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Ed Sheeran: complete biography of the musician

The story of the great pop singer Ed Sheeran...

The Story of Ed Sheeran, Britain's Pop Idol of Today

Ed Sheeran, better known as Ed Sheeran, is a well-known British musician, songwriter and performer. He has won the hearts of people all over the world with his music and melodic carry-away voice! Sometimes he is a rapper, and sometimes he is an actor... This guy's talent seems to know no boundaries! His success was enormous already after the release of his debut album "+"! Already by the end of 2011 about 800,000 copies had been sold in his home country, where it became the ninth bestseller. Needless to say, the work, as well as its creator himself, were very warmly received by critics and the public...?

Slowly but surely Ed Sheeran walked to the Olympus of fame... His songs gradually gained popularity. As a result, Sheeran became one of the most famous and influential musicians of our time... Let's consider the main stages not only of his creativity, but also of his personal life...

Early years...

Ed Sheeran as a child and early in his career
Ed Sheeran as a child and early in his career

Ed Sheeran was born in February 1991 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. It is worth noting that the Sheeran family was quite creative and educated: the head of the family, John, was an art curator and teacher. The future star's mother, Imogene, was a cultural publicist and later a jewelry designer. Not surprisingly, the passion for music awoke in Ed at a very, very early age...Ed mastered the guitar as a child. At the same time he began to sing in the church choir.

In many respects, his musical development was promoted by his father, who took little Ed to all kinds of musical concerts, which gave the boy inspiration... As the musician himself said, already being super-famous, the main source of his inspiration in those years was Van Morrison's studio album "Irish Heartbeat"! In addition, the list of idols included such maestros as Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan. Their work influenced Sheeran's style as well as his choice to become a musician.

As a teenager, Ed joined the National Youth Theater. It was about this same period that he began recording his first CDs and selling them! So, at age 14, he released "The Orange Room" and "Spinning Man," which were considered important works of his early years...

The main stages of creativity...

Ed Sheeran on stage...
Ed Sheeran on stage...

At first Ed Sheeran released the albums "Ed Sheeran" (2006) and "Want Some? (2007), after which, in 2008, he moved to London... In the initial stages, Sheeran played in small venues. But he soon met Leddra Chapman, a songwriter and performer. So, for a while they performed together...

In 2010 Sheeran went to Los Angeles for a poetry night, where he met Jamie Foxx - a famous American actor and comedian, on whom he made a colossal impression... So colossal that Foxx provided the budding star with his own studio to record! Along with this, Sheeran's fan-base gradually began to grow... Soon 3 extended plays were released, which, though they received mixed reviews from critics, were popular among listeners. The play "No. 5 Collaborations Project" deserves special attention, which is considered one of the most important works of the musician... Sheeran wanted the record to have no "songs about girls". So, the tracks were devoted to a variety of topics: from disasters to saying goodbye to someone...

The year 2011 was really successful for Sheeran: he appeared in the musical show "Later... with Jools Holland", where he performed the track "The A Team". As a result, the song became a big hit: only the first week its circulation was about 60 thousand copies! The A Team" was followed by the hits "You need me, I don't need You" and "Lego Single", which were successful outside the native UK...

The first and immediately big breakthrough for Sheeran was the album "+", released in September 2011! The work found international success, becoming the leader in several countries at once! To this day this album remains one of the most important achievements in the musician's career... Within six months it sold a staggering number of copies in the UK alone: more than one million copies! As Ed admitted himself, the album was inspired by the work of hip-hop duo Nizlopi and musician Damien Rice. In his homeland of Sheeran, "+" became the eighth most popular album of the decade. Needless to say, the release brought the young musician's persona all over the world...? By the way: it also caught the attention of the famous American performer Taylor Swift, who later worked with Sheeran on the track "Everything has changed".

Sheeran continued his dizzying success with the album "x" (multiply), which was released in July 2014. Its tracks were produced by the famous American producer Rick Rubin, with the participation of the equally influential rapper Benny Blanco. Like Sheeran's previous work, "x" became an international bestseller: the album topped many countries around the world, including the UK Albums Chart and US Billboard 200! In just 2 years, it sold about 9 million copies worldwide! This made Ed Sheeran the author of one of the best selling albums in history...

Sheeran's third album was called "÷" (Divide): it was released in March 2017, and was dedicated to a girl named Sap, who, according to Ed, did a lot for him and "was there for him in difficult times."

Divide (Ed Sheeran's third album)
Divide (Ed Sheeran's third album)

The No.6 Collaborations Project album, released in summer 2019, features collaborations with various well-known artists such as Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, Young Thug and many, many more...

Personal life and legacy...

And now, having discussed the main stages in the work of this iconic hero of our time, we can move on to the more intimate side of his life... Let's talk about Ed Sheeran's personal life!

Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn
Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn

For some time he dated Nina Nesbitt, a Scottish singer and songwriter (by the way, the girl became the hero of the songs "Nina" and "Photograph"). Their relationship ended two years later, after which Sheeran began an affair with Athena Andrelos, after which the musician reconnected with his high school girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn. The couple ended up getting married, and in August 2020 they had a daughter, Lyra... In his interview, Ed revealed that he bought a farm in Suffolk, England, specifically to raise his family here...

Speaking about Sheeran's legacy and influence, it is worth noting that in 2015 the young musician entered the top 30 highest-paid celebrities in the world: Forbes magazine estimated his earnings at $57 million! Sheeran also has prestigious awards in his piggy bank, including the "British Artist of the Year" from the BBC and the "American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist"!

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