VIDEO: Ed Sheeran Debuts FAULT IN OUR STARS Song Live in Tour Vlog
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran is celebrating the highly anticipated arrival of his second album "x" (pronounced multiply), with a series of whirlwind international events dubbed "Multiply Days." To commorate the event, he is documenting his travels by keeping the cameras running. In a recent video uploaded to his YouTube page, Sheeran surprised high school students with a performance and debuts his new song from THE FAULT IN OUR STARS soundtrack.Check out the video below.
Of his surprise performance he says, "They have no idea, which could prove to be quite entertaining, or, like, quite a letdown, if they're not that impressed."
The follow-up to Sheeran's breakthrough debut album "+," "x" finds the British singer-songwriter collaborating with a stellar list of producers, including multiple GRAMMY Award-winners Rick Rubin and Jeff Bhasker, multiple GRAMMY Award-nominee Benny Blanco, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, and BRIT-Award nominee and "+" collaborator Jake Gosling. "x" recently rocketed to the #1 spot on the iTunes Store's overall "Top Albums" chart, mere hours after becoming available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/x-itunesdlx.
In other news, Sheeran's new "All Of The Stars" is among the many highlights found on "THE FAULT IN OUR STARS MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE," Atlantic Records' new soundtrack companion to the #1 box office sensation. The song's companion video has earned over 6 million views and counting now athttp://youtu.be/nkqVm5aiC28. 20th Century Fox's The Fault In Our Stars based on the #1 bestselling novel byJohn Green is in theaters now.
Blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, Ed Sheeran is a genuine global phenomenon. The 23-year-old British singer/songwriter's masterful debut album, "+," entered the UK Albums Chart at #1 with the highest opening sales figures for a debut male solo artist ever and is now certified 6x-platinum. Fueled by international hit singles like "The A Team" and "Lego House," "+" has enjoyed multi-platinum, platinum, and gold sales in nine countries around the world.
Here in the US, "The A Team" proved a blockbuster, earning 2x-platinum certification from the RIAA as well as a GRAMMY Award nomination as "Song Of The Year." Sheeran also made a record-breaking chart debut with the stateside release of "+," which entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #5, becoming the highest debut for a U.K. solo artist's first full-length album, since 2009. Along with his three GRAMMY nods including the prestigious "Best New Artist" Sheeran has accrued an array of distinguished international honors, spanning two BRIT Awards ("Best Male Artist," "Best Breakthrough Artist") and the 2012 Ivor Novello Award for "Best Song Musically and Lyrically."
Long acclaimed as a captivating and creative live performer, Sheeran spent much of the past two years traversing North America on back-to-back sold-out headline tours, the latter of which including a stop at the renowned Radio City Music Hall which sold out in a matter of minutes. Following a main support role on Taylor Swift's massively successful "RED Tour," Sheeran returned to New York City for a trio of sold-out headline shows at the legendaryMadison Square Garden to close out his incredible 2013.
Sheeran's honest songwriting and incredible live show has also connected with millions through the small screen with countless high profile television appearances including the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (performing "The A Team" accompanied by Sir Elton John), the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, NBC's The Voice (as one of Team Christina's mentors) and Today (where he pulled in one of last summer's largest audiences into NYC's Rockefeller Plaza for the show's annual outdoor concert series), and, most recently, among the star-studded lineup on CBS' special "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America A GRAMMY Salute."
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