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

575,081
4,990,538
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out Loud

458,188
4,431,561
I See Fire - Ed Sheeran

I See Fire

408,557
3,840,450
Lego House - Ed Sheeran

Lego House

365,734
3,212,238
Photograph - Ed Sheeran

Photograph

352,991
2,993,360
Sing - Ed Sheeran

Sing

343,958
2,619,255
Don't - Ed Sheeran

Don't

342,320
2,619,537
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran

Give Me Love

313,758
2,685,792
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

Shape of You

290,667
3,311,900
Drunk - Ed Sheeran

Drunk

285,199
2,289,807
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran

Small Bump

259,066
1,720,451
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran

Kiss Me

257,533
2,084,413
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran

Tenerife Sea

246,575
1,446,613
Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran

Bloodstream

196,647
1,393,811
U.N.I. - Ed Sheeran

U.N.I.

195,343
1,302,681
Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran

Wake Me Up

193,058
1,267,020
I'm a Mess - Ed Sheeran

I'm a Mess

189,018
1,217,060
Grade 8 - Ed Sheeran

Grade 8

183,707
1,194,846
One - Ed Sheeran

One

181,863
1,163,063
Castle On the Hill - Ed Sheeran

Castle On the Hill

168,302
1,365,842
This - Ed Sheeran

This

164,327
998,779
The City - Ed Sheeran

The City

162,850
999,961
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran

Galway Girl

143,193
1,097,606
Nina - Ed Sheeran

Nina

135,511
860,487
Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Perfect

130,163
858,854
Afire Love - Ed Sheeran

Afire Love

128,687
872,451
Let It Out - Ed Sheeran

Let It Out

127,769
390,680
Runaway - Ed Sheeran

Runaway

124,083
787,147
The Man - Ed Sheeran

The Man

108,963
600,967
Shirtsleeves - Ed Sheeran

Shirtsleeves

98,414
531,134
Take It Back - Ed Sheeran

Take It Back

98,248
537,630
Happier - Ed Sheeran

Happier

89,492
467,037
Dive - Ed Sheeran

Dive

84,997
448,358
All of the Stars - Ed Sheeran

All of the Stars

82,751
634,993
Sunburn - Ed Sheeran

Sunburn

81,116
454,776
What Do I Know? - Ed Sheeran

What Do I Know?

79,993
374,610
New Man - Ed Sheeran

New Man

74,018
370,910
Eraser - Ed Sheeran

Eraser

69,204
342,845
Little Bird - Ed Sheeran

Little Bird

67,657
504,648
Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran

Supermarket Flowers

64,276
303,532
Barcelona - Ed Sheeran

Barcelona

60,895
297,104
Nancy Mulligan - Ed Sheeran

Nancy Mulligan

53,834
294,141
Firefly - Ed Sheeran

Firefly

53,571
262,625
Bibia Be Ye Ye - Ed Sheeran

Bibia Be Ye Ye

52,838
226,752
Cold Coffee - Ed Sheeran

Cold Coffee

50,366
285,915