Over the course of his career, Ed Sheeran has been nominated for 328 different prizes and won 117 of them, including four Grammys, four Brits and four Ivor Novello awards- now another album release is upon us and this time he is bringing a calculator world tour to life.
Edward Christopher “Ed” Sheeran is a famous English singer and songwriter, who has won the hearts of people all over the world with his melodic voice. He is an occasional rapper and actor as well. His popularity increased especially after the release of his first album ‘+’ and after a guest appearance was made by him on Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album ‘Red.’
His debut album ‘+’ was released in September 2011. Having sold 791,000 copies in the UK by the end of the year, it stood as the ninth bestselling album there. It was also reviewed positively by critics. The next year he won the 2012 Brits awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act of the Year.
It took countless EPs, sleeping on Jamie Foxx’s couch and more for Ed Sheeran to get to where he is now. It goes without saying that Ed is one of the hardest working musicians out there with his extensive tours and all those years spent playing small gigs to chase his music dream.
Sheeran didn’t have it easy. Dealing with his fair share of struggles from bullying to inner battles, insecurity and shame, to becoming an award-winning singer, Ed Sheeran’s story shows how the artist learned to embrace his uniqueness and overcame his challenges in order to bring us one of the most beautiful voices of our time.
He embraced his struggles and used that energy to transform his life into what it is today.
Today, it might be hard to believe that after selling more than 150 million albums around the world, Ed Sheeran would be nervous about releasing new material. However, after a huge transformation, he feels like a “new artist again” after releasing his single “Bad Habits” this year.
More than four years after the release of his blockbuster album ‘-,’ Ed Sheeran has announced that his long-awaited fourth full-length album, called ‘=,’ will be out on 29 October 2021.
“‘=’ (Equals) is a really personal record and one that means a lot to me,” he said in the announcement. “My life changed greatly over the past few years – I got married, became a father, experienced loss, and I reflect on these topics over the course of the album. I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can’t wait to share this next chapter with you.”
According to Variety, the fourth instalment in Sheeran’s “symbol album” series, ‘=’ is a body of songs that were made over a four-year period following his ‘÷’ (Divide) album era. Thematically, ‘=’ finds Ed taking stock of his life and the people in it, as he explores the varying degrees of love, loss, resilience and fatherhood, while also processing his reality and career.
However, after months of teasing, Ed finally confirmed in August 2021 that the album will be keeping with his three previous albums (aside from Collaborations), which were titled Plus (+), Multiply (x) and Divide (÷).
Not only can fans expect a new album but a grand 2022 tour. The sponsor text will read “+ – = ÷ X TOUR”.
There’s a chance that Ed might even release a double album, as the tour announcement contains a Minus (-) symbol too.
After testing positive for Covid-19 recently, Ed Sheeran is stepping away from the spotlight to recover from Covid-19. The music superstar announced his diagnosis on Instagram Sunday, telling fans in a personal message that he’s taking all the proper precautions to keep himself and others safe.
“It means that I’m now unable to plough ahead with any in-person commitments for now, so I’ll be doing as many of my planned interviews/performances as I can from my house. Apologies to anyone I’ve let down. Be safe everyone,” he wrote.
For now, fans will have to wait to see the calculator tour in person but enjoy the online entertainment that will most likely break records along with Adele’s new album ‘30’, once more.