Artist: Ed Sheeran Biography

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Ed SheeranEd Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is a ginger 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

569,355
4,937,817
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out Loud

442,424
4,243,597
I See Fire - Ed Sheeran

I See Fire

401,210
3,766,548
Lego House - Ed Sheeran

Lego House

359,368
3,175,808
Sing - Ed Sheeran

Sing

338,647
2,568,987
Don't - Ed Sheeran

Don't

334,819
2,550,685
Photograph - Ed Sheeran

Photograph

333,912
2,783,164
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran

Give Me Love

308,819
2,655,897
Drunk - Ed Sheeran

Drunk

282,916
2,283,674
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran

Small Bump

255,945
1,706,826
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran

Kiss Me

252,017
2,054,194
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran

Tenerife Sea

238,687
1,379,901
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

Shape of You

203,894
2,063,317
U.N.I. - Ed Sheeran

U.N.I.

194,651
1,301,957
Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran

Wake Me Up

191,605
1,262,221
Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran

Bloodstream

189,609
1,335,165
Grade 8 - Ed Sheeran

Grade 8

183,395
1,196,982
I'm a Mess - Ed Sheeran

I'm a Mess

183,208
1,168,933
One - Ed Sheeran

One

176,298
1,122,970
This - Ed Sheeran

This

163,392
995,318
The City - Ed Sheeran

The City

161,906
996,507
Castle On the Hill - Ed Sheeran

Castle On the Hill

135,281
983,193
Nina - Ed Sheeran

Nina

131,432
833,220
Let It Out - Ed Sheeran

Let It Out

127,809
388,670
Afire Love - Ed Sheeran

Afire Love

124,340
838,638
Runaway - Ed Sheeran

Runaway

119,828
760,124
The Man - Ed Sheeran

The Man

105,600
581,801
Shirtsleeves - Ed Sheeran

Shirtsleeves

95,148
511,106
Take It Back - Ed Sheeran

Take It Back

94,199
515,339
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran

Galway Girl

84,936
511,535
Sunburn - Ed Sheeran

Sunburn

79,259
445,504
All of the Stars - Ed Sheeran

All of the Stars

76,533
600,877
Little Bird - Ed Sheeran

Little Bird

66,311
500,819
Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Perfect

61,987
310,566
Happier - Ed Sheeran

Happier

60,361
282,432
Dive - Ed Sheeran

Dive

58,385
276,775
New Man - Ed Sheeran

New Man

54,579
257,277
What Do I Know? - Ed Sheeran

What Do I Know?

54,149
231,355
Eraser - Ed Sheeran

Eraser

52,511
241,548
Firefly - Ed Sheeran

Firefly

52,032
255,349
The A Team (Acoustic) - Ed Sheeran

The A Team (Acoustic)

47,788
180,052
Cold Coffee - Ed Sheeran

Cold Coffee

47,654
275,501
Autumn Leaves - Ed Sheeran

Autumn Leaves

47,214
358,759
Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran

Supermarket Flowers

44,664
193,860
Barcelona - Ed Sheeran

Barcelona

42,927
195,388