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Ed Sheeran Named Billboard Top Artist Of 2017

Global superstar Ed Sheeran is closing 2017 in much the same way as he began the year – at the top of the charts.  The British singer-songwriter’s single “Perfect” has gone to #1 this week, making Sheeran the ONLY lead artist with 2 singles to top the Billboard Hot 100 this year.  His 7x-Platinum “Shape Of You” debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 back in January, held the top spot for a remarkable 12 weeks, and remained in the top 10 for 33 consecutive weeks, the most ever in the chart’s 59-year history.

“Perfect” is the latest single off of Sheeran’s blockbuster 3rd studio album “÷” (pronounced “divide”), making it the only album of the year to have 2 singles go to #1, not to mention being one of the year’s biggest without any sign of slowing down.  After debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 with the biggest first week sales at the time of its March release, the 2x-Platinum album has remained in the chart’s top 10 for a staggering 36 weeks (including 20 consecutive weeks), and recently returned to the top 5, climbing to #4 this week.

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Likewise, Sheeran has dominated Billboard’s just-released Year In Review, standing at #1 on 16 of their year-end charts including Top Artist of the Year and Hot 100 Song of the Year for “Shape Of You,” taking the honor for the second consecutive year  (Sheeran co-wrote Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” 2016’s Hot 100 Song of the Year).  This past weekend, NBC’s Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist declared “…the year in music has belonged to Ed Sheeran.”  Watch the entire profile HERE.

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Sheeran recently received a pair GRAMMY nominations for “Shape Of You” and and “÷” in the “Best Pop Solo Performance” and “Best Pop Vocal Album” categories respectively, for a total of 13 nominations over the course of his young career.  Sheeran took home a pair of awards at the 58th GRAMMY Awards for his RIAA Diamond-certified hit “Thinking Out Loud,” which won for “Best Pop Solo Performance” and the prestigious “Song Of The Year.”

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Sheeran has already unveiled his touring plans for 2018, including his first-ever North American stadium tour.  Dates begin next summer on August 18th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, and continue into November (see attached itinerary).  For more information, visit