Ed Sheeran Reveals New Details About Taylor Swift’s Re-recorded Album ‘Red’
WASHINGTON — With five months to go until singer-songwriter Taylor Swift drops her updated version of “Red,” fans are searching for any clues about the re-recorded album. And luckily, singer Ed Sheeran just revealed new details about the upcoming album. Swift is set to drop the updated version of her record in November. As fans eagerly await the album’s release, Sheeran, who collaborated with Swift on the 2012 “Red” track “Everything Has Changed,” just gave everyone another reason to celebrate. So, the unreleased track may make it to this new version of the album, given that it’s set to feature 30 songs.thewestsidegazette.com
3 dead in triple shooting in Baltimore on Memorial Day
Police said three men are dead after a shooting on Spaulding Avenue in the Park Heights neighborhood. Two men died at the scene and a third was taken to a hospital, where he later died. During a news conference at the scene late Monday night, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the victims appeared to have been in a gun battle that spanned three city blocks with people shooting at each other. What's even more troubling is that this is one of three areas that officers were patrolling while working overtime this holiday weekend.news.yahoo.com
Music Icons Memorialize Michael Gudinski
MELBOURNE, Australia — The who’s who of the international music scene have paid tribute to Australian industry great Michael Gudinski at his state memorial service. Before raising spirits with a Sheeran-aided duet of her 1987 hit “Loco-motion,” the Aussie queen of pop credited Gudinski with kick-starting her critically acclaimed music career. Bruce Springsteen said Gudinski was the last of a dying breed of music promoters. “When you thought of Australia, you thought of Michael,” the US rock legend said. “There was only one Michael Gudinski, and they’ll never be another one like him.”Gudinski was a godfather figure of the Australian music scene, having founded independent label Mushroom Records in May 1972.thewestsidegazette.com
Music stars slam UK's 'shameful' failure on EU touring rules
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Elton John performs "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" nominated for the award for best original song from "Rocketman" at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle on Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021, say musicians have been shamefully failed by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the European Union. Britain and the EU disagree about who is to blame for the omission, each accusing the other of rejecting a deal for touring artists. The new rules mean U.K. performers have to comply with differing rules in the 27 EU nations, negotiating visas for musicians and permits for their equipment. Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage acknowledged the situation was “incredibly disappointing,” but said “the door is open” to talks with the EU on a deal for musicians.
Billboard: Interscope Geffen A&M named No. 1 label of 2020
Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA), the home to Eilish, Lady Gaga and Lamar, has been named the No. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Interscope Geffen A&M — the home to Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga — has been named the No. Billboard announced Thursday that the label, which is also known as IGA, tops its year-end chart for the first time since 2013. IGA is also the top Billboard 200 label with 68 albums released during the tracking period, 25 of which hit the Top 10. Warner Music Group’s Atlantic Records was 2019’s top Billboard 200 label.
In Peru's Cuzco, pandemic devastates tourism and economy
Cuzco, the historic capital of the Inca empire near Machu Picchu lives almost entirely from international tourism and is suffering the worst crisis in its recent history. But the arrival of the novel coronavirus in March and travel restrictions turned Cuzco, which received more than 1.8 million international visits annually, into a near ghost town. Fredy Deza, Cusco’s regional director of tourism, said there are 8,000 tour guides in the region who do not have access to these benefits. At the moment, 129 Cuzco guides and artisans have received grants of $830 for guides and $415 for artisans, according to official data. Tourism entrepreneurs in Cuzco believe things could normalize in 2022, but expect that in 2021 they will barely reach 30% of what they earned in 2019.
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. It lands on HBO and HBO Max on Saturday at 8 p.m.— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Piano-playing pop star Alicia Keys is putting out her seventh album on Friday. — Kim Cattrall is at the center of Fox’s “Filthy Rich,” a prime-time soap opera loaded with money and betrayal that debuts 9 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 21.
Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry announce birth of daughter Lyra
LONDON Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry, have announced the birth of their daughter, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. The singer-songwriter said in an Instagram post that the couples beautiful and healthy daughter was born last week. Sheeran, 29, and long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn married last year. Sheeran and Seaborn, 28, met at primary school in eastern England and announced their engagement in 2018. At the end of 2019, Sheeran announced he was taking a break from work and social media after two years of touring in support of his best-selling album Divide.
Pharrell, Beastie Boys, RZA, halftime show score Emmy nods
Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira picked up four nominations, including outstanding variety special (live). It was not clear if Lopez and Shakira were specifically nominated, though past halftime singers, including Beyonc, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars, have earned Emmy nominations as performers. For their work on Watchmen, they scored a second Emmy nomination for outstanding music composition for a limited series, movie or special. They earned nominations as producers for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special and as writers for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program. Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who composed music for the Michelle Obama documentary Becoming, picked up a nomination for outstanding music composition for a documentary series of special.
Eilish leads iHeartRadio Music Awards with 7 nominations
LOS ANGELES, CA – Billie Eilish came away with the most nominations for the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Awards. iHeartMedia announced Wednesday that Eilish received seven nominations. The singer will compete for female artist of the year and song of the year with “bad guy.” Lil Nas X and Lizzo are each nominated six times. Eilish will face off against Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Halsey and Ariana Grande for female artist of the year. For the men’s top artist award, Ed Sheeran, Khalid, Luke Combs, Post Malone and Mendes will vie for the honor.
Sadiki gives Perfect a Lovers Rock Reggae Vibe
The Canada-based Sadikis latest single is a cover of Sheerans Perfect, one of his breakout hits from 2017. Sadikis reggae version is due for release on December 6 by his Skinny Bwoy Records. The challenge with doing any cover song is to make the song your own without straying too far from the original, he said. Sadikis Perfect features guitarist Mitchum Khan Chin, an original member of the Firehouse Crew whose recent credits include touring with Tarrus Riley and Buju Banton. The song is done to a lovers rock beat, a feel Sadiki was weaned on 30 years ago when he started in the music business.sflcn.com
Ed Sheeran, Prince Harry unite in video for World Mental Health Day
Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran teamed up in a video to raise awareness about World Mental Health Day. (CNN) - Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran have teamed up in a video to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day -- with a light-hearted jibe at their own plight as Britain's most famous redheads. "Umm slightly awkward," Prince Harry responds, noting that he had invited the singer to his house to discuss World Mental Health Day. Prince William and Prince Harry are heard in the first half of the ad. World Mental Health Day is marked annually on Oct. 10, and the World Federation for Mental Health chose suicide prevention as the main focus for this year's event.
Ed Sheeran plans on taking a break
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(CNN) - Ed Sheeran has been touring since 2017 and is reportedly planning on taking an extended break. "There is something very bittersweet about it," Sheeran was quoted as saying. He also noted that he'd played all around the world to massive crowds during the tour. All these amazing venues, America, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, South America it's been a wild one," Sheeran said. And while he has more than earned a break, Sheeran thanked his supporters and told concertgoers it wasn't easy.