Music News for Monday

April 16, 2018 - 6:15am

ED SHEERAN IN TALKS TO APPEAR IN MUSIC-THEMED COMEDY MOVIE: Ed Sheeran is in talks to make in appearance in Danny Boyle's upcoming music-themed comedy movie, Deadline reports. The untitled project's plot is being kept under wraps and is reportedly set to star Lily James, Kate McKinnon, and British actor Himesh Patel. In the past, Ed has appeared in a couple guest TV cameos on shows like Game of Thrones, Bridget Jones's Baby, and The Simpsons. No word yet if Ed will contribute to the movie's musical score as well. Production for the upcoming movie is set to begin over the summer.

PINK, ED SHEERAN, IMAGINE DRAGONS WIN AT GERMANY'S ECHO AWARDS: After scooping awards at an Australian music awards ceremony, Ed Sheeran was the big winner at the German ECHO Music Awards - Germany's version The Grammys - held Thursday in Berlin. He won trophies for Album of the Year, for Divide; Hit of the Year, for "Shape of You"; and International Artist. He wasn't able to attend, however, because he's on tour in Japan. Also at the ceremony, Alice Merton, who was born in Germany, was named National Female Pop Artist for her hit "No Roots." Imagine Dragons was named International Band of the Year for their album Evolve, while Pink won International Female Artist for her album, Beautiful Trauma. Luis Fonsi was named International Newcomer, thanks to "Despacito." Shawn Mendes and Alice Merton performed on the awards show, and Liam Payne and Rita Ora sang their 50 Shades Freed duet, "For You."

JUSTIN BIEBER PUNCHES MAN WHO GRABBED WOMAN BY THROAT AT COACHELLA: Justin Bieber reportedly punch a man in the face for allegedly grabbing a woman by the throat at a Coachella after party, TMZ reports. Justin was at a party on Saturday night hosted by pal Patrick Schwarzenegger when a man - who appeared to be on drugs - walked in and went ballistic on a woman believed to be his ex-girlfriend. Eyewitnesses say the guy was grabbing the woman by the throat when Justin and his pals screamed at the guy to let her go. When he wouldn't, Justin hit the guy in the face and pushed him against the wall allowing the woman to break free. The guy was then kicked out of the party and arrested shortly afterwards.