Ed Sheeran was the most played artist in the UK during 2018, new data from music licensing company PPL has revealed.
UK record labels association, the BPI, have today (Thursday) published their annual yearbook, which reveals that catalogue tracks account for over half of 2018’s streams.
The composer, songwriter and brother of Ed Sheeran has signed an exclusive global publishing deal with BMG and BMG Production Music.
The acclaimed film composer was honoured at the 2018 BMI London Awards last night (Monday 1 October), along with Ed Sheeran, Natasha Bedingfield and James Arthur.
Ed Sheeran, Everything Everything and Stormzy are among the talent to receive two nominations apiece for the 2018 Ivor Novello Awards.
IFPI, which represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Ed Sheeran as the world’s best-selling recording artist of 2017, following the record-breaking success of his third album.
The Rolling Stones and Ed Sheeran received three awards between them, while the list of UK nominees spanned all generations and genres.
The New Rules singer has made Brit Awards history, becoming the first female artist to receive five nominations in a single year.
Mac co-wrote and produced last year's highest selling UK single, Shape of You by Ed Sheeran, and will receive the award during the ceremony on 21 February.
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