His buddy Taylor Swift grabbed the title of best-selling album of 2014 in the U.S., and now Ed Sheeran has scored the same title for his country, the U.K.
Now that all the sales numbers are tallied, Britain's Official Charts Company has crowed Ed's album X (Multiply) as the top-seller of 2014. It sold just under 1.7 million copies, more than any album since Adele's 21, back in 2011.
In addition, X sold over a million copies more than 2013's biggest album, One Direction's Midnight Memories.
The top 10 best-selling albums of 2014 in the U.K. were all by British…
After dominating the charts in 2013 and cleaning up at the Grammys in February, 2014 was a pretty quiet year for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, but it appears as though the hip-hop duo will be returning in a big way in 2015.
When a fan tweeted, "Its 2015 and I still don't have a new @macklemore album WTF," the rapper replied, "you will this year. Believe that."
Macklemore appears to be telling the truth. A source has confirmed to Billboard that there will be a new album from the duo this year, but most likely in the second half of…
In recent years, it's become popular for the Super Bowl halftime headliner to bring out special guests: think of Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beyonce and her Destiny's Child bandmates, and Madonna and Nicki Minaj, for example. Now, according to a new report, when Katy Perry hits the stage in February as this year's halftime headliner, she wants Pharrell Williams to join her.
The British tabloid The Mirror claims that Katy has already started rehearsals for her February 1 set in Glendale, Arizona, and has begun working on choreography and costumes, but she really wants Pharrell to…
While Lorde first broke out big in 2013 with her hit "Royals," 2014 was really the year she achieved world domination: winning Grammys and other major awards, touring the world and headlining festivals, scoring additional hits, and curating the Hunger Games soundtrack. If you're wondering how all of that must feel, Lorde's written down her thoughts about this milestone year in an essay on Tumblr.
"'14...it was the year of peering through windows into beautiful rooms, and realizing as the year slipped away that i was in that room now, not looking in," Lorde writes, in part. "It was crying…
She's been a star for quite a while in the U.K., but 2014 was the year that the U.S. really discovered Rita Ora, thanks to her collaboration with Iggy Azalea on "Black Widow." Now, the Albanian-born British singer is ready to take 2015 by storm.
"2015 for me is honestly gonna be the year that changes everything for my life, personally and professionally and creatively," she tells ABC News Radio, adding, "It's the first time I'm releasing an album worldwide."
Indeed, her first album, Ora, featuring the single "How We Do (Party)," was not released globally. That'll change with her…
Idina Menzel's performance on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest provided one of most memorable moments of the show, but not for the reason she'd like.
The 43-year-old Broadway star was performing "Let It Go," her big number from the movie Frozen, but came up a little short when she tried to hit the high note that comes at the end.
A clip of the performance went viral, leading to a barrage of negative tweets, including one who joked that producers booked Idina Menzel, but got Adele Dazeem. As you know, that's a reference to how…
Taylor Swift's performance on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest included some thrills and even a little spill.
A Vine video shot by a spectator shows the singer tripping as she makes her way down a set of steps on her way to the stage in New York's Times Square.
Taylor recovered quickly from the mishap and didn't seem any worse for wear. The singer, who was dressed in a crop top, black tights, black high-heeled boots and a sparkling silver blazer, went on to deliver an electrifying performance, despite the freezing temperature.
Swift took the…
Most artists have professional goals for 2015, whether it's scoring hits, releasing albums or launching tours. But if you ask them what their New Year's resolutions are, most of them will focus on improvements they want to make in their personal lives.
Jessie J, coming off a year in which she saw her career re-ignite in the U.S., says her resolution is simple. "Stay happy, stay healthy and stay sane," she tells ABC News Radio. "Every year is the same!"
Colbie Caillat also had a big 2014, thanks to her self-empowerment anthem, "Try" and the release of her album Gypsy…
Kanye West kicked off 2015 by releasing a new song -- a collaboration with Paul McCartney that holds special meaning to the rapper and his family.According to a press release, Kanye and the former Beatle began working together on the song, titled “Only One,” at a bungalow in Los Angeles in early 2014.While the two were brainstorming ideas, McCartney began playing a keyboard as Kanye sat his daughter North on his lap and began singing “Hello, my only one...”
Kanye says he was creating lyrics in a stream-of-consciousness riff and didn’t realize until he listened to the recording afterward that…
In the beginning of December, Paramore's Hayley Williams got a Grammy nomination. Now, we've just learned that at the end of December, she got an engagement ring.
Her longtime boyfriend, Chad Gilbert of the band New Found Glory, revealed on Instagram on New Year's Eve, "Popped the question on Christmas Day!" along with a picture of his and Hayley's faces photoshopped onto a picture of a bride and groom with the words "Getting Married" written across it. Then Hayley tweeted, "Hey guess what?" along with the same photo.
The couple's celebrity friends congratulated them on Twitter, including Taylor Swift, Katy…
It's 2015, and Justin Timberlake's epic 20/20 Experience World Tour, which started in November of 2013, is finally coming a close.
JT is wrapping the tour in spectacular fashion, with two big shows in Las Vegas tonight, January 1, and January 2, both of which will be captured on film.
The shows at the MGM Grand Garden arena will be filmed and directed by Jonathan Demme, the filmmaker who brought us The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia and Married to the Mob, as well Stop Making Sense, the acclaimed music documentary about '80s music icons Talking Heads.
Since it launched,…
2014 is over...and 2015 is just beginning. If you're feeling blue about saying goodbye to the past 12 months, here's a look at just a few of the exciting musical events coming in the next year that we can look forward to:
January: Sam Smith kicks off another U.S. tour
January: Meghan Trainor shows there's more to her than "All About That Bass" with the release of her debut album, Title, featuring a duet with John Legend
January: American Idol returns for a 14th season, with new mentor, record label exec Scott Borchetta, plus returning judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer…
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