If you count, Ed Sheeran has a new album coming in 2023. The singer/songwriter teased the follow-up to his 2021 = (Equals) album on Wednesday (Nov. 2) from what sounds like the windswept set of a new music video as he celebrated reaching another impressive career milestone.
“So ‘Shivers’ just hit a billion streams on Spotify, making it my 11th song as an artist and 15th song as a writer… I’m absolutely loving it, thanks to all of you who streamed that song ,” a smiling Sheeran said in a short video clip where the wind can be heard howling in the background.
“I’m going to celebrate by shooting a music video for my brand new album which will be out next year,” he added with a laugh. At press time, no further information was available about the project, which hyperventilating fans speculated in the comments might be called Subtractin keeping with the mathematical theme of Sheeran’s album titles.
Subtract would make sense considering Sheeran debuted in 2011 with + (Plus)followed up in 2014 with x (Multiply)then 2017 ÷ (Share) and last year = (equal to).
Last month, Sheeran and frequent songwriting partner Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid won European song of the year award from BMI for their global giant “Bad Habits” at the 2022 BMI London Awards. The award is given to BMI’s most performed song in the previous year by British or European writers. The single spent 11 consecutive weeks at the top of the Official UK Singles Chart. Sheeran previously won the award in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The award in 2018 was for “Shape of You”, which he also co-wrote with McDaid.
Watch Sheeran’s new album announcement below.