Artist: Ed Sheeran Biography

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Ed SheeranEdward Christopher "Ed" 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
2017 - ÷

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
2017 - Shape of you
2017 - Castle on the Hill
2017 - Galway Girl

Top Track "Ed Sheeran"

The A Team - Ed Sheeran

The A Team

603,421
5,222,067
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out Loud

491,873
4,741,736
I See Fire - Ed Sheeran

I See Fire

429,253
4,026,826
Photograph - Ed Sheeran

Photograph

385,434
3,282,679
Lego House - Ed Sheeran

Lego House

385,092
3,351,773
Don't - Ed Sheeran

Don't

362,392
2,771,297
Sing - Ed Sheeran

Sing

360,999
2,753,000
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

Shape of You

357,921
3,968,697
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran

Give Me Love

330,559
2,809,905
Drunk - Ed Sheeran

Drunk

297,109
2,369,927
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran

Kiss Me

272,448
2,192,768
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran

Small Bump

271,170
1,792,901
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran

Tenerife Sea

263,659
1,562,705
Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran

Bloodstream

209,599
1,496,633
U.N.I. - Ed Sheeran

U.N.I.

202,573
1,346,024
I'm a Mess - Ed Sheeran

I'm a Mess

201,083
1,300,656
Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran

Wake Me Up

200,830
1,314,082
Castle On the Hill - Ed Sheeran

Castle On the Hill

198,555
1,594,928
One - Ed Sheeran

One

193,064
1,239,987
Grade 8 - Ed Sheeran

Grade 8

190,280
1,235,856
Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Perfect

187,260
1,441,301
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran

Galway Girl

176,049
1,313,875
This - Ed Sheeran

This

170,877
1,036,107
The City - Ed Sheeran

The City

169,098
1,036,971
Nina - Ed Sheeran

Nina

143,452
913,631
Afire Love - Ed Sheeran

Afire Love

136,919
928,535
Runaway - Ed Sheeran

Runaway

132,022
836,970
Let It Out - Ed Sheeran

Let It Out

131,695
404,410
Happier - Ed Sheeran

Happier

125,619
725,287
The Man - Ed Sheeran

The Man

115,474
638,324
Dive - Ed Sheeran

Dive

106,743
606,190
Take It Back - Ed Sheeran

Take It Back

105,221
575,637
Shirtsleeves - Ed Sheeran

Shirtsleeves

104,516
563,955
What Do I Know? - Ed Sheeran

What Do I Know?

95,428
471,281
All of the Stars - Ed Sheeran

All of the Stars

92,043
697,518
New Man - Ed Sheeran

New Man

88,371
462,991
Sunburn - Ed Sheeran

Sunburn

85,571
480,215
Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran

Supermarket Flowers

84,619
433,693
Eraser - Ed Sheeran

Eraser

83,011
436,379
Barcelona - Ed Sheeran

Barcelona

73,760
376,353
Little Bird - Ed Sheeran

Little Bird

71,107
525,804
Nancy Mulligan - Ed Sheeran

Nancy Mulligan

66,500
377,234
Bibia Be Ye Ye - Ed Sheeran

Bibia Be Ye Ye

64,087
287,040
Save Myself - Ed Sheeran

Save Myself

61,324
284,037