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Is the Capital FM Summertime Ball set to be the gig of the summer? We think so!

Last week we were salivating over the Radio 1 Big Weekend line up but we reckon the Capital FM Summertime Ball may have just topped it with its own stellar line up.

Like Radio 1, Capital have managed to snag performances from heavy hitters like Calvin Harris and Pharrell Williams but they’ve also managed to gather the cream of the pop crops including *deep breath* Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Cheryl Cole, Union J, Enrique Iglesias, Rita Ora, Sam Smith, Little Mix, The Vamps, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, 5 Seconds Of Summer and Jessie J. Not only that but it’s just been announced that the Queen of Twerk herself, Miley Cyrus will be headlining the whole thing.

No word yet on whether she’ll sliding down a gigantic tongue or crashing in starkers on a wrecking ball but as ever, MP! will keep you up to date as and when we know more. Will you guys be getting tickets? 

 

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Darryl Dishes: Ed Sheeran chats about his showbiz pals, Pharrell Williams and goes on an Easter Ed hunt.

Darryl Dishes in his weekly column packed to bursting with pop star goss, trivia and silliness. This week…Ed Sheeran chats about his showbiz pals and goes hunting for chocolate eggs.

If there was any doubt that Ed Sheeran is one of the most grounded people in showbiz, spending just a few moments in his company will reassure you that he hasn’t changed from his sofa surfing days.

“Yeah, it’s pretty cool.” He says of jetting out to New York to film Saturday Night Live. The day after we meet, he’s due to fly to the big apple and appear on one of the biggest shows on US TV. Only the very best get invited onto SNL, confirming his place as a massive star across the pond. This is huge. This is one of the biggest moments in any performer’s career. Even Justin Timberlake would be a little excited. “Pretty cool”, says Ed.

It seems he is genuinely unfazed and it’s a trait that has won him lots of high profile friends. From hanging out with One Direction and Pharrell to being best mates with Taylor Swift. Earlier this year he joined her on stage during the London stint of her world tour. Would he have been offended if she hadn’t asked him to be there?

“No, not really. It’s her show; she can do what she wants. I wouldn’t be annoyed; I’ve seen the show 66 times. I live in London so it would have been rude not to go. She always has guests and she just said ‘you fancy coming up?’ and I said yes.”

And they’re still close. Ed’s heard most of her new album and says it’s “pretty, pretty good” – which by his standards of enthusiasm makes it the greatest piece of music he’s ever heard. But would he ever work with her again?

“Yeah, perhaps in a while, it seems a bit obvious to do it now. I don’t like to be predictable”

His new singe ‘Sing’ is testament to that. It’s a lot more out-there than his first album and Pharrell’s fingerprints are all over it.

“I was nervous at first” he says, pained to admit it, “I was worried about how my fan base would react to it. I was out for dinner with Pharrell and he was saying I was stupid, it had to be first single”

Out for dinner with Pharrell… coolest sentence ever?

“I went in for an hour meeting with him and stayed there for 5 hours. We put a few beats together. He’s a very cool guy. He’s one of these people that as long as he likes them, he’ll work with anyone – Connor Maynard, Rizzle Kicks, Paloma Faith. We’re shooting the music video soon and I’m hoping to wear his hat for that!”

Another life ambition casually ticked off the list! And it isn’t just Pharrell that has confidence in Ed’s new material, Tristan and James from The Vamps popped along to listen as Ed put the finishing touches to the new album after the three of them met backstage at Taylor’s show. It seems people can’t get enough of being in his company and we can see why!

While we had Ed in the studio we sent him on an Easter Ed Hunt – genius I know. Even hunting for chocolate he made everyone want to be his best friend.

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Cover Corner: New boy girl quartet EverYoung cover Ed Sheeran’s ‘Sing’ and rock tiger print onesies!

We’re still obsessed with Ed Sheeran’s new single ‘Sing’ and it seems some rising pop stars are as well.

EverYoung are an adorable new  girl/boy quartet consisting of Hollie, Cherelle, Eyal and Jack who have been busily working away on some new music and touring schools up and down the UK. They’ve now put up a fab new cover of ‘Sing’ online and an accompanying video for it featuring tiger print onesies and copious amounts of pizza. The recipe for any good night in really.

According to our pop sources the group will have not one, but THREE single releases lined up for 2014 so if you’re a fan, watch this space…

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Fancy a Tinder date with Ed Sheeran? You might have a little while to wait!

Most of us have downloaded Tinder and swiped left or right on some faces and strange characters, but what would you do faced with the lovely mush of Ed Sheeran?!

It’s not just us who have had a peruse on the dating app apparently, with Ed Sheeran turning down the chance to be the first ‘verified’ account on there.

Speaking to Total Access Ed explained, “It just sounds quite creepy doing that. You’re just using your celebrity status to hook up with chicks.”

We wouldn’t mind hooking up with ya, Ed! Ed’s not the only celeb to admit to downloaded Tinder although most disguise themselves. Katy Perry, Lilly Allen and Lindsey Lohan have been known to indulge in the odd swipe.

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Wednesday’s Win Bin: Win a day together with Ed Sheeran, become a tour reporter for Little Mix, win a copy of Lou Teasdale’s book and *signed* Emblem3 trainers.

That Ed Sheeran is a busy boy, he announced recently he’s going to be performing 3 live gigs in one day. He’s looking for one of you lovely lot to join him on his travels. You’ll probably make him some tea, fan him, carry his rucksack full of CD’s, stroke his ginger hair while he falls asleep, the usual.

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Ed Sheeran wows us with new song ‘Take it Back’, announces new gigs and another new song very soon.

More news from Mr Sheeran has cropped up today, and we’re loving it! Ed has shared with us another track off his eagerly anticipated new album ‘x’. You can get all the low-down on that here. 

‘Take it Back’ will be included as one of the bonus tracks on the deluxe edition of ‘x’.

If that’s not enough for you Sheerios Ed has also announced another new song previewing this Saturday! You spoil us Eddy.

Ed will also be cramming in 3 live gigs in one day on the 5th May – 2 in the UK and 1 in Ireland. More info coming soon.

What do you think of the new song? Will you be buying multiply?

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Watch: Ed Sheeran performs new track ‘Don’t’ on US TV!

We’ve only just gotten over the excitement of a new Ed Sheeran single and now he’s debuted ANOTHER brand new track from his forthcoming album ‘X’.

Ed performed his new song ‘Don’t’ on US comedy sketch show ‘Saturday Night Live’ and it’s yet another Justin Timberlake inspired, R&B number, this time with Mr. Sheeran delivering a perfect kiss-off to a girl that’s done him wrong.

Who knew the sensitive songsmith had it in him, eh?

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Ed Sheeran unveils new album artwork and full tracklisting!

Ed Sheeran has dazzled us with one of his best singles to date with ‘Sing’ and he’s just revealed more details of his forthcoming album ‘X’.

Ed unveiled the album artwork earlier this week AND gave us a look at the track listing. According to Ed, the album is heavily influenced by none other than Justin Timberlake so hopefully this means we can expect more funky, R&B style pop jams like ‘ Sing’!

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‘X’ is released on June 20th and is available to pre-order now. Check out the full album track listing below!

1. One
2. Mess
3. Sing
4. Don’t
5. Nina
6. Photo
7. Bloodstream
8. Tenerife
9. Runaway
10. The Man
11. Thinking Out Loud
12. Afire Love

Deluxe Edition:

13. Take It Back
14. Even My Dad Does Sometimes
15. Shirtsleeves
16. I See Fire

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Alarm Pop: Ed Sheeran – ‘Sing’. Ed returns with funky Pharrell-produced new single!

Ed Sheeran is back! After waiting about half a century for some new material while he was off gallivanting with the likes of Taylor Swift, Mr. Sheeran has rewarded our patience with one of his best songs to date called ‘Sing’. HRRNNK. ALARM POP.

‘Sing’ is the first single to be taken from Ed’s upcoming album ‘X’ and takes him in a completely different musical direction, employing a funky beat and channelling his inner lothario to great effect. There is also some amazing ‘WOOOAAAH’ bits and even a Rihanna ‘We Found Love’ reference! The fact that the song is produced by the inescapable man of the moment Pharrell Williams should surprise nobody. It also sounds like an early Justin Timberlake single, with the acoustic guitars taking a bit of inspiration from ‘Like I Love You’, which was ALSO produced by Pharrell. We think we’re beginning to see a pattern here…

However don’t go thinking it’s just a another Timberlake knock-off because it most definitely is not. Ed’s voice is more soulful than ever and he sounds very much at home with this new sound which has only made us more excited to hear the rest of the album!

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Wednesday’s Win Bin: Win an all expenses paid trip to Coachella, signed Birdy album, tickers to see Kodaline and Ed Sheeran

Team MP! have found some right corkers of competitions for you today. Our favourite chap with a loop pedal is playing the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London soon, click the link below to enter, grab your best pal and keep your eyeballs crossed for luck.