Tomorrow night VH1′s episode of Soundclash that features Ed Sheeran (W/ GroupLove & Sia) will air at 9/8c. Don’t forget to set your DVRs and live tweet with us and VH1 using the tag #SoundClash!
Thinking Out Loud
Big Girls Cry
I’m With You
Collab- Ed, Sia, Grouplove
Drunk In Love
Ed will be featured on MTVu’s Fandom Awards on Sunday. They will air on MTV & MTVu.
There’s no stopping him! Ed Sheeran celebrates a fourth consecutive week at Number 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart with his second full-length, X.
X became the fastest selling artist album of 2014 so far up on its release last month, with more than 182,000 sales during its first week on sale. Today it becomes the longest running Number 1 of the year to date, overtaking Paolo Nutini’s three week stand at the chart’s summit back in April with Caustic Love.
According to the Official Charts Company’s sales data X has sold over 367,000 copies in the UK to date.
MTV has announced their nominations for their music awards, and Ed has been nominated for Best Male Video, So let’s get voting! Voting rules as follow.
Official Voting Rules
These are the official terms and conditions for voting for “2014 MTV Video Music Awards Voting” (the “Official Voting Rules”).
At the time of voting, voter must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, 13 years of age or older and cannot be an employee, agent or representative of Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. the (“Sponsor”) or any of their respective parent companies, affiliate or related companies.
2. HOW TO VOTE
Submit your vote for your “Nominee” preference during the Voting Periods, as hereinafter defined, by clicking the button adjacent to or below the name of the Nominee of your choice, then follow the instructions to complete the voting process.
Votes may be cast for your favorite Nominees online or via a mobile device as follows:
CATEGORY HOW TO VOTE VOTING PERIOD Artist to Watch Online: http://vma.mtv.com/SMS/Text July 17, 2014-August 24, 2014 All Other Categories Online: http://vma.mtv.com/ July 17, 2014-August 11, 2014
VH1 + Palladia are teaming up to bring you one of the most unique musical experiences of the year: SoundClash. I’m a little bit country and you’re a little bit rock n’ roll? No problem because on July 23rd + July 30th at 9 PM EST we are taking the best parts of popular music and mashing them together. We’re giving bands like Fall Out Boy, T.I., London Grammar, Ed Sheeran, Grouplove, + Sia a chance to perform onstage together to create one mega-sound.
Both shows will be hosted by DJ + Producer Diplo, and will feature three bands on one stage to create one epic sound. The bands will perform a mix of current singles, covers, favorites, + even a three-way collaboration. SoundClash is the music event that will have everyone talking.
THREE BANDS + THREE SOUNDS + ONE STAGE = ONE EPIC SHOW
VH1 + PALLADIA UNVEIL A NEW MUSIC PERFORMANCE SERIES “SOUNDCLASH” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AHMIR “QUESTLOVE” THOMPSON
HOSTED BY DJ/PRODUCER DIPLO
“SoundClash” with Fall Out Boy + T.I. + London Grammar Premieres Wednesday, July 23rd at 9 PM ET/PT
“SoundClash” with Ed Sheeran + Sia + Grouplove Premieres Wednesday, July 30th at 9 PM ET/PT
X by Ed Sheeran remains the biggest selling album in the UK for a third week in a row, the Official Charts Company can confirm.
The 23-year-old singer/songwriter’s second album has held onto the top of the UK’s Official Albums Chart despite tough competition this week from Futurology, the new album from Manic Street Preachers (Number 2).
To date, X (which is pronounced ‘multiply’) has sold over 327,000 copies in the UK since it s release last month.
Read full article at OfficialCharts.com
A new list profiling the most powerful figures in Britain’s black and urban music scene has been met with a backlash after Ed Sheeran finished first.
BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Power List was revealed yesterday (July 11) with Sheeran (pictured above) selected by a panel of industry experts assembled by the UK’s leading black music station as the most important UK artist in the scene. In addition to Sheeran, both Sam Smith and Disclosure also earned high placings in the list.
Tinie Tempah was the highest placed black artist on the list with Fuse ODG, Naughty Boy, Emeli Sande and grime duo Krept & Konan all inside the top ten. The Power List was voted for by a panel of 1Xtra DJ’s including Twin B, Yasmin Evans, Sarah-Jane Crawford and DJ Target plus a panel of industry experts.
Explaining the reasons behind Sheeran’s place, DJ Yasmin Evans stated: “Having just his music in mind and disregarding anything else that we may have considered for other artists there is so much power in what he produces & writes that this alone holds so much power.”
Despite Sheeran, Smith and Disclosure having claim to wide-ranging influences, there has been a backlash to the list on social media with Wiley, ranked Number 16 in the list, claiming that black artists are being “bumped” out of place and stating that 1Xtra’s list was “backwards.”
In a series of tweets posted after the publication of the list, he wrote: “We influence a man and all of a sudden it turns he has influenced us. England music industry is backwards. God bless those who try. People think I am mad. I am not mad, I can just see skull duggery from miles away. We have been bumped basically. Not taking anything away from Ed, he is sick. But black artist in England, we are getting bumped.”
1Xtra’s Power List top 20:
1. Ed Sheeran
3. Tinie Tempah
4. Sam Smith
6. Emeli Sande
7. Naughty Boy
8. Katy B
9. Krept & Konan
10. Fuse ODG
11. Boy Better Know
12. Rita Ora
13. Lethal Bizzle
14. DJ Fresh
15. Jessie J
18. Laura Mvula
19. Wretch 32
20. Dizzee Rascal
Last month Ed performed at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball in . Capital FM has uploaded their videos from Ed’s set to their youtube channel. You can watch the videos here or below.