VIDEO: Ed Sheeran and Anne-Marie Release 2002 Acoustic Backstage Video
Breakthrough artist Anne-Marie released a fun-loving backstage video for her song "2002" shot with co-writer and long-time friend, Ed Sheeran, who trades vocals with Anne-Marie and plays acoustic guitar in the clip. Rolling Stone put "2002" - a song Anne-Marie wrote with Ed Sheeran - on their "The Playlist," praising it as "peak, perfect early-Aughts nostalgia." Peopleconcurred, hailing the song as "a nostalgia-fueled millennial dream." Check out the video below!
Anne-Marie will join Ed Sheeran on his North American stadium tour and has also added some solo dates, which include August 20 at The Roxy in Los Angeles,September 17 at Bowery Ballroom in New York City, and September 18 at Rough Trade in Brooklyn. Tickets and tour dates here.
Anne-Marie's debut album, "Speak Your Mind," is already the biggest-selling UK debut of 2018.
As one of the world's most in-demand songwriters, Sheeran has penned hit songs for both himself and other top artists including Taylor Swift, One Direction, The Weeknd, Major Lazer, Tori Kelley, and Justin Bieber, who's single "Love Yourself" was nominated for "Song of the Year" at the 59th GRAMMY AWARDS and marked Sheeran's third nomination in the prestigious, songwriting category. In 2015, Sheeran was named Songwriter of the Year at the Ivor Novello Awards, which celebrate, honor and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. Sheeran's "The A Team" had previously been recognized for Best Song Musically and Lyrically in 2012. Last summer, Sheeran received the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 2017 Hal David Starlight Award which honors gifted young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry with original compositions.
One of the planet's most popular live performers, Ed has sold out countless headline shows at some of the biggest and most iconic venues around the world, including his upcoming stand at London's Wembley Stadium where he's set to perform in front of 320,000 fans over 4 nights. Last year, all 60 dates of the North American leg of his world arena tour in support of "÷" sold out in a matter of minutes.