Ed Sheeran checks out his plaque after receiving the RIAA 2X multi-Platinum award for X earlier in the week.
The 24-year-old musician was joined by RIAA’s EVP of Communications and Marketing Jonathan Lamy and Director of Communications and Gold & Platinum Program, Liz Kennedy at the event.
X is just one of only four albums released since 2014 to achieve RIAA multi-Platinum status, and this also marks Ed’s first multi-Platinum album. The other three are Taylor Swift’s 1989, Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, and Adele’s 25.
The 2x Multi-Platinum record commemorates sales of 2 million in the United States alone.
The long-awaited third installment to the Bridget Jones series of films finally has a chance to see the light of day, despite previously having difficulties with making the project fly. Recent photos have revealed that the actors as well as all the people involved were spotted in London, shooting key scenes for the new Bridget Jones movie — possibly one of the most anticipated romantic comedy films for the next year.
“Bridget Jones’s Baby,” as the movie is called, was scheduled to be out April 2016, as The Sun reported while capturing moments from the London shoot. One of the more memorable photos portrays Academy award-winning actress Renee Zellweger (playing the titular Bridget Jones) being carried away by her two fellow actors Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey — possibly shooting a scene where a pregnant Bridget Jones is being rushed to a hospital. Other gallery highlights include Firth chatting up with Zellweger and another one where Firth was loitering somewhere around the main area of the University College London Hospital.
Fans of “Bridget Jones” already are familiar with the film series being built around the premise of a novel modernization: specifically that of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” Some may find it interesting to note that the titular character may now have developed from a woman who is looking for love into one that has found it and is now getting ready to start a new chapter out of the same sentiment.
In any case, fans were made even more excited for the reported appearance of popular singer Ed Sheeran. Lifestyle e-zine Marie Claire reports that the “Thinking Out Loud” singer was “excited about [the role]” after confirming that he will make a cameo appearance in the new Bridget Jones movie. Of what or whose character Sheeran will portray will, in the meantime, remain as a matter for speculation.
Our best goes out to Ed and we hope for a speedy and safe recovery!
Ed Sheeran will be starting out the New Year on a difficult note — with surgery on a badly-damaged eardrum.
The British “Thinking Out Loud” singer will take a break from his world tour, which is currently in New Zealand, to address the malady. But if you think it’s a work-related matter that comes with the job of being a musician, think again.
“I have to have an operation in January on my ear because I stupidly jumped off a yacht really high up and smashed it,” the 24-year-old singer tells Nova radio in Australia, explaining that the mishap occurred while he was on vacation in Spain. “I landed wrong and it burst my eardrum, so I have to go and get a graft, which means I’m not allowed to fly for a while — so it’s kind of good, it means I have to stay at home.”
Sheeran, who was joined on his tour Wednesday (Dec. 9) in Sydney by Elton John on a duet of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” says that he tried to ignore the injury at first. But when he attempted to go swimming again, he quickly realized that he’d be needing the attention of a doctor.
“It’s the most painful thing,” he insists. “Having a hole in your eardrum, and having water go in.”
I have completely redone the photoshoot session and managed to add some high quality images as replacements as well as additional shoots that we were missing to the photo gallery. I hope you all enjoy the new way the section is done and all the new photos that were added! (Please note photographer’s names have been removed and they are now labeled by session.
The Bastard Executioner is adding a surprising member to its A-team: singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
The successful pop star will recur as Sir Cormac, the highly (and dangerously) ambitious protégé of a church elder, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Kurt Sutter’s 10-episode, 14th-century drama — which FX greenlit in May — “tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward I’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.”
Sheeran, a fan of Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy, contributed a song to that series’ final season. He also appeared in Undateable‘s live episode earlier this year and will have a live concert special on NBC later this summer.
Images of Ed out on tour have been added to the image gallery.
I have added all the missing events of Ed to the gallery from 2015. My apologies for the delay in adding them, things have been rather hectic!
Ed Sheeran is tops with Canadians after he picked up the best international artist prize at the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday night.
The red-headed UK singer, who appeared at the MMVAs for his fourth straight year and his first as host, was also named the most buzzworthy international artist. “This is my fourth year and I’ve never won one. I feel like it’s just because I’m presenting,” Sheeran said while accepting the trophy for best international artist.
On the giant Toronto stage, Sheeran sang “Photograph,” a single from his x album, accompanied by a string quartet and pulsating drumming. He returned to help wind up the MMVAs by performing his romantic ballad “Thinking Out Loud.”
Ed Sheeran is cool with his uncool childhood.
“Having things that make you different help you become an interesting person,” he told The Hollywood Reporter before being honored at the American Institute for Stuttering’s Freeing Voices Changing Lives Benefit Gala on Monday. “Most of the people I knew that were normal in school are all pretty dull right now — they go to the gym four times a week and look at themselves in the mirror a lot, but they don’t really have a lot to say.… Most of the people that are successful started life off as a weird kid with no friends.”
The musician was commended at the New York City fundraiser for his openness about overcoming his stutter, an oft-shamed disorder that Emily Blunt also conquered when a teacher first suggested she try out for a school play. “It can be mistaken for a learning disability, an anxious sensibility or a weakness,” the actress, emceeing the evening in an Elisabetta Franchi jumpsuit, told THR. “It’s not true to your real character; it’s just that you’re limited in your ability to speak.… I wanted people to understand that it wasn’t that I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted to say or who I wanted to be.”
In his speech, Sheeran proudly noted his childhood’s rougher edges. “I was a very, very weird child. I had a port-wine stain birthmark on my face that I got lasered off when I was very young; one day, they forgot to put the anesthetic on, and ever since then, I had a stutter. I also had very big, blue NHS glasses — NHS is the National Health Service, one day I hope you’ll have the same! And I lacked an eardrum on one side of my ear, so stuttering was actually the least of my problems!”
“But it was still quite a difficult thing. The thing I found most difficult was knowing what to say but not really being able to express it the right way,” he continued. Though speech therapy and homeopathy didn’t work, rap music became an effective remedy. “My Uncle Jim told my dad that Eminem was the next Bob Dylan — it’s pretty similar, it’s all just storytelling — so my dad bought me The Marshall Mathers LP when I was nine years old, not knowing what was on it. I learned every word of it, back to front, by the time I was ten. He raps very fast and melodically and percussively, and it helped me get rid of the stutter.”
Read the entire article at The Hollywood Reporter
Ed Sheeran is ready to put the debate to bed. In fact, Sheeran is certain he knows what the song of the summer will be.
Sheeran is pretty certain that “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon will steal the so-called “Song of the Summer” title. At least that’s what Ed Sheeran said when talking to Vulture at the American Institute of Stuttering Gala at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.
“I’m just hearing that everywhere. It just makes everyone happy whenever they hear it. I really like that song.”
According to Vulture, Sheeran’s songs are too slow to be considered summer jams in 2015, but the news outlet said Sheeran is OK with that, especially since he had one of the most popular songs of last summer with “Sing.” In May of 2014, USA Today reported that Sheeran’s “Sing” was the No. 1 song to memorize for the summer. The song spent seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped out at No. 13.
Ed Sheeran also mentioned another song he’d like to see do well this summer: “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap, he told Vulture.
“It’s amazing that ‘Trap Queen’ is such a massive hit. I love that.”
Sheeran is a great lover of hip-hop music and makes it known often that he supports the genre. In fact, Ed Sheeran recently covered “Trap Queen” on a Fallon episode.
Media outlets have noted that Sheeran did not mention “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift, which is surprising, considering the close friendship that Sheeran and Swift seem to have developed recently.
Currently, “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth sits in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, followed by Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.” “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap is in the No. 3 spot while “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon is in the No. 4 spot. “Want to Want Me” by Jason DeRulo rounds out the top five.
Considering the fact that both the songs Sheeran mentioned are already in the top five, it is quite possible that Sheeran’s predictions could come true.