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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.
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.
Sheeran’s army of fans are worried the singer has secretly tied the knot.
Ed Sheeran fans had a minor internet meltdown on Monday after a photo appeared on Instagram, showing the singer wearing a ring on his wedding finger. Fans immediately began to speculate that the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer had married his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, who he recently celebrated his one year anniversary with.
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After a quiet 2016, Ed is said to be gearing up for a massive 2017.
Ed Sheeran is reportedly in talks to headline next year’s Glastonbury Festival as part what’s going to be a massive 2017 for the singer. Sheeran is currently on a nearly year-long career break, after spending the last five years recording and touring, but next year reportedly promises big things from him, including a new album and a Glastonbury headlining slot.
Could Ed Sheeran be headlining Glastonbury in 2017.
According to The Sun, Ed’s team are currently holding talks with Glastonbury organisers and the festival is keen to book him, while Ed wants to fulfil a life-long ambition. A source said: “Ed has always wanted to do Glasto, it’s been a huge ambition.”
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The boyband beat out the likes of Adele, Ed Sheeran and Little Mix to win a public vote to win Best Live Act at the 2016 O2 Silver Clef Awards.
One Direction scored a surprise by beating the likes of Ed Sheeran and Adele to win the Best Live Act prize at the O2 Silver Clef Awards for the second time in their career – despite currently being on hiatus.
The British boyband won more than 60% of votes in the public poll – the only award of the evening to be decided by a public vote – to beat out the massively popular Adele, Ed Sheeran and Little Mix who have all held huge tours in 2016. Adele has been sweeping the board at pretty much every music awards ceremony since she released 25 last November, while Ed Sheeran’s huge stadium concerts last summer ranked as some of the most well-received in recent memory.
One Direction at the BBC Music Awards in December 2015
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Bridget has always known how to get herself into a muddle - catastrophic muddles at that - even though she's been separated from her last love, Mark, for five years it appears their journey together hasn't come to an end as yet.
After taking advice from one of her colleagues, Bridget decides that it's time to get back on the dating scene and after deciding that the likes of Tinder aren't for her, Bridget finds herself being set up with Jack Qwant who she sees in the news room studio.
The pair get on remarkably well and soon find themselves spending the night together. A little fun is just what Bridget needed. When she finds herself at the christening of one of her friends little girls, her and Mark are forced to be amicable towards one another but the pair fall into old habits and Bridget and he also spend the night together.
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The ‘Tarzan’ actress got her red-haired Englishmen mixed up during a night out in London last year.
Australian actress Margot Robbie has revealed her embarrassment after she mistook Prince Harry for fellowed flame-hair Englishman, Ed Sheeran. Robbie was pictured in a photo booth with Harry, alongside celebs including Cara Delevingne and Sienna Miller at Suki Waterhouse’s Christmas bash last year, but the actress thought she was just posing with pop royal rather than the fifth in line to the throne.
Margot Robbie once mistook Prince Harry for Ed Sheeran.
Speaking to The Sun Robbie said: “Everyone now thinks if they come on a night out with me in London they’ll bump into Prince Harry. But I didn’t even know who it was. I’d had a drink or drinks. I thought I was hanging out with Ed Sheeran.
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The lawsuit has been filed by his co-songwriters.
Matt Cardle would like everyone to know that he is not suing Ed Sheeran for copyright infringement; that matter is completely down to the main writers of his 2012 single 'Amazing'. In fact, despite the obvious similarities between the chorus of 'Amazing' and that of 'Photograph', he's still a huge fan and isn't personally seeking any money from him.
Ed Sheeran sued for £20 million
The former 'X Factor' singer has reached out on Twitter to speak for the first time about the lawsuit that has been taken out against Ed Sheeran recently, insisting that he is not the one involved in the legal dispute despite singing one of the songs in question. 'Please read news articles closely', he told his 866k followers yesterday. 'This is not my lawsuit. I think Ed Sheeran is a genius and 100% deserves all his success.'
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Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard, who wrote Matt Cardle's 2010 single 'Amazing', alleged that Sheeran copied the song's structure for his 2014 hit 'Photograph'.
Ed Sheeran is being sued by two California-based songwriters who allege that his huge hit single ‘Photograph’ is a “note-for-note” copy of a song they wrote for former ‘X Factor’ winner Matt Cardle in 2009.
Chart-topping songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard have hired American attorney Richard Busch, who recently triumphed on behalf of the Marvin Gaye estate over the famous ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright case last year, and have launched a $20 million lawsuit over Sheeran’s 2014 song.
Ed Sheeran performing in 2015
Adele came 30th in a list topped by Sir Paul McCartney, with a personal fortune of £760 million.
The annual Sunday Times Rich List has revealed Adele to be the wealthiest ever British female musician.
Ahead of the publication of the full list this weekend, a run-down of the fifty richest musical millionaires in Britain and Ireland released on Thursday (April 21st) has put the Tottenham-born singer’s personal wealth at £85 million – an increase of £35 million on last year – in 30th place overall.
Alongside Ed Sheeran in 49th place with £45 million, she’s one of just two musicians under the age of 30 on the list, which is dominated by veteran rock acts and topped by Sir Paul McCartney, whose fortune is estimated at £760 million.
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Sheeran was named ‘Songwriter of the Year’ in 2015 and this year ‘Bloodstream’ is nominated for ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’.
Ed Sheeran is among this year’s Ivor Novello Award nominees in the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category. The 25-year-old is nominated for his track ‘Bloodstream’ from his 2014 best-selling album x.
Ed Sheeran has received his third Ivor Novello nomination.
Sheeran faces some stiff competition as he is up against protege Jamie Lawson who is nominated for single ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ and Wolf Alice who received a nod for ‘Bros’. It’s Sheeran’s third Ivor Novello nomination after he was named Songwriter of the Year in 2015 and won Best Song Musically and Lyrically for ‘The A Team’ in 2012.
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'25' sold more than Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith put together in 2015 - despite only being on sale for the last five weeks of the year!
Confirming what we essentially already knew, Adele’s global domination is total, with the news that her latest album 25 outsold the rest of the top five bestsellers around the world put together in 2015.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a global body representing the music industry, reports that her long-awaited third album sold 17.4 million units in 2015, despite only coming out in late November. As a result, the organisation concludes that Adele has helped to reverse “two decades of almost uninterrupted decline” in the music business.
Adele performing live in Birmingham in April 2016
Date of birth
17th February, 1991
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Happy Xmas (Tour is over)
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@OneRepublic be my d8 ❤️
One more show on the Multiply tour then I'm buggering off for a while, Auckland stadium tomorrow ! What a way to end it
@ToriKelly @TheSims what the actual fuck
I had the privilege to see an early screening of this and it's absolutely hilarious. Coming soon - https://t.co/3E7oWMstzY
@russellcrowe absolute pleasure mate
I wasn't expecting the Grammy noms, thank you
Melbourne night #2 ! https://t.co/jXC6F8vgUK
I was in a peep show - https://t.co/vJ7rxE9uMy
Melbourne night #1 ! https://t.co/EJcaMQMTKx
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Gotham is awesome
Perth ! https://t.co/rnMe22mjhU
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