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
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

572,955
5,005,354
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out Loud

447,651
4,371,324
I See Fire - Ed Sheeran

I See Fire

404,374
3,833,086
Lego House - Ed Sheeran

Lego House

362,646
3,219,656
Sing - Ed Sheeran

Sing

341,793
2,618,435
Don't - Ed Sheeran

Don't

338,209
2,606,479
Photograph - Ed Sheeran

Photograph

337,793
2,907,128
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran

Give Me Love

311,539
2,692,520
Drunk - Ed Sheeran

Drunk

285,105
2,308,858
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran

Small Bump

258,022
1,729,824
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran

Kiss Me

254,967
2,086,599
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

Shape of You

247,025
2,899,839
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran

Tenerife Sea

240,353
1,423,508
U.N.I. - Ed Sheeran

U.N.I.

195,920
1,313,746
Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran

Wake Me Up

193,041
1,276,710
Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran

Bloodstream

192,084
1,377,229
I'm a Mess - Ed Sheeran

I'm a Mess

184,949
1,202,700
Grade 8 - Ed Sheeran

Grade 8

184,480
1,207,317
One - Ed Sheeran

One

178,321
1,156,166
This - Ed Sheeran

This

164,540
1,006,881
The City - Ed Sheeran

The City

163,051
1,007,693
Castle On the Hill - Ed Sheeran

Castle On the Hill

148,388
1,239,165
Nina - Ed Sheeran

Nina

133,192
853,828
Let It Out - Ed Sheeran

Let It Out

128,377
393,269
Afire Love - Ed Sheeran

Afire Love

126,052
866,274
Runaway - Ed Sheeran

Runaway

121,478
779,946
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran

Galway Girl

119,502
960,222
The Man - Ed Sheeran

The Man

106,990
596,625
Shirtsleeves - Ed Sheeran

Shirtsleeves

96,446
525,444
Take It Back - Ed Sheeran

Take It Back

95,838
529,740
Sunburn - Ed Sheeran

Sunburn

80,178
454,839
All of the Stars - Ed Sheeran

All of the Stars

78,778
621,002
Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Perfect

76,753
469,900
Happier - Ed Sheeran

Happier

72,889
405,216
Dive - Ed Sheeran

Dive

70,739
397,876
Little Bird - Ed Sheeran

Little Bird

66,925
507,716
What Do I Know? - Ed Sheeran

What Do I Know?

66,044
333,636
New Man - Ed Sheeran

New Man

63,642
350,773
Eraser - Ed Sheeran

Eraser

59,422
320,977
Firefly - Ed Sheeran

Firefly

52,575
261,781
Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran

Supermarket Flowers

52,285
267,529
Barcelona - Ed Sheeran

Barcelona

51,046
271,894
Cold Coffee - Ed Sheeran

Cold Coffee

48,643
283,354
The A Team (Acoustic) - Ed Sheeran

The A Team (Acoustic)

47,867
181,450
Autumn Leaves - Ed Sheeran

Autumn Leaves

47,307
361,394