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About Happier

"Happier" is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was included on his third studio album, ÷ (2017). After the album's release, it charted at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart. It was released in Italy on 27 April 2018 as the fifth and final single from the album.


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Walking down 29th and Park
I saw you in another's arms
Only a month we've been apart
You look happier

Saw you walk inside a bar
He said something to make you laugh
I saw that both your smiles were twice as wide as ours
Yeah, you look happier, you do

Ain't nobody hurt you like I hurt you
But ain't nobody love you like I do
Promise that I will not take it personal, baby
If you're moving on with someone new

'Cause baby you look happier, you do
My friends told me one day I'll feel it too
And until then I'll smile to hide the truth
But I know I was happier with you

Sat on the corner of the room
Everything's reminding me of you
Nursing an empty bottle and telling myself you're happier
Aren't you?

Ain't nobody hurt you like I hurt you
But ain't nobody need you like I do
I know that there's others that deserve you
But my darling, I am still in love with you

But I guess you look happier, you do
My friends told me one day I'd feel it too
I could try to smile to hide the truth
I know I was happier with you

Baby, you look happier, you do
I knew one day you'd fall for someone new
But if breaks your heart like lovers do
Just know that I'll be waiting here for you

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Ed Sheeran

Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Halifax, before moving to Framlingham. He learned to play guitar and started writing songs at a young age. He began recording in 2005 and moved to London in 2008 to pursue a music career. In 2009, he played 312 gigs. In early 2011, Sheeran released an independent extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project which led him to be signed to Asylum / Atlantic Records. Buoyed by the commercial breakthrough of the singles "The A Team" and "Lego House", his debut album + has been certified quintuple platinum in the United Kingdom. In 2012, he won two BRIT Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist, and British Breakthrough of… more »

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Written by: Edward Christopher Sheeran, Benjamin Joseph Levin, Ryan Benjamin Tedder

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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15 facts about this song

Release Details
The song "Happier" was originally released on 3rd March 2017 as part of Ed Sheeran's third studio album, "÷ (Division)".
Chart Performance
"Happier" debuted at number six on the UK Singles Chart. However, it peaked at number 2 after its official release as a single.
Song Themes
This song is about Ed reflecting on a past relationship where he realizes that despite the breakup, his ex-girlfriend is happier with someone else.
Sheeran co-wrote "Happier" with a songwriter named Ryan Tedder, who is widely recognized as the lead singer of OneRepublic and a renowned music producer.
Music Video
The music video, directed by Emil Nava, uses puppet versions of Sheeran to tell the pain-filled story of love lost and seeing an ex moving on.
Record Label
"Happier" was released under the record label Asylum Records.
Awards and Nominations
Although "Happier" never won any awards, the album "÷ (Division)" was nominated for the Best Pop Vocal Album category at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2018.
Critics Review
The song received generally positive reviews. Critics praised Sheeran's songwriting, emotive vocals, and the minimalistic musical production.
Live Performances
Ed Sheeran performed "Happier" live for the first time on The One Show on BBC One in the UK in March 2017.
Cover Versions
Numerous artists have covered "Happier," including Conor Maynard, Boyce Avenue, and Madilyn Bailey.
Commercial Success
The song was a commercial success, selling over 1 million digital copies in the United States alone.
Song Duration
"Happier" has a running time of 3 minutes and 27 seconds.
It earned gold and platinum certifications in several countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.
Music Genre
"Happier" is a pop ballad with an acoustic arrangement.
Autobiographical Elements
Similar to many of his other songs, "Happier" is also thought to include autobiographical elements from Sheeran's life.

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