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

'Game Of Thrones': Ed Sheeran Discusses Guest Role


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Returning to the small screen a little later than usual this year, hit fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' - based on the best-selling novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George R R Martin - will be going into its seventh season with a lot of questions to answer. Now with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) on the Iron Throne (with nothing much left to lose), there are many different directions the series could go in.

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This time round, the show is also breaking tradition with the amount of episodes it's bringing to fans, with just seven filmed rather than the usual 10. Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod, Matt Shakman and Alan Taylor will be serving as directors for the seven episodes, with writers on each still to be confirmed.

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Ed Sheeran Silences Rumours He Is Quitting The Music Industry


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Ed Sheeran has silenced rumours he is quitting the music industry.

The flame-haired musician has taken to social media to speak out about claims he wants to end his career at the helm of the entertainment industry.

The 'A Team' hitmaker shared a link to a story about his rumoured departure, and he replied with the comment: ''Das Bollocks (sic).''

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Ed Sheeran Denies Claims He'll Quit Music After Divide World Tour


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Ed Sheeran has today hit back at reports suggesting that he is ready to quit music altogether in a search of “a more normal life” after his new world tour ends.

The 26 year old star tweeted “das b*****ks” in response to claims that he is considering giving up his music career in order to settle down with his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, after the conclusion of his Divide World Tour in October 2017.

A source had told the Daily Star on Monday (April 24th): “Ed has pretty much achieved everything there is to achieve in music. He absolutely loves what he does and is riding the wave of his success at the moment, but at the same time he wants a more normal life.”

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Greggs Sends Ed Sheeran A Huge Box Of Sausage Rolls At Newcastle Gig


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Ed Sheeran received an unusual gift when his Divide World Tour rolled in to Newcastle this week – a massive box of Greggs sausage rolls!

26 year old singer-songwriter Sheeran performed in the city at the Metro Radio Arena on Thursday (April 20th), and the enormous gift box was reportedly dropped off outside the 11,000-capacity venue after he had finished soundchecking in the late morning.

The box was decorated in order to resemble the artwork for Ed’s third studio album, Divide, but made up with sausage rolls instead – plus the word ‘divine’ replacing ‘divide’.

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Ed Sheeran poses for pictures with fans before heading to the SSE Hydro - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Monday 17th April 2017

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Ed Sheeran Has Settled A $20m Copyright Lawsuit


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Ed Sheeran has settled a lawsuit with two composers who claimed his 2014 song Photograph was from a 2009 track of their own. The singing star was being sued by two composers for $20m (£16m) who claimed his tune - from his award-winning album Multiply (x) - was similar to their composition, Amazing.

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Musicians Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard brought the copyright infringement against the British-born singer and alleged that Photograph drew on a song they penned in 2009 which was recorded and released as a single by Matt Cardle, the winner of the 2010 series of The X Factor.

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Sir Elton John Insists Vinyl 'sounds Better' Than CDs And Streaming


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Sir Elton John says vinyl ''sounds better'' than CDs and streaming.

The 'Tiny Dancer' hitmaker gushed about his favourite audio format after being named Record Store Day Legend ahead of the annual event on April 22.

Speaking to the BBC, he mused: ''It does sound better. I know people say it doesn't, but it does. I've been around long enough to know. I've been in so many studios, I've made so many records. It just sounds better.''

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Ed Sheeran Rescues Homeless Liberian Boys With His Own Money


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Comic Relief is a time where top celebrities visit war-torn or poverty stricken countries with a film crew to raise awareness for the plight of the citizens, before journeying back home to their life of privelege and luxury. However, Ed Sheeran found the latter impossible to do without helping the people he'd just met.

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Every year, a celebrity will meet and talk with vulnerable people whose futures are bleak due to hardship of their own country, and then they'll urge viewers to phone in and donate in order to help people like them. But on Red Nose Day, Ed Sheeran couldn't take the risk that the boys he had just bonded with might never receive the help they need, and decided to take matters into his own hands.

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Ed Sheeran Gives 'No Scrubs' Writers Credit On 'Shape Of You'


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The songwriting credits for Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ have been amended to include three additional writers, the trio behind TLC’s 1999 hit ‘No Scrubs’.

Kandi Burruss, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle and Kevin Briggs have all been credited as co-writers on the song’s listing on US copyright website ASCAP, after fans pointed out the similarities between the two tracks.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran has given the writers of ‘No Scrubs’ a credit on ‘Shape of You’

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Ed Sheeran Confirmed As Final Glastonbury 2017 Headliner


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Arguably the worst-kept secret in the music industry has been confirmed: Ed Sheeran will indeed be playing this year’s Glastonbury Festival as the third and final headliner.

The 26 year old megastar, whose newly-released third album Divide was released at the start of March, will be headlining on the Sunday night alongside previously announced headliners Radiohead (Friday) and Foo Fighters.

Confirming the news in a short Instagram film, Sheeran himself described the opportunity to headline the most prestigious festival in the world as “awesome”, and it brings to an end months of speculation as to who the final headliner would be. The full line-up of the 2017 Glastonbury Festival will be announced in the near future.

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Ed Sheeran Dominates Album Charts Around The World With 'Divide'


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Ed Sheeran’s third album Divide (÷) is topping album charts and breaking records around the globe, putting the British singer/songwriter on top of the world.

Divide is currently at number one on the UK album charts, as well as in the US, Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe.

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Ed Sheeran performing live on NBC's 'Today' show - New York, United States - Wednesday 8th March 2017

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Ed Sheeran continues with his promotion tour and stops off at the Today Show to perform as part of their Concert Series - New York, United States - Wednesday 8th March 2017

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Ed Sheeran continues with his promotion tour and stops off at the Today Show to perform as part of their Concert Series - Rockefeller Plaza, New York, United States - Wednesday 8th March 2017

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Ed Sheeran arriving at the 2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards held at The Forum - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th March 2017

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Ed Sheeran

Date of birth

17th February, 1991

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.73




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