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Ed Sheeran's Twitter hacked after Brit nomination triumph

Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran's Twitter account was hacked on Thursday night (12Jan12) just hours after he received four nominations for next month's (Feb12) Brit Awards.

The musician enjoyed a stellar 2011 after shooting to fame with his debut album +, and he's kicked off 2012 in style by leading the nods at the revered music event.

But opportunists took advantage of his success by hacking into his Twitter.com account to promote a new weight loss program.

After finding the tweet, Sheeran wrote, "S**t, I've been hacked, don't take any notice to any tweets I did over the night.

"Password changed, lucky they only tweeted about weight loss, I could've had more explaining to do this morning."