Ed Sheeran Named Global Recording Artist Of The Year
Ed Sheeran has been named Global Recording Artist of the Year for 2017 by the global trade body IFPI.
The Global Recording Artist of the Year honor recognizes an artist’s success across streaming, downloads and physical records, including vinyl. The group says that Ed is the first Artist of the Year to also have the best selling album (“Divide) and single (“Shape of You) of the year.
Previous Global Recording Artists of the year include are Drake(2016), Adele (2015), Taylor Swift (2014) and One Direction (2013).
Top 10 Global Recording Artists of 2017
- Ed Sheeran
- Taylor Swift
- Kendrick Lamar
- Bruno Mars
- The Weeknd
- Imagine Dragons
- Linkin Park
- The Chainsmokers
Chris Pratt Blasted For Praying For Kevin Smith
Comedian Kevin Smith suffered a massive heart attack earlier this week. As fans adjusted to the news, Chris Pratt took to Twitter to send up prayers for the director – much to the chagrin of some trolls.
Chris tweeted, “Kevin, we don’t know each other too good, but I have loved you since ‘Clerks’ and I’m praying my [tail] off for you [be]cause I believe in the healing power of prayer.”
Some Twitter users were not impressed. They attacked Chris for his “thoughts and prayers” with the same argument people have been using in the wake of the recent mass shootings. They’ve said that thoughts and prayers aren’t enough. Some used science and medicine to discount prayer.
- Chris didn’t respond to the backlash. Instead, his “Guardians of the Galaxy” director, James Gunn, stepped in to show his support. He said, “There is nothing wrong with sending someone positive thoughts & prayers. But when this is coupled with inaction when action will benefit the situation, it’s empty.” Check out the tweets below...
Ed Sheeran’s Getting His Own Personalized Ketchup
Ed Sheeran is heading Down Under for his tour and Heinz Australia is creating something special for the singer, who has a well-known affinity for ketchup. Sheeran loves Heinz ketchup so much, he even has a tattoo of a bottle of it on his arm! And now he’s getting his very own custom ketchup for his Australian tour.
Heinz Australia made Sheeran “Limited Ed-ition” bottles of the tomato condiment, each featuring a different city the singer is touring Down Under. Now he won’t ever run out of his favorite sauce or have to put it on his tour rider.
Dua Lipa Received Death Threats From Swifties
Dua Lipa learned the hard way not to get on the bad side of Taylor Swift fans. In an interview from 2016, Dua was asked to choose between enemies Kanye West and Taylor and chose Kanye, which didn’t sit well with the Swifties once they discovered a clip of the interview.
”They were sending me snake emojis for, like, three days straight,” she tells “Rolling Stone.” “They're like, 'I hope you die.' I'm like, 'Yo! I literally didn't say anything.'”
Dup adds that she wasn’t actually picking sides in the Kimye/Taylor feud. "I wasn't thinking about their beef," she says. "I was thinking about their music, and Taylor is amazing, but I'm such a hip-hop fan that I would probably choose Kanye over anyone."
Basketball Star Misses Free Throw On Purpose To Honor Late Record-Holder
Iowa college basketball player Jordan Bohannon decided to miss a free throw instead of take a title away from a beloved record-holder who passed away years before. The Hawkeye’s sophomore point guard was set to beat the record set by Iowa legend Chris Street, who died tragically in a car crash in 1993.
Bohannon missed the shot on purpose so that his name would go next to - and not in place of - Street’s in the Hawkeye basketball record book. Both players are now tied for making 34 consecutive free throws.
And his heartfelt decision didn’t keep his team from winning, they beat Northwestern 77-70. After the game, Bohannon addressed his actions with a simple tweet, writing “Life is much bigger than basketball.”