Ed Sheeran Brings the Romance to the 2021 VMAs With ‘Shivers’

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2021 MTV Video Music Awards - Show - Credit: Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images

2021 MTV Video Music Awards – Show – Credit: Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images

Ed Sheeran delivered a feel-good performance of his new single “Shivers” at the 2021 VMAs.

Against a cityscape backdrop with purple and green neon lights, Sheeran strummed his guitar while reflecting on the euphoric feeling of falling in love.

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Sheeran is up for three awards, including Video of the Year for “Bad Habits,” the lead single off of his upcoming fifth studio album, = (pronounced “Equals”), the fourth in his symbol series. It drops on October 29th. “= (Equals) is a really personal record and one that means a lot to me,” Sheeran said in a statement. “My life changed greatly over the past few years — I got married, became a father, experienced loss, and I reflect on these topics over the course of the album. I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can’t wait to share this next chapter with you.”

The musician is also participating in Global Citizen Live this September — with Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Coldplay, and more — and will appear on two tracks for Taylor Swift’s re-recorded version of her album Red, in both a new rendition of his and Swift’s duet “Everything Has Changed” and an unreleased song, “Run.” Moreover, he wrote one of BTS’ latest singles, “Permission to Dance.”

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