Without a doubt, 2017 was Ed Sheeran’s year. He was the most streamed artist globally, and dominated the charts with his record-breaking album Divide.
In a huge surprise to his fans, Sheeran was not nominated in the major Grammy categories this year. Divide
was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, and his single Shape Of You
for Best Pop Solo Performance. Needless to say, he took home both of the awards. However, he was excluded from the Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories. Even Ellen DeGeneres expressed her disappointment
that Shape of You
was not up for Song of the Year.
Our Eos Artist of the Month, in his genuine and authentic way, confessed that the biggest win for him is the people who are actually affected by and enjoying his music. And how can we not, when it is so pure and emotional. I’ve been smitten by his song Perfect
, even before finding out that it is about his highschool sweetheart, with whom he has been together for three years so far, and plans to spend his lifetime with her.
So, congratulations are in order ☺.
Even though Divide
was snubbed by the Grammys, it is bringing him nominations throughout the globe. He has several 2018 Brit Awards nominations, including those for British Male Solo Artist and Divide
for British Album of the Year, while Shape of You
for best British Single and best British Video. Besides being nominated, Ed Sheeran will also perform his song Supermarket Flowers
during the ceremony. He also has nominations in five categories for the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards, where he is also set to perform.
In the meantime, his songs continue to rule the charts, as well as his collaboration with Eminem called River
, and the duet with Beyonce. The popularity of his songs show no signs of waning.
Ed Sheeran is also planning to dedicate 2018 to his fans. He is going on a massive tour throughout the world. He’s starting in March in Australia, then Asia, Europe and he will have his grand finale in North America.
It seems to me that not only 2017, but also 2018 will be Ed Sheeran’s year. And since we at Eos Music Corporation are huge fans of his, we’ve named him this month’s Eos Artist of the Month.Evgenija Trajkoska, Eos Music SupervisorAbout Evgenija:
Originally from Macedonia, Evgenija sometimes feels like she’s spent most of her life at University. She boasts a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics at FON University in Skopje and a Master's degree in International Business from the Faculty of Economics at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She is new to Eos, but is already working with high-profile retail clients across Europe to curate the perfect business music for their store environments. In her free time Evgenija enjoys live music, reading (especially Balkan history) and hanging out with friends.Reposted by permission from www.eosmusic.com. Photo by Eva Rinaldi under Creative Commons license.