Remember last week when we reported on the giant Ed Sheeran statue that had appeared outside Gorky Park, ahead of his first performance in the country? Well now Ed Sheeran has posted photos of himself visiting his Russian alter ego and he looks very happy next to it.
Posting a series of photos of himself next to the five metre long statue, Ed wrote on Instagram, 'Went to go and see ma statue in Moscow today'. In the photos, the 'Castle On The Hill' singer can be seen doing the same pose in front of the statue, posing for a selfie, writing on his face with a marker pen, and lying on top of the giant statue.
In just a day, Ed's photos have had more than 1 million likes on Instagram, with celebrities and fans commenting. Jason Derulo said, 'Ahhh this is crazy ha 😂', whilst another fan said, 'Way too cute'.
Ed Sheeran's famous security guard Kev also posed alongside the statue, posting a photo on Instagram, captioning it, 'The only time I let bae be the big spoon'. The bodyguard, who became an Internet sensation last year, can be seen lying down in front of the giant statue, wearing all black, copying the singer's pose.
Ed Sheeran was in Moscow as part of his '÷' tour, which he will bring to the UK next month. He will perform six homecoming gigs in Leeds and Ipswich - honouring Halifax where he was born (close to Leeds), and Ipswich, where he grew up.
Tickets are still available to buy for Ed's gigs next month from Aloud.com
See Ed Sheeran at the following shows:
Leeds Roundhay Park - Fri 16th
Leeds Roundhay Park - Sat 17th
Ipswich Chantry Park - Fri 23rd
Ipswich Chantry Park - Sat 24th
Ipswich Chantry Park - Sun 25th
Ipswich Chantry Park - Mon 26th
You can buy tickets now from Aloud.com
The past few months have been busy for Ed Sheeran, who is not only on tour, but he has also released some new music including singles 'I Don't Care' and 'Antisocial' and his new album, 'No.6 Collaborations Project'.
Ed's recent music has been very popular with fans around the world, his collaboration with Justin Bieber, 'I Don't Care', reached Number 1 in several countries around the world, including the UK.
Now take a look at some of the other collaborations this year:
Radio - Collabs 2019 - stacked
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello - 'Señorita'
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello teamed up for their summer hit 'Señorita', also dropping their steamy music video.
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber - 'I Don't Care'
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber have teamed up for 'I Don't Care', a catchy, upbeat song which was immediately a hit with fans around the world.
Calvin Harris and Rag'n'Bone Man
Not only is Calvin Harris a superstar DJ, he's also an amazing producer and he teamed up with Rag'n'Bone Man on 'Giant' in January. The DJ told us how the singer slid into his DMs, sending over some chord ideas - and before long the pair were working together on this hit - 'Giant'.
Sam Smith and Normani - 'Dancing with a Stranger'
Normani confirmed she was working with Sam Smith late last year, and the pair dropped their single 'Dancing With A Stranger' in January.
Lauv & Troye Sivan - 'i'm so tired...'
American singer-songwriter Lauv and Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan teamed up for this Top 10 hit, 'i'm so tired...'.
Jonas Blue with Theresa Rex - 'What I Like About You'
British DJ and producer Jonas Blue has teamed up with Danish singer Theresa Rex for their great song 'What I Like About You', which reached the Top 10 in the UK Dance Chart.
Europa (Jax Jones & Martin Solveig) - 'All Day and Night' with Madison Beer
This collaboration between British DJ Jax Jones and French DJ Martin Solveig, under their collaborative name Europa, was released in March.
Avicii and Aloe Blacc 'SOS'
'SOS' is the first single to be released since the untimely death of Avicii in April 2018. At the time of his death, Avicii had been working on a new album and the album was completed by his collaborators and released with the permission of his family.
Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie - 'ME!'
Taylor's first single of 2019 was a collaboration with Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco. The pop star had her fans very excited when she first posted a date on her socials. On the 26th April it was revealed to be a new single, 'ME!'. The song, along with the music video have been a huge hit with fans. In just a few hours the music video had more than 16 million views.
Avicii and Chris Martin
Following the release of Avicii's posthumous album, 'Tim', the music video for 'Heaven', his collaboration with Coldplay's Chris Martin was released. The video was very emotional to watch.
Ariana Grande and Social House
Ariana Grande teamed up with American duo Social House on her single 'Boyfriend'. The music video for the song featured all three of them at a house party, which ended in a fight. Ariana even ended up shooting heart-shaped lasers!
John Newman and Nina Nesbitt
John Newman and Nina Nesbitt joined forces on their new collaboration 'Without You'. 'Without You' comes four years after John's last Top 5 hit, 'Come and Get It' was released and speaking about his new collaboration, John said, "I have also been a fan of Nina and always loved working with her, it was an easy decision to get her on this stonker!"
Kygo and Whitney Houston
Norwegian DJ Kygo released one of the hits of 2019 when he remixed Whitney Houston's cover of 'Higher Love'.
Ed Sheeran and Stormzy
Ed and Stormzy worked together for Ed's collab album in 2019, releasing the massive track 'Take Me Back To London'.
Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey
They are three of the most successful women in pop, so when Ariana, Miley and Lana teamed up to release 'Don't Call Me Angel' for the 2019 movie adaptation of Charlie's Angels, fans were left over the moon!
Becky Hill and Sigala
He's dropped some massive its in recent years, but Sigala's 2019 collab with Becky Hill was certainly one of his most popular! Becky wrote the track about an ex-boyfriend, and it became one of the tracks of the summer.
Tiesto and Mabel
Legendary DJ Tiesto teamed up with Mabel to release 'God Is A Dancer' in September 2019.
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