Divide—which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts both in the United States and across the pond — Sheeran returns to Houston with “You’re Beautiful” and “1973” hitmaker James Blunt in tow.
Who would have thought a red-headed Englishman would jump-start his career with a song about homelessness, drug addiction and prostitution? At first listen, Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team” sounds like any other forlorn pop ballad, but its melodic tune and soulful vocals belie its dark lyricism about what people do to keep warm at night. Perhaps even more unlikely than the single’s success, Sheeran has become a sex symbol in his own right of late, thanks to his emotive vocals. Fresh off the release of his third studio album,