As Ed Sheeran hints at new album title, we ask what are your favourite hits?
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Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran is expected to release his first new music in more than a year tomorrow – with millions of fans across the world listening out in eager anticipation.
The singer's announcement on New Year's Day caused a global sensation and sent him soaring back into the limelight after taking a break from music and social media in 2016.
The short video in which Ed appears holding a piece of paper saying 'new music coming Friday!!' was shared more than 269,000 times on Twitter as fans reacted joyously to their hero's long-awaited return.
Since then, The A Team star has published a series of cryptic messages, teasing his fans who have been left guessing as to their meaning.
First came a video showing a horizontal black strip on a blue background, changing to two circles, one on top of the other.
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Then followed two brief passages of text, one reading 'when I was six years old I broke my leg', the other saying 'the club isn't the best place to find a lover'.
Both videos were again shared thousands of times and prompted a flurry of excited speculation.
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So far, however, neither Ed nor his management has confirmed what form the new music will take and how it will be made available.
Today, the latest clue seemed to point towards a new album, as the singer posted '÷', keeping to the mathematical theme of his previous two albums.
Ed's 2011 debut +, pronounced 'plus', was followed up with X, pronounced 'multiply' in 2014.
Tomorrow, his fans will finally find out what the wait was for, when the music is made public. He is also co-hosting tomorrow's Radio One Breakfast Show offering further chances to hear the new music.
Ed has been making and releasing music ever since his time as a student as Thomas Mills High School in Suffolk.
He made nine self-released EPs, which helped him build his fan base, before he was signed to Atlantic Records in 2011.
Later that year he released his first single The A Team, which debuted at three in the chart.
It was soon followed-up with a second single, You Need Me, I Don't Need You and then his first album +, which debuted with a top spot in the album charts, selling 100,000 copies in the first week alone. It went on to sell more than two million copies in the UK and topped charts across the world.
A further four singles came from the album: Lego House, Drunk, Small Bump and Give Me Love.
In 2014, Ed released his second studio album X, which topped charts in even more countries than his debut, selling 180,000 copies in its first week in the UK and becoming the fastest-selling album of the year.
Five singles were released from the album: Sing, Don't, Thinking Out Loud, Bloodstream and Photograph.
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