Artist: Ed Sheeran Biography

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Ed SheeranEd Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is a singer songwriter currently signed under Atlantic (WMG). Sheeran was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire before moving to Framlingham, Suffolk. In his time in Suffolk, he was known to have flourished as a hidden talent when it came to music. He learned guitar at a very young age, and began writing songs during his time at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham. By the time Sheeran had left school, he was already certain that music was going to play a major part in his life, and therefore studied at Access To Music in Norwich before moving to London which improved his chances of getting gigs.

Sheeran began recording in 2005, which lead to the release of his first EP, The Orange Room EP. Sheeran also released two albums, a self titled one in 2006 and Want Some? in 2007 gaining little attention. After Sheeran moved to London and had done extensive gigging, performing songs from his EP and albums, as well as ones which he had recently written, he decided to release another EP, You Need Me in late 2009. However, it wasn't until February 2010 that Sheeran began to get noticed after he posted a video through SB.tv displaying his diverse style. This video led to mainstream rapper Example asking Sheeran to tour with him. Throughout 2010, Sheeran began to be seen by more and more people over the internet through Youtube and his fan-base grew incredibly, with him also getting credit from The Independent newspaper, England football captain Rio Ferdinand and even Elton John. Sheeran released three EP's in 2010, Loose Change, which features one of his most known songs, "The A Team", Songs I Wrote With Amy, and Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford, a live EP recorded in October. During the year, Sheeran also went to the US, where he was discovered by international superstar Jamie Foxx, who asked Sheeran to perform on his radio show, which gained him some fans in the US. By the end of the year, Sheeran was seen to be one of the best unsigned artists in the country.
On 9 January 2011, Sheeran released his final independent EP, No.5 Collaborations Project featuring appearances by grime artists including Wiley, JME, Devlin and Ghetts. With this EP, Sheeran gained mainstream attention for reaching number 2 in the iTunes chart, without any promotion or label. He was listed as a 'special guest' on Devlin's 2011 'Bud, Sweat and Beers' mini tour alongside Griminal and Tinchy Stryder. Songfacts reports that after signing for Atlantic Records in January 2011 "The A Team" was released as the first single from his debut album on June 12, 2011.

Sheeran's debut album + containing the singles The A Team and Lego House is certified 6x Platinum in the UK. The album has also won Sheeran two Brit Awards for British Breakthrough Act and Best British Male Solo Artist. At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Sheeran gained a nomination for Best New Artist.

He received further fame for contributing the track entitled "I See Fire" to Howard Shore's soundtrack to the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" in 2013.

x the second studio album by Sheeran was released in 2015. The album went straight to number one in both the UK and the US. x has had five singles thus far Sing, Don't, Thinking Out Loud, Bloodstream and Photograph.

Sheeran recently was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate by the University Campus Suffolk (UCS). The ceremony is later this year.

Discography:.

Albums:

2011 - +
2014 - x

EPs:

2005 - The Orange Room
2006 - Ed Sheeran
2007 - Want Some?
2009 - You Need Me
2010 - Loose Change
2010 - Songs I Wrote With Amy
2010 - Live At The Bedford
2011 - No 5 Collaborations Project
2011 - One Take
2011 - iTunes Festival: London 2011
2011 - Thank You
2012 - The Slumdon Bridge
2012 - iTunes Festival: London 2012

Singles:

2011 - The A Team
2011 - You Need Me, I Don't Need You
2011 - Lego House
2012 - Drunk
2012 - Small Bump
2012 - Give Me Love
2013 - I See Fire
2014 - Sing
2014 - Don't
2014 - Thinking Out Loud
2015 - Bloodstream
2015 - Photograph

Top Track "Ed Sheeran"

The A Team - Ed Sheeran

The A Team

558,352
4,843,011
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out Loud

427,581
4,064,735
I See Fire - Ed Sheeran

I See Fire

390,570
3,661,850
Lego House - Ed Sheeran

Lego House

351,619
3,116,916
Sing - Ed Sheeran

Sing

331,044
2,505,691
Don't - Ed Sheeran

Don't

324,893
2,463,741
Photograph - Ed Sheeran

Photograph

319,025
2,611,163
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran

Give Me Love

301,056
2,600,487
Drunk - Ed Sheeran

Drunk

276,855
2,245,122
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran

Small Bump

250,190
1,674,211
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran

Kiss Me

244,493
2,006,727
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran

Tenerife Sea

228,418
1,301,994
U.N.I. - Ed Sheeran

U.N.I.

191,404
1,284,608
Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran

Wake Me Up

187,673
1,242,228
Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran

Bloodstream

181,136
1,274,651
Grade 8 - Ed Sheeran

Grade 8

180,510
1,182,034
I'm a Mess - Ed Sheeran

I'm a Mess

175,487
1,113,412
One - Ed Sheeran

One

169,168
1,074,320
This - Ed Sheeran

This

160,641
981,084
The City - Ed Sheeran

The City

158,620
980,609
Nina - Ed Sheeran

Nina

125,902
798,960
Let It Out - Ed Sheeran

Let It Out

124,167
378,287
Afire Love - Ed Sheeran

Afire Love

119,012
805,051
Runaway - Ed Sheeran

Runaway

114,570
729,343
The Man - Ed Sheeran

The Man

101,114
558,693
Shirtsleeves - Ed Sheeran

Shirtsleeves

90,908
490,754
Take It Back - Ed Sheeran

Take It Back

89,916
494,068
Sunburn - Ed Sheeran

Sunburn

76,118
433,053
All of the Stars - Ed Sheeran

All of the Stars

71,411
572,495
Little Bird - Ed Sheeran

Little Bird

63,270
488,994
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

Shape of You

65,581
355,996
Castle On the Hill - Ed Sheeran

Castle On the Hill

54,493
218,249
Firefly - Ed Sheeran

Firefly

48,930
244,537
The A Team (Acoustic) - Ed Sheeran

The A Team (Acoustic)

47,204
177,491
Autumn Leaves - Ed Sheeran

Autumn Leaves

46,629
355,558
Cold Coffee - Ed Sheeran

Cold Coffee

44,404
264,067
I See Fire (Kygo Remix) - Ed Sheeran

I See Fire (Kygo Remix)

36,643
281,117
Fall - Ed Sheeran

Fall

34,701
168,763
Gold Rush - Ed Sheeran

Gold Rush

33,764
246,331
Homeless - Ed Sheeran

Homeless

30,952
177,720
One Night - Ed Sheeran

One Night

29,914
200,303
Sofa - Ed Sheeran

Sofa

29,572
167,595
She - Ed Sheeran

She

25,625
136,305