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Ed Sheeran Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Early Life, Career, Net Worth, Affairs and More

Posted By: Ejaz Abbasi | February 25, 2019

Ed Sheeran Biography

Ed Christopher “Ed” Sheeran is a famous English singer and songwriter. He has a melodious voice, and he won the hearts of people all around the world with his voice. Ed Sheeran also tried his luck in acting and rapping. He became much popular after the release of his first album that titled as “+.” After that, he made a guest appearance on Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album titled as “Red.” This guest appearance even added to his popularity. It was 2004 when he started recording the music. His debut work was “Spinning Man” which released independently. In the year 2008, he moved to London from Suffolk. At that time, he used to play small venues, and in the following year, he released the EP “You Need Me.” During his days in London, he appeared in an audition for the British musical drama television series named “Britannia High.”

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It was September of 2011 when his first album titled “+” was released. Almost more than 792,000 copies of the album sold in the United Kingdom, and it became the ninth number in the best-selling albums. The album earned positive reviews from the audience and the critics as well. In the following year, he won the 2012 Brits Awards for the Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act of the Year. The songs on the album gained much popularity with the passage of time in the public.

He got much to name, fame, and popularity through this album. His song “Give Me Love” was also featured in the episode “Dangerous Liaisons” of the popular American television series named “The Vampire Diaries.” The same song also featured in the episode of the sitcom named “Cougar Town.” This article will provide you with a lot of info about this young talented singer. If you are a fan of him then just sit back and read this article to know everything about him.

Ed Sheeran Childhood and Early Life:

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Edward Christopher “Ed” Sheeran was born on 17th February 1991 AD in Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom. His father’s name is John Sheeran who was a lecturer and art curator by profession. His mother’s name is Imogen Sheeran, and she was a cultural publicist and later started jewelry designing. Ed Sheeran has an inclination towards music from a young age, and he started playing guitar as well as singing in the local church from an early age. Looking at his interest, his father used to take him to different concerts that further inspired him. The album titled “Irish Heartbeat” by Van Morrison inspired him the most, and after that, he decided to pursue the music career.

Other people who inspired him greatly include Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Eric Clapton. He attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham. After that, he learned music with the help of the UK based independent training provider named “Access to Music.” In his teen years, he joined the National Youth Theatre. During his teenage, he also began recording CDs and also selling them. He released “Spinning Man” and “The Orange Room” when he was only 14 years old. These two were the important works of his early years.

Ed Sheeran Career:

Ed Sheeran started his career in the year 2006 with the release of an album that named after himself. In the following year, he released another album named “Want Some.” In the year 2008, he moved to London and started playing at small venues, and after that, he collaborated with an English musician and songwriter named Leddra Chapman. He also briefly attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey, England. In April 2010, he went to Los Angeles to attend a poetry night. He performed there, and the famous American actor and comedian named Jamie Foxx was very much impressed by him and also allowed him to use his recording studio.

His online and offline fan following started increasing. After that, he released two EPs by himself namely “Songs I wrote with Amy” and “Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford.” Later in January 2011, he released another EP named “No. 5 Collaborations Project”. He also worked with rappers like Richard Cowie and James Davlin. Though it received average reviews from the critics well received by the audience. He performed his debut single titled “The A-Team” in the TV music show “Later… with Jools Holland” in April 2011. This was a big hit, and 58,000 copies sold in the first week. This was on the list of top ten in many countries like New Zealand, Norway, Japan, and Australia.

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In August 2011, he released his second single “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You,” and this also became quite famous. His third single titled as “Lego Single” and this was also a big hit and reached in top five in several countries including UK, New Zealand, Ireland, and Australia. He rose to the international fame after the release of his first album “+” on 12th September 2011. It gained number one in many countries. In the UK alone, 1,021,072 copies sold within six months.

Even lot of singers were impressed by him including Taylor Swift, and later she worked with him on a single titled “Everything Has Changed.” His second album titled “x” (multiple) released on 23rd June 2014. This was also a big hit. Some of its tracks produced by the professional rapper Benny Blanco and the famous American record producer Rick Rubin. This album was ranked at number one both in the UK Albums Chart and in the US Billboard 200.

Major Works:

Following are some best works by Ed Sheeran, and all these are worth listening:

  1. “+” (Album)
  • “x” (Multiply) Album
  • No. 5 Collaborations Project
  • Songs I wrote with Amy
  • Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford

Ed Sheeran Awards and Achievements:

Throughout his career, he was nominated many times for the prestigious awards. He won the following awards and nominations:

  • British Artist of the Year – 2014
  • American Music Award for the Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist – 2015
  • Brits Awards for the Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act of the Year – 2012

Ed Sheeran Personal Life:

As far as his personal life is concerned, Ed Sheeran started dating the Scottish singer and songwriter Nina Nesbitt in the year 2012. In his two songs, “Nina” and “Photograph,” she was the subject. The singer couple broke up in the year 2014 and Sheeran then started dating Athina Andrelos. In the following year, this couple also broke up. After that, Ed Sheeran went on and started dating Cherry Seaborn who was also his high school friend.

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Ed Sheeran Net Worth:

Ed Sheeran has an estimated net worth of almost $84 million.

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