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

606,541
5,247,599
Download Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Music

Thinking Out Loud

495,943
4,779,459
Download I See Fire - Ed Sheeran Music

I See Fire

430,149
4,034,639
Download Photograph - Ed Sheeran Music

Photograph

389,496
3,321,454
Download Lego House - Ed Sheeran Music

Lego House

386,922
3,365,110
Download Shape of You - Ed Sheeran Music

Shape of You

365,514
4,056,071
Download Don't - Ed Sheeran Music

Don't

364,561
2,787,388
Download Sing - Ed Sheeran Music

Sing

362,760
2,767,353
Download Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran Music

Give Me Love

332,455
2,822,971
Download Drunk - Ed Sheeran Music

Drunk

298,280
2,376,971
Download Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran Music

Kiss Me

274,257
2,205,158
Download Small Bump - Ed Sheeran Music

Small Bump

272,345
1,799,537
Download Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran Music

Tenerife Sea

265,852
1,577,771
Download Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran Music

Bloodstream

211,063
1,508,166
Download U.N.I. - Ed Sheeran Music

U.N.I.

203,195
1,349,516
Download I'm a Mess - Ed Sheeran Music

I'm a Mess

202,427
1,309,580
Download Castle On the Hill - Ed Sheeran Music

Castle On the Hill

202,264
1,641,838
Download Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran Music

Wake Me Up

201,552
1,317,930
Download One - Ed Sheeran Music

One

194,217
1,248,171
Download Perfect - Ed Sheeran Music

Perfect

192,935
1,496,898
Download Grade 8 - Ed Sheeran Music

Grade 8

190,820
1,238,738
Download Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran Music

Galway Girl

179,320
1,343,569
Download This - Ed Sheeran Music

This

171,440
1,039,326
Download The City - Ed Sheeran Music

The City

169,631
1,039,697
Download Nina - Ed Sheeran Music

Nina

144,266
918,464
Download Afire Love - Ed Sheeran Music

Afire Love

137,779
934,293
Download Runaway - Ed Sheeran Music

Runaway

132,856
842,087
Download Let It Out - Ed Sheeran Music

Let It Out

131,972
405,585
Download Happier - Ed Sheeran Music

Happier

130,853
766,703
Download The Man - Ed Sheeran Music

The Man

116,140
641,875
Download Dive - Ed Sheeran Music

Dive

109,507
625,814
Download Take It Back - Ed Sheeran Music

Take It Back

105,966
579,345
Download Shirtsleeves - Ed Sheeran Music

Shirtsleeves

105,154
567,257
Download What Do I Know? - Ed Sheeran Music

What Do I Know?

97,188
482,343
Download All of the Stars - Ed Sheeran Music

All of the Stars

93,300
705,421
Download New Man - Ed Sheeran Music

New Man

89,982
473,237