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

Ed Sheeran To Star In Danny Boyle's Musical Comedy?


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Ed Sheeran could be expanding his slowly growing filmography with a forthcoming music comedy directed by Danny Boyle. There are already rumours that the movie is based around The Beatles, and there's even suggestions that it could be a musical. Little is known so far.

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After making his first tentative steps into the world of acting with cameos in 'Game of Thrones', 'Home And Away' and 'Bridget Jones's Baby', as well as a recurring role in 'The Bastard Executioner', the 27-year-old could be stretching his cinematic legs again in a new film directed by Boyle and written by Richard Curtis.

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British Record Labels See Fastest Rate Of Growth Since Britpop


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Much has been made of the existential threat to the music industry over the years, but that trend doesn’t seem to be applying to the British music scene, with record labels in the UK currently seeing the fastest rates of income growth since the height of Britpop in the 1990s.

New figures published by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in its annual yearbook on Wednesday (March 11th) showed that trade income increased by 10.6% in 2017 to a total of £839.4 million.

The British industry hasn’t seen anything like this level of growth since the explosion in indie and rock back in the mid-Nineties, when the likes of Blur and Oasis ruled the charts. Indeed, the figures are only just below the 10.7% levels of growth seen 22 years before in 1995.

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Ed Sheeran Unveils His Own Legal Docs In Response To Tim McGraw Song Lawsuit


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Ed Sheeran is standing firm against a lawsuit alleging that he stole the tune for the song 'The Rest of Our Life' which he wrote for Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill. He was sued by the writers of the 2014 Jasmine Rae song 'When I Found You' back in January, but he's certainly not about to settle.

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This week, Ed dropped his own legal documents denying all claims that he copied the music without permission or that the tracks even have any similarities. He explains that he never sought permission from songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden because his work was an 'originally and independently created musical composition'.

Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Unveils His Own Legal Docs In Response To Tim McGraw Song Lawsuit

Courteney Cox To Wed This Summer?


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Speculation is mounting over American actress Courteney Cox and the possibility of her marrying Irish musician, Johnny McDaid in Northern Ireland this summer. The former Friends actress and Snow Patrol guitarist are rumoured to be tying the knot in the city of Derry - McDaid’s childhood home.

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According to Closer magazine, the pair - who were introduced by British singer, Ed Sheeran - are due to walk down the aisle on June 15, which is also Cox’s 54th birthday.

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Ed Sheeran And Bruno Mars Among Winners At The 2018 IHeartRadio Music Awards


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The prizes for the artists of this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards were finally announced this weekend (March 11th 2018), with leading winners including Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers and Harry Styles. The show concluded the awards season for this first half of the year.

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Unsurprisingly, it was Ed Sheeran who took home Male Artist of the Year as well as Song of the Year for 'Shape of You', while his close pal Taylor Swift was given Female Artist.

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Ed Sheeran Plans To Build Private Chapel At Suffolk Home


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Ed Sheeran has applied to his local council to build a private chapel on his estate in Suffolk, where it is presumed he is planning to get married to his fiancée Cherry Seaborn, it has been reported.

Speculation has been rife as to where the pop star and his long-term girlfriend are planning to tie the knot, ever since Sheeran announced back in January that he had popped the question to Seaborn.

Now, on Thursday (March 1st), The Sun reports that the 27 year old has submitted an application to Suffolk Coastal District Council to build a Saxon-style chapel built from flint at his home in Framlingham.

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It's Official: Ed Sheeran Is Global Recording Artist Of 2017


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To the surprise of absolutely no-one, Ed Sheeran has been named the Global Recording Artist of the Year by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) after an exceptionally successful year. He's been hitting goal after goal over the last few months, so it's no wonder he's thinking about early retirement.

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Not only has the 27-year-old hit the jackpot by being the world's best-selling recording artist of 2017, but he has also set a record by being the first with the title to also have best-selling record and single of the year, with his third studio album 'Divide' and song 'Shape of You'. 

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Dua Lipa And Stormzy Win Big At BRIT Awards 2018, Ed Sheeran Snubbed


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It was an interesting night at the 2018 Brit Awards, with both Dua Lipa and Stormzy each taking home two awards and Ed Sheeran leaving empty-handed.

Indeed, it was the grime artist who took home two of the most prestigious awards of the evening, edging out the multi-platinum-selling Sheeran on both occasions to win British Male Solo Artist and the big prize of British Album of the Year for his debut LP Gang Signs & Prayer.

Having been nominated for five awards, the most of the evening and also a record for a female solo artist, 22 year old Dua Lipa took home two prizes, for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. However, her signature hit ‘New Rules’ was confusingly pipped to the post for British Single of the Year by the personality vacuum of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, whose ‘Human’ single was released all the way back in July 2016.

Continue reading: Dua Lipa And Stormzy Win Big At BRIT Awards 2018, Ed Sheeran Snubbed

The UK's Biggest Weekend To Feature Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran And Manic Street Preachers


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Music fans across the UK will no doubt be lamenting the lack of Glastonbury Festival fun this year, but they can at least take comfort in the fact that the next best thing is being set up across four different locations. The Biggest Weekend will feature headliners the likes of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and more.

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The BBC has announced the first line-up for their forthcoming Biggest Weekend festival; an event which is set to take place in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Plus, it's probably the best value for money you'll ever see from a festival.

Continue reading: The UK's Biggest Weekend To Feature Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran And Manic Street Preachers

Monopoly Man Ed Sheeran Collects All The Houses On The Same Street


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What do you do when you're a multi-millionaire and you can't decide on what massive property to buy? You get them all, of course! Ed Sheeran now has four houses in close proximity to each other within a quaint Suffolk village, which means he effectively owns an entire street.

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The 26-year-old popstar has been investing his £40million fortune in the development of his own country estate in the area where he grew up, collecting a vast collection of properties for him and his fiancee Cherry Seaborn to enjoy.

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Ed Sheeran at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola at London's O2 Arena. Night two of the sell-out event saw performances from chart-topping megastar Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, The Chainsmokers, Liam Payne, The Script, Louisa Johnson, Matt Terry, Sigala, James Hype, Mabel, Stefflon Don and Big Shaq. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th December 2017

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Ed Sheeran pictured at the 2017 102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One, taking place at The Forum. The event saw performances from the likes of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Kesha and others. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 1st December 2017

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Ed Sheeran and girlfriend Cherry Seaborn attend Jonathan Ross Halloween Party - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 31st October 2017

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Ed Sheeran attends the Jonathan Ross Halloween Party 2017 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Wednesday 1st November 2017

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Ed Sheeran performs at NBC's 'Today' Show Summer Concert - New York City, United States - Thursday 6th July 2017

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Ed Sheeran

Date of birth

17th February, 1991

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.73




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