Shape of You Ed Sheeran
Song Title: Shape of You
Artist: Ed Sheeran
Date of release: 6th of January 2017
Description: ” Shape of You ” is by is by Ed Sheeran ( Edward Christopher “Ed” Sheeran ), the English Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and record producer. His career began in 2011 with No. 5 Collaborations Project, an extended play he released independently, the project caught the attention of Elton John and Jamie Foxx.
The song was written by Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle and Kevin Briggs. Production for the single was by Steve Mac and Ed Sheeran. Steve is a British musician, songwriter and record producer.
He has worked with many artists including Demi Lovato, Shakira, One Direction, Il Divo, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and The Saturdays. Steve has won the ASCAP ( American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers ) Songwriter of The Year award twice, fist in 2012 for co-writing and producing Cobra Starship’s ” You Make Me Feel… ” and again in 2013 for his work, which included co-writing, The Wanted’s ” Glad You Came “.
” Shape of You ” was released on the 6th of January 2017 by record labels Asylum ( Warner Music Group ) and Atlantic ( Atlantic Records Group ) and taken as one of the double lead singles from Ed’s third Album ÷ ( pronounced ” divide ” ), the other lead single was ” Castle on the Hill “.
The Album was released on the 3rd of March 2017 by Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. It was a commercial success for Ed, in the United Kingdom the Album sold 672,000 units in its first week and debuted at the top of the UK Album Chart. It became the fastest-selling Album by a male artist there and the third-highest opening behind Adele’s 25 and Oasis’ Be Here Now.
” Shape of You ” is a is a fusion of pop,dancehall and tropical house. According to NT News ( Northern Territory News ), a morning tabloid newspaper based in Darwin, Australia, it ” tells the story of loved (or lusted) up Sheeran meeting a girl in a bar where he and his mates are doing shots. ”
The accompanying music video ( one of two, the other was a lyric video ) was released to Ed’s official YouTube channel on the 30th of January 2017. The video starred American dancer and model Jennie Pegouskie and Yamamotoyama Ryuta, a retired professional sumo wrestler.
The video was directed by Jason Koenig and filmed in Seattle, US. Jason born and bred in Washington State, started a wedding photography business before moving into producing music videos.
” Shape of You ” was a commecial success for Ed. In the United States the song debuted at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. It sold 240,000 downloads and gained 20 million streams in its debut week. The song became Ed’s first Billboard Hot 100 Number One.
In the United Kingdom it debuted at the top of the UK Singles Chart with sales of 227,000 combined units in the first week of release. The song spent 14 weeks at Number One.
It has spent 18 weeks in the top ten and to date 18 weeks on the UK chart. Ed made UK chart history by also debuting at number 2 with ” Castle on the Hill “, he is the only artist to have singles debut at the two top positions on the chart.
” Shape of You ” has reached Number One in 30 countries with the song being certified 8x Platinum in Canada and 6x Platinum in Italy.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Argentina (Monitor Latino) 2, Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 1, Brazil (Hot 100 Airplay) 1, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 1, Denmark (Tracklisten) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 1, Hungary (Single Top 40) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Israel (Media Forest) 1, Italy (FIMI) 1, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 7, Latvia (Latvijas Top 40) 1, Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20) 2, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 1, Malaysia (RIM) 1, Mexico Airplay (Billboard) 2, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 1, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 1, Portugal (AFP) 1, Romania (Media Forest) 1, Russia Airplay (Tophit) 1, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 1, South Korea International Chart (Gaon) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
Official Website: Edsheeran.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/EdSheeranMusic
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/EdSheeran