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In case you missed this entire furore, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé hit the headlines over the last few days over their outfits while performing together in South Africa.

While Beyoncé was dressed like… a QUEEN… Ed Sheeran wore his usual t-shirt and jeans attire. 

Social media users have commented on the possible gender dynamic between the two, where the female singer is under pressure to look a certain way, while the men are allowed to dress in whatever manner they want;


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Others online think the entire debacle is rather hilarious, and Ed Sheeran evidently is on this side of the sea.

The 27-year-old singer-songwriter is known for his down-to-earth style of things, and replied with predictable humour.

He posted a purchase link to the t-shirt which he was wearing in the performance on his Instagram story;


He later added:

"Follow hoax1994 for more of my amazing fashion choices x. #dresstoimpress"

The clothing company Hoax are of the same mind as Sheeran, and posted to their own Instagram feed:

Well, you can't say he doesn't see the funny side of things.

He doesn't appear to be very concerned about the whole debate online, at least Hoax are getting some top quality promotion because of it all.

What are your thoughts, does Ed need the Queer Eye guys to give him a make-over?


A photograph taken of our Lord and Saviour Queen Bey and arguably the world's current most popular singer-songwriter has sparked a MAJOR debate online about gender and an artists' 'brand'.

Why? Well, mainly because Ed was dressed like he was popping down to the local Spar to grab a one litre carton of milk, while Beyoncé was dressed, I mean, like BEYONCÉ. Fierce, fiesty and fabulous.

A few Twitter users have claimed that this displays an attitude towards gender norms, showing the expectations which women have on their shoulders to look stunning 24 hours a day, while men can wear whatever they damn well please.

The two global superstars performed together in Johannesburg, South Africa last weekend to celebrate the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100. 

The duo paid homage to the late Nelson Mandela, who Beyoncé claims has hugely impacted on her parenting principles with her three children; Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir.

Of course, the pair simply had to perform the gift of their huge worldwide hit, Perfect, which the crowd essentially sang louder than them. Yet their choice of clothing has grabbed nearly the entirety of the focus.

Beyoncé has always worn the most EXTRA outfits in the business because it's part of her essence, her brand and her overall look.

She is a massive lover of fashion, even designing her own lines, while Sheeran has always been open about stripping back everything so that only his musical talent is on display. 

Singer-songwriters always perform with the hope that their stories within the songs are what is focused on, whereas Beyoncé is a performer.


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She uses choreography, graphics, lighting, backing vocals, political statements, her own music AND fashion to make her statements.

Lest we forget, her iconic Coachella performance was famed for the fashion choice as well as it's artistic mastery. Her On the Run tour outfits have changed the GAME of musical attire, her Formation hats especially grabbing the attention.

They exacerbate her talent, but we all know that if we strip Queen Bey of her dress choice, her choreography and her light show and graphic background, she would still deliver an incredible performance.

Yet numerous Twitter users argue that male artists can stand on their talent alone, whereas women must always have a more-than-presentable appearance, they must always have something else for their audience.

Ed Sheeran could wear a pin-striped suit if he so desired, but this would not run parallel with the branding behind his music. His image is the fact that he has no image; it's all about his own chill, laid-back vibe.

He has gained notoriety especially in the States for his appearance, or seeming lack of effort, yet this normal attitude towards fame is what allowed him to stand out in the first place.

He wasn't trying to get attention, he simply became a phenomenon for his musical gift alone. He was relatable, a man of simple taste with a great voice and immense penchant for songwriting. Artists should be able to decide their own looks and style, without their labels, the media or even their fans interfering.

Other humorous online statements are simply trying to dispel all the tension…

Do their outfits say more than we think?

Plenty of female singer-songwriters wear less elaborate, glamorous clothing, such as our new best friend Sigrid, who noticeably wears zero make-up onstage and sports only a plain white t-shirt and jeans.

Perhaps it would be best if we simply allowed artists, not to mention the general society at large, to wear whatever they please without having to worry about the incessant judgement of fans and random Twitter users.

Just a thought?


We live in a time of epic musical duets, from The Weeknd and Daft Punk to Taylor and Ed.

Now, a pair of musicians have teamed up to create a more than epic collaboration.

Sir Mick Jagger has released a collab with grime artist Skepta.

The former Rolling Stones lead singer teamed up with Skepta to create two amazing new tracks. 

Sir Jagger took to social media to share clips of the two tunes, and we're loving them. 

The tracks, called England Lost and Gotta Get A Grip, perfectly marry the stylings of both musicians. 


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'When I started writing England Lost I imagined a British rapper on the track @Skepta stepped in at a moments notice,' he captioned the post.

Skepta previously hinted that the pair were working together, after her Instagrammed a snap of them working away. 

We'll be playing both of these on repeat all summer…



Tom Fletcher is definitely one of the most adorable dads there is on Instagram, and we think he may have just outdone himself with his latest post. 

The McBusted frontman shared a sweet video yesterday of himself and his 18-month-old son Buzz singing together, and it already has over 700,000 views. It's clear that Tom is determined to get his son into music too, as the father-son duo sing their cover of Justin Bieber's Baby. 

Buzz does BieberWe discovered we can nail this song as a father/son duet! 😉

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The dad of one leads the way with the song and Buzz chips in saying "baby" right on cue. We can't handle the cuteness…

Tom seems to be making a habit of recording his duets with his son and we hope he keeps it up. A few weeks ago he posted a shorter clip of the pair singing Lionel Richie's Easy and Twitter went into complete meltdown when they heard the one-year-old sing.


We're feeling easy.

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Buzz's musical talents have clearly been passed onto him from his dad who is the lead singer of McBusted and who writes all of the music for the band. 

This video has brightened up our day, keep em' coming Tom!



When part-time singer Lorraine O’Reilly took to the stage recently to play a mixture of cover songs and her own original material, she found herself suddenly taken aback: for sitting in the audience mere metres away was one of the artists whose songs she was due to perform.

Emeli Sande has sold millions of records and has a No.1 album in Our Version Of Events. One of her biggest hits is undoubtedly Read All About It – a song that Co. Cavan-native Lorraine had lined up as part of her set at the Old Windsor Working Men’s Club near London last Friday.

She told 2fm’s Breakfast Republic this morning that Emeli caught her eye as soon as she walked in the door. “Not everyone might recognise her but I did immediately.”

She also explained that the superstar singer was seated only about 3metres away from the stage. Worse still, Lorraine had to get through a full 45minutes of material before she came to Read All About It.

By then, however, much of the gathered audience had recognised the Scottish musician – and the crowd understandably erupted with Ms O’Reilly introduced the song.

She describes the next few moments as a “blur”: less than a minute-and-half into her expert rendition, Emeli joined her on stage having been handed a mic.

The resulting duet is spectacular – with Lorraine expertly hitting every note alongside her more famous counterpart.  

Ms Sandé also sang Next To Me for the audience before leaving the stage.

Lorraine moved to London five years ago and now works in insurance, although she made it through to the live The Voice UK finals last year.

Last Friday’s gig was in aid of two charitable causes: the Ring Of Beara and the Ring Of Kerry cycles.




We never thought we’d see Ed Sheeran singing a duet with Wayne Rooney – in fact we never thought we’d come across them together at all.

The two were recorded singing Ed’s hit Lego House in a pub last month and the video has begun to gain a LOT of attention online.

Mainly because it’s Ed Sheeran…AND Wayne Rooney.

While Ed could be crooning to Jennifer Aniston or even Stevie Wonder if he so wished, here he is singing a song with Wayne.

Love that guy. 



Aussie model, Miranda Kerr is set to release her own version of Elvis and Ann Margaret’s You’re The Boss.

The 30-year-old beauty insists that she isn’t looking to embark a career in music and that Jersey Boys star Bobby Fox ‘convinced’ her to do a duet with her:

“I usually just sing in the shower but @thedancingfox convinced me to record a duet with him,” tweeted the former Victoria’s Secret model.

An inside source also backed the supermodel saying: “she has no plans to embark on a singing career, she loves music and just thought this would be fun.”

Irish-born Bobby – who now lives in Australia – flew out to New Zealand to meet Miranda and they recorded the song in the studio in just one night – impressive!

You’re The Boss will available from iTunes on March 14 -we can’t wait to see what this unlikely duo has in store for us.