Biography Of Ed SheeranEd Sheeran is an English singer and songwriter, the winner of Grammy, famous for hits «Thinking Out Loud», «Photograph», «Shape of You» and «Perfect». It is a lyrical and charming performer, and millions of listeners around the world, have fallen in love with his songs.
ChildhoodThe future singer was born on February 7, 1991, in the English city of Halifax in the county of West Yorkshire. His parents, John and Imogen Sheeran were art consultants and natives of London. Soon after his birth, the family including little Ed and his older brother Matthew moved to Framlingham, Suffolk. Matthew, like Ed, subsequently devoted himself to music and became a composer of the classical instrumental genre.
The beginningAs a teenager, Ed moved to London to take up creative work. He improved his performing talent at the National Youth Theater, where he was accepted as a teenager, gave hundreds of concerts on small amateur sites and was famous for his numerous online performances.
In 2008, in the life of a 17-year-old artist, two significant events occurred: he performed as a guitarist on tour with his idols, alternative band Nizlopi, and became a student at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford.
Album «+»Since the release debut CD received platinum status in the UK for seven times (awarded after selling more than 300 thousand copies). His lead single «The A-Team» became a worldwide hit and brought the singer Ivor Novello award which is the statuette of the muse of the poetry Evterpa. He wrote this ballad about a prostitute who got addicted to crack is under the impression of visiting a shelter for the homeless once.
Album «X»In June 2014, a new album «x» was presented to the listeners. Ed Sheeran had shaken again the music world and reached the first place in the Billboard 200 and received the Brit Award and a new award from BBC Music. Shortly thereafter, in the Madame Tussauds Museum in New York, there was made a wax figure of the popular singer.
In 2016, the single from the second CD «Thinking Out Loud» brought victory to Ed in two categories for Grammy Awards. His video on the first day after the release received over two and a half million views on YouTube, subsequently, the number of audiences exceeded one billion.
«+»In 2016 Ed Sheeran came back to music, and in January 2017 the single «Shape of You», included in the third CD of the singer «÷», had a resounding success. It became the leader of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and won first place in sales in the homeland of the singer and in the United States. It was noted in the review that this song is quite different from his previous works, as it is more impressive and moving. It is interesting that Sheeran firstly composed it for Rihanna, but later decided to perform it himself.
The CD «÷», released in March, again became the #1 list of the most popular music in the US, Canada, Italy, Germany, and other countries. In Britain, about 670 thousand copies of the album had already been sold in the first week. The better sales result was shown previously only by Adele with her «25» (800 thousand) and Oasis with «Be Here Now» (700 thousand). The Ed's album twice became platinum in Australia and in the United Kingdom.
Private life of Ed SheeranThe musician, whose popularity is comparable to Adele and Taylor Swift, not married. While studying at the school he was dating his classmate for four years, but a busy music career did not allow him to concentrate on his personal life.
At the dawn of his career, he dates Scottish model and singer Nina Nesbitt, which inspired him to create songs like «Nina», «Photograph» and «Friends». It is assumed that he also dedicated his first studio album «+» to her. In turn, Nina's album «Peroxide» is largely dedicated to Ed.
In collaboration with childhood friend Philip Booth, the singer wrote and published an autobiographical book «A Visual Journey», which can be not only interesting but also useful for beginning musicians.
All four guitars of the artist have their own names. It's Cyril, Felix, Lloyd, and Nigel.