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

Paloma Faith Has Called Out A Lack Of Female Performers At The BRIT Awards


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Speaking about the line-up of artists due to perform at the BRITs in February, the Only Love Can Hurt Like This hitmaker has hit out at the fact there is only one woman on the billing.

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Taylor Swift Parties With Ed Sheeran And Future In 'End Game' Video


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Taylor Swift drops her first new video since releasing her latest album 'Reputation' in November, with her old pal Ed Sheeran and Future joining her for an international party adventure in 'End Game'. This is how party-girl Taylor celebrates life in three different continents.

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Directed by Joseph Kahn, the video has been shot in three cities; we see her partying on a yacht and driving a supercar in Miami with Future, necking shots at a karaoke bar in Tokyo with Ed Sheeran, and joinging a New Year's Eve party in London complete with a pint of lager and a greasy kebab.

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Taylor Swift's Album Was Not The Number One Best Selling Record - Despite Selling The Most Copies


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In 2017, multi-award winning singer Taylor Swift’s critically-acclaimed album, Reputation, sold more than any other album by any other artist. However, the super star hitmaker hasn’t managed to make it to the number one spot on the Top 10 album chart in the US.

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Despite selling almost two million albums, it seems 1,903,000 records purchased in just seven weeks was not enough to get her to the top spot: because she withheld her music on streaming services until December.

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Ten Most Interesting Facts About Ed Sheeran


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Ed Sheeran comes across as a regular guy from Suffolk when he's not on stage with his guitar, but there are a few adorable quirks about him that not many people know about. From naming his guitars to how he got his scar, here's the things you didn't realise about Ed.

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1. One of his songs samples Buffy - His song 'Afire Love' from his second album 'X' is one of his most tear-jerking tunes, and one that he wrote about his grandfather's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. But few realise that the track actually samples a song called 'Remembering Jenny' by Christophe Beck from the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' soundtrack.

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Linkin Park, Usher And Katy Perry: 2017 Carpool Karaoke Episodes Ranked


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1. Linkin Park - Not part of the 'Late Late Show' segment but for the Apple series, this episode was shot with Ken Jeong less than a week before frontman Chester Bennington committed suicide. It was released in October and is definitely the most memorable episode of the series.

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Have Taylor Swift And Katy Perry Reconciled For 'End Game' Video?


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It must be Christmas, because one of pop’s most legendary feuds is reportedly over.

Taylor Swift and longtime rival Katy Perry are said to have buried the hatchet - and fans are even speculating that the pair could appear in a music video together!

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Ed Sheeran: I Didn't Think 'much' Of Shape Of You


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Ed Sheeran didn't think ''much'' of his hit single 'Shape of You'.

The track has proven to be one of the most popular records of 2017, but Ed has confessed he never thought a lot about the tune and also, that he never expected to be the person singing it.

He said: ''None of us thought that much into it. I didn't make the song to be mine to sing.''

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Ed Sheeran And Anne-Marie Do A Beautiful Take On 'Fairytale Of New York'


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Ed Sheeran donned his Christmas jumper for a stunning appearance at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge where he performed a sensational cover of the festive classic 'Fairytale Of New York' alongside Anne-Marie and his favourite Irish folk group Beoga. Plus, a surprise ending that nobody seemed to expect.

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It's a lot of people's favourite Christmas song, and while no-one will ever sing it better than the Pogues and Kirsty McColl, Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie and Beoga gave the tune a pretty good go with beautiful results.

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Ed Sheeran Wants His Next Album To Be 'most Loved'


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Ed Sheeran wants his next album to be the ''most loved''.

The 26-year-old singer and songwriter is planning to release a ''lo-fi album'', which he wants to be his ''lowest selling'' LP, although he hopes it will be the most preferred release among his fans.

Speaking to The Times newspaper, the 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker said: ''My plan is a lo-fi album that will be my lowest-selling, but most loved.''

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Ed Sheeran's Songs Have Lost Him Friends


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Ed Sheeran's songs have cost him some friends.

The 'Galway Girl' hitmaker's lyrics are largely based on personal experience and though pouring his heart out into his music makes him feel ''better'', his public honesty hasn't gone down well with everyone.

He admitted: ''There have been songs that ended friendships.

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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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