The machine is a signature of his performance style; it lets him loop his own sounds and, in essence, to put on a one-man show. [citation needed]. [6] In its fourth week at number one, the song also topped the Mainstream Top 40, becoming Sheeran's second number-one single on the chart (after 2015's "Thinking Out Loud"). 1 day ago. [61] On 8 May 2017, 97 days after its release, it became one of the fastest music videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, and as of October 2020, the music video has over 5 billion views on the site and is the site's third most-watched video. Great, Click the ‘Allow’ Button Above

That's because Sheeran originally wrote "Shape of You" for Rihanna. [40][41] By August 2017, "Shape of You" was the best selling song of 2017 in the US with 2.3 million copies sold, the only one to sell over two million. [13] In 2018, Billboard ranked "Shape of You" as the ninth most successful song of all-time, as the magazine celebrated the Hot 100's 60th anniversary.[14]. "[19], According to Sheeran, Steve Mac started the songwriting session by playing the opening notes of the song on the keyboard. "I was like, 'This would really work for Rihanna,'" he told host Nick Grimshaw, speaking about "Shape of You." Lovers of the Brit and his music were delighted with the new songs "Castle on the Hill" and "Shape of You," but one of those tracks was almost never released. by Grayson Gilcrease Related: That Time Margot Robbie Thought Prince Harry Was Ed Sheeran, © 2020 Condé Nast. He actually just did it during his Grammys performance, if you want to get a sense of what we're talking about. Ed Sheeran wrote this song with Rihanna in mind, when hosting the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show he said: “Shape of You is actually a really random one because I went in to write songs for other people with a guy called Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid, and we were writing this song and I was like ‘this would really work for Rihanna,'” he explained. 71. [50] In doing this, it also broke ABBA's record of fourteen weeks at number one, which was set on the previous Australian charts before the ARIA charts became Australia's official charts. And when I play live, I can't replicate these things, I haven't got all the other musicians." [citation needed], The song's lyrical rhythm drew comparisons to the TLC song "No Scrubs", particularly in the pre-chorus line, "Boy, let's not talk too much/ Grab on my waist and put that body on me. [45] According to Pure Charts, in the first half of the year 2017, the song reached 631,000 units (105,000 sales and 526,000 units from streams) and as of September 2017, it exceeds 812,109 units (707,109 from streams).
The dancehall-infused pop song[3] was written by Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid. And then we sort of decided halfway through that we were just going to make it for me.". Ed is a genius; best song in the last few years. "[26] As a result, the composers of "No Scrubs", Kandi Burruss, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, and Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, were awarded co-writing credits on "Shape of You". With so much attention on the song (and a fire dance video, to boot), we decided to uncover a few fun facts about Sheeran's new sound.
6 hours ago, by Alessia Santoro It was conceived as a duet between Rihanna and Rudimental, but the head of the record label convinced him to keep the song for himself. I think it'll be decent. "[38] On Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, "Shape of You" became Sheeran's first number one on a Dance/EDM chart (his third top ten and sixth overall at Dance/Mix Show Airplay) in the United States. I. [59][60] It was shot on location in Seattle, and was directed by Jason Koenig. Jon Caramanica from The New York Times said, "'Shape of You' is trickier, a nimble and effective song that takes the aggressive thinning of 'Caribbean music'." In September 2017, "Shape Of You" surpassed the total play count of Drake's " One Dance " to become the most-streamed song of all time on Spotify. I've been playing it literally everywhere I've been booked since about mid-January: Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas, E11even and Ora in Miami, Parq in San Diego, Premier Atlantic City ... the dance floor loves it. [47] It was the best-selling song (including streaming) in France this year. And then we sort of decided halfway through that we were just going to make it for me." It has stayed at number one for 13 consecutive weeks on the UK Singles Chart,[5] and a further week at the top after a week's interruption by Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times". Today’s biggest stories, from pop culture to politics—delivered straight to your inbox. [36] On the issue date, 2 September 2017, "Shape of You" spent its 32nd week in the top ten of Hot 100, tying the record for most week on that chart with LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" and "Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey. "And then I started singing lyrics like 'putting Van the Man on the jukebox' and I was like, 'Well, she’s not really going to sing that, is she?' After taking his hiatus, Sheeran admitted he had forgotten the words to some of his most popular songs, and he had to relearn how to use a looping station. 38 in 2016. Sheeran revealed that he worked on the song with Johnny McDaid, whom you might remember is dating Courteney Cox! Get the daily inside scoop right in your inbox. [citation needed] The song is composed in common time (44 time), and follows a basic chord progression of C♯m–F♯m–A–B (i–iv–VI–VII), and Sheeran's vocals span from G♯2 to C♯5. [71], Credits and personnel adapted from ÷ album liner notes. It was featured and remixed in YouTube Rewind: The Shape of 2017. [35] "Shape of You" topped the Hot 100 for 12 non-consecutive weeks. It kind of slaps, though you can't really picture Sheeran ever saying 'put that body on me' to a real human woman. Tiny Harris), who were originally a part of multiplatinum R&B group Xscape, were the ones who wrote the 1999 hit, and are now listed in "Shape of You"'s ASCAP credits. Glamour may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. "[24] According to NT News, the song "tells the story of loved (or lusted) up Sheeran meeting a girl in a bar where he and his mates are doing shots. [7] It was also the most-streamed song of the decade on Spotify with 2.4 billion streams by December 2019. 15 Wochen auf der Eins, 247 Wochen in der Top 100, erfolgreichstes Album 2013 und 2014.

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