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 Gives 'No Scrubs' Writers Credit On 'Shape Of You'


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The songwriting credits for Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ have been amended to include three additional writers, the trio behind TLC’s 1999 hit ‘No Scrubs’.

Kandi Burruss, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle and Kevin Briggs have all been credited as co-writers on the song’s listing on US copyright website ASCAP, after fans pointed out the similarities between the two tracks.

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Ed Sheeran Confirmed As Final Glastonbury 2017 Headliner


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Arguably the worst-kept secret in the music industry has been confirmed: Ed Sheeran will indeed be playing this year’s Glastonbury Festival as the third and final headliner.

The 26 year old megastar, whose newly-released third album Divide was released at the start of March, will be headlining on the Sunday night alongside previously announced headliners Radiohead (Friday) and Foo Fighters.

Confirming the news in a short Instagram film, Sheeran himself described the opportunity to headline the most prestigious festival in the world as “awesome”, and it brings to an end months of speculation as to who the final headliner would be. The full line-up of the 2017 Glastonbury Festival will be announced in the near future.

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Ed Sheeran Dominates Album Charts Around The World With 'Divide'


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Ed Sheeran’s third album Divide (÷) is topping album charts and breaking records around the globe, putting the British singer/songwriter on top of the world.

Divide is currently at number one on the UK album charts, as well as in the US, Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe.

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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's New Album 'Divide' Breaks Streaming Records


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Ed Sheeran is on course to register the biggest-selling album of 2017, as his third record Divide smashes through mid-week chart records on its way to being number one this week.

The 26 year old singer-songwriter finally unleashed his newly-awaited album last Friday (March 3rd), and as of Monday night it is a million miles ahead of all other releases in the UK, having outsold the rest of the Top 200 combined more than twice over.

Divide shifted a massive 232,000 copies in Britain alone on the first day of its release, and three days later it sits at 432,000 sales. If that wasn’t enough, it has also broken Spotify streaming records, with the album’s songs notching up more than 56 million streams during its first 24 hours, shattering the previously held record by The Weeknd’s Starboy (29 million streams) set recently in December 2016.

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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 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 Needed Convincing On His Own Album ÷


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Ed Sheeran needed to be convinced by his colleagues to include 'Shape of You' on his album '÷'.

The flame-haired musician who released the single, as well as 'Castle on the Hill' earlier this year to mark his comeback after his one year hiatus, but the star didn't feel the track suited him and he was contemplating scraping it from the LP for ''a month or two''.

Speaking at Spotify's New York HQ, which has been obtained by the Metro Online, the 26-year-old singer and songwriter said: ''This isn't me at all.

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Ed Sheeran Recalls Hitting Justin Bieber With A Golf Club While "Hammered"


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Ed Sheeran will have gone up even further in some people’s estimations, recently divulging that he accidentally hit Justin Bieber in the face with a golf club while he was “hammered”.

The 26 year old English singer, currently promoting his third album Divide which is released worldwide on March 3rd, gave an interview to The Guardian in which he recalled some of the random things he’s been up in the last year.

He was out partying in Japan with Justin Bieber, when they decided to visit a golf course to round off their evening. As you might expect two guys high on life (one on booze too), a dare followed.

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Ed Sheeran's New Album Has A Song Better Than 'Thinking Out Loud'


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Ed Sheeran has said he believes his new album ÷ (divide) contains a track that’s even better than his mega-hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

Speaking about the record, Sheeran revealed that he's certain ‘Perfect’, an ode to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, will replace ‘Thinking Out Loud’ as the wedding song of choice for couples.

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Ed Sheeran On Banana Shaker Duty For Jimmy Fallon's Classroom Instruments Session


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If only our elementary school music classes sounded this good! Ed Sheeran joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on 'The Tonight Show' for an unusual rendition of his newest single 'Shape Of You' using only instruments found in children's classrooms. It's certainly impressive.

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There's a reason why The Roots are one of the most hugely respected house bands in showbiz. They have a uniquely gifted approach to performing music, and they prove that every time they do a Classroom Instruments segment on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'.

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We're In Love With The Shape Of Walk Off The Earth's Ed Sheeran Cover


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Just when you think modern music has been whittled down to a mere handful of instruments, Walk Off The Earth come along for an extraordinarily creative rendition of a chart hit using tools you've probably never even heard of before. Their latest project is a cover of Ed Sheeran's single 'Shape Of You'.

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Ed Sheeran's latest dancefloor classic 'Shape Of You' has hit number one in at least ten countries for a reason; it's just one of those infectiously uplifting numbers you can't get enough of. But is Walk Off The Earth's multi-instrumental version featuring a mash-up of TLC's 'No Scrubs' and Black Street's 'No Diggity' even better?

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Ed Sheeran Celebrates 26th Birthday By Releasing Song He'd Forgotten He'd Written


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Ed Sheeran has celebrated his birthday by releasing a song online to his fans, one that he had apparently forgotten that he had written!

The ever-popular English singer-songwriter turned 26 years old on Friday (February 17th), and he marked the occasion by digging up an unreleased track from his archive, titled ‘How Would You Feel (Paean)’, describing it as “one of my favzzzzz”. As you can expect, it’s classic Sheeran through and through.

Suffolk-born Sheeran told Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show that he discovered the track lying around in his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn’s e-mail inbox.

Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Celebrates 26th Birthday By Releasing Song He'd Forgotten He'd Written

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Ed Sheeran

Date of birth

17th February, 1991

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.73




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