Ed Sheeran covers Christina Aguilera’s Dirrty in the Live Lounge
Ed Sheeran covers Christina Aguilera’s Dirrty in the Live Lounge for Fearne Cotton and BBC Radio 1. Check out the whole Live Lounge special here http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/radio1 later on today.
Edward Christopher “Ed” Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Born in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk, he moved to London in 2008 to pursue a musical career. In early 2011, Sheeran released an independent extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, which caught the attention of both Elton John and Jamie Foxx. He then signed to Asylum Records. His debut album, +, containing the singles “The A Team” and “Lego House“, was certified quintuple platinum in the UK. In 2012, Sheeran won two Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. “The A Team” won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2014 he was nominated for Best New Artist at the56th Annual Grammy Awards.
Sheeran’s popularity abroad began in 2012. In the US he made a guest appearance on Taylor Swift‘s fourth studio album, Red, and wrote songs for One Direction. “The A Team” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards and he performed the song in duet with Elton John during the ceremony. He spent much of 2013 touring North America as the opening act for Swift’sThe Red Tour. In autumn 2013 Sheeran performed three sold out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden as a headline act.His second studio album titled x (read as “multiply”) was released worldwide on 23 June 2014, charting at number one in the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. It was nominated for Album of the Year at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. As part of his xworld tour, Sheeran will play three concerts at London’s Wembley Stadium in July 2015, his biggest solo shows to date
On 8 October 2014, Sheeran released the music video to the album’s third single, “Thinking Out Loud“, where he dances with his leading lady. The video achieved almost three million views within 24 hours from its release. In November 2014, Sheeran announced that he will play at London’s Wembley Stadium on 10 July 2015 as part of his x world tour, it is his biggest solo headlining.After massive pre-sales, further two dates were added on 11 and 12 July. In December 2014, Spotify named Sheeran the most-streamed artist in the world for his accumulating more than 860 million streams in 2014. The album also earned Sheeran the distinction of being iTunes‘s biggest-selling artist in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the New Zealand for the same year