Jethro Sheeran

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Jethro Sheeran
Born (1982-01-24) 24 January 1982 (age 36)
OriginBristol, England
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter and record producer
LabelsEMI Music Publishing, Reel Me Records
Associated actsEd Sheeran, Rosie Ribbons, Jaja Soze
Websitewww.alonestar.co.uk

Jethro Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter that fuses hip hop and urban pop, also known by the stage name Alonestar. [1] [2]

Career[edit]

In 2011 he signed a publishing deal with EMI and released Warrior, a six track EP featuring Jaja Soze, Rosie Ribbons and the track All Falls Down featuring Ed Sheeran. [3] In the same year he featured on 6 singles on the album Dubstep and Funky. [4]

He has featured on Ed Sheeran singles including Move On, Pause and You Need Me, I Don't Need You. Conversely Ed Sheeran has featured on Alonestar’s singles including Real Life, All Falls Down, and Raise Em Up. The track Raise Em Up was featured on the Vertigo Films movie All Stars in 2013. [5] It was revealed in 2017 that Ed Sheeran secretly appeared in the video for Jethro’s single Skyla Rain in 2010. [6]

Jethro has written and produced three songs with Sarah Harding from Girls Aloud as well as recorded a chill step cover of Cyndi Lauper’s Time after Time with plans to release in 2018. [7]

Sheeran is not only a Recording Artist, but also a Music Producer to artists including the duo Bars and Melody. Jethro executive produced all the tracks on their album 143 which successfully went straight to number 4 in the UK “Official” Charts and has subsequently gone platinum. [8] [9]

In December 2017 he featured on the Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica album which included Ed Sheeran, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Lee Scratch Perry, Tim Starr, Contractor, Damian Marley and Stephen Marley. [10] The album reached no 1 on the Billboard Charts in February 2018. [11]

In 2017 Sheeran produced a track that was originally made by Tupac for his brother Mopreme Shakur and will now feature on a variety of hip hop compilations in 2018. [12] Sean 'Contractor' Edwards stated that he was approached by Mopreme Shakur who wanted him to produce a track that he had recorded with Tupac before he died. Edwards stated "He (Mopreme) had a song with Tupac doing the hook and him doing a verse and he wanted Jethro Sheeran and Ed Sheeran to do a verse on the track also." [13] [14]

Awards[edit]

Exposure Music Awards - Best Urban Song and Best Male Artist 2011 [15]

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • 2010 Isophase Light
  • 2012 Warrior EP
  • 2012 Arms to the Sun EP
  • 2014 Live Hard, Love Strong EP
  • 2015 Cornerstone (charted no 3 iTunes)
  • 2017 Tropical House – Cruises to Jamaica compilation (reached no 1 on the Billboard charts in February 2018 [16])

Singles

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dixon, Dulcie. "Jethro Sheeran". www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ Holt, Malcom. "In Conversation With - Jethro Sheeran (aLonestar)". www.malcolmholtsunnysideofthestreet.blogspot.co.uk.
  3. ^ Meets, M. "M MEETS… ALONESTAR". www.m-magazine.co.uk. PRS for Music.
  4. ^ Music Preview, Apple. "Dubstep and Funky". www.itunes.apple.com.
  5. ^ Balkus, Peter. "Love and music go hand in hand – Interview with Jethro Sheeran aka Alonestar". www.newmusicfever.wordpress.com.
  6. ^ Bang, Showbiz (17 April 2017). "Ed Sheeran's secret video smash". www.msn.com.
  7. ^ First, Female (6 April 2017). "Sarah Harding explores her 'light and dark' side on songs with Jethro Sheeran". www.femalefirst.co.uk.
  8. ^ Charts, Official. "Bars and Melody". www.officialcharts.com.
  9. ^ Album, Bars and Melody. "Bars and Melody Hopeful". www.discogs.com.
  10. ^ Meschino, Patricia (21 December 2017). "'Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica' Comp ft. Ed Sheeran, Sean Paul, Damian & Stephen Marley: Exclusive First Listen". www.billboard.com.
  11. ^ Records, Amada. "Ed Sheeran hits number 1 on Billboard Reggae Album Charts". www.nbc-2.com.
  12. ^ Show, The K-Love (12 March 2018). "Amada Records Set To Release New Tupac Song Featuring Mopreme Shakur". power1079.com.
  13. ^ Grizzle, Shereita (4 March 2018). "J'can Is Executive Producer For Tupac Single, New Hip Hop Album". The Gleaner. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  14. ^ World, Magja. "Sean Contractor Edwards To Executive Produce New Tupac Track". www.worldmagazinejam.com. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  15. ^ Awards, Exposure Music. "Ed Sheeran Supports Exposure Music Awards® Winner". www.expsuremusicawards.org.
  16. ^ Chart, Billboard. "Billboard Reggae Chart". www.billboard.com.
  17. ^ David, Anthony. "Award winning rapper, songwriter and producer Alonestar returns with another anthem 'Lovelorn', featuring Rosie Ribbons and Massive Attack's Angelo Bruschini". www.indiemusicmag.com.
  18. ^ Records, Amada. "Pop Star Ed Sheeran and The Marleys Featured On Major Tropical House Project Hosted By The DJ Grid". www.amadarecords.com.
  19. ^ Maxwell, Ryan. "ALONESTAR – OUTLAW FT CONTRACTOR AND TIM STARR".