Ed Sheeran has an MBE and other interesting facts
Grammy award winner Ed Sheeran will be coming to South Africa in 2019.
CAPE TOWN - Did you know that Ed Sheeran wants to do the music for a Disney film? No? Well he does.
That's just of the one interesting facts about the Grammy award winner we've dug up for you ahead of his two-concert tour of South Africa in 2019.
According to AEG and Big Concerts, the Shape of You hitmaker will be performing in Johannesburg on 23 March and Cape Town on 27 March.
Tickets for the Cape Town concert will go on sale 28 June.
A few facts on the singer.
1. Ed, whose full name is Edward Christopher Sheeran, received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) medal for services to music and charity from Prince Charles on 7 December 2017 at Buckingham Palace.
2. Sheeran was named the world’s best-selling artist of 2017 in March, thanks to his album Divide and singles Shape of You and Perfect.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said Divide, which was released in 2017, went multi-Platinum in 36 nations. Sheeran’s pop ballad Shape of You was also the best-selling single globally of 2017 and has been certified as multi-Platinum in 32 nations, the organisation said.
3. In January 2018, the singer confessed, during an interview, he is “eternally jealous” of his friend Sir Elton John because he got to write several tracks for 1994 Disney animation The Lion King. He went on to reveal his plans to step away from the music scene and focus on starting a family with his fiancée.
4. Following his cameo on Game of Thrones, the singer was cast to play Lisa’s love interest in The Simpsons.
5. The 25-year-old singer - who was raised in Suffolk - is a huge fan of the Hoax clothing line and in 2017 he invested in a fashion label from his hometown.
6. Despite his songs being popular among newlyweds because of the heartfelt lyrics and his soothing vocals, Sheeran is adamant he won’t be playing any of his tracks when he ties the knot with his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn this year.
7. In February 2018, a film about the singer was released. The movie Songwriter was directed by Sheeran’s cousin, Murray Cummings, and follows the Grammy winner as he travels around the United States and England writing songs on his laptop, jamming in a garden and recording in the studio.