Ed Sheeran Announces Release Date For "Divide"
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:54:32
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Ed Sheeran has already announced that his forthcoming album will be called Divide, which the singer has stylized with an obelus. Now, he has unveiled when we can expect it’s release. ÷ will be available March 3rd, and preorders will begin this Friday, January 13th. Yesterday, Sheeran took to Twitter to unveil the tracklist, which can be seen below.
Last Friday, Sheeran released two songs from the record, "Shape Of You" and "Castle On The Hill", which shattered Spotify streaming records. Both garnered over six million plays, destroying the previous record of a little over four million.
Sheeran recently opened up about one of the tracks from the new record, and explained it was it originally written for himself. "Well, it was written with Rihanna in mind to begin with before it became the song 'Shape of You,' but that's how the song was originally created."
Sheeran last released X in 2014, which was nominated for two Grammys, including Album of the Year. The record reached number one on the Billboard 200, as well as in the U.K, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and many others. It was his second consecutive U.K. number one, and his first in the United States.
2. "Castle on the Hill"
4. "Shape of You"
6. "Galway Girl"
8. "Hearts Don't Break Around Here"
9. "New Man"
10. "What Do I Know?"
11. "How Would You Feel (Paean)"
12. "Supermarket Flowers"
—The ARTISTdirect Staff