Artist: Ed Sheeran Biography

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Artist Ed Sheeran Biography Info

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


"Ed Sheeran" Music List

Download The A Team - Ed Sheeran Music

The A Team

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Download Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Music

Thinking Out Loud

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Download I See Fire - Ed Sheeran Music

I See Fire

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Lego House

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Download Photograph - Ed Sheeran Music

Photograph

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Download Don't - Ed Sheeran Music

Don't

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Download Sing - Ed Sheeran Music

Sing

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Download Shape of You - Ed Sheeran Music

Shape of You

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Download Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran Music

Give Me Love

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Download Drunk - Ed Sheeran Music

Drunk

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Download Small Bump - Ed Sheeran Music

Small Bump

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1,769,969
Download Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran Music

Kiss Me

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Download Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran Music

Tenerife Sea

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1,520,369
Download Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran Music

Bloodstream

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1,459,414
Download U.N.I. - Ed Sheeran Music

U.N.I.

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1,335,760
Download Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran Music

Wake Me Up

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1,300,759
Download I'm a Mess - Ed Sheeran Music

I'm a Mess

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Download One - Ed Sheeran Music

One

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Grade 8

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1,226,022
Download Castle On the Hill - Ed Sheeran Music

Castle On the Hill

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Download Perfect - Ed Sheeran Music

Perfect

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1,236,340
Download This - Ed Sheeran Music

This

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1,025,705
Download The City - Ed Sheeran Music

The City

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Download Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran Music

Galway Girl

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Download Nina - Ed Sheeran Music

Nina

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895,471
Download Afire Love - Ed Sheeran Music

Afire Love

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Download Let It Out - Ed Sheeran Music

Let It Out

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400,454
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Runaway

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819,497
Download The Man - Ed Sheeran Music

The Man

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Happier

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Take It Back

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Shirtsleeves

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Download Dive - Ed Sheeran Music

Dive

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What Do I Know?

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Download All of the Stars - Ed Sheeran Music

All of the Stars

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Sunburn

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470,741
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New Man

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