Born In: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is a famous English singer and songwriter, who has won the hearts of people all over the world with his melodic voice. He is an occasional rapper and actor as well. His popularity increased especially after the release of his first album ‘+’ and after a guest appearance was made by him on Taylor Swift's fourth studio album 'Red.’ He began recording music in 2004. His first work 'Spinning Man' was released independently. After moving to London from Suffolk in 2008, he used to play in small venues and also released the EP ‘You Need me’ in 2009. While in London, he also auditioned for a British musical drama television series ‘Britannia High.’ His debut album '+' was released in September 2011. Having sold 791,000 copies in the UK by the end of the year, it stood as the ninth bestselling album there. It was also reviewed positively by critics. The next year he won the 2012 Brits awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act of the Year. His songs slowly started gaining more popularity, and were widely appreciated by the public. Sheeran's song, ‘Give Me Love’, got featured in the episode ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ of the well-known American TV series ‘The Vampire Diaries.’ It was also featured in an episode of the sitcom ‘Cougar Town.’ In 2016, he bagged in two 'Grammy Awards' for his song 'Thinking Out Loud.' He is one of the world's top-selling music artists and has sold over 150 million records across the globe. Some of his notable singles include 'Castle on the Hill,' 'Perfect,' 'Beautiful People,' 'Shape of You,' I Don't Care,' 'Take Me Back To London,' and more.
Also Known As: Edward Christopher Sheeran
Spouse/Ex-: Cherry Seaborn (m. 2019)
father: John Sheeran
mother: Imogen Sheeran
siblings: Matthew Sheeran
children: Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran
Born Country: England
Notable Alumni: British Youth Music Theatre, Thomas Mills High School
education: Thomas Mills High School, British Youth Music Theatre
Ed Sheeran was born on February 17, 1991, in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK, and started showing interest in music from quite a young age. His father John was an art curator and a lecturer while his mother Imogen was a cultural publicist who later became a jewelry designer.
From his teenage days he had started recording CDs and selling them. At the age of fourteen, he released ‘The Orange Room’ and also ‘Spinning Man’, both regarded as important works of his early years.
Ed Sheeran released two albums: one named after himself in 2006, and another one named ‘Want Some?’ in 2007. In 2008, he moved to London. He usually played at small venues, and later he also entered into collaboration with Leddra Chapman, an English songwriter and musician. He also spent some time at the reputed Academy of Contemporary Music, in Guildford, Surrey, England.
He went to Los Angeles in April 2010, for a poetry night. After his performance, Jamie Foxx, the famous American actor and comedian, who was quite impressed by him, allowed him to use his recording studio. Slowly Sheeran’s fan-base started growing both online and offline. Later he self-released two Extended Plays: ‘Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford’ and ‘Songs I wrote with Amy.’
In April 2011, he made an appearance in the TV music show ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ to perform his debut single, ‘The A Team’ which was released later as a digital download. It became a huge hit, selling over 58,000 copies in the first week itself. It also became one of the top ten songs in several countries such as Australia, Japan, Norway and New Zealand.
It was after the release of his album ‘+’ (plus) on September 12, 2011, that he rose to international fame. It stood at number one in several countries. Within six months, it sold 1,021,072 copies in the UK alone. It also reached the top five in several countries. His amazing performance impressed Taylor Swift, and she later worked with him on a single ‘Everything Has Changed.’
He released his second album ‘x’ (multiply) on June 23, 2014. It featured tracks produced by the well-known American record producer Rick Rubin and professional rapper Benny Blanco. It peaked at number one not only in the UK Albums Chart but in the US Billboard 200 as well.
In December 2016, he announced that he was returning with his third album ‘÷’ (divide), which would be released on March 3, 2017.
His second album ‘x’ (multiply) is another one of his most popular works. It released worldwide on June 23, 2014, through Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. Like his previous album, it also became an international hit, topping both the UK Albums Chart and US Billboard 200, as well standing at the first position in many countries. As of 2016, the album has sold more than 8.6 million copies all over the world, becoming one of the bestselling albums ever.
After their break up in 2014, he started dating Athina Andrelos. The broke up in February 2015, and later, he began dating his high school friend Cherry Seaborn.
In January 2018, Ed Sheeran got engaged to Cherry Seaborn. They walked down the aisle in 2019. In August 2020, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter. The couple welcomed their second daughter in 2022.
As of May 2022, his estimated net worth is $200 million.
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|2018||Best Pop Solo Performance||Winner|
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|2016||Best Pop Solo Performance||Winner|
|2017||Artist of the Year||Winner|
|2014||Best Male Video||Ed Sheeran, feat. Pharrell Williams: Sing (2014)|
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