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 Jokes About Cut To His Face During Charity Gig


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Just a few days after it was reported that he’d suffered a rather nasty cut to his face following an incident involving Princess Beatrice and a sword, Ed Sheeran has made light of his injury at his first live performance in nearly a year.

The 25 year old returned to the stage at a gala to raise funds for the East Anglia Children’s Hospice at the Natural History Museum on Wednesday (November 30th). Addressing the crowd, he joked about the accident when the royal heir was believed to have accidentally cut his face while trying to “knight” James Blunt.

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Ed Sheeran's Face "Sliced" By Princess Beatrice As She Tries To "Knight" James Blunt


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In perhaps one of the stranger stories of the week, it has been reported that Princess Beatrice has allegedly cut the face of singer Ed Sheeran while trying to "knight" fellow songwriter, James Blunt as the pair attended a party thrown by the royal.

Ed SheeranHas Ed Sheeran been the victim of a royal prank gone too far?

Few questions have been really asked about the bizarre incident which apparently saw the Princess pick up a readily available sword before trying to enact her grandmother’s famous New Year’s reward.

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Ed Sheeran Has Reportedly Written This Year's 'X Factor' Winner's Single


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Ed Sheeran has reportedly written a new song that will be released by the winner of this year’s ‘X Factor’ as a Christmas single.

The track is reportedly an acoustic ballad, in Sheeran’s trademark style, which Simon Cowell is hoping will put the 'X Factor' back on top of the festive charts.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran has reportedly penned this year’s ‘X Factor’ winner’s single

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Adele Named Richest British Celebrity Under 30


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2016 just seems to keep delivering more great news for Adele, as it’s been revealed that she’s more than doubled her net worth to be named as the richest British celebrity under the age of 30, knocking One Direction’s band members from the top of the list.

The 28 year old singer, currently nearing the end of her extensive Adele Live 2016 tour, was ranked top of Heat magazine’s annual list with an estimated wealth of £92 million – a figure that is easily over twice as much as she was worth last year (£38 million).

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Robbie Williams Pleads With Ed Sheeran To Send Him A Track


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Robbie Williams pleaded with Ed Sheeran to send him a track for his forthcoming album.

The 42-year-old singer songwriter has admitted he bombarded the flame-haired musician with emails as ''one last hope'', because he feared he didn't have enough ''hits'' on his comeback LP ' Heavy Entertainment Show'.

The 'Rock DJ' hitmaker told The Sun newspaper: ''[I thought] days are running out for the album, 'Have I got enough hits? Are there enough hits? I've got Ed Sheeran's email. I'll send him an email and see what happens. One last hope.''

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Robbie Williams Announces New Album 'Heavy Entertainment Show'


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Robbie Williams has announced he’ll be releasing his 11th studio album Heavy Entertainment Show on November 4th. The album was revealed during the commercial break on Saturday night’s ‘X Factor’, with an ad showing Williams in a boxing ring fighting as both opponents.

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Bridget Jones's Baby Review

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As it's been 12 years since the last Bridget Jones movie, expectations aren't too high for this sequel. So it's a very nice surprise that this film stands on its own as a charming and often very funny romantic comedy while rounding off the trilogy in style. The cast is terrific, and the script bristles with snappy dialogue and witty characters that lead the audience down an unpredictable route to a complicated happy ending.

On her 43rd birthday, Bridget (Renee Zellweger) is finally content with her single life. Although her romantic past continues to torment her, especially when she runs into former flame Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) at a funeral. With a corporate shake-up underway at the TV news programme she produces, presenter Miranda (Sara Solemani) suggests that Bridget needs some sex to liven up her life, whisking her off to a music festival. There she has a cute, hot encounter with the dishy Jack (Patrick Dempsey). And a week later, she rekindles her romance with Mark when she learns that his marriage has ended. So when she discovers that she's pregnant, Bridget hasn't a clue which man is the father.

This premise offers plenty of scope for both thematic meaning and awkward plot turns, and the screenplay merrily dives right into all of it, mixing some silly slapstick with darker emotions as director Sharon Maguire maintains a breezy-comical tone. This kind of balance is difficult to get right, but the film feels effortlessly engaging.

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Ed Sheeran And Johnny McDaid Team Up For Wedding Performance


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Ed Sheeran performed a short set of songs with Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid in Northern Ireland at the weekend, at McDaid’s sister Brid’s wedding in Londonderry.

After the bride had tied the knot with her fiancé Sandy Stratham at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel, 25 year old Sheeran teamed up with the indie guitarist and songwriter McDaid, 40, for a half-hour performance that included a selection of Snow Patrol and Sheeran hits, plus some cover versions.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran teamed up with Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid to play at McDaid's sister's wedding

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Marvin Gaye Co-Writer Sues Ed Sheeran For Allegedly Copying 'Let's Get It On'


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Ed Sheeran is now on the receiving end of a second copyright infringement lawsuit. A new case, brought by the songwriter Ed Townsend, contends that Sheeran “copied the ‘heart’” of Marvin Gaye’s 1973 hit ‘Let’s Get It On’ for his smash hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

The family of Townsend, who composed and co-wrote the lyrics to Gaye’s hit, filed the lawsuit in federal court in the Southern District of New York on Wednesday (August 10th). He has requested that the case is assessed at a jury trial, and claims that the harmonic, melodic and rhythmical elements distinctive to ‘Let’s Get It On’ formed the central structure of Sheeran’s 2014 hit.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran is the subject of another copyright lawsuit, this time over 'Thinking Out Loud'

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Ed Sheeran Fans Lose It After He's Spotted Wearing Mysterious Ring


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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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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 - Radio 1's Big Weekend Glasgow - Arrivals - Day 1 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Saturday 24th May 2014

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Ed Sheeran - Casey James, Ed Sheeran, and Austin Mahone - perform live in concert on The RED Tour at Soldier Field - Chicago, IL, United States - Saturday 10th August 2013

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Ed Sheeran - 2013 Teen Choice Awards Arrivals held at the Gibson Amphitheatre - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Sunday 11th August 2013

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Ed Sheeran

Date of birth

17th February, 1991

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.73




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Bridget Jones's Baby Movie Review

Bridget Jones's Baby Movie Review

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