“River” collaborators Marshall Bruce Mathers III, who is professionally known as Eminem, and Ed Sheeran are both generous when it comes to helping out charities. Recently, the latter announced amazing prizes he is about to give to a lucky fan.
Sheeran will perform at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey from September 21-22, 2018 as part of his third world concert tour titled “÷ Tour.” During the concert, one fan will get a chance to have a private backstage guitar lesson with Sheeran.
“I will teach you to play one of my songs on guitar,” Sheeran announced. “And then you’ll get a guitar that I’ll sign and give to you after the lesson.”
Running from September 1-7, 2018, the contest aims to raise awareness and funds for Drop4Drop, an organization that aims to provide access to clean water to people around the world. To enter the contest, fans should donate between $10 and $100 via the charity’s Rally Up page.
The larger the sums, the more times the donor gets entered in the contest. Aside from the guitar lesson and the guitar, the winner will also receive VIP tickets to watch Sheeran perform at MetLife Stadium.
In 2014, Eminem also performed at MetLife Stadium with his “The Monster” collaborator Rihanna. The Detroit rapper is known for his charitable works but prefers to stay mum about his philanthropy as much as possible.
In 2002, Eminem founded a charity called the Marshall Mathers Foundation. In 2015, the organization’s secretary Howard Hertz told Crain’s Detroit Business that the Detroit rapper “doesn’t personally believe in publicizing philanthropy” because his reasons for giving are “to help, not to in any way make himself look better.”
In 2017, Eminem released his ninth studio album titled “Revival,” which contained 19 tracks. One of the songs from the album is “River,” which the Detroit rapper co-wrote with Sheeran and Emile Haynie.
Listen to Eminem’s “River” featuring Sheeran here: