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After a hiatus, Ed Sheeran reveals release date for new album

After a hiatus, Ed Sheeran reveals release date for new album

Ed Sheeran spent most of 2016 working behind the scenes, co-writing pop hits for Justin Bieber (“Love Yourself”) and Major Lazer (“Cold Water”). Now the British singer-songwriter is back out front with a new album. 

The LP, called “÷” (pronounced “Divide,” in the style of his last album, “Multiply”), will be out March 3 on Atlantic. It’ll include his two recent singles — “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You.” Sheeran co-produced the album with pop maven Benny Blanco, with work from Mike Elizondo, Steve Mac and longtime collaborator Johnny...

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