Atlantic recording artist and 3x-GRAMMY nominee Ed Sheeran is set to launch "Thinking Out Loud," the third single from his chart-topping, RIAA-Gold certified album "x" (pronounced multiply). The single follows back-to-back RIAA-Platinum certified singles "Sing" and "Don't," and has already gone to #1 in 6 countries around the world, including his native United Kingdom.
Sheeran will perform the U.S. network television premiere of "Thinking Out Loud" on the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" airing on CBS on December 9th. The single's beautifully-shot companion music video (http://youtu.be/lp-EO5I60KA) – directed by longtime collaborator Emil Nava – has already amassed over 40 million views and features Sheeran ballroom dancing, a skill he learned through intensive, five-hour training sessions over the course of ten days during the North American leg of his worldwide arena tour. "Thinking Out Loud" is beginning its ascent up the Top 40 and Hot AC radio charts now.
Sheeran is offering a special 7" vinyl single of "Thinking Out Loud" that will be exclusively available at participating Record Store Day retail stores on Black Friday, November 28th. The single's b-side will feature an exclusive version of album track "I'm A Mess," recorded live at London's Lightship95 studio. For more information, please visitwww.recordstoreday.com.
Sheeran is currently in the midst of his worldwide headlining arena tour in support of "x." He recently announced that the tour's finale will take place at London's Wembley Stadium on July 10, 2015, marking his biggest headlining show to date. For more information, please visit Sheeran's official website.www.edsheeran.com.
"x" is already one of the most successful releases of 2015, topping the iTunes charts in 83 territories and going to #1 in 14 countries around the world, including the United States and United Kingdom, where the multiplatinum collection is also the biggest and fastest selling album of the year.
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