Music News for Thursday

March 1, 2018 - 5:45am

IS ED SHEERAN BUILDING HIS OWN WEDDING CHAPEL?: Ed Sheeran is building a private chapel on the grounds of his countryside mansion in Suffolk, England, according to U.K.'s The Sun. This has led to speculation that he's planning to marry his fiance, Cherry Seaborn, there. "Even though Ed is one of the world's biggest stars he does like to do things privately, like his engagement," a source tells The Sun. "Having his wedding on his own land would mean they could celebrate their big day with just their nearest and dearest and then head back to the main house for a big party after." Public planning documents obtained by The Sun show designs for the 32-ft tall chapel which would house a congregation of up to 24. The documents were filed in the name of Matthew Seaborn, Cherry's architect dad.

LUIS FONSI, ANDY GRAMMER, BEBE REXHA & MORE TO DUET WITH 'AMERICAN IDOL' FINALISTS: American Idol returns on ABC on March 11th, and some big names have been lined up to duet with the finalists who eventually make it to the Top 24. According to Variety, "Despacito" singer Luis Fonsi, "Meant to Be" singer Bebe Rexha, Train frontman Pat Monahan, Andy Grammer, Toni Braxton and country star Cam will sing with the contestants, as will Glee star Lea Michele and up-and-coming soul singer Allen Stone. Eventually, there will be 12 established stars participating, with each star singing with two contestants, Variety said. ABC said it has nothing to confirm at this time.