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 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.

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Ed Sheeran Got Turned Away From Grammys After-Party For Fourth Year In A Row


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Ed Sheeran has revealed he was turned away from his own label’s post-Grammys party on Sunday night.

But to make matters worse, this is the fourth year Ed’s been denied entry to the bash, despite being a performer at this year’s ceremony.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran doesn't have much luck with parties

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Ed Sheeran Reveals Taylor Swift's Leaking Protocol


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Ed Sheeran could only listen to his collaboration with Taylor Swift on an iPad to ensure it wouldn't get leaked.

The 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker has revealed the extreme measures his 'Bad Blood' hitmaker pal - who wrote ' puts in place to make sure no one hears her music online before its release date.

Asked if Taylor sends him her music to listen to before it's out, he told Capricho magazine:''She would never send new songs, no. I hear them but has to be with her.

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Ed Sheeran Will Perform At The BRIT Awards


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Ed Sheeran is continuing his epic comeback after a year’s hiatus with a newly confirmed performance at the BRIT Awards this month. The singer is currently occupying the first and second spots of the official top 40 chart for the fourth week in a row and will now showcase his songs at the February ceremony.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran has been confirmed as a BRIT Award performer

Sheeran joins the 37th annual award line-up alongside Robbie Williams, Little Mix, Skepta, Emili Sande, Bruno Mars and The 1975.

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Ed Sheeran Urges Fans Not To Buy Tour Tickets From Touts


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In the aftermath of fan anger that the only tickets available for his upcoming British tour are at absurdly inflated prices via second-hand sales websites, Ed Sheeran has called on his fans to snub greedy ticket touts who are flogging on tickets.

Many thousands were left disappointed when tickets for Sheeran’s first UK concerts in two years went on sale earlier this week, only to sell out in a matter of minutes. Just moments after that, the only possibility of catching the gigs was to pay up to £1,000 via second-hand sites, a massive hike from the face value of £77.

Ed SheeranThousands of Ed Sheeran fans were disappointed when tickets disappeared almost immediately

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Ed Sheeran Talks Friendship With Taylor Swift And Competition With Adele


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Ed Sheeran has lifted the lid on his friendship with songstress Taylor Swift and revealed that neither of them were the popular kids at school. The star - who currently holds the number one and two spots in the charts - said that now they are the popular kids, they have "taken it too far".

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran said neither he nor Taylor Swift were popular at school

In an interview with the Daily Star, Sheeran revealed their friendship as a competitive one.

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Ed Sheeran Announces UK And Ireland Tour In April


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Ed Sheeran has announced a tour of arena venues in the UK and Ireland beginning in April 2017, to support his upcoming third album ÷.

The UK and Ireland leg of Sheeran’s European tour, which had already been announced to begin in mainland Europe in March 2017, will commence in Dublin on two nights of April 12-13th. It will then take in the UK mainland for two nights apiece in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham before finishing off in London’s O2 Arena on May 2nd.

The 25 year old singer, who announced his return after a year-long break in 2016 earlier this month, had also previously announced live dates in South America, Central America and Mexico in May and June.

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Ed Sheeran And James Blunt Will Cause A 'proper Madness' On Tour


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Ed Sheeran and James Blunt will cause a ''proper madness'' on tour.

The 25-year-old musician has made it known he has a great friendship with the 42-year-old singer and the pair are set to take to the road on the flame haired vocalist's highly anticipated tour, but it is believed the pair will cause chaos travelling together.

Speaking about the partnership to The Sun newspaper, a source said: ''Ed and James have a real laugh together, it'll be proper madness on tour. James has a good following in the US so he'll also play some gigs too, acting as a support for his mate. When you spend so much time on the road it's always handy to be in good company, and James certainly fits into that category.''

Continue reading: Ed Sheeran And James Blunt Will Cause A 'proper Madness' On Tour

Ed Sheeran Explores The Glory Of Youth In 'Castle On The Hill' Video


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Ed Sheeran takes a nostalgic look back at his younger years in a music video released today (January 23rd 2017) dedicated to his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk. It's the companion for his song 'Castle on the Hill'; one of the first singles from his third album 'Divide'.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran makes a nostalgic return to Suffolk

He may have sung 'I won't stay put, give me the chance to be free/ Suffolk sadly seems to sort of suffocate me' on his song 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' from his debut album '+ (plus)', but these days he has a lot more love for the county that raised him and proved it with his latest single 'Castle on the Hill'. The lyrics remember him breaking his leg while playing as a child, his first kiss, drinking, smoking and misbehaving with friends, and reflects on what those old friends are doing with their lives now as Ed roars down country lanes to return home. 

Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Explores The Glory Of Youth In 'Castle On The Hill' Video

Ed Sheeran Confirms Princess Beatrice Face Slashing Incident


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Ed Sheeran has seemingly confirmed the rumours that Princess Beatrice accidentally slashed his face with a sword while pretending to ‘knight’ James Blunt.

The story was first reported in November and so far Ed has stayed mum on the rumours. But while appearing on The Graham Norton Show, the singer spoke as much as he could about his royal accident.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran has spoken about how he got his face scar

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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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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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