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Ed Sheeran set for Christmas number one

Ed Sheeran says he has a “trick up his sleeve” to boost his chances of getting the UK Christmas number one single. The star has put out a new version of his ballad Perfect, with vocals from Beyonce, sending it straight to the top of the charts on Friday. Asked if he wanted to stay there for Christmas, the 26-year-old replied: “I’d be lying if I said no. “I do have one more trick up my sleeve. It’s not like a Beyonce trick, but it’s quite a cool trick.” Without…

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Ed Sheeran picks up MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Ed Sheeran has picked up his MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace – and said he could perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. The pop star was awarded his gong for services to music and charity. He was the most-streamed artist of 2017 and has supported various good causes. He said he hadn’t been asked to perform at the royal couple’s wedding next year. But asked afterwards by reporters whether he would do so if invited, he replied with a grin: “Yeah, why not.” The singer said…

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Ed Sheeran overlooked at Grammys

Ed Sheeran’s multi-million selling album ÷ has been excluded from the main categories at the 2018 Grammy Awards, surprising many industry observers. The star was edged out of contention by Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar, who each received multiple nominations. Jay Z leads with eight nominations, including his first ever appearance in the album of the year list for 4:44, which comes 21 years after his debut. Sheeran did receive several nominations in the pop categories, however. Shape of You is up for best pop solo performance, while ÷ is…

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