Featuring 14 songs, the first single from the forthcoming full length is a tribute to his friend and mentor, Australian music mogul, Michael Gudinski who recently passed away. And while on holiday with his family, the über-successful singer/songwriter said the album’s butterfly artwork represents “new life – I’ve been through, over the last four years, different experiences in life, including getting married, having a kid, losing a friend”.
Generating $776,000,000 from 260 concerts and 8,500,000 tickets sold, Sheeran embarked on a world tour that lasted two and a half years and became the highest-grossing and most-attended tour of all time, after releasing his third album, 2017’s ÷. During the trek he completed 2019’s No 6 Collaborations Project, a collaborative album with the likes of Justin Bieber, Eminem and Stormzy.
Ed Sheeran is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his debut album + and in September 2020, Ed announced the birth of his first child, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran, with wife Cherry Seaborn, who he married in 2019.