Perfect Ed Sheeran
Song Title: Perfect
Artist: Ed Sheeran
Date of release: 26th of September 2017
Description: ” Perfect ” is by Ed Sheeran ( Edward Christopher Sheeran ), the English singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer. It was on the 7th of January 2011 that Ed independently released his No. 5 Collaborations Project, an EP ( last one of 5 ) that he recorded in the hope of being signed to a record label. He was later signed to Asylum Records.
On the 9th of September 2011 his debut Album, + (read as “plus”), was released and has since achieved 7x Platinum in the United Kingdom. Ed is the first artist to have two songs debut in the Billboard top 10 in the same week. In the United Kingdom’s 2017 Birthday Honours List, Ed was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire ( MBE ), in the same year he was added to Debrett’s list of the most influential people in the country. In the United States, as of July 2015, Ed has moved 16.9 Million downloads.
The song was written by Ed Sheeran with production for the single by Will Hicks, Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran.
Will is a Grammy-nominated English producer and songwriter. He has worked on seven Albums that have topped the charts. Will began his career in music by working as a guitar session musician. However, his interest in the recording studio overtook his guitar playing, and so he became a producer. His work caught the attention of Elton John’s Rocket management company, giving Will his big break. He has worked with the likes of James Blunt, Lily Allen, Tor Miller, James Hersey, David Guetta, One Direction and Bastille.
Benny Blanco ( Benjamin Levin ) is an American record producer, songwriter and musician. In 2013 he received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The award is for talented songwriters who are impacting the music industry with their original compositions. As a producer and songwriter, Benny is responsible for over 100 million Album sales worldwide. He has worked with some of the biggest names in music like Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kesha, Sia, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez and Wiz Khalifa.
” Perfect ” was released on the 26th of September 2017 by record label Atlantic ( Warner Music Group ) and taken as the fourth single from Ed’s third studio Album ÷ ( pronounced Divide ).
The Album was released on the 3rd of March 2017 by Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. The Album was a commercial success, it debuted at Number One in the United Kingdom, with sales of 672,000 units in the first week of release.
Divide became the fastest-selling by a male artist in the UK and the third-highest opening behind Adele’s 25 and Oasis’ Be Here Now. It also made Number One in 14 other countries, including the United States, Canada and Australia.
The romantic ballad, the fifth track on the Album, is about Ed’s girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, an old school friend. The pair met at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. According to the British newspaper, The sun, they have been dating since 2015. Ed has said he hoped the track would become one of his defining songs.
The accompanying lyric music video was produced by Adult Art Club, the UK based design, art direction, illustration and image making company. The video credits Steve New Tasty for the illustrations used. As of the 4th of November 2017, the video has been viewed over 160 million times on Youtube.
” Perfect ” has been a commercial success for Ed. In the United States, the song reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. As of November 2017, the song has spent nine weeks on the chart there. It has also reached number nineteen on the Adult Contemporary, nine on the Adult Top 40 and number seventeen on the Mainstream Top 40 Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 16th of March 2017 and reached number four. To date, it has spent five weeks in the Top ten and twenty-five weeks on the UK chart.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 10
UK Highest Chart Position: 4
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Argentina Anglo (Monitor Latino) 19, Australia (ARIA) 3, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 11, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 3, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 8, Denmark (Tracklisten) 7, France (SNEP) 4, Germany (Official German Charts) 5, Hungary (Single Top 40) 4, Ireland (IRMA) 7, Italy (FIMI) 12, Lithuania (M-1 Top 40) 1, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 1, Malaysia (RIM) 1, Mexico Airplay (Billboard) 35, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 2, Norway (VG-lista) 15, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 6, Philippines (Philippine Hot 100) 1, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 25, Portugal (AFP) 12, Romania (Airplay 100) 36, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 4, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 35, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 3, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
Official Website: Edsheeran.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/EdSheeranMusic
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/EdSheeran