Be sure to tune into the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast tomorrow morning to catch Ed Sheeran co host with Scott Mills and Chris Stark and play some new songs. For those of you in North America this will be late tonight early tomorrow morning (2am est/11pm pst). Listen online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio1
First off: We want to say Happy New Year to everyone and thank you for your continued support even while Ed was on his well deserved break from touring and public engagements.
Secondly: The reason for this post! Ed and his team have announced that they’ll be releasing new music this Friday (& Thursday if you’re on the West coast of North America). Set your alarms for January 6th at 5am GMT / Midnight EST.
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.
Hip hop artist and NCIS: Los Angeles star LL COOL J will bring his dimpled smile when he hosts A Home For The Holidays, an entertainment special celebrating families. The 17th annual edition of the program will air Friday, Dec. 18 (9:00 ET/PT) on CBS.
Ed Sheeran performances will include “Thinking Out Loud” and “Photograph” at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Ed has taken to instagram with a note to his family, friends & supporters. Read it below.
I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for awhile. I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last five years but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes, so I’m taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed. To my family and friends, if you love me you will understand me buggering off for a bit, to my fans, the 3rd album is on its way and is the best thing I have made thus far. See you all next autumn and thank you for being amazing.
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.”
After the original airdate changing multiple times, it looks like we’ll be able to see the performance tomorrow (Monday, NOV 30) on Ellen! Not sure when it airs in your city? Check www.ellentv.com for all the details.
It’s DAY 4 of Ellen’s 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS, and the gifts are getting bigger, the cheers are getting louder, and Prancer is wilder than ever! What will Ellen stuff the stockings with today? Something out of this world as the extravaganza jingles on!
Then, beautiful really does run in her genes, and she’s coming by to share some of it with the rest of us… KYLIE JENNER is here to talk about her new product line, “Kylie Lip Kit”! The reality star will also give Ellen her take on all the fascinating things going on with her famous family, and will hopefully share some of their plans for the holidays!
Spreading more good cheer along with her own take on the festivities, KYM DOUGLAS returns! There’s no telling what she’ll whip up from her bag of magic beauty fun, but it’s guaranteed to be unique, useful and something you’ve probably never seen before!
Plus, the British are coming… when ED SHEERAN takes the stage with RUDIMENTAL! They’ll perform their duet, “Lay It All on Me,” which is featured on Rudimental’s album, “We the Generation”!