Artist: Ed Sheeran Biography

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Artist Ed Sheeran Biography Info

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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5,012,740
Download Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Music

Thinking Out Loud

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4,386,739
Download I See Fire - Ed Sheeran Music

I See Fire

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Download Lego House - Ed Sheeran Music

Lego House

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3,224,852
Download Sing - Ed Sheeran Music

Sing

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2,624,016
Download Photograph - Ed Sheeran Music

Photograph

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2,921,836
Download Don't - Ed Sheeran Music

Don't

338,960
2,613,011
Download Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran Music

Give Me Love

312,120
2,696,875
Download Drunk - Ed Sheeran Music

Drunk

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2,311,654
Download Small Bump - Ed Sheeran Music

Small Bump

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1,732,388
Download Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran Music

Kiss Me

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2,090,419
Download Shape of You - Ed Sheeran Music

Shape of You

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2,970,869
Download Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran Music

Tenerife Sea

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1,428,466
Download U.N.I. - Ed Sheeran Music

U.N.I.

196,168
1,315,141
Download Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran Music

Wake Me Up

193,326
1,278,391
Download Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran Music

Bloodstream

192,693
1,381,984
Download I'm a Mess - Ed Sheeran Music

I'm a Mess

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1,206,578
Download Grade 8 - Ed Sheeran Music

Grade 8

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1,208,458
Download One - Ed Sheeran Music

One

178,827
1,159,555
Download This - Ed Sheeran Music

This

164,768
1,008,091
Download The City - Ed Sheeran Music

The City

163,264
1,008,793
Download Castle On the Hill - Ed Sheeran Music

Castle On the Hill

150,320
1,262,737
Download Nina - Ed Sheeran Music

Nina

133,554
856,144
Download Let It Out - Ed Sheeran Music

Let It Out

128,493
393,692
Download Afire Love - Ed Sheeran Music

Afire Love

126,422
869,118
Download Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran Music

Galway Girl

122,215
991,709
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Runaway

121,856
782,226
Download The Man - Ed Sheeran Music

The Man

107,296
598,278
Download Shirtsleeves - Ed Sheeran Music

Shirtsleeves

96,746
527,046
Download Take It Back - Ed Sheeran Music

Take It Back

96,192
531,542
Download Sunburn - Ed Sheeran Music

Sunburn

80,360
455,774
Download All of the Stars - Ed Sheeran Music

All of the Stars

79,201
623,957
Download Perfect - Ed Sheeran Music

Perfect

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484,967
Download Happier - Ed Sheeran Music

Happier

74,421
416,248
Download Dive - Ed Sheeran Music

Dive

72,047
408,032
Download What Do I Know? - Ed Sheeran Music

What Do I Know?

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342,254
Download Little Bird - Ed Sheeran Music

Little Bird

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508,358