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These Are the Most-Streamed Songs of the Decade

Ed Sheeran, Drake come out on top

(Newser) - As we approach the end of the 2010s, Spotify is out with the most-streamed songs and artists of the decade, per the BBC . The top five songs streamed around the world:
  1. Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"
  2. Drake, Kyla, Wizkid, "One Dance"
  3. Post Malone, "rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)"
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Prince's Memoir Slights Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry

'It's hard to imagine anyone being disappointed'

(Newser) - Prince had high hopes for his autobiography, begun three months before his April 2016 death . "Could it solve racism?" the musician is quoted as asking the writer he recruited to work with him on the project. Dan Piepenbring tells the BBC that Prince "saw the book as a... More »

Ed Sheeran, Prince Harry Team Up on a Message

Behind jokey skit, a serious theme for World Mental Health Day

(Newser) - Team Ginger wants you to look out for anybody who might be suffering today and every day. Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry teamed up for a short skit in honor of Thursday's World Mental Health Day. It shows Sheeran meeting Harry armed with a document titled "Gingers Unite,... More »

Ed Sheeran Releases Album —and News That He's Married

Singer confirms wedding to Cherry Seaborn

(Newser) - Ed Sheeran released a new album Friday, and during an interview to promote it, mentioned that, oh, yes, he's married now. The Sun reported in February that Sheeran had married Cherry Seaborn, in December, a year after they became engaged. But the singer hadn't confirmed that until a... More »

This Might Be This Summer's Earworm

'I Don't Care' features Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran, and critics like it

(Newser) - Ever felt socially awkward at a soiree? What the Guardian calls the "most surefire pop hit of the year," featuring "two seismic stars, one super-producer, and a chorus that only leaves your head after surgery," may speak to you. The stars: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber.... More »

2018's Most Lucrative Tour Is Not Who You Might Think

Star's 'Divide' tour grossed $432.4M, per Pollstar survey

(Newser) - A new industry report not only indicates that music lovers are flocking in droves to concerts, but also that if you had to book one act to appear at your stadium or arena, put your money on Ed Sheeran. That's because he not only made more money touring this... More »

After 43 Years, a New Honor for Queen's Iconic Hit

'Bohemian Rhapsody' becomes most-streamed song out of 20th century

(Newser) - Queen's " Bohemian Rhapsody " came out in 1975, but it just earned a new honor. The song passed 1.6 billion global streams, according to label Universal Music Group, making it the most streamed song out of the 20th century. The count includes streams on Spotify, Apple Music,... More »

Suit: Sheeran's Grammy-Winning Song Isn't His

Company alleging copyright infringement wants $100M

(Newser) - Ed Sheeran has another copyright infringement lawsuit to add to the pile. In the latest case, the singer is accused of ripping off Marvin Gaye's " Let's Get It On ," which Gaye wrote with Edward Townsend in 1973 , per TMZ. Structured Asset Sales, which claims to have... More »

Billboard Awards Pays Tribute to School Shooting Victims

Ed Sheeran won the night's biggest honor

(Newser) - The Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson opened the show in honor of the 10... More »

Pop Star Ed Sheeran Engaged

Cherry Seaborn is the lucky lady

(Newser) - British pop-music superstar Ed Sheeran is officially off the market. On Saturday morning, the 26-year-old multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter announced on Instagram that he and his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, are engaged, CNN reports. "Got myself a fiancé just before new year," Sheeran wrote. "We are very happy and in... More »

Spotify Has a Very Different Artist of Year Than Grammys

Ed Sheeran, largely shut out of awards nominations, is most streamed artist of the year

(Newser) - The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he's the most streamed artist of the year. The streaming service announced Tuesday that Sheeran tops its 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams. He also has Spotify's biggest album of the year with Divide, streamed 3.1... More »

Cops Overwhelmed, Ed Sheeran, U2 Cancel St. Louis Concerts

9 arrested as protests rage a 2nd night over white cop's acquittal

(Newser) - Protests raged a second night in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white police officer in the death of a black motorist, with protesters breaking windows of dozens of businesses and throwing bricks at police. At least nine people were arrested in the unrest, which kept police so busy... More »

After Uproar, Director Defends Ed Sheeran's GoT Cameo

'I’m actually a bit surprised that people have made that much fuss about it'

(Newser) - Twitter exploded after Game of Thrones fans got a surprise cameo on Sunday night's season premiere: English singer Ed Sheeran playing a Lannister soldier. Heavy rounds up some of the best memes about his appearance, while USA Today gathers up a range of the reactions, ranging from bafflement ("... More »

Ed Sheeran: I Don't Know Why People Hate Me

Singer says he's 'quitting' Twitter because of all the 'mean things' said about him online

(Newser) - "I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things," says Ed Sheeran. That's the reason the 26-year-old English singer is offering for why he's "quitting" Twitter, the Sun reports, apparently deciding he just couldn't take those mean statements any longer.... More »

Ed Sheeran Hit With $20M Copyright Suit

He's accused of copying 2012 song by 'X Factor' winner

(Newser) - A $20 million lawsuit accuses superstar singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran of "verbatim, note-for-note copying." The lawsuit from songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard alleges Sheeran's "Photograph" is too similar to their 2009 song "Amazing," released by X Factor winner Matt Cardle in 2012. They're... More »

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