Ed Sheeran may be on tour, but took time off the road to deliver a live rendition of his new single, “2Step,” for the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 15).
The four-time Grammy winner kept his performance – which was filmed from his tour stop in Belfast, Ireland – relatively stripped down with his acoustic guitar, a loop machine and a rotating stage to accompany it. “We’ve had lows and lows in our time / But we know how it feels to be low then high, alone in love / And all we need is we go all night, night / Take two steps with the woman I love at night, yeah / All we need is us,” he sings in the chorus.
“2Step” was released as the fifth single from Sheeran’s fifth album, = (Equal to), in April. The track received three remixed versions, one featuring rapper Lil Baby, a second version featuring newcomer Budjerah, and a third reworked version in collaboration with Ukrainian band Antytila as a charity single. =, which was released in October 2021, topped the Billboard 200 chart dated November 13 after selling 118,000 equivalent album units in the United States, according to Luminate. The album marked Sheeran’s fourth album to reach No. 1 on the all genre chart.
Sheeran was nominated for a total of nine BBMAs during Sunday’s show, including Best Male Artist. Of the nine nominations, Sheeran won the award in the new category of Top Global (Non-US) Artists.
Watch Ed Sheeran’s BBMA performance below:
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