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'.

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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4th November 2014 -

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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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i love ed so much

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