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Listen: Ed Sheeran drops heartbreaking new track ‘Afire Love’ and now we need some tissues…

Ed Sheeran is FINALLY releasing ‘x’ next week but he’s dropped yet another track from the album just in case we’d forgotten. This time it’s mid tempo ballad ‘Afire Love’ and it may just be his most heartbreaking single from the album yet.

The song is a moving dedication to Ed’s grandfather who passed away last year, detailing his 20 battle with Alzheimer’s, and the lyrics are some his most tearjerking to date.

“My father told me, son / it’s not his fault he doesn’t know your face / and you’re not the only one,”. It’s safe to say there wasn’t a dry eye in MP! Towers when we heard that line. *sniff*

The gospel style “hallelujah” finale gives the song some hope towards the end but we’d still recommend stocking up on a large supply of Kleenex before listening. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 

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Demi Lovato joins Ed Sheeran on stage to perform ‘Give Me Love’.

Demi and Ed have been teasing us the last few weeks talking about a (potentially amazing) collaboration between them. When we caught wind this had happened we were over the moon!

Last night during Ed’s gig at the Hollywood Bowl the audience were treated to one of the most beautiful things you could imagine.

We need more beautiful things like this please Ed.

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MP! Investigates: The best pop star parents. Happy Father’s Day!

It’s that time of year again. Father’s Day. We’ve already been told multiple times it’s children’s day every day of the year and we’ve been out and bought a novelty card and a box of miniature heroes.

Here at MP! we investigated the best pop star Dads. The Daddy cools if you will, the head honcho. The men we need to thank for some of their delightful son’s.

Harry and Des Styles - We have this man to thank for the curls, the charisma and lets face it, pretty much everything Harry has to offer.

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Luke and Andrew Hemmings - Does Luke get his cheeky grin and guitar talents from his dad? We’ll ask if we ever bump into him.

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Lady Gaga and Joe Germanotta - Mummy and Daddy Gaga, what a cute family shot. No meat dresses or popping out of aliens in this one!

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Ed and John Sheeran - The man we have to thank for Ed’s new album ‘multiply’. Ed played his Dad the entire album for him to scrutinise and stripped songs back to how the demos sounded after his Dad’s words of wisdom.

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Niall and Bobby Horan - We’ve heard he’s one of the nicest Dads in pop, he even invited a Spanish 1D fan into his family home and gave her one of Niall’s hats.

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Taylor and Scott Swift – Just look how cute they are together. Taylor’s mum is normally the one in the limelight, running around at her gigs and picking people to have pizza with her. We think Scott needs some MP! attention too.

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Do you think we should tell him to fill up the swimming pool? :/

Katy Perry and Keith Hudson - Katy’s Dad is a preacher over in America, he ‘reportedly’ said she was a devil child after singing about kissing a girl. Not cool Keith.

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Bradley and Derek Simpson - This is one for the family portrait wall. The lovely Simpson family, we have no words to describe our love for this!

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Beyoncé and Matthew Knowles - Thanks for producing a lady who can have multiple key changes in one song. We salute you sir!

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And the MP! award for the hottest pop star daddy-o…

Tom Fletcher queue the super cute Tom and baby Buzz montage!

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Chart Round-Up: Ella Henderson on course for number 1 while Little Mix jump into the top 5!

We don’t like to brag, but as soon as we first heard Ella Henderson’s debut single ‘Ghost’, we knew the former X Factor star had a sure fire hit on her hands. Well, it seems the British public agree with us because it looks like Ella could be on course for her first official number 1 come this Sunday!

Up to midnight on Tuesday night, over 78,000 copies of the track had been purchased in the UK, and now it looks set to become one of the fastest selling singles of the year so far. Meanwhile in the rest of the chart, Ed Sheeran slides one place to Number 2 with ‘Sing’ while Dutch DJ Tiesto  is on track for his highest charting single to date with ‘Wasted’. Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ hangs on at number 4 while Little Mix’s ‘Salute’ – helped by a storming performance on Britain’s Got Talent over the weekend – jumps 19 places to number 5.  A fine Top 5 we think you’ll agree. 

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How well do YOU know Ed Sheeran? Check out 101 facts (!) that you may not know…

Soooo did you guys catch the Ed Sheeran MTV documentary ’9 Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran’ on Tuesday night? It was worth watching alone for a behind the scenes peak at the adorable friendship between Ed and Tay Swizzle. Suffolk!!

However if your Ed obsession still needs satisfying, the flame-haired one also decided to share  some fun facts – 101 fun facts to be exact –  about himself that you may not already know. Check ‘em out here and see how well YOU know Mr. Sheeran…

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Cover Corner: Demi Lovato covers Ed Sheeran’s ‘Give Me Love’ and makes us even more excited for a collaboration…

While we’re waiting for that potentially amazing collabo to take place, Demi Lovato popped into Capital FM studios the other day and did an Ed Sheeran cover to tide us over ’til then.

The Disney starlet took on Ed’s angst-ridden ‘Give Me Love’, and did a fine job indeed. Demi manages to keep the sensitivity of the original while adding her own signature, anguished vocal yelps for good measure. While she was there, Ms. Lovato was kind enough to performer three more tracks including, ‘Heart Attack’, ‘Give Your Heart A Break’ and current single ‘Neon Lights’.

Check out all of Demi’s performances here and see what you think!

 

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Ed Sheeran unveils another brand new track ‘Friends’ and it’s all a bit weepy…

Another week, another new Ed Sheeran track dropped into our laps. After unveiling funk tinged, Justin Timberlake style bangers over the last while, Ed has gone back to basics with the official B-side to current single ‘Sing’.

‘Friends’ is a classic Sheeran weepy ballad, harking back to the sensitive Ed of old and finding him crooning about the fine line between friendship and luuurve. Could the song be about another famous lady in real life we wonder? Have a listen and decide for yourself…

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MTV goes behind the scenes with Ed Sheeran in new documentary!

Things are hotting up for Ed Sheeran with the upcoming release of his second album so what better time to go behind the scenes and get a glimpse of the real Ed?

‘Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran’ gives us an exclusive look into the world of Mr. Sheeran as he records the new album, pays a visit to his home town and discusses the pressures of fame. There’s also contributions from Ed’s bestie Taylor Swift! The documentary will premiere on MTV on June 10th at 11pm so set your telly boxes accordingly.

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Ed Sheeran teams up with Beats by Dre for new advert! Plus: Hear a snippet of new song ‘Don’t’…

Ed Sheeran has teamed up with Beats by Dre and debuted a clip of the studio version of his bitter kiss-off track ‘Don’t’ in the process. Hurrah.

The ad sees Ed moping around his hotel room sporting some snazzy new Beats Solo 2 headphones before deciding to record a new song to keep him busy. The set up echoes the ugly break up story behind the song where Ed claims a mysterious ex lady friend cheated on him with another famous face while they were all in the same hotel together. Ooh-er. It just goes to show though that getting your heart broken can always fuel a good pop song.

Check out the moody advert below and see what you think!

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Ed Sheeran showcases new tracks ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and ‘Don’t’ on our telly boxes!

Ed Sheeran’s been drip-feeding us new tracks from his much anticipated new album for a while now and we still can’t get enough.

The man himself stopped by ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ to deliver a haunting performance of brand new song ‘Thinking Out Loud’ – a future classic Sheeran ballad in the making – before heading off to perform it at the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Glasgow. Fans at the festival were also treated to funky new kiss off track ‘Don’t’, which Ed previously showcased on US sketch show ‘Saturday Night Live’ last month, this time mashed up with Chris Brown’s recent hit ‘Loyal’.

Keep ‘em coming, Ed!