Ed Sheeran

Biography

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

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

Ed Sheeran: 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.

Ed Sheeran: 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.

Ed Sheeran: 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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17th September 2014 -

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25th August 2014 -

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19th August 2014 -

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19th August 2014 -

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Ed Sheeran is reportedly scheduled to have an important role at the forthcoming wedding of Courteney Cox and Snow Patrol Guitarist Johnny McDaid, and surprisingly it is not to be the wedding singer.Cox and McDaid...

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18th August 2014 -

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The astonishing success of Ed Sheeran just keeps on going. His second album X has spent its eighth consecutive week at Number 1 in the UK charts, having debuted there upon release back in June.Ed...

Ed Sheeran's 'X' Remains No.1 For Sixth Straight Week

4th August 2014 -

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Ed Sheeran's reign over the UK charts continues as his second studio album 'X' secures the top spot for the sixth straight week, and has now become the longest-running consecutive No.1 album for a solo...

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23rd July 2014 -

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Lizzie McGuire is back! Well, not really, but Hilary Duff as a musician is back. And that's even better. The 26 year old actress/singer has kept it low key on the music front for quite...

BBC Defends Decision To Name Ed Sheeran Most Influential Artist In Black and Urban Music

15th July 2014 -

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The BBC has defended its seemingly inexplicable decision to name Ed Sheeran as the most influential artist within black and urban music. The tax funded Broadcasting Corporation was criticised for being severely out of touch...

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14th July 2014 -

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The BBC’s 1Xtra chart for black and urban music, the 1XtraPower List, turns out to be remarkably, embarrassingly white. The list of the “most influential artists” has been referred to as “the saddest list in...

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7th July 2014 -

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As of this week, Ariana Grande can chalk up another achievement – her single Problem isthe first UK Number One in the Official Singles Chart based on sales as well as streaming data.Ariana Grande's Problem...

A Week In News: Sheeran's 'x' Ed, 'Transformers' Schools Rivals, Monty Python Class Reunion, A 'Hundred-Year-Old Man' Breaks All The Rules

4th July 2014 -

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Ed Sheeran Storms Charts With ‘x’, But Is It Any Good?

3rd July 2014 -

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Ed Sheeran is not a singer who has to worry about what critics say. You wouldn't either, if your latest album had stormed the charts worldwide, selling zillions of copies and breaking umpteen records. Having...

Ed Sheeran - Sing Single Review

2nd July 2014 -

 Review

Known for his diverse musical delivery having employed various elements of R&B, hip hop, folk and even a little country throughout his debut album '+', Ed Sheeran makes a spectacular return with his rapidly selling...

A Successful Experiment: Ed Sheeran's "X" Becomes Fastest Selling Album In The UK

30th June 2014 -

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Ed Sheeran’s list of record achievements keeps growing, as his sophomore album X became the fastest selling album of 2014 so far, moving 182,000 copies in its very first week. This trumps the previous record,...

Ed Sheeran's 'X' Earns U.K. No.1 When Becoming Fastest-Selling Album Of 2014

30th June 2014 -

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Ed Sheeran's second studio album 'X' is flying off the shelves.The 23 year-old singer/songwriter entered the U.K. charts on Sunday (June 29th) at No.1 after the newly released 12-tack set became the fastest-selling album of...

The Highlights From Ed Sheeran's New Album, X

26th June 2014 -

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It was only a couple of years ago when any summary of Ed Sheeran’s music would have began with an introduction of the man himself. Since the release of his debut record, +, back in...

How Are The Critics Finding Ed Sheeran’s New Album ‘X’

25th June 2014 -

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He’s the nicest guy in pop and Taylor’s Swift’s favorite red haired signer, but let’s not forget that Ed Sheeran is also one of music’s most promising young talents. The 23 year old singer songwriter...

Ed Sheeran Received Sage Advice From Fairy Godfather-like Pharrell

11th June 2014 -

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With his sophomore album, X, Ed Sheeran is taking a whole new musical direction and he couldn’t have found a better advisor than Pharrell Williams. In his new MTV documentary, Sheeran talks about the process...

Ed Sheeran Is Talented, Hardworking, Friendly And All Things Good And Lovely, According To New MTV Docu-Series

11th June 2014 -

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While Taylor Swift relaxes from her busy schedule by making Drake-themed crafts for Ed Sheeran, her BFF just launched a new MTV docuseries. Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran premiered last night on the...

Taylor Swifts Gifts Ed Sheeran With Drake Embroidery Of Friendship

10th June 2014 -

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Taylor Swift has expressed her friendship with Ed Sheeran once more by gifting her fellow singer-songwriter and BFF with a unique and charming hand-embroidered creation. The thoughtful needlepoint features cartoon-like representations of the pair with...

Set For Release In The Uk June 23rd 2014, X (Multiply) Is The Hugely Anticipated New Album By Ed Sheeran

23rd April 2014 -

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Set for release on June 23 via Asylum Records, x (multiply) is the hugely anticipated new album by Ed Sheeran. It follows his critically acclaimed and hugely successful 2011 debut +; an album that...

Ed Sheeran Announces First North American Arena Tour

14th April 2014 -

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Fresh off the back of sharing the stage with BFF Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran has just announced dates for his first ever North American arena tour. Kicking off on August 22nd, the initial tour...

Ed Sheeran New Single 'Sing' - Released In The Uk June 1st Plus Uk October 2014 Tour

14th April 2014 -

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Asylum Records is proud to announce 'Sing', the eagerly anticipated first single from Ed Sheeran set for release on June 1. The record is available to pre-order on iTunes now, after premiering across radio stations...

Seth Rogen And Aidy Bryant Violate 'SNL' Code In New Improv Clip [Video]

10th April 2014 -

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In readiness for his long-awaited Saturday Night Live hosting slot this weekend, Seth Rogen has released a classic SNL promo clip in which he jokes around with cast member Aidy Bryant in multiple takes. If...

Ed Sheeran Announces Return With New Album 'X'

7th April 2014 -

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Ed Sheeran has announced details of his upcoming second album, which is titled x. The follow-up to Sheeran's smash-hit debut will hit shelves on June 23.Ed Sheeran Will Release His Second Album in June"[It] is...

Ed Sheeran Names New Album 'x' Or 'Multiply' And Promises New Music For Monday

4th April 2014 -

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Ed Sheeran has revealed that he will be debuting new music from his upcoming album on Monday (7th April) via Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1. "Monday, 7:30pm, Radio 1, Zane Lowe is premiering...

Courteney Cox And Johnny McDaid Ready To Wed? Ed Sheeran Spills The Beans

3rd April 2014 -

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Courteney Cox may have still been legally married to ex-husband David Arquette this time last year, but things are already going so well with new beau Johnny McDaid that Cox may be looking at making...

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