Ed Sheeran In-depth Biography
Ed Sheeran (full name Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran) was born 17th February 1991 in Halifax, UK. His folk, pop and acoustic medley has catapulted him into one of the best selling, new-breed artists for todays’ younger generation.
Ed Sheeran has played a staggering 312 gigs in 2009 and his meteoric rise to fame has seen him play at Glastonbury in 2011 and appear on TV program Later with Jools Holland. His debut album The Orange Room EP (2004) and a further two albums Ed Sheeran and Want Some? (2007) were a success, enabling Ed Sheeran to move to London and pursue his music career.
He went on to produce No.5 Collaborations Project on 8th January 20011 which features Grime artists Wiley, JME, Devlin, Sway and Ghetts. + Ed Sheeran’s next album, released 9th September 2011 led on to his next accolade, scooping up the Breakthough Artist of the Year at the BT Digital Music Awards 2011 and Best Breakthrough Artist at the Q Awards 2011.
In January 2012, Ed Sheeran announced his autumn 2012 tour with Ed Sheeran tickets selling out extremely quickly.
In February 2012, Ed Sheeran won two BRIT Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough of the Year and performed “Lego House” live at the O2 Arena, London.
In May 2012 Ed received a further accolade; winning the Ivor Novello for Best Song Musically & Lyrically with “A-Team”. Ed Sheeran explained the song was inspired by Ed's chance meeting with a lady named Angel at a Crisis Shelter.
He later went on to perform “The A-Team” for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on 4 th June 2012 with 10,000 lucky spectators who got balloted tickets.
As part of the London Olympic celebration, Ed Sheeran performed at the free music festival organised by BBC Radio One at Hackney Marshes alongside other major influential pop acts which saw over 50,000 people attend over the two date festival weekend.