Ed Sheeran

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Ed Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) Ed Sheeran is a British singer-songwriter popular for his singles 'The A Team', 'Lego House' and 'Sing'.

Net Worth: Ed Sheeran has a net worth of $5 million according to The Guardian (2013).

Childhood: Ed Sheeran was born in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. His parents are art curator John Sheeran and jewellery 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 Sheeran 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. 'Sing' was the album's lead single.

Personal life: Ed 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.



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Big Sean Scores First Number 1 With Album 'Dark Sky Paradise'

Tags: Big Sean - Kid Rock - Drake - Taylor Swift - Ed Sheeran - Chris Brown - Sam Smith - Imagine Dragons - Maroon 5

Rapper Big Sean has claimed his first Billboard chart topper with his new album Dark Sky Paradise. His third album beat Kid Rock’s latest offering First Kiss to the top spot by 27,000 units in the week ending March 1st, according to figures by Nielsen SoundScan.

Dark Sky Paradise moved 173,000 units in its first week on sale, a combination of traditional physical sales and track and streaming equivalents. Both of his previous albums, 2011’s Finally Famous and 2013’s Hall of Fame, both entered at Number 3.

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Rapper Big Sean has the U.S. Number 1 selling album this week 

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Sam Smith Is The First UK Album Chart Topper In New Move To Include Streams

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Man of the moment Sam Smith makes UK chart history by topping the first Album Chart to also include streams. The star, with his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour', has already had more roaring success this year at both the Brit Awards and the Grammys.

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Sam Smith gets 2015 to a very good start

Since the UK's Official Charts Company announced that they would now be including streams, the nation waited with baited breath to discover who would be the first to top the Album Chart in its new arrangement. And we remain unsurprised. Sam Smith has been awarded that victory as both sales and streams from services such as Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, Napster, O2 Tracks, Xbox Music, Rdio and Rara were totted up yesterday.

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Ed Sheeran - Shots of the winners from the 2015 The Brit Awards which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 26th February 2015

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Ed Sheeran - A variety of stars from the music industry were photographed as they arrived at the Brit Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th February 2015

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Ed Sheeran - Shots of the performances from the Brit Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th February 2015

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Ed Sheeran - The Brit Awards 2015 (Brits) - Afterparty at Freemasons Hall - Departures at The Brit Awards - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 26th February 2015

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Nicola Woolford

Hi Ed.. While you are in OZ... I wondered if you could get a chance to pop into New Zealand? Nelson to be precise :-) small but worth it.. ..Hope to hear from you. thanks Hope your tour goes well.

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megantorrance

i love ed so much

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