Win tickets to see Ed Sheeran

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BJ & Jamie have your chance to win tickets to see ED SHEERAN live at Pepsi Center Tuesday, August 15th.  Listen weekdays starting Wednesday, August 9, 2017 through Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at approximately 7:30am for your chance to "Name That Ed Tune" for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show PLUS backstage access for a private performance from opener, James Blunt!

Ed Sheeran – an 11-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-GRAMMY winner - has quickly established himself as one of the world’s biggest musical artists with over 22 million albums sold and 4.7 billion Spotify streams. The British singer-songwriter’s second full length album ‘x’ (pronounced multiply) – released in 2014 - proved to be both a critical and commercial phenomenon. After debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release, the album has since been certified 4x-Platinum in the US and earned two GRAMMY nominations, including the prestigious Album Of The Year. Additionally, “x” spawned four consecutive multi-platinum singles in “Sing,” “Don’t,” “Photograph,” and his global smash and biggest single to date “Thinking Out Loud,” which marked his first #1 at Top 40 radio and won a pair of GRAMMY awards, including highly coveted “Song Of The Year.” 

Call it fifth album syndrome but artists know themselves by album Number 5: Bruce Springsteen’s The River; Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall; Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Waters; U2’sThe Joshua Tree - all fifth albums. For all its beguiling bleeps and ambitious backing vocals, the melodies on Blunt’s fifth are undeniable. The songs – a disparate assortment of stories plucked randomly from Blunt’s conscience – and written with the finest songsmiths of the day, are strong. The Afterlove’s key co-writers were Ed Sheeran and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, who has written some of the biggest hits of the last decade with Beyonce, Adele and Taylor Swift. Other collaborators included Amy Wadge (‘Thinking Out Loud’ - Ed Sheeran), Stephan Moccio (co-writer of ‘Wrecking Ball’ for Miley Cyrus and ‘Earned It’ with The Weeknd), MoZella (who has written with One Direction and Ellie Goulding) and award-winning English songwriter/producer Steve Robson.
Perhaps the most significant contribution to The Afterlove was made by Ed Sheeran, when he visited for a songwriting session in Switzerland. (Blunt lives in Ibiza but also has properties in Verbier and London, although he maintains that “my main home is the tour bus.”)
“I taught Ed Sheeran how to ski and he taught me how to write songs,” Blunt says humbly. “I needed someone like him, who is very forthright, because knowing that people are going to hear it, and I’m a really private person, whereas I used to write very open songs, I’ve become more reclusive in the way I expose myself.”  “But I had Ed to say, ‘Come on, you need to open up a bit.’ So it was great to have him there.”

Contest Date Range: Wednesday, Aug 9th 2017 7:30am - Tuesday, Aug 15th 2017 8:00am