Edward Christopher Sheeran, MBE (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (pronounced "plus"), was released in September 2011. It topped the UK and Australian charts, reached number five in the US, and has since been certified eight-times platinum in the UK.
The album 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. "The A Team" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the song with Elton John.
Ed Sheeran is getting real about what award shows and their after parties are really like. In a new candid interview with Audacy’s “The Julia Show” following Sunday night’s MTV VMAs, the “Shiver” singer, 30, said, “The room is filled with resentment and hatred towards everyone else and it’s quite an uncomfortable atmosphere.” Continuing about award shows, he said, “All the artists are sweet people, but they’re like, surrounded by entourages that want them to win too, so it’s one artist surrounded by ten people and another artist surrounded by ten people and everyone is kind of giving each other the side-eye.” RELATED: New Music Friday: Ed Sheeran, Kacey Musgraves, Monsta X, & More!Read more on etcanada.com