Ed Sheeran

  • 16 April 2010

Date of birth

17th February, 1991







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.

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

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 12 December 2017

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

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

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 11 December 2017

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Ed Sheeran has admitted the personal nature of his songs has caused him to lose a few friends.

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

Ed Sheeran Is Ready To Play At Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Wedding As He Receives MBE

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 07 December 2017

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Sheeran was awarded an MBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Ed Sheeran has capped off a massively successful year by receiving an MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

It’s been quite a 2017 for the Suffolk-raised singer-songwriter, headlining Glastonbury in June following the all-conquering chart success of his third studio album Divide, which was released back in March, and was named the most-streamed artist on Spotify of the year.

On Thursday (December 7th), Sheeran was honoured with an MBE medal for his services to music and charity.

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Ed Sheeran 'can't Believe' Beyonce Collaborated With Him

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 05 December 2017

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Ed Sheeran ''can't believe'' Beyonce agreed to collaborate with him on 'Perfect'.

Ed Sheeran ''can't believe'' Beyonce collaborated with him on 'Perfect'.

The 26-year-old singer is so surprised the 'Single Ladies' hitmaker agreed to do a duet of his hit song.

He said: ''It's something I kinda did just to see whether she would say yes.I just wanted to see what would happen. I can't believe it, to be honest.''

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Ed Sheeran Insists He Will Definitely Wear A Helmet Next Time He Cycles

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 04 December 2017

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He's recovering well from breaking his arms in October.

When Ed Sheeran broke his arm after falling off his bicycle two months ago, he apparently didn't even realise the severity of his injuries. In fact, he revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that he just carried on on his way to the pub with his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.

Image caption Ed Sheeran at the KIIS FM Jingle Ball

The 26-year-old singer-songwriter explained on 'The Ellen Show' that he and Cherry were cycling to a pub in Suffolk on one of his two days off between shooting the video for 'Perfect' and going on tour when the accident happened.

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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

New Zealand Prime Minister Quizzes Ed Sheeran Over Citizenship Request

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 01 December 2017

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The singer is obsessed with the country.

UK fans of Ed Sheeran may potentially have to wave goodbye to their idol one day, as he has expressed a deep love of New Zealand with the capital city being his favourite place in the world. He's even jokingly requested citizenship, with the country's Prime Minister only too happy to invite him - but only if he answers some important questions about the nation.

Image caption Ed Sheeran seen leaving Bauer

As nostalgic as the 26-year-old singer-songwriter seemed to be about his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk on his single 'Castle on the Hill', it seems the place he really wants to live is Wellington, New Zealand. He recently revealed that it's his all-time favourite city, and he even requested citizenship this year but didn't hear back.

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Anne-Marie's Collaboration Criteria

By Clive King on 29 November 2017

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Anne-Marie decides on a collaboration based on the song and not the artist as she wants to work on tracks which have a ''really great message''.

Anne-Marie decides on a collaboration based on the song and not the artist.

The 'Ciao Adios' hitmaker doesn't just pick the biggest name to work with on a song but instead will pick a track which speaks to her like 'Rockabye' did.

Asked what she looks for when she decides whether to collaborate with an artist, she told NME: ''I just listen to the song. It doesn't even matter to me who it is. If the song connects with me and is like a really great message, I love doing it. When I heard 'Rockabye' I was just blown away.

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Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Video Is So Cheesy, But We Love It

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 09 November 2017

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Ed Sheeran's festive new video is romantic, idyllic... and a little pathetic in the best way possible.

Christmas is the 'Perfect' time of the year for cheesy videos; and, indeed, if Ed Sheeran had dropped the video for his new single any other time we'd be uber-cringing. Luckily for him, we're starting to feel rather festive, so romantic cliches are totally allowed.

Image caption Ed Sheeran at the Q Awards

The singer appeared alongside 'Before I Fall' star Zoey Deutch in the 'Perfect' visual, which dropped today (November 9th 2017). It depicts two friends who confess their romantic feelings for each other during a holiday ski trip, and every single ridiculously romantic thing that doesn't happen in real life, happens. If only life was this idyllic.

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

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

Why Ed Sheeran's Next Album Could Be A Folk Release

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 20 October 2017

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Is he preparing us for a stripped back Irish sound?

It might not be a mainstream sound, but Ed Sheeran got some serious airplay for his folk-tinged third single this year 'Galway Girl'. There is something of a traditional edge to the chart hero's music, which has got us wondering if he's preparing us for a stripped back full-folk release next.

Image caption Ed Sheeran at the Q Awards

So 'Galway Girl' might not be a purely folk aesthetic, despite the fact that it was co-written and co-performed by the Irish band Beoga, but that's not the only thing that's convinced us he could be heading for a brand new sound.

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Ed Sheeran Forced To Cancel Asian Tour Dates After Bike Crash

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 18 October 2017

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The bike crash that Sheeran suffered at the weekend, leaving both his arms in slings, means he has cancelled a number of Asian tour dates.

Ed Sheeran has confirmed the news that his worldwide legions of fans will have been dreading – the bicycle crash he suffered over the weekend has meant that he will be cancelling some live gigs on his world tour.

The 26 year old singer suffered a nasty accident at the weekend in London when a car knocked him off his bike, causing him to break his right arm and fracture his wrist and elbow, meaning both of his arms are in slings. Obviously, it’s left him unable to play guitar, and fans with tickets for his tour dates have been nervously awaiting updates from the star

Sold-out concerts in five Asian cities over the coming month have been cancelled, as the Asian leg of his current world tour for multi-million-selling third album Divide is due to kick off on October 22nd.

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