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.

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Ed Sheeran Delayed Comeback Because Of Donald Trump's Election Victory


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Ed Sheeran is back, but his return could have come sooner if it wasn’t for Donald Trump.

Speaking on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show Ed said he originally planned to drop ÷ (Divide) in November, but had to push back the release because of the ‘s*** storm of media’ that occurred after Trump’s win.

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Ed Sheeran Is 'very Popular' In Ireland


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Ed Sheeran is ''very popular'' in Ireland, according to Una Healy.

The 25-year-old singer and songwriter - who recently returned from his one year hiatus with the launch of two new singles from his forthcoming album '÷' - has been credited as being a worldwide sensation by the 35-year-old singer, who has admitted her home island ''admires'' the 'A Team' hitmaker.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper about the flame-haired artist, The Saturdays band member said: ''I really admire him, he's a very inspirational songwriter to me and he has written some great Irish/folk ballads for the record, too.

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Ed Sheeran Plays Two Invite-Only Australia Shows In February


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Ed Sheeran is set to embark on his first series of shows next month with some invite only radio events in Australia. He has already revealed that plans for a tour are on the way, but these will mark his first live shows since his comeback.

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First, the 'Shape of You' singer will hit Melbourne on February 5th 2017 for a show with the Hit radio network. The exact location is currently top secret, though rumour has it that it will be a large outdoor space. Two days later he will perform at the Sydney Opera House for Nova's Red Room broadcast.

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Ed Sheeran Makes Chart History With 'Shape Of You' And 'Castle On The Hill'


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Ed Sheeran has made chart history with his two comeback singles, ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’.

‘Shape of You’ has entered the UK singles chart at number one, while ‘Castle On The Hill’ has taken the number two spot, a first for any artist. ‘Shape of You’ is Ed’s third number one single, following ‘Sing’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

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Ed Sheeran Will Release New Album On March 3


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Ed Sheeran will release his new album on March 3.

The 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker has announced he'll drop his forthcoming LP '÷' - his first since 2014's 'X' - in two months' time following his year-long hiatus but fans will be able to pre-order the exciting track collection at midnight on Thursday (12.01.17)

Taking to his Twitter account today, he said: ''÷ out 3rd March. Pre-order will go live at midnight in your country x (sic)''

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You Need To Watch Ed Sheeran's Cover Of 'The Fresh Prince' Theme Song


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Ed Sheeran performing the theme tune to 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' on acoustic guitar is probably one of the best things you will see all year. The singer gave the song a go during a visit to Capital FM, where he was doing the rounds promoting his brand new album 'Divide'.

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Since 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' hit Netflix in December, we are willing to bet that half the world has been binge-watching this classic 90s sitcom non-stop. It's Will Smith at his best after all and you just don't get that sort of quality in comedy anymore. Thus, what better way to celebrate the return of this epic show than get this generation's greatest singer to pay tribute?

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Ed Sheeran Fined After Being Caught Speeding


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Ed Sheeran has reportedly accepted a fine of £100 and three points on his driving licence, after being caught speeding at 70 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone near his home in Suffolk last week.

The 25 year old star, on the comeback trail having just released two brand new singles from his upcoming third album, was caught driving 10 miles an hour over the limit near Framlingham in his Aston Martin DB9.

Ironically, it happened just a couple of days after the local constabulary criticised Sheeran for encouraging speeding and dangerous driving in one of the new songs. ‘Castle On the Hill’, which the singer described as a “love song for Suffolk”, features the lyrics “driving at 90 down those country lanes”.

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Ed Sheeran Is Officially Back With TWO New Singles


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Ed Sheeran has finally unveiled two new singles after a year-long break in the form of 'Shape Of You' and 'Castle On The Hill'. He had teased the releases first with a blank blue background, then with a video on Twitter in which he stated 'New music coming Friday', followed by a snippet of the lyrics from both songs. 

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The official lyric videos for the songs were unveiled today (January 6th 2017). They are his first releases since 2015 single 'Photograph' as the star has been on a 12-month hiatus. 'Castle On The Hill' is a soaring nostalgic ballad about finally getting to return home, while 'Shape Of You' is a much more stripped back, seductive number about flirting with women in bars.

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Ed Sheeran seen out and about in London. The musician has just announced details for his new album (Divide) and has also released two accompanying singles. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 6th January 2017

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Ed Sheeran Teases New Music With Cryptic Twitter Posts


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Ed Sheeran has been teasing his fans about the title of his forthcoming new album on social media, as well as providing possible clues about some of the lyrics with some cryptic Twitter posts.

Yesterday (January 2nd) the 25 year old singer suggested in a short gif video that his third album could be coming out this Friday, writing underneath in the caption that there would be an announcement or release on “6 January, 5am GMT”.

The micro-clip sees a ‘subtract’ sign turning into a ‘divide’ symbol and then a colon, seemingly confirming speculation that the new album would be called either ÷ or -, in keeping with the mathematical theme of his first two records + and x.

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Ed Sheeran In Planning Dispute With Suffolk Council Over 'Cartlodge'


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Ed Sheeran is waging a planning dispute against his local council after he was refused permission to build a new ‘cartlodge’ at his country home in Suffolk.

The 25 year old pop singer applied for permission to build the large structure with parking space for four vehicles, with a first-floor storeroom, beside his £900,000 modern farmhouse near Framlingham in rural Suffolk.

However, Suffolk Coastal District Council turned down his request, on the grounds that the 1.5 storey building represented “creeping domestication and would have an adverse impact on the character and appearance of the countryside”, according to the East Anglian Daily Times.

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Ed Sheeran - Ed Sheeran performing on his 'X tour' at nib Stadium at NIB Stadium - Perth, Australia - Wednesday 2nd December 2015

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Louane Emera , Ed Sheeran - 2015 NRJ Music Awards presented by French radio station NRJ - Cannes, France - Saturday 7th November 2015

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Ed Sheeran - The 2015 MTV EMAs (European Music Awards) held at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan - Arrivals - Milan, Italy - Sunday 25th October 2015

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Ed Sheeran - Ed Sheeran seen leaving the afterparty for his premiere in London. The singer was pictured leaving with his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd October 2015

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Ed Sheeran

Date of birth

17th February, 1991

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.73




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