Artist: Ed Sheeran Biography

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Ed Sheeran

Edward 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

616,982
5,336,076
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out Loud

510,569
4,916,414
I See Fire - Ed Sheeran

I See Fire

433,167
4,060,295
Photograph - Ed Sheeran

Photograph

403,735
3,455,611
Lego House - Ed Sheeran

Lego House

393,016
3,409,398
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

Shape of You

387,964
4,313,385
Don't - Ed Sheeran

Don't

371,286
2,838,246
Sing - Ed Sheeran

Sing

368,423
2,811,251
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran

Give Me Love

338,819
2,867,131
Drunk - Ed Sheeran

Drunk

301,966
2,400,361
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran

Kiss Me

280,229
2,246,421
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran

Small Bump

275,950
1,819,443
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran

Tenerife Sea

272,250
1,624,526
Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran

Bloodstream

216,661
1,548,040
Castle On the Hill - Ed Sheeran

Castle On the Hill

214,057
1,752,629
Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Perfect

213,120
1,683,743
I'm a Mess - Ed Sheeran

I'm a Mess

206,706
1,338,368
U.N.I. - Ed Sheeran

U.N.I.

205,387
1,361,612
Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran

Wake Me Up

203,861
1,331,391
One - Ed Sheeran

One

197,801
1,273,884
Grade 8 - Ed Sheeran

Grade 8

192,614
1,248,204
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran

Galway Girl

190,083
1,437,843
This - Ed Sheeran

This

173,368
1,049,282
The City - Ed Sheeran

The City

171,323
1,048,470
Nina - Ed Sheeran

Nina

146,888
934,268
Happier - Ed Sheeran

Happier

145,412
885,507
Afire Love - Ed Sheeran

Afire Love

140,654
953,523
Runaway - Ed Sheeran

Runaway

135,575
857,574
Let It Out - Ed Sheeran

Let It Out

132,780
408,989
The Man - Ed Sheeran

The Man

118,236
653,215
Dive - Ed Sheeran

Dive

117,709
687,247
Take It Back - Ed Sheeran

Take It Back

108,409
591,611
Shirtsleeves - Ed Sheeran

Shirtsleeves

107,144
577,335
What Do I Know? - Ed Sheeran

What Do I Know?

102,254
514,387
All of the Stars - Ed Sheeran

All of the Stars

97,412
733,382
Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran

Supermarket Flowers

95,608
505,457
New Man - Ed Sheeran

New Man

94,797
504,333
Eraser - Ed Sheeran

Eraser

89,074
476,672
Sunburn - Ed Sheeran

Sunburn

87,643
491,521
Barcelona - Ed Sheeran

Barcelona

79,731
412,848
Nancy Mulligan - Ed Sheeran

Nancy Mulligan

72,487
419,618
Little Bird - Ed Sheeran

Little Bird

72,464
532,737
Bibia Be Ye Ye - Ed Sheeran

Bibia Be Ye Ye

69,102
314,231
Save Myself - Ed Sheeran

Save Myself

66,855
315,456