Ed Sheeran Confirms New Album Title and Release Date

"Lego House" singer will release second album "x" on June 23.

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Ed Sheeran has announced the title and release date of his second album, NME reports.

Sheeran will release "x," meaning multiply, on June 23. It was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin, who advised Sheeran to record the album acoustically first and add further instrumentation afterward.

Sheeran revealed the news_backup via Twitter, see the message below. He also posted a link to short preview of new track "Sing" (also watch it below), and will deliver the full version on today at 7.30pm on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show.

Sheeran, from Framlingham in Suffolk, released his debut '+' in 2011. Despite mixed reviews, it sold 102,000 copies in its first week on sale and went to No 1 in the album chart. It went on to sell 477,000 copies in the UK by the end of 2011, and has since passed the million sales marks, while a 64-date support tour with Taylor Swift in the US last year saw him achieve similar success in the States too.

Earlier this month, Sheeran responded to the pleas of the family of a terminally ill fan Triona Priestley. They had asked him to sing a song for her before she passed away. The Irish Independent reported Sheeran had called the 15-year-old, who was suffering from cystic fibrosis, and sang down the phone to her, granting her final wish. She died moments later.

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My 2nd album is called 'x' or 'multiply' and will released on the 23rd of June worldwide. Can't wait for you guys to hear it

- Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) April 4, 2014

18 comments sorted by best / new / date

    bangbang!!
    Took my wife to see him for our second date. I was very pleasantly surprised by how skilled and entertaining he was live, just him and a loop pedal. Lots more respect for him since then.
    benjixoath
    went to college with this guy and he was a total wanker back then but i guess he's making more money than i am so. meh
    USCENDONE BENE
    He didn't go to college. lol.
    benjixoath
    he went to a music college in my county. so. he did
    USCENDONE BENE
    Yeah everybody wants to say they knew him when. Even if it's just to sound like you have some authority on the matter when you say he was a total wanker. I assume you just say it cos he bullied you. Lol got bullied by a ginger.
    Nuclearcrayon
    Honestly what is there to dislike about his music?? He is clearly very talented both as a musician and a songwriter and his lyrics often address very important topics. I guess maybe he's not br00tulz enough for three quarters of the UG users.
    phds
    I find his music quite bland. Just doesn't hit the spot for me.
    vikkyvik
    I have literally no opinion on Ed Sheeran, except to wonder if he's met Dave Mustaine, who I assume must be his biological father.
    watsee
    I have no problem with Ed Sheeran as such, however its sad to think that many of his fans believed his Olympic ceremony performance of the Pink Floyd classic 'Wish you Were Here' was one of his own original songs. Its for this reason Ed, I'm out.