand new sound.
Continue reading: Why Ed Sheeran's Next Album Could Be A Folk Release
Ed Sheeran Thursday 15th September 2011 Pop sensation Ed Sheeran performs at HMV. Manchester, England
Ed Sheeran - Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran London, England - meets fans and signs copies of his single 'The A Team' at Fopp Monday 13th June 2011
Date of birth
17th February, 1991
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