Edward Christopher “Ed” Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer, songwriter and occasional rapper and actor. He was born in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey, as an undergraduate from the days of 18 in autumn 2009. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, which caught the poster of Elton John and Jamie Foxx. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (read as “plus”), was released on 9 September 2011 and has since been certified seven-times platinum in the UK. The scrapbook contains the single “The A Team”, which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
Sheeran’s commonness abroad began in 2012. In the US, he made a visitors look on Taylor Swift’s fourth office album, Red. “The A Team” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the poetry with Elton John. He spent much of 2013 commencement for Swift’s The Red Tour in North America dates. In late 2013, he performed three sold-out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden as a headline act.
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His assistant office album, x (read as “multiply”), was released on 23 June 2014. It peaked at quantity one in the UK and the US. In 2015, x won the Brit Award for Album of the Year, and he received the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year. His single from x, “Thinking Out Loud”, earned him two Grammy Awards at the 2016 ceremony: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. As segment of his ore tour, Sheeran played three sold-out accord at London’s Wembley Stadium in July 2015, his biggest solo shows to date.
Sheeran’s third album, ÷ (“divide”), will be released in March 2017. The first two singles from the album, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill“, were released in January 2017 and broke records in a quantity of countries, including the UK, Australia and Germany, by debuting in the summit two siting of the charts. He also became the first artist to have two songs debut in the US vertex 10. One of the capacity successful musicians in contemporary British popular culture, Sheeran appeared on Debrett’s 2017 list of the pack influential clan in Britain.