English singer and songwriter, Ed Sheeran’s greatest hit is “Shape of you”. The song is a lead single in the singer’s third album and was released on the 6th of January in 2017. A teaser of the song was released on 4th of January lasting a full six-seconds with the first line of the release after which the entire song was released on 6th of January. On an interview at ‘The Radio 1 Breakfast Show’, the singer revealed that the song was originally written for Rihanna but later on decided to sing it himself, halfway through through it. He also stated that this song was the last to be finished and he wasn’t sure about it going on the album, but ultimately the final decision to include it in the album really paid off.
A remix of the song was premiered at the 2017 Brit Awards when Sheeran and Stormzy collaborated live on 22nd February 2017 at The O2. The song was officially released after two days, on February 24th. Before the big show, Sheeran had drops hints about his surprise number in the BBC Radio 1 interview and many remixes were later released on 24th of January on digital music services. The remix was spotted No.1 on The Vodafone Big Top 40.
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The album also consisted of the song “Castle on the Hill” which debuted at number one, followed by his other single “Shape of You” on the Scottish Singles Chart. The song “Shape of You” was also certified Gold for selling 400,000 units in the second week and silver for selling 200,000 units in the first week. Ed Sheeran is the only artist whose two debut songs have remained in the top 10 the same week. During its debut week in the US, the song recorded at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, with more than 20 million streams and 240,000 downloads. It was also certified gold in France after its debut there.
A lyric video for “Shape of You” was also released on YouTube which was viewed by more than 400 million views as of 11th March 2017. The official music video for the song was released on 30th of January 2017 starring model and dancer Jennie Pegouskie along with Yamamotoyama Ryuta, retired professional sumo wrestler, which was also released on Sheeran’s YouTube channel which amassed over 300 million views.
Sheeran’s second album was dedicated towards a hip-hop floavoured, edgier songcraft that was circled by darker lyrics about hard-partying ways and cheating exes. Three year later Sheeran is back with a bang with his third album that has swept everyone off their feet. “Shape of You” pays tribute to the hypnotic guitar looping that he is very fond of. Singing the song himself was a good move in Sheeran’s part as he proves that he is the hard-partying Casanova that he sings about. You can download the shape of you mp3 online. You can also read about the shape of you review online and learn more about the song.