Edward Christopher Sheeran, MBE (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (pronounced "plus"), was released in September 2011. It topped the UK and Australian charts, reached number five in the US, and has since been certified eight-times platinum in the UK.
The album contains the single "The A Team", which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. "The A Team" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the song with Elton John.
Maisie Peters has taken on Green Day’s iconic pop-punk anthem ‘Basket Case’ for Triple J’s Like A Version.Originally released in 1994 as the third single from Green Day’s game changing ‘Dookie’ record, Maisie Peters confidently added a dreamy pop twist to the angsty song.“I wanted to do something slightly unexpected and Green Day were one of the first bands I discovered when I was 12.
I loved that song, I loved ‘21 Guns’ [from 2009’s ‘21st Century Breakdown’] and ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ [from 2004’s ‘American Idiot].
They were real pillars of my adolescence,” Peters explained to Triple J. “I loved the spirit of all of those Green Day songs.
I loved the energy and the fire.”Peters added that she was inspired by folk songs, country music and The 1975’s ‘Part Of The Band’ for her version of ‘Basket Case’ – check it out below.Read more on nme.com
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