2 New Hits
Ed has released 2 new songs at the same time to mark his return to music after a year break. They are from his new album called ÷. The theme of naming his albums after maths symbols has continued with his first album plus and the second multiply and now divide. They are titled Shape of You and Castle on The Hill . He became the first ever singer to have the number 1 and 2 spots on the charts with 2 new songs. Both songs have broken the one week streaming record, Castle on the Hill reached 11.07m and Shape Of You a massive 13.4m streams. Shape of You also broke a global streaming record on Spotify as it was streamed 6.13m times on the day it was released.
While on a year long break Ed carried on his normal diet but was a lot less active than he would be so he stared to put on weight, he then realised he needed to change something and asked his hockey player girlfriend to make him a diet and exercise plan. He dropped a massive 3.5 stone.
- He is the first artist to have a Snapchat filter dedicated to his new music.
- His music video for castle on the hill is based in Suffolk and features people from his high school.
- Ed gave up social media while he took a break from music and hasn't been using a smart phone in the effort to make himself more sociable.
- He put into a boiling geyser at the top of a mountain and melted all the skin off on his 25th birthday.
- In November last year princess Beatrice accidentally cut Ed Sheeran's face with a ceremonial sword when pretending to knight James Blunt.
- His brother Mathew is a classical composer.