Ed Sheeran Billboard Magazine

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Billboard’s new cover star is the Great Red Hope himself, Ed Sheeran, a self-deprecating, unglamorous heartthrob who attracts fans to arenas with just an acoustic guitar, was Taylor Swift’s date on Oscar night and is a talent Pharrell calls “one of the most impressive, underestimated singer-songwriters of our time.” Sheeran just announced he’ll release new single “Sing” next week; check back Monday (April 7) to get the full story on the Justin Timberlake-inspired track plus details on other surprises in store for his sophomore album.

Until then… go behind the scenes of Ed’s Billboard cover shoot in the exclusive video below.


Five Things Billboard Learned About Ed…

International Superstar Bracket

internationalsuperstar_bracketMix 106.1 has an International Superstar Bracket going on right now. Ed Sheeran has advanced to the second round and is against Candian rock group Simple Plan. It’s currently 50-50. I thought since we are not taking part in this years MMM that some of you might something to do. Why not vote for Ed in this bracket? You can vote for Ed as many times as you want at mixphiladelphia.com.

KDWB’s 2014 Star Party

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KDWB has announced details for their annual Star Party. This year Ed Sheeran will perform along with Jason Derulo, B.O.B, Rixton & Timeflies. The only way to attend this event is to win tickets from KDWB. They will be giving away tickets to this all week starting tomorrow at 6:20. There will be plenty of chances to win tickets this week. Check out KDWB.com for the times and more information on the event.

KIIS FM’s Wango Tango

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102.7 Kiis has announced their line up for this years Wango Tango.  Ed Sheeran will perform along with Paramore, One Republic, The Chainsmokers, B.O.B, Maroon 5, A Great Big World, Rixton, Shakira, Kid Ink, and Tiesto. Christian Aguilera will be a special guest.

Presale will begin Friday, April 4th at 10:00am. Sign up for the Kiis Club to get the password. General Sales will begin Saturday, April 5th at 10:00am.