Even after the achievements of the past six years, the prodigal success of Ed Sheeran’s third album has been astonishing. Topping the charts in over a dozen countries, ‘÷’ is a testament to his ability to make music that millions of people can connect to. The album pays homage to a variety of genres and traditions, whilst retaining the romantic, small-town, intimate subject matter that is his signature style.
Here's what Ed had to say about being shortlisted:
Find out how '÷' performs at the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize at the Eventim Apollo on September 14th. Get your tickets here.