Sheeran joined by Sir Elton at first of three stadium shows in London this weekend
Ed Sheeran was joined onstage by Sir Elton John as he performed the first of three gigs at Wembley Stadium last night.
Sheeran will perform to 80,000 people each night of this weekend and kicked the run off by bringing Elton John out to perform ‘Don’t Gp Breaking My Heart’ and ‘Afire Love’ together. Footage of the first song can be seen below.
Elton John owns the management company that Sheeran’s manager works for and the pair have performed together before, playing a rendition of Sheeran’s ‘The A Team’ at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Sheeran returns to Wembley tonight (July 11) for the second of his three sold-out gigs. The setlist for the first night was as follows:
‘I’m a Mess’
‘Take It Back’ / ‘Superstition’
‘I See Fire’
‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’
‘Give me Love’
‘I Was Made To Love her’
‘Thinking Out Loud’
‘You Need Me’
Meanwhile, Sheeran recently became the first artist to have the same song last an entire year in the UK Singles Chart Top 40. As confirmed by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry), the British singer’s track ‘Thinking Out Loud’ has lasted a full 52 weeks in the charts countdown since its release in June 2014.
Other songs have enjoyed longer stays in the chart with non-consecutive runs. Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ holds the record, appearing in the Top 40 for 75 weeks between April 1969 and September 1971. More recently, Pharrell Williams’ hit single ‘Happy’ almost reached the year milestone, managing 49 consecutive weeks in the chart.