Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Biography

Ed Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is a British singer-songwriter popular for his singles 'The A Team', 'Lego House' and 'Sing'.

Net Worth: Sheeran has a net worth of $35 million (2016) according to various sources.

Childhood: Ed was born in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. His parents are art curator John Sheeran and jewelry designer Imogen Lock. While still a young child, Sheeran moved with his family to Framlingham, Suffolk. Sheeran was raised a Roman Catholic and joined a church choir at 4-years-old. He attended Thomas Mills High School where he began playing guitar and songwriting. He later became a part of the National Youth Theatre. One of his best childhood memories was seeing Damien Rice live in Ireland.

Musical career: Ed released his debut EP 'The Orange Room' in 2005. In 2008, he relocated to London in search of live gigs, playing almost every single day of the year in 2009 before later hitting the road with Just Jack. After posting a SB.TV video, he went on tour with Example. In 2010, he unveiled his 'Loose Change' EP which featured the original version of his multi-platinum song 'The A Team'. That year, he met Jamie Foxx while doing open mic nights in LA, and subsequently began recording in his studio while staying at his house. Sheeran broke into the mainstream in 2011 with his 'No. 5 Collaborations Project' EP featuring Wiley, Devlin, Ghetts and others. He soon signed to Asylum/Atlantic Records and released debut album '+' which included singles 'Drunk', 'The A Team', 'Lego House' and 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You'. The album topped the UK charts and became the ninth best-selling album of the year.

Ed Sheeran co-wrote the One Direction song 'Moments', released in 2011. The following year, he received two BRIT Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough of the Year. He then set out on a tour of the US with Snow Patrol. That year, his track 'Give Me Love' aired on 'The Vampire Diaries' episode 'Dangerous Liaisons'. He was chosen to perform at both the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 and the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony. He collaborated with Taylor Swift on her song 'Everything Has Changed' and even wrote One Direction's number one hit 'Little Things'. He performed alongside Elton John at the 2013 Grammys when the singer couldn't get Sheeran a solo spot. He set out on tour with Taylor Swift in 2013 and that year featured on Lupe Fiasco's song 'Old School Love' and Naughty Boy's 'Top Floor (Cabana)'.

In 2014, he contributed the song 'I See Fire' to the end credits of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and released his second number one album 'X', produced by Rick Rubin. The album peaked at number one in the UK Album chart and in the Billboard Hot 100. 'Sing' was the album's lead single and gained Sheeran his first number one in the UK.

In 2015 Ed won British Male solo Artist and British Album of the year for 'X'. He also co-hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in the same year. He embarked on a year-long hiatus in December.

In 2016, he won two Grammys for his song 'Thinking Out Loud' and ended his hiatus. In 2017 he launched two new singles - 'Shape of You' and 'Castle on the Hill' - with the prospect of his third studio album entitled 'Divide'. 

Other Ventures: In March 2015 Sheeran announced that he was to set up his own record label, Gingerbread Man Records. Jamie Lawson was the first artist to be signed to his label and his self-titled album earned him a number one in the UK albums chart.

Ed likes to be involved in charity work and performed a gig in Bristol in order to raise money for a charity that works to support street sex workers in total raising £40,000 for them.

He has also shown support for Band Aid, worked with the charity Turn2us and is the ambassador for East Anglia's Children's hospice where he frequently donates clothes.

Personal life: Sheeran is a patron of the Youth Music Theatre UK. He bought a farm in Suffolk in 2012 but lived in Tennessee and LA during 2013. In 2012 Sheeran dated Nina Nesbitt who is the subject of his songs 'Photograph' and 'Nina'. After they broke up Ed dated Athina Andrelos who works for Jamie Oliver. The relationship between them fell apart and in 2015 he was thought to be dating Cherry Seaborn who is his former high school friend.

In 2016, it was reported that Ed had been forced to undergo stitches on his face after Princess Beatrice accidently nicked him with a sword while jokingly 'knighting' James Blunt at a party at her Windsor home.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Anne-Marie Excited For Ed Sheeran Collaboration


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Anne-Marie is ''excited'' for her collaboration with Ed Sheeran.

The 'Ciao Adios' hitmaker has teased she has a ''really really good song'' with the 'Shape Of You' singer.

She said: ''We have definitely got a song together, it's a really, really good song. Honestly, Ed is a very talented songwriter and I'm excited.''

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Ed Sheeran Admits Hitting Justin Bieber In The Face With A Golf Club On 'Carpool Karaoke'


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There was some seriously electric chemistry between Ed Sheeran and James Corden on his latest 'Carpool Karaoke' segment for 'The Late Late Show', where the pair harmonised with each other perfectly to some of the former's greatest singles - along with a couple of other pop hits.

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It's the episode we've all been waiting for, seeing James Corden picking up Ed Sheeran in downtown LA on his way to work on the pretence that the latter left his guitar at James' house. In reality, the guitar was there to make Ed feel a little more comfortable with the journey ahead, as he later revealed.

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James Corden And Ed Sheeran 'Sing' In Carpool Karaoke UK Teaser


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James Corden is bringing 'The Late Late Show' to London for the very first time where none other than Ed Sheeran will be joining him for a hugely anticipated Carpool Karaoke session. The show will air next week on CBS with a host of exciting guests for the rest of the show.

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The British star will take along his famous acoustic guitar on a car journey with the London-born talk show host, where they'll sing along to some of 26-year-old Ed's greatest tunes from 'Castle on the Hill' to 'Sing' as we can see in the brief teaser for the episode.

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Shaun Ryder Argues Ed Sheeran's Success Is Due To Industry


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Shaun Ryder believes Ed Sheeran's ongoing chart success is due to how the industry now works.

The Happy Mondays and Black Grape singer insists the charts are ''irrelevant'' so doesn't really care that the 'Shape of You' singer recently had a record-breaking 16 tracks in the top 20 singles chart and his latest album 'Divide' has been at the top of the charts since its release.

He told NME: ''I'm fine with how Ed did it, I have no problems with that.

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Ed Sheeran Reveals He Writes Songs As A "Form Of Therapy"


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His hits are some of the most riotously popular of the 2010s so far, but Ed Sheeran has revealed that songwriting holds another, much more utilitarian purpose for him than just for making money – he writes as a “form of therapy”.

The 26 year old English singer appeared on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’ programme this week, in an episode that will be broadcast on Sunday (May 7th), but a teaser clip ahead of the full show reveals that the flame-haired icon writes in order to pick himself up when he’s feeling down.

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'Game Of Thrones': Ed Sheeran Discusses Guest Role


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Returning to the small screen a little later than usual this year, hit fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' - based on the best-selling novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George R R Martin - will be going into its seventh season with a lot of questions to answer. Now with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) on the Iron Throne (with nothing much left to lose), there are many different directions the series could go in.

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This time round, the show is also breaking tradition with the amount of episodes it's bringing to fans, with just seven filmed rather than the usual 10. Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod, Matt Shakman and Alan Taylor will be serving as directors for the seven episodes, with writers on each still to be confirmed.

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Ed Sheeran Silences Rumours He Is Quitting The Music Industry


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Ed Sheeran has silenced rumours he is quitting the music industry.

The flame-haired musician has taken to social media to speak out about claims he wants to end his career at the helm of the entertainment industry.

The 'A Team' hitmaker shared a link to a story about his rumoured departure, and he replied with the comment: ''Das Bollocks (sic).''

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Ed Sheeran Denies Claims He'll Quit Music After Divide World Tour


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Ed Sheeran has today hit back at reports suggesting that he is ready to quit music altogether in a search of “a more normal life” after his new world tour ends.

The 26 year old star tweeted “das b*****ks” in response to claims that he is considering giving up his music career in order to settle down with his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, after the conclusion of his Divide World Tour in October 2017.

A source had told the Daily Star on Monday (April 24th): “Ed has pretty much achieved everything there is to achieve in music. He absolutely loves what he does and is riding the wave of his success at the moment, but at the same time he wants a more normal life.”

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Greggs Sends Ed Sheeran A Huge Box Of Sausage Rolls At Newcastle Gig


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Ed Sheeran received an unusual gift when his Divide World Tour rolled in to Newcastle this week – a massive box of Greggs sausage rolls!

26 year old singer-songwriter Sheeran performed in the city at the Metro Radio Arena on Thursday (April 20th), and the enormous gift box was reportedly dropped off outside the 11,000-capacity venue after he had finished soundchecking in the late morning.

The box was decorated in order to resemble the artwork for Ed’s third studio album, Divide, but made up with sausage rolls instead – plus the word ‘divine’ replacing ‘divide’.

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Ed Sheeran poses for pictures with fans before heading to the SSE Hydro - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Monday 17th April 2017

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Ed Sheeran Has Settled A $20m Copyright Lawsuit


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Ed Sheeran has settled a lawsuit with two composers who claimed his 2014 song Photograph was from a 2009 track of their own. The singing star was being sued by two composers for $20m (£16m) who claimed his tune - from his award-winning album Multiply (x) - was similar to their composition, Amazing.

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Musicians Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard brought the copyright infringement against the British-born singer and alleged that Photograph drew on a song they penned in 2009 which was recorded and released as a single by Matt Cardle, the winner of the 2010 series of The X Factor.

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Ed Sheeran performing live on NBC's 'Today' show - New York, United States - Wednesday 8th March 2017

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Ed Sheeran continues with his promotion tour and stops off at the Today Show to perform as part of their Concert Series - New York, United States - Wednesday 8th March 2017

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Ed Sheeran continues with his promotion tour and stops off at the Today Show to perform as part of their Concert Series - Rockefeller Plaza, New York, United States - Wednesday 8th March 2017

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Ed Sheeran arriving at the 2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards held at The Forum - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th March 2017

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Ed Sheeran

Date of birth

17th February, 1991

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.73




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