Ed Sheeran has advanced to the finals in Z100′s Artist of the Summer polls. He is up against Demi Lovato. You can vote as many times as you’d like at z100.com.
The Ed Sheeran fan base is almost like a family in the sense that we’ve grown incredibly close to one another and have helped fans in need. Last night one of our friends lost her mother to a very aggresive type of cancer. We’d like to ease the financial burden that this has left this family so if you are able to donate any amount of money please do. Any amount will help with funeral costs. Please check out this page to learn more about this beautiful woman. You can donate anonymously if you would like to keep your identity a secret.
From the moment he zips into a New York toy store, it’s clear Ed Sheeran is no typical pop star. Start with his appearance: With his hoodie, unsullied sneakers, and perpetually tousled red hair, Sheeran looks less like a teen dream than a dot-com programmer. In search of a gift for a friend, he inquires about Captain America toys, and the salesman, who’s wearing a Pharrell Williams T-shirt, has no idea he’s talking with a British singer-songwriter whose spring hit, “Sing,” was a collaboration with … Pharrell Williams.
But it’s only a matter of time before someone recognizes him: “Are you Ed Sheeran?” asks a teen girl who spots him near the display of One Direction dolls. Stunned, she asks to take a selfie with him, and Sheeran cheerily obliges. She’s just one of the devoted fans around the world who made his 2012 single “The A Team”—a wistful ballad inspired, he says, by a homeless woman he met while helping out at a shelter—a top 20 hit and bought almost 4 million copies of his first album, + (a.k.a. Plus). Drawn to his tender songwriting and cuddle pup image, Sheeran’s fans (sometimes called Sheerios or Sheeranators) are so besotted they’ve been known to swipe his hoodies, and at his concerts—he’ll be headlining arenas starting in August to promote his just-released album x (a.k.a. Multiply)—they sing along with every word and shriek with abandon. “I always feel quite awkward about it,” he says. “I’ve never screamed at anybody in my life. Can you imagine walking into a shop and someone is screaming about a chocolate cake? You’d go, ‘What is that dude doing?’ ”
Read the full interview at Parade.com
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After months of saying we’d have a new look in time for the release of Multiply. It’s here. The gallery and main site have a matching look thanks to Flor. I hope you all like them as much as I do. I’m working on uploading the missing photos from the gallery, as well as getting the gallery up to date in terms of 2014 events.
My friend Carmen wrote a review of Ed’s new album Multiply.
Well, here it is. It’s been three extremely long years since + and finally there’s something new from Ed Sheeran. Honestly, writing these words feels almost like I’m in a dream. NEW. ALBUM. HERE. NOW. WHAT.
The promotion for this album has been smart and extensive…a radio premiere of the first single ‘Sing’, entire days of promotion in cities worldwide, festivals, releasing songs at midnight every night leading up to the release of the album, a 90-minute special on MTV. It has all been highly calculated and with the looks of the iTunes charts at the moment, extremely successful. With the curse of the sophomore album looming over, all eyes are on Ed. He’s climbing higher and higher and higher with his career and hopefully this album will fit nicely on that path straight up to the top.
I have been plugging my ears this past month, trying to keep a lot of the songs on this album a surprise. I’m a big fan of that “first-listen”…when you sit down, put headphones on, and just submerge into a new album. Being a massive fan of Ed Sheeran, this album deserves my full attention, and I want to experience the album not just a song here and there. With this review, I thought I would do a sort-of initial reaction to the songs, one at a time, and then a more comprehensive review after.
Disclaimer: This is a review done by a fan. There are plenty of reviews done by professional music-type journalist-type professional-type people…all of which I am not…so don’t expect anything too extraordinary. And, sidenote, I will definitely keep all my opinions completely unbiased. I may be a fan of Ed, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to build a shrine for everything that he puts out.Overly Detailed Track-By-Track Review:(scroll to the bottom for an overall reaction/review)The star ranking is out of 5 possible stars.1. One(*****)The perfect song to open the album with. I mean, besides the fact that it’s named “One” and it’s track one. Good one, One. …I’ll stop. That raw guitar plucking as the first couple notes of this album is completely necessary. What do we think of when we think of Ed? Guitar. That’s him. He’s opening this album with something beautiful and heartwarming and quintessentially him. This is the perfect bridge between ‘+’ and ‘X’. In terms of the actual song, it’s lovely. It starts completely acoustic…just a guitar and a voice, and it builds beautifully without too many extra things (just a little beat and some violin), then fades back to barebones acoustic. It’s wonderful. Wonderfully produced and wonderfully written…just…amazing.
Read all of her review at deadwaxmusic.blogspot.com
Ed attended and performed at Canada’s 2014 MuchMusic Awards that were held in Toronto on June 15th. I’ve added five photos from the red carpet to the gallery.
Events & Appearances > 2014 > June 15 – MuchMusic Awards
His new album X is out today and after releasing a slew of new songs every day this past week, Ed Sheeran will make his way to D.C. in a couple weeks for an exclusive Fresh Faces, Fresh Music event.
For seasoned Fresh Faces, Fresh Music attendees, you know how it works. But if this is your first time, here are some things you need to know.
Ed Sheeran will perform an exclusive acoustic set just for 94.7 Fresh FM listeners. The performance is closed to the public, but you can sing along to “The A Team” in person by listening to 94.7 Fresh FM.
The show is July 1 at The Hamilton Live.
No station gets you closer to the stars than 94.7 Fresh FM, so make sure you’re listening all week for your shot to win.
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