At 33 years old, Ed Sheeran has this physical status:
Edward Christopher Sheeran, born 17 February 1991, is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor.
Sheeran independently launched the extended play in early 2011. 5 Projects in collaboration.
After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (pronounced "plus"), was released in September 2011.
It topped the UK and Australian charts, debuted at number five in the United States, and has since been rated eight-times platinum in the United Kingdom.
The album includes the single "The A Team," which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
Sheeran received the British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act in 2012.
Early life and education
Edward Christopher Sheeran was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, on February 17, 1991. He grew up in Birchcliffe, which is near Hebden Bridge. His father was a curator at Cartwright Hall in Bradford, and his mother worked at Manchester City Art Gallery. He and his family moved from Hebden Bridge, Suffolk, to Framlingham, Suffolk, where he attended the free Brandeston Hall preparatory school (now Framlingham College Prep School), and then Thomas Mills High School, both in Framlingham. Matthew, his older brother who works as a composer, is his uncle. Sheeran's parents, John and Imogen, are from London. His paternal grandparents are Irish, and Sheeran has confirmed that his father is from a "very large" Catholic family. Imogen is a culture activist turned jewelry designer, and John is an art curator and lecturer. Sheeran Lock, a solo art gallery, worked with his parents from 1990 to 2010.
Sheeran began writing songs at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham at the age of four, learned how to play the guitar at age 11, and started writing songs while at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham. When he was younger, he played the cello. According to a 2004 school report, he was a "natural performer" and his peers also rated him as "most likely to be popular." As a child, he was accepted into the National Youth Theatre in London. He auditioned for Youth Music Theatre UK in 2007 and appeared in their production of Frankenstein – A New Musical in Plymouth. He is a member of Youth Music Theatre UK (now renamed British Youth Music Theatre) and Access to Music, where he studied Artist Development. Sheeran is Gordon Burns, a Northern Irish broadcaster who hosted the British game show The Krypton Factor, and she is his second cousin.
Sheeran bought and renovated a farm near Framlingham, Suffolk, where he was raised in early 2011, shortly after securing recording and publishing contracts. He has stated that he wants to raise a family there. He lived between Hendersonville, Tennessee, and Los Angeles, California, during 2013. He bought a house in South London in 2014.
Sheeran was in a relationship with Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt (who appeared on his music video for "Drunk") in 2012 before she broke down. Nesbitt is the subject of Sheeran's "Nina" and "Photograph," while the bulk of Nesbitt's album, Perpetu, is about Sheeran. Sheeran was involved in a relationship with Athina Andrelos, who works for chef Jamie Oliver, in 2014. Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" is influenced by her appearance. In February 2015, the two countries broke up. Taylor Swift is also close friends with singer-songwriter Taylor Swift; the pair collaborated on her albums Red (original and recorded versions) and Reputation, as well as a remix of Sheeran's "The Joker and the Queen";
Sheeran started a relationship with childhood friend and former secondary school classmate Cherry Seaborn in July 2015. They announced their engagement in January 2018 and married a year later. She is the inspiration for the song "Perfect." On August 12, 2020, it was announced that the couple was expecting their first child. Sheeran revealed on Instagram that Seaborn had gave birth to a baby girl the week before. On May 20, 2022, it was announced that the couple's second child, a child, had been born.
Sheeran is a supporter of his hometown football team Ipswich Town, and his +==x Tour kit sponsored their 2021–22 season. In addition, Sheeran was included in the club's squad list and was assigned the squad number 17. For the 2022-23 season, his +-x Tour kit sponsorship contract with Ipswich Town was renewed. He completed the 2014 World Cup album as a collector of Panini's FIFA World Cup sticker album. Sheeran chose His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman as his book of choice, as well as a lifetime supply of ketchup as the one inanimate luxury item he'd take with him on a desert island.
Forbes ranked his earnings at $57 million for the previous 12 months, naming him as the 27th highest-earning celebrity in the world in June 2015. Forbes ranked Sheeran 9th on their list of the highest-paid celebrities in July 2018. Sheeran is the 17th richest musician in the United Kingdom, according to the Sunday Times Rich List of 2019 Sheeran is worth £160 million ($207 million). Sheeran's net worth is forecast to reach £200 million in 2020.
Sheeran's COVID-19 positive test took place on October 24th, just over a week before his fifth album was announced.
Sheeran began recording music in 2004, and his first collection of work, titled Spinning Man, was released at the age of 13. He has been friends with fellow English singer Passenger since he was 15, with the two of them performing the same gig in Cambridge. In 2008, he moved to London and began performing in tiny venues. He auditioned for the ITV show Britannia High in 2008. After being one of the company's guitar technicians, he opened for Nizlopi in Norwich in April 2008. Sheeran began studying music at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford, Surrey, as an undergraduate, but in the same year, she was left homeless to help hip-hop artist Just Jack. You Need Me was his second EP in 2009, and he has performed with Essex singer Leddra Chapman several times, including CeeLo Green's "Fuck You" on CeeLo Green. Sheeran performed a video on SB.TV, a British entrepreneur Jamal Edwards' channel, in February 2010, and rapper Example welcomed Sheeran to tour with him. He also launched his highly acclaimed Loose Change EP, which featured his forthcoming debut single, "The A Team," in the same month.
Sheeran started to be seen by more people on the internet, and his fanbase grew, with him being lauded by The Independent newspaper and Elton John. In June 2010, he participated in a Station Session in St. Pancras International. Sheeran's Facebook page has a copy of the episode. Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford and Songs I Wrote with Amy, a collection of love songs he wrote in Wales with Amy Wadge, is also available on their website. When he arrived in Los Angeles in 2010, he was invited to perform at The Foxhole, a Los Angeles restaurant run by actor Jamie Foxx, but the firm ended with an invitation to remain at Foxx's house.
Sheeran released another independent EP on January 8, 2011. No. 8 is the case. Wiley, Jme, Devlin, Sway, and Ghetts are among the 5 Collaborations Project's featured grime artists such as Wiley, Jme, Sway, and Ghetts. Sheeran gained mainstream attention for debuting at number two on the iTunes charts without any advertisement or label, with over 7,000 copies in the first week. Sheeran performed a free show to supporters at Camden Town's Barfly three months later. Sheeran performed four shows to guarantee that everyone saw a show, including a gig outside the venue after the venue had closed. Sheeran was signed to Asylum Records later this month.
Sheeran appeared on BBC Music show Later... with Jools Holland on April 26, 2011, where he performed his debut single "The A Team" on April 26th. In the United Kingdom, "The A Team" was announced as a digital download six weeks later. (+) was the lead single from Sheeran's debut studio album, "proportional." In the first week, "The A Team" appeared on the UK Singles Chart, selling over 58,000 copies. It was the best-selling debut single and the eighth-best-selling single of 2011, selling 801,000 copies. The lead single has also become a top ten hit in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, and the Netherlands. Sheeran said during a headline at the BBC Introducing tent at Glastonbury Festival 2011, "You Need Me, I Don't Need You" will be released on August 26th as the album's second single. The second single reached No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. "Lego House" was the third single on the Australian, Irish, and New Zealand Singles Charts, placing it in the top ten. Rupert Grint, an actor from "Lego House," appears in the music video as a play on their previous appearance. "Drunk," Sheeran's fourth consecutive top ten single in the United Kingdom, debuted on February 19, 2012, peaking at number nine.
Sheeran was born on September 12, 2011. Music critics generally praised the album, and the UK Albums Chart debuted at number one for sales of 102,000 copies. The album's second best-selling debut album and the ninth best-selling album in the United Kingdom by the end of 2011. The British Phonographic Industry has awarded platinum six times to the album, denoting 1,800,000 copies. The album had sold 1,021,072 copies in the United Kingdom as of March 2012. The album has also ranked in top five countries, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United States.
Sheeran co-written "Moments," a boy band's debut album on the debut album, which was released in November 2011. Sheeran received the British National Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act of the Year at the 2012 British Academy Awards on February 21. Sheeran will sponsor Snow Patrol on their US tour from late March to May, according to the author. In the episode "Dangerous Liaisons" of The Vampire Diaries, his song, "Give Me Love," was included. Sheeran's "The A Team" defeated Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and Florence and the Machine's "Shake It Out" for Best Song Musically and Lyrically at the Ivor Novello Awards in May 2012. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Sheeran performed "The A Team" at the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II concert on The Mall outside Buckingham Palace on June 4th, 2012, as a part of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" at the closing ceremony.
When touring Australia in March 2012, Taylor Swift contacted Sheeran after hearing his music. "Everything Has Changed" was later co-wrote and performed vocals for Swift's fourth studio album, Red. Sheeran contributed two songs to One Direction's second studio album, Take Me Home, released in November 2012; the album's second top-one in the United Kingdom. Sheeran's album debuted at No. 1. "The A Team" debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, while "The A Team" came in at No. 5. On the US Billboard Hot 100, there are 16 on the Hot 100. He headlined a US tour of 6,000–9,000 capacity venues in late 2012 and early 2013. At the 2013 Grammy Awards, "The A Team" was nominated for Song of the Year. Elton John, who leads Sheeran's operations, lobbied for Sheeran's performance slot at the premiere, but was told that sheeran alone was not high enough. To solve the problem, John decided to team up with Sheeran to solve the issue. Sheeran was also featured on several tracks from Irish singer Foy Vance's fourth album Joy of Nothing.
Sheeran appeared at arenas and stadiums around North America from March to September 2013 as the opening act for Swift's The Red Tour. It was then his biggest tour, according to Sheeran, and he had a scarlet RED tattoo to commemorate it. In October 2013, Sheeran headlined three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York. Sheeran performed "Tenerife Sea," a future track on his second studio album, at the show, as well as "Doom" and "Wenerife Sea." On November 5, Sheeran's "I See Fire" was released. The song appears in the end credits of the film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the film's soundtrack, as well as the deluxe version of his second album. At the 2014 Grammy Awards, Sheeran was named Best New Artist.
Sheeran performed "Take It Back" at the Royal Albert Hall in London on March 24, 2014, a track that would appear on the second album's deluxe version. On April 7, 2014, the lead single, "Sing," was released. The album, in a sense, is a departure from Sheeran's previous recordings. "Sing" was supposed to raise excitement over the album's debut, but "One," an acoustic ballad, was released on May 16, 2014; "One" was also the first of many promotional singles leading to the album's debut. Sheeran's first number-one single in the United Kingdom by early June 2014 had been earned by his nickname "Sing."
On June 23, 2014, Sheeran's second studio album, pronounced "multiply"), was released around the world. Sheeran performed more than 120 songs on the album during three years. The album features songs by Rick Rubin, Pharrell Williams, and Benny Blanco, as well as Gosling's. Both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200 reached their top-ranked positions. Sheeran embarked on a world tour that began on August 6th in Osaka, Japan, to promote the album. Sheeran was one of the headline acts at the Melbourne Cricket Ground before the 2014 AFL Grand Final on September 27th. "Thinking Out Loud" was the album's third single after "Don't" was released on September 24, 2014. Sheeran took the lead role in the single's accompaniment, where he performed a ballroom dance unlike his previous music videos. It was his second single to reach number one in the United Kingdom, and it also spent eight weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 (with only "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson starring Bruno Mars holding it from second place). Sheeran's catalog reached 860 million in 2014, with Spotify naming him the most-streamed artist and the most streamed album. The album made Sheeran iTunes' best-selling artist in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand for the first year.
At the 57th Grammy Awards, he was named Album of the Year. At the premiere, Sheeran performed "Thinking Out Loud" alongside John Mayer, Questlove, and Herbie Hancock. At the 2015 British Academy Awards, Sheeran received the British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year award. On May 21, he was named the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year. Sheeran co-hosted the 2015 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto, where he performed "Thinking Out Loud" and "Photograph"; he also received two awards, Best International Artist and Most Buzzworthy International Artist or Group. In Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium on June 27, Sheeran opened the Rolling Stones' Zip Code Tour date. Sheeran performed sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium in London on 10 to 12. The performances, which were announced in November 2014, were part of his world tour. The performance was documented and broadcast on NBC on August 16, 2015; Ed Sheeran's one-hour special included a behind-the-scenes video; the one-hour special Ed Sheeran – Live at Wembley Stadium also included a behind-the-scenes film. Sheeran unveiled the DVD Jumpers for Goalposts: Live at Wembley Stadium in November 2015; the title refers to concerts at Wembley Stadium, the home of English football.
Sheeran wrote "Love Yourself" on Justin Bieber's fourth album in 2015. Sheeran had intended to release the song on his third album, but that the project would have been scrapped before Bieber took the spotlight. He sang alongside Macklemore on the track "Growing Up" in August 2015. Sheeran performed at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, a charity run by Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, that promotes an end to extreme global poverty. Sheeran, Beyoncé, Coldplay, and Pearl Jam were among the festival's headliners. On September 27, the festival in the United States was broadcast on NBC in the United States and on the BBC in the United Kingdom on September 28. On October 25, Sheeran co-hosted the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan, Italy. He received the Best Live Act and Best Live Stage awards; the former was lauded for his appearance at the 2014 V Festival in England. At the 2015 Billboard Touring Awards, Sheeran was named the Best Breakthrough Award. At the 2016 ceremony, his album, "Thinking Out Loud," received two Grammy Awards: Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Solo Performance. In May 2016, was ranked the second-best-selling album in the world, behind Adele's 25.
Sheeran tweeted a picture and changed his Facebook, Facebook, and Instagram to a light blue, hinting at the debut of a new album. Each of Sheeran's previous albums was a single coloured background with a strong mathematical symbol. He posted a 10-second video on Twitter and other social media on January 2nd announcing what was the front cover design of his forthcoming album, titled "divide"), which was released on March 3, 2017. The album debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Canada, and other key markets. With sales of 672,000 in the first week, it is the first week that a male solo artist in the United Kingdom has charted, third fastest in UK chart history behind Adele and Be Here Now by Oasis. It was the first week of 2017 in the United States, before Taylor Swift's Reputation took over.
Sheeran released two singles on January 6, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill," the latter's tribute to Framlingham, Suffolk, with the castle referring to Framlingham Castle. Sheeran co-hosted the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Scott Mills, where it was said that he might attend the Glastonbury Festival in 2017. Sheeran also used the 'logo' logo (of his new album) on both the headstock and body of the acoustic guitar during this performance. Both singles went on to smash the Spotify day one streaming record with a total of over 13 million streams in 24 hours.
"Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" both cracked the UK Singles Chart on January 13th, the first time an artist has held second and second positions on top charts with new songs. On the same day, he became the first artist to debut at number one and two on the German Single Charts. The songs debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number one and number two for the first time in Australia's history. "Shape of You" debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on January 17th, while "Castle on the Hill" debuted at number one, making Sheeran the first artist to have two songs debut in the top ten simultaneously; on January 17th, "Shape of You" debuted at number one. After fans and commentators discovered similarities between elements of the two songs, the team behind TLC's "No Scrubs" was given writing credit on "Shape of You."
Sheeran also confirmed dates for the start of the Divide Tour with shows in Europe, South America, and North America from 17 March to North America on January 26. "How Does She Feel (Paean)" was released on Sheeran's website on February 17th. Despite not being a commercial hit, the album debuted at number two in the United Kingdom. Sheeran had accumulated ten top ten singles from one album as a result of Scottish DJ Calvin Harris' record of nine top ten singles from one album as of Monday. Sheeran headlined the final night of Glastonbury on June 25, performing in front of 135,000 people. Sheeran was named Artist of the Year at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. The fourth single from 'Perfect', "Perfect," debuted in the United Kingdom and Australia, while a stripped-down acoustic version of the song, "Perfect Duet," a Beyoncé-led collaboration, debuted at number one in the US and the United Kingdom, becoming the year's top Christmas chart. Taylor Swift revealed on Monday that Sheeran contributed on the song "End Game" for her sixth studio album Reputation, which was released on November 7th. On September ten, rapper Future was also included in the album.
Sheeran was dubbed the most streamed artist of 2017 by 6.3 billion streams on December 4th. He has Spotify's best album of the year with a streamed 3.1 billion times and "Shape of You" has 1.4 billion streams, and the top song with "Shape of You" has 1.4 billion streams. Sheeran's new studio album Revival, hip-hop artist Eminem, revealed on December 5, 2017. "He is one of the reasons I started writing songs, and it was such a joy to work with him," Sheeran said. Sheeran said on The Late Late Show on Irish television on December 15, he had a theme song written for a James Bond film in case he gets the call from the film's producers. Sheeran appeared on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge in December 2017, a duet of The Pogues' festive classic "Fairytale of New York" with Anne-Marie.
"Shape of You" was named the best selling single in the United Kingdom on January 3rd and the top selling single on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States on September 3, 2018. The album was released on the same day in the United Kingdom and the United States as the best selling album of 2017. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) named him the Best-selling Artist of the Year in 2017 for the first time in history (IFPI). Sheeran performed "Supermarket Flowers" at the 2018 British Academy in London on February 21nd and received the Global Success Award from Elton John and Ronnie Wood. Sheeran performed to over 950,000 people in Australia and New Zealand in March and April, the highest concert tour in Australasian music history, surpassing the previous record set by Dire Straits in 1986. The IFPI named IFPI's best-selling album of 2017. Sheeran performed "Galway Girl" from Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland, on May 20th, winning six awards, including Best Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. Sheeran wrote songs for boy bands in 2018. Why Don't We, "Trust Fund Baby" was released on February 1, 2018, and "Summer On You" by PrettyMuch was released on June 21, 2018.
Sheeran released the single "I Don't Care" a duet with Justin Bieber from his fourth studio album No.6 Collaborations Project on May 10, 2019. "I Don't Care" on Spotify debuted on Spotify with 10.977 million daily global streams, breaking the platform's single-day streaming record. The song debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, Australia, and other markets, and it was ranked number two in the United States. Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock's Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock debuted at number 9 in the United Kingdom on May 31. "Beautiful People" featuring Khalid debuted at number 3 in the United Kingdom and number 4 in Australia on June 28. Sheeran released two new songs, "Best Part of Me" starring Yebba and "Blow" with Bruno Mars and Chris Stapleton on July 5th. He and Travis Scott's "Antisocial" arrived on July 12th. In the United Kingdom, Australia, Australia, and other countries, the album debuted at number one. His four albums have spent a total 41 weeks in the United Kingdom as of August 9, the most weeks at number one in the UK Album Charts in the 2010s, five weeks more than Adele in second. Sheeran completed the 260-show Divide Tour in Ipswich, Suffolk, on August 26; the tour included, for example, his appearance for over 100,000 people at Malmi Airport in Helsinki, Finland, which took place on July 26. Stormzy's album single "Take Me Back to London" debuted on August 30th in the United Kingdom.
Sheeran co-wrote Kenny Chesney's album "Tip of My Tongue," which was released in 2019. Sheeran was named Artist of the decade by the Official Charts Company in December 2019 for being the most popular performer in the UK album and singles charts of the 2010s. "Shape of You," eight of his songs appeared in the Official Chart Company's top ten charts of the decade, with three of his songs within the top five; "Shape of You" was ranked number one. Spotify named him the second most popular artist of the decade after Drake. He dropped "Afterglow" on December 21, 2020, after being on hiatus after having his first child with Cherry Seaborn in August.
Sheeran's lead single from his forthcoming fifth studio album "Bad Habits" was released on June 25th. The song spent eleven weeks as a top of the UK Singles Chart and Irish Singles Chart, among other things, and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, his 10th UK top-one single, his 10th UK Top 100 chart. His 11th week as the UK's first British solo artist to notch up 52 weeks at Number one on his website, with only Elvis Presley (80 weeks) and The Beatles (69 weeks) gaining more weeks at the summit. Sheeran's fifth studio album, which he dubbed "equals") and out on October 29th, 2021, with a total of 14 songs. The cover was painted by him during the first COVID-19 lockdown, and it is based on the changes his life had undergone over the past four years, including marriage, having a child, and losing friends. Along with the announcement, the promotional single "Visiting Hours" was announced. He was on September 9th as part of the 2021 Kickoff Experience, ahead of the American football season's first game. "Shivers" dethroned "Bad Habits" at the top of the UK and Irish singles charts, and was unveiled on September 10th. =his fifth UK number one album and fourth in the United States, his fourth top the charts in most major markets.
Sheeran and Elton John performed "Merry Christmas" on Friday, a charity duet single. The song's music video, based on a scene from 2003 romantic-comedy film Love Actually, sees the pair pay their respects to scenes from past British Christmas hits, including "Last Christmas", "Walking in the Air," "Merry Christmas Everyone," and "Stay Another Day." All of the proceeds from the song went to the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. It was Sheeran's 12th chart-topper, and it debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on December ten. Sheeran appeared on Fireboy DML's remix of "Peru" on December 23rd.
Sheeran released a duet version of "The Joker and the Queen" starring Taylor Swift on February 11, 2022. He appeared on "Bam Bam" on 4 March for the second time with Camila Cabello. Later this month, he collaborated with Colombian singer J Balvin on the singles "Sigue" and "Forever My Love." On March 21, Sheeran began his +–=x Tour (Mathematics Tour). He appeared in warm-up shows at the Electric Ballroom in Camden Town, London, before the main tour began with two concerts at Croke Park in Dublin. Sheeran unveiled the fifth single from "2step" starring Lil Baby on April 22nd before releasing a version of the song starring Ukrainian pop-rock band Antytila on Sunday. Sheeran debuted a new style of music in 2022, releasing a new "Bad Habits" with the pop metal band Bring Me the Horizon in February. Dani Filth, the frontman, confirmed progress on the collaboration in August that he was in touch with Suffolk extreme metal group Cradle of Filth over a possible venture later this year.