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Ed Sheeran – "Sing" (Prod. Pharrell) | New Music

Nearly three years after the release of his multi-platinum, multi-award winning debut album release +, Ed Sheeran is set to follow up with his sophomore effort X on June 23rd. And to kick off the LP campaign, the acclaimed Suffolk raised singer-songwriter has unveiled the first track from the album, titled "Sing." Read more


Lupe Fiasco f/ Ed Sheeran - "Old School Love" | Music Video

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After dropping off the audio a few weeks ago, this morning sees the unveiling of the official visual accompaniment to Lupe Fiasco's latest single "Old School Love", the first single from the Chicago hailing rapper and activist's forthcoming album Tetsuo & Youth.Read more


Sway f/ Ed Sheeran - "Back Someday" | New Music

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Following the release of his Wake Up Sway returns with something new from his eagerly anticipated third album release The Deliverance.Read more


Lupe Fiasco f/ Ed Sheeran - “Old School Love” | New Music

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Start your Monday off with something brand new from Lupe Fiasco who has joined forces with the UK's very own Ed Sheeran for the nostalgic "Old School Love", which is taken from Fiasco's forthcoming album Tetsuo & Youth.Read more


Interview: Naughty Boy on avoiding the industry, Emeli Sandé's rise & Hotel Cabana

The majority of us were introduced to Naughty Boy's sounds a few years before we ever caught a glimpse of him. Having taught himself to make music from the shed in his parents’ garden on a Watford estate, the British producer and songwriter, real name Shahid Khan, began furnishing homegrown rappers with beats - Bashy, Devlin and Tinie Tempah among them - before connecting with a then little-known Scottish singer, Emeli Sandé.

Their chance meeting led to an engaging musical partnership that resulted in him producing and co-writing all tracks, bar five, on her multi-platinum selling debut Our Version Of Events, which became the UK’s best-selling album of 2012. 18 months on and Naughty Boy’s own album, Hotel Cabana, debuted at number two this summer, tugging Khan to the forefront.

On a mission to delve into the character of the man behind the hits, SoulCulture sat down with Naughty Boy over a tasty curry in Covent Garden to discuss developing his craft, learning from Emeli Sandé, avoiding the industry, growth of the UK music scene and adjusting to prominence. Read more


Giggs unveils 'When Will It Stop' album artwork, tracklist + release date, features Ed Sheeran, Styles P

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After unveiling his Mark Ronson and Tone P produced single "(Is It Gangsta?) Yes Yes Yes", today Peckham hailing rapper Giggs unveils the official cover, artwork, tracklisting, features and release date of his eagerly anticipated sophomore album When Will It Stop.Read more


Billboard Music Awards 2013: Winners and Live Performances | TV Catch-Up

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Last night the 2013 BillBoard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and was packed with several performance highlights.

Chris Brown gave a performance of his current single "Fine China," with a rendition riddled with bum notes but high in energy and action; including a dubious fight-dance break.

Nicki Minaj left her pop persona locked up and came out in sassy rap mode to perform "High School," complete with a ripped, studded figure-hugging outfit, before playing hypeman to Lil Wayne's guest verse, dropping and shaking it with a lapdance for him to round things off [Weezy: "I'm the luckiest guy in the world - all that ass!"].

Making leaps and bounds above lapdances on the controversy scale was Miguel's [otherwise] stellar performance of "Adorn," during which an ambitious stage dive lead to him drop-kicking and landing on some women in the audience.


Musical highlights include Bruno Mars' performance of "Treasure,' Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' performance of "Thrift Shop" and UK talent Ed Sheeran's rendition of "Lego House." A host of additional stars performed on the night, including David Guetta, Akon & Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopes and Taylor Swift.

Check out the full list of  winners and watch a selection of videos from the night below.

Winners

Top Artist
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist
One Direction

Top Male Artist
Justin Bieber

Top Female Artist
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group
One Direction

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist
Maroon 5

Top Digital Songs Artist
Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist
Rihanna

Top Touring Artist
Madonna

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist
Nicki Minaj

Top Pop Artist
One Direction

Top R&B Artist
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist
Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist
Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist
fun.

Top Latin Artist
Jenni Rivera

Top Dance Artist
Madonna

Top EDM Artist
David Guetta

Top Christian Artist
tobyMac

Milestone Award
Justin Bieber

ALBUMS

Top Billboard 200 Album
Red - Taylor Swift 

Top Pop Album
21 - Adele

Top R&B Album
Unapologetic - Rihanna

Top Rap Album
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - Nicki Minaj

Top Country Album
Red - Taylor Swift

Top Rock Album
Babel - Mumford and Sons

Top Latin Album
Las Misma Gran Senora - Jenni Rivera

Top Dance Album
MDNA - Madonna

Top EDM Album
Bangarang - Skrillex

Top Christian Album
Eye On It - tobyMac

SONGS

Top Hot 100 Song
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Top Digital Song
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen

Top Radio Song
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Top Streaming Song (Video)
“Gangnam Style” – PSY

Top Pop Song
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen

Top R&B Song
“Diamonds” – Rihanna

Top Country Song
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift

Top Rock Song
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Top Latin Song
“Ai Se Eu Te Pego” – Michel Telo

Top Dance Song
“Harlem Shake” – Baauer

Top EDM Song
“Harlem Shake” – Baauer

Top Christian Song
“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” – Matt Redman

Prince

Chris Brown

Nicki Minaj & Lil' Wayne

Miguel

Bruno Mars

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Ed Sheeran

will.i.am & Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber


Ed Sheeran x Elton John perform "The A Team" @The GRAMMY Awards 2013 [Video]

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Kicking off things at the 55th Grammy Awards tonight on the live performance side of things was Ed Sheeran who was joined by the iconic Elton John for a special performance of Ed's "The A-Team" taken from his multi platinum debut album +.

Press play below...

Watch: Ed Sheeran x Elton John perform "The A Team" @The GRAMMY Awards 2013 [Video]

Salute to Ed Sheeran on his growth and global success.

Catch up on the rest of the performances as they happen right here.


Mike Posner remixes Ed Sheeran's "The A-Team" | New Music

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While working steadily on completing his new album, Mike Posner gives back to his fans to tide them over for a while by releasing a free remix of Ed Sheeran's first hit single "The A-Team."

Building on the original, more sombre beat, Mike Posner enlists guitar player Jayson DeZuzio to help build it up making it slightly more uptempo, as well as adding a steady drum pattern throughout.

Not only does the beat get updated, but Posner also pens a couple of new verses to go along with the original chorus where he tells his own tales of friends being taking away from him due to drugs.

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Labrinth unleashes Atomic EP f/ Plan B, Lady Leshurr, Wretch 32, Ed Sheeran, Etta Bond

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Merry Christmas world, looks like this season some of our favourite artists will be leaving something under the tree for our listening pleasure.Read more


Ed Sheeran performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live | TV Catch-Up

Ed Sheeran has been able to build a massive UK following in part thanks to stunning acoustic sets, and recently he visited the States to grace Jimmy Kimmel Live with performances of "The A Team" and "You Need Me, I Don't Need You", his two lead singles from debut album +, armed only with a guitar and his flawless voice.

"The A Team", which recently helped Ed into the US Billboard Chart for the first time and earned him a Grammy nomination for 'Song of the Year', plays just as well live as it does on the radio, and here it leaves the American audience under the British singer-songwriter's spell, with the help of some moving new intonations.

On the other hand, the extended version of "You Need Me, I Don't Need You" sees them wowed by Ed's sheer musical talent, as he ups the pace to keep up with his own incredible guitar riffing. The acoustic handiwork from 6.35 to around the 8 minute mark, when he loses the guitar and delivers some energetic double-time rapped vocals, is breathtaking. Plus he gets the crowd going like no-one I've seen on Jimmy Kimmel before.

Check the performances out for yourself below:

http://youtu.be/2mECzc7Ckp0

http://youtu.be/qNNlfzrIoOM


Ed Sheeran re-imagines Cupid in "Give Me Love" music video


Aside from the amazing musicianship showcased on his debut album + (read our review here) , Ed Sheeran also manages to constantly impress with every single visual offering from the award winning platinum plus LP.Read more


Ed Sheeran f/ Mic Righteous - "Give Me Love" (New Machine Remix) | New Music

East London based production duo Craig Merrin and Adam Jordan, also known as New Machine, add their spin to Ed Sheeran's latest single "Give Me Love," bringing along UK emcee Mic Righteous for the ride. Read more


Ed Sheeran vs. Nardwuar [Video]

Now this is something special. Nardwuar the Human Serviette is back with another genius interview that leaves his subject stunned, but instead of the rappers we're used to seeing him speak to lately, he catches up with our very own Ed Sheeran before a gig at The Queen Elizabeth Theater in Vancouver, Canada. Read more


Taylor Swift f/ Ed Sheeran - "Everything Has Changed" | New Music

Maybe I don't typically stick on a Taylor Swift album after a long day, but my interest was piqued by her anticipated collaboration with the UK's Ivor Novello and BRIT Award winning star singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran. Read more


Ed Sheeran performs "Give Me Love" on The Jonathan Ross Show | TV Catch-Up


Making an appearance on the popular talk and variety TV show The Jonathan Ross Show, platinum selling British singing & songwriting talent Ed Sheeran delivered a performance of his next single release from the + album "Give Me Love" to close the show.Read more