April 7, 2014


Ed Sheeran Steals 'X' Album Title From Chris Brown

Taylor Hill/Getty Images
Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Ed Sheeran revealed the title of his upcoming second album, and Chris Brown is gonna be pissed.

Much like Breezy's endlessly-delayed upcoming sixth, Sheeran's sophomore LP is called x. Note: It's a lowercase x as opposed to Brown's uppercase, and it's pronounced "multiply." But online and in print, this is totally taking Breezy's thunder.

x drops June 23, over a month after Brown's X is unleashed on May 5.

You can listen to the first taste of Sheeran's latest, "Sing," below. With its acoustic riffin'-meets-hip hop rhythms and falsettos, this track is strongly reminiscent of Justin Timberlake's first solo album—which is hardly a bad thing. Not coincidentally, that album was co-produced by Pharrell, who is also behind Ed's latest. 

We do, however, have to take umbrage with the pronunciation of Sheeran's new album. Since it is "x" as in "3 x 5 = 15" then it should be pronounced "times." After all, his first album, +, was pronounced "plus."

Regardless, we'll see whose X album the world prefers this summer.